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  • Bishop Statement on DOI’s Updated Permian Basin Assessment
    Press Release
    Dec 6, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today regarding the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) updated assessment of the Permian Basin: “The USGS’s latest assessment of the Permian Basin has doubled our nation’s onshore resources and is a homerun for our economy. It... More
  • Committee Advances Tribal Energy Legislation, Slate of Conservation, Public Lands and Fishery Bills
    Press Release
    Nov 15, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed eight bills, H.R. 3593 (U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La.), H.R. 5025 (U.S. Rep. Amua Amata Coleman Radewagon, R-American Samoa), H.R. 6507 (U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Penn.), H.R. 6602 (U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J.), H.R. 6652 (U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash.), H... More
  • ICYMI: Stepping Up to the Plate: A New Paradigm for American Energy
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 29, 2018 -
    By U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop The Hill Getting things done in Washington is no easy task. It requires skill, a degree of salesmanship, negotiation and some good old-fashioned luck. Above all, it requires patience. I’m an avid Chicago Cubs fan, and it’s no secret that the Cubs suffered a torturous 71-year absence from playing... More
  • Bishop Calls Out Democrat Hypocrisy at Hearing
    Press Release
    Jun 14, 2018 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on a discussion draft titled the Enhancing State Management of Federal Lands and Waters Act, which would increase the role of states in federal mineral management while respecting the American taxpayer. ... More
  • Bishop: Trump Administration Committed To Removing Environmental Roadblocks
    Press Release
    Apr 9, 2018 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today following the Cabinet Secretaries’ Memorandum of Understanding with President Trump on the goal of improving and streamlining environmental reviews for major infrastructure projects: “Projects designed to improve our country’s infrastructure are failing ... More
  • Rob Bishop: Congress must cement Trump's public lands agenda into law
    In Case You Missed It
    Jan 2, 2018 -
    Washington Examiner Rep. Rob Bishop, who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee, says he's thrilled to finally be working with a president who supports the idea of returning the control of federal land to states and localities. But in an interview with the Washington Examiner, he said Congress needs to work quick... More
  • Bishop: USGS Report Exposes America's Foreign Mineral Dependency
    Press Release
    Dec 19, 2017 -
    Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) under the Department of the Interior (DOI) released its 2017 Critical Minerals Report. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “A country blessed with abundant mineral resources shouldn’t be mineral-dependent and vulnerable. This is an economic and security th... More
  • Onerous Regulatory Scheme for Mineral Development Exacerbates Foreign Resources Dependence
    Press Release
    Dec 12, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the arduous and uncertain regulatory scheme governing domestic mineral development and resulting impacts on America’s economic and national security. Panel members discussed America’s reliance on foreign minerals and the benefits of in... More
  • Bills Advance to Prevent Politically Motivated, Anti-Energy Federal Actions
    Press Release
    Nov 30, 2017 -
    Today, the Committee advanced two bills to bring greater certainty to the mining industry and shield economic development and energy projects from politically motivated actions. On January 16, 2016, former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced a moratorium on federal coal leasing. H.R. 1778 (Rep. Liz Cheney) correc... More
  • House Passes Bill to Protect Jobs in Minnesota
    Press Release
    Nov 30, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 3905, the “Minnesota’s Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act.” Introduced by Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), the bipartisan bill spurs economic growth and job creation through responsible development of mineral resources in Minnesota’s Superior National Forest. “Mining has been a way o... More
  • Bishop Statement on Sage Grouse
    Press Release
    Oct 5, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior announced plans to reverse the former administration’s 10 million acre mineral withdrawal across six western states, overhaul the de facto Sage Grouse listing and improve management of the species through greater state input. Chairman Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act” to Aid Mine Cleanup Efforts
    Press Release
    Oct 2, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 2937, the “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act.” Introduced by Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL), the bill authorizes partnerships between states and non-governmental entities for the purpose of expanding abandoned mine reclamation projects. The bill addresses impediments potential “Community Rec... More
  • Subcommittee Discusses Bills to Bring Certainty to Mining Industry
    Press Release
    Jul 27, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on three bills to bring greater certainty to the mining industry and shield economic development and energy projects from politically motivated actions. “[T]he effects [of the Obama Administration’s coal moratorium] were felt most by the... More
  • Panel Seeks Innovative Approaches to Spur Vibrant Domestic Mining Industry
    Press Release
    Jul 20, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing “Seeking Innovative Solutions for the Future of Hardrock Mining.” “Hardrock mining on federal land in the United States has a storied past, a challenging present and multiple needs for reform,” Subcommittee Chairman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) said... More
  • Committee Passes Slate of Mining Reform Bills
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed a slate of mining reform bills: H.R. 1731, the “Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and Investing More Act of 2017” or the “RECLAIM Act,” H.R. 2053, the “Mining School Enhancement Act,” and H.R. 2937, the “Community Reclamati... More
  • Outlook Not So Good for Obama Administration’s Long Awaited Coal Rewrite
    Press Release
    Dec 19, 2016 -
    Today, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) released the final Stream Protection Rule. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “The Obama administration jammed this futile, job-killing rule through under the wire. The only silver lining with today’s release is that their e... More
  • Obama Administration Shows True Colors with Minnesota Mineral Lease Terminations
    Press Release
    Dec 15, 2016 -
    Today, the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management denied the renewal of two long-held federal mineral leases in the Iron Range region of northeastern Minnesota. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Once again this administration is showing its true colors by eliminating blue collar... More
  • Committee Discusses Comprehensive Mining Legislation in Response to EPA’s Disastrous Animas Spill
    Press Release
    Nov 4, 2015 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources discussed mining legislation to address the failed response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Animas spill three months ago and reform policies that currently impede abandoned mine cleanup nationally. H.R. 3843 introduced by Subcommittee Chairman Doug... More
  • House Passes the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015
    Press Release
    Oct 22, 2015 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 1937, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015 with bipartisan support by a vote of 254-177. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “China is winning and we are losing. Rather than harness our abundant mineral resources for the betterment of... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Now Is The Time For the Senate To Act on Job-Creating Legislation
    Press Release
    Sep 18, 2014 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement following passage of H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act, by a bipartisan vote of 253-163. This legislation included H.R. 1526, the Restoring Heathy Forests for Healthy Communities Act, sponsored by Chairman Doc Hasting... More
  • House Approves Bill to Ensure Affordable Electricity for American Families and Businesses
    Press Release
    Mar 25, 2014 -
    Today, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 2824, the Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act, with a bipartisan vote of 229-192. Sponsored by Representative Bill Johnson (OH-06) and Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn (CO-05), this important legislat... More
  • The Importance of Coal in America’s Energy Portfolio
    Blog
    Jan 15, 2014 -
    America can count on reliable and affordable electricity from coal for the foreseeable future. This will only happen if the Obama Administration stops its constant attacks on this abundant resource. In 2013, coal provided America with 40% of America’s electricity while providing countless direct and indirect jobs. Many... More
  • Rallying Against the Obama Administration's War on Coal
    Blog
    Oct 29, 2013 -
    Today, Chairman Hastings addressed coal miners from across the country at the “Rally for American Energy Jobs” in Washington D.C. to send a message to the Obama Administration to STOP the war on coal, coal jobs, and reliable and affordable electricity. Since taking office, President Obama has made his contempt for coal... More
  • Witnesses: Federal Government Must Stop Its Regulatory Assault on Mining in America
    Press Release
    Oct 10, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing entitled “EPA vs. American Mining Jobs: The Obama Administration’s Regulatory Assault on the Economy.” This hearing examined the onerous federal regulations and abusive actions by the Obama Administration, particul... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Increasing Domestic Production of Copper is Vital to Jobs, Economy & National Security
    Floor Statements
    Sep 26, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act: “Mr. Chairman, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act. As our... More
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