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  • Former Utah Governor, Chairman Bishop Re-Expose Political Deception Surrounding 1996 Monument Designation
    Press Release
    Dec 14, 2017 -
    Today, at the Subcommittee on Federal Lands legislative hearing on H.R. 4558, the “Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act,” former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt (R-UT) and Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) detailed the process by which the Clinton administration designated the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 19... More
  • Committee Reviews Bill to Codify Protections for Trump’s New Monuments, Create Utah’s Sixth National Park
    Press Release
    Dec 14, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4558, the “Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act.” Introduced by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) the bill codifies the boundaries of the newly-created Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments and creates Utah’s sixth national park. “The key t... More
  • President Trump's Courageous Decision to Shrink Utah Monuments Places Principle Ahead of Politics
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Dec 7, 2017 -
    OP-ED: President Trump's Courageous Decision to Shrink Utah Monuments Places Principle Ahead of Politics Rep. Rob Bishop Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources President Trump traveled to Utah this week to announce a reduction in the Grand Staircase–Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments. The historic act... More
  • Wall Street Journal: The Right Move on Monuments
    In Case You Missed It
    Dec 5, 2017 -
    NOTE: "Calm down, guys. Most of the two million newly undesignated acres are still public lands, subject to rigorous federal and state protections. The Trump Administration increased Native American representation on the advisory Bears Ears Commission. Later this week Utah Reps. Chris Stewart and John Curtis will intr... More
  • Members Unveil Bills to Settle Utah Monument Controversy
    Press Release
    Dec 5, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) and Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) unveiled the Shash Jáa and Indian Creek National Monuments Act and the Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act. The bills, co-sponsored by Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), codify in law requirements for ... More
  • Bishop Statement on President Trump Protecting Antiquities in Utah, Addressing Past Executive Abuse
    Press Release
    Dec 4, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “I applaud President Trump for recognizing the limitations of the law. Americans of all political stripes should commend him for reversing prior administrations' abuses of the Antiquities Act and instead exercising his power... More
  • Bishop Statement on Trump's Utah Visit
    Press Release
    Nov 30, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on President Trump’s upcoming visit to Utah: “I thank President Trump for his upcoming visit to the State of Utah and for his commitment to listen to local voices and elected leaders from our communities. Utah has become grou... More
  • Bishop: Restore the Antiquities Act's Noble Vision
    In Case You Missed It
    Oct 11, 2017 -
    By: Chairman Rob Bishop In a Tuesday op-ed, I explained the constitutional threat posed by the Antiquities Act, and why its repeated abuse is inconsistent with the constitutional pillars of the rule of law and checks and balances. As it turns out, there's a reason the Founders chose these principles as the basis of our... More
  • Committee Passes Legislation to Require Transparency, Public Input in Antiquities Act
    Press Release
    Oct 11, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3990, the “National Monument Creation and Protection Act” or the “CAP Act.” Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), the bill protects archeological resources while ensuring public transparency and accountability in the executive’s use of the Antiquities Act.... More
  • Chairman Bishop: Antiquities Act is a Menace to Constitutional Government
    In Case You Missed It
    Oct 10, 2017 -
    By: Chairman Rob Bishop You heard it in your high school civics class: America has "a government of laws and not of men." The rule of law is the basis of the constitutional order erected by the Founders. "A government with unpredictable and arbitrary laws poisons the blessings of liberty itself." The first axiom is fro... More
  • Subcommittee Chairmen Respond to Antiquities Act Reform Legislation
    Press Release
    Oct 10, 2017 -
    Tomorrow, the Committee will markup H.R. 3990, the “National Monument Creation and Protection Act” or “CAP Act.” Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), the bill protects archeological resources while ensuring public transparency and accountability in the executive’s use of the Antiquities Act. “The Constitution give... More
  • Bishop: Antiquities Act Is a Menace to Constitutional Government
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Oct 10, 2017 -
    OP-ED: Antiquities Act Is a Menace to Constitutional Government Rep. Rob Bishop Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources You heard it in your high school civics class: America has "a government of laws and not of men." The rule of law is the basis of the constitutional order erected by the Founders. "A governmen... More
  • Chairman Letter to Congressman Grijalva on Interior Review
    Letters
    Jun 21, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Raul Grijalva FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Ranking Member Grijalva, Thank you for your letter dated June 7, 2017 regarding the Department of the Interior's ongoing review of existing national monuments. Read the entire letter HERE. More
  • Bishop Statement on Secretary Zinke's Bears Ears Announcement
    Press Release
    Jun 12, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to Interior Secretary Zinke's announcement related to the Trump Administration's ongoing review of national monument designations under the Antiquities Act: “This is positive news for the State of Utah and local communities affected by the Bea... More
  • Op-Ed: "Time to Modernize the Antiquity Act"
    In Case You Missed It
    May 24, 2017 -
    NOTE: “Consider how far the Antiquities Act has strayed from its original intent: The act states that monument designations should be limited to “the smallest area compatible with proper care and management of the objects to be protected.” In recent years, however, it has been used as a large-scale conservation policy,... More
  • Bishop Statement on Antiquities Act Executive Order
    Press Release
    Apr 26, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s announcement on national monument designations. “Today’s action sends the powerful message that communities will no longer take a back seat to out-of-state special interest groups. I’m pleased... More
  • Bishop Statement on Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion
    Press Release
    Jan 13, 2017 -
    Yesterday, President Obama, in the face of broad opposition from local communities and elected officials, unilaterally expanded the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southwest Oregon and northern California. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The local communities did not vote for this and ... More
  • Bishop: Obama’s Monument Will Decimate Local Seafood Industry
    Press Release
    Sep 15, 2016 -
    Today, President Obama designated 4,913 square miles off the coast of New England as a new marine monument. This monument is expected to cause massive damage to the local seafood industry. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This is another example of the President making a big decision without ... More
  • E&E News: Dems Urge Obama To Be Transparent About Marine Monument Plans
    In Case You Missed It
    Oct 14, 2015 -
    The Obama administration is now facing pressure from Democrats to be more open about a possible marine monument off New England. Massachusetts Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren sent a letter to Obama yesterday asking for more public input into the possible monument. The Conservation Law Foundation, Natural Resources... More
  • Committee Requests Information on Obama Administration's Intentions to Designate or Expand Marine Monuments in Nation's Waters
    Press Release
    Oct 7, 2015 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), and Reps. John Fleming (R-LA), Don Young (R-AK), and Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS) sent a letter today to Council on Environmental Quality Managing Director Christy Goldfuss and Assistant Administrator for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Eileen Sobeck to request... More
  • Bishop, Fleming, Young and Radewagen Letter to Christy Goldfuss and Eileen Sobeck
    Letters
    Oct 7, 2015 -
    TO: Ms. Christy Goldfuss Ms. Eileen Sobeck FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman John Fleming Don Young Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen Dear Ms. Goldfuss and Ms. Sobeck: The House Natural Resources Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee recently held an oversight hearing on the potential designation of marine national monuments, incl... More
  • Bishop: Surreptitious White House Land Grab is Shameful Executive Move, Makes Mess of Democratic Process
    Press Release
    Jul 10, 2015 -
    Today, the President announced plans to unilaterally designate more than one million acres in Basin and Range in Nevada, Waco Mammoth in Texas, and Berryessa Snow Mountain in California as monuments – totaling already six this year, and 19 since he’s been in office. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following sta... More
  • Chairman Bishop Reacts to Obama Administration’s Plans to Unilaterally Proclaim Three New National Monuments
    Press Release
    Feb 18, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement after President Obama announced his intentions to unilaterally proclaim three new national monuments using the Antiquities Act of 1906. “President Obama has sidelined the American public and bulldozed transparency by procl... More
  • Hastings: President Unilaterally Designates New National Monument, Circumventing Local Opposition
    Press Release
    Oct 10, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement to unilaterally designate almost half of the Angeles National forest as the San Gabriel National Monument amid local opposition and without public input. “President Obama once again ... More
  • House Approves Measure to Ensure Public Participation in National Monument Designations
    Press Release
    Mar 26, 2014 -
    Today, the House of Representatives passed HR 1459, the Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act by a bipartisan vote of 222 - 201. This bill, introduced by Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01), would require public participation before a p... More

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