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Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Historic Forestry Legislation

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NFPL Subcommittee

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) introduced the Fix Our Forests Act, a comprehensive, bipartisan bill that will restore forest health, increase resiliency to catastrophic wildfires and protect communities. "America’s forests are in jeopardy. Insufficient management driven by bureaucratic red tape and frivolous litig...

Hageman Leads Members on Tour of Wyoming Critical Mineral Infrastructure

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NFPL Subcommittee

This week, Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs Chair Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.) led members and committee staff on site visits to view essential mining infrastructure in Wyoming. "As Chair of the Subcommittee of Energy and Mineral Resources, it was imperative Rep. Stauber visit Gillette and have a first-hand look at the Powder River Basin. Retaining access to the extensive coal deposits withi...

Floyd Bennett Field Fiasco in the Spotlight as Crime, Property Damage Increase

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OI Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on how President Joe Biden's open border policies have desecrated National Park Service (NPS) property and the adjacent local community in New York City (NYC). Subcommittee Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) issued the following statement in response: "Since taking office, Joe Biden has rolled back many of President Trump’s strict i...

Addressing Gaps in Data Collection for Insular Areas

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IP Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs held an oversight hearing on the significant gaps in data collection which create barriers to effective and coordinated federal policy for the U.S. territories. Subcommittee Chair Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.) issued the following statement in response: "Data gaps make it challenging to efficiently plan and implement policy. Inaccurate or unavailabl...

Committee Advances Priorities Including Critical Mineral Access, Hoover Dam Restoration and Support for Ranchers

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Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a full committee markup and favorably reported nine bills. Committee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "From modernizing the critical mineral list to bipartisan support for a clean and healthy Long Island Sound, House Committee on Natural Resources members are advancing responsible solutions to problem...

Committee Investigates Chinese Influence and Taxpayer Funding Waste at USFWS

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OI Subcommittee

This week, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Director Martha Williams, opening an investigation into "Operation Long Tail Liberation." During the course of the USFWS’ operation, career employees spent millions of taxpayer dollar...

Committee Advances Bills Supporting Critical Mineral Development

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EMR Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on three bills improving access to and development of minerals essential to everyday use and national security. Subcommittee Chairman Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) issued the following statement in response: "As demand for critical minerals is expected to outstrip global supply in the near future, it is absolutely vital to...

Committee Probes Forest Service Budget Request Seeking More Funding for Less Management

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NFPL Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held an oversight hearing on the United States Forest Service (USFS) Fiscal Year 2025 (FY 2025) budget request. Subcommittee Chairman Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) issued the following statement in response: "Improving the health of our nation’s forests and combatting the devastating wildfire crisis are among the most pressing issues facing the Natural Resources Com...

Biden’s Border Crisis Enables Criminal Cartels to Flourish in Tribal Communities

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OI Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on how President Joe Biden’s open border policies have enabled international criminal cartel activity on Indian lands across the United States. The hearing also examined how federal and tribal law enforcement agencies are working to address these problems, despite the obvious roadblock of a porous border. Subcommittee Chairman ...

Committee Launches Probe Into DOI's Anti-Mining Actions, Disregard for Public Input

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OI Subcommittee

This week, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Chairman Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) led a letter to Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning requesting information on recent deci...

Committee Members Demand Answers For Biden Administration's Catastrophic Anti-Domestic Energy Agenda

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Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the Fiscal Year 2025 budget requests for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR). Subcommittee Chairman Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) issued the following statement in response: "Under the Biden Administrati...

Administration Officials Forced to Answer for Anti-Mining Policies

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EMR Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the Fiscal Year 2025 budget requests for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). Subcommittee Chairman Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) issued the following statement in response: "It is concerning that under the Biden Administration, the Office of Sur...

Despite Biden Administration's Obstruction, Committee Continues Investigating Misguided Gray Wolf Recovery Plan

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Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) led a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Director Matha Williams, continuing the committee’s investigation into the USFWS's misguided gray wolf recovery plan. In part, the members wrote: "As you know, on February 1, 2024, the Com...

After No Response, Committee Advances Investigation Into Grizzly Bear Mismanagement

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Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R- Ariz.) led a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Martha Williams and National Park Service (NPS) Director Charles Sams continuing the committee's investigation into the administration’s troubling decision to relocate grizzly bear...

Committee Considers Legislation Improving Hydropower Development and Maintenance

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WOW Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries held a legislative hearing on four bills to streamline water and hydropower infrastructure. Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.) issued the following statement in response: "The four bills considered by the Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries today are an important part of our commitment to improve water infrastructure and t...