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  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Bill Benefitting Indian Tribes
    Press Release
    Dec 10, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today after the House passed S. 245, which benefits Indian tribes developing energy resources and forest management procedures. “Indian tribes are an integral part of our country’s culture and economy, and this bill provides t... More
  • House Passes Bills Promoting Land Exchanges, Heritage Sites
    Press Release
    Dec 10, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 3008 (U.S. Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas), H.R. 5513 (U.S. Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif.), H.R. 6108 (U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga.), H.R 6118 (U.S. Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C.), H.R. 6665 (U.S. Rep. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam), H. Res. 792 (U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y.), S. 245 (U.S. Sen. John Hoe... More
  • Bishop Statement on BLM’s Environmental Impact Statement on the Sage Grouse
    Press Release
    Dec 6, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) updated sage grouse recovery plan: “Today’s Environmental Impact Statement signals a positive step promoting locally developed state recovery plans for the Sage Grouse. Thi... 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: Congress, Require BLM To Respect The Rights Of Private Landowners
    In Case You Missed It
    Sep 7, 2018 -
    By: Jerry Simmons The Hill America’s oil and natural gas development has provided an incredible lift for our nation’s economy. For the past decade in particular, production in shale formations across the country has moved the nation from its reliance on foreign energy, allowed the United States to become a net exporte... More
  • ICYMI: Restoring Our National Parks Would Be A Bipartisan Win For Congress
    In Case You Missed It
    Sep 5, 2018 -
    By: Tom Wathen and Marcia Argust The Hill There comes a time when homeowners can no longer ignore the leaky roof, broken heating and A/C unit, outdated plumbing system, or sagging floorboards in their house. Congress seems to be reaching this point with the much-needed repairs within national park units across the cou... More
  • ICYMI: Top Interior Official Sizes Up Ogden As Possible Site For BLM HQ
    In Case You Missed It
    Aug 29, 2018 -
    By: Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Rep. Rob Bishop talks with Susan Combs, Interior Department's assistant secretary for policy, while touring the roof of the James V. Hansen Federal Building in Ogden on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. A top Interior official toured Ogden Tuesday, marveling at the painted horse statues, the ... More
  • ICYMI: Could Ogden Be New Home for BLM Headquarters?
    In Case You Missed It
    Aug 20, 2018 -
    By: Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, is bringing his U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources to the state next week to convene a field hearing in Roosevelt and to tour the Ogden area with a top Interior official overseeing the agency's reorganization. Susan Combs, acting assistant secretary fo... More
  • Bishop, Grijalva Introduce Bill to Establish a Fund Addressing National Park Maintenance Backlog
    Press Release
    Jul 25, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Committee Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) introduced the bipartisan, Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, establishing the National Park Service and Public Lands Restoration Fund. “Our parks are national treasures. Let’s start treating ... More
  • ICYMI: Let’s Work Together to Fix Our National Parks
    In Case You Missed It
    Jul 25, 2018 -
    By: U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) The Hill Years of increasing visitation and flat funding have left many of our national parks full of potholes, crumbling bridges, leaky water pipes and faltering power grids. Our parks have been “loved to death,” as Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke qui... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Bills Fostering Public Land Development, Conservation
    Press Release
    Jul 23, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 2630 (U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.), H.R. 3045 (U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind.), H.R. 5979 (U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky.), H.R. 6077 (U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y.), H.R. 5613 (U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan.), S. 2850 (U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.), H.R. 5875 (U.S. Rep. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Gu... More
  • ICYMI: In Reversal, Pentagon Now Says It Backs GOP Measure on Birds
    In Case You Missed It
    Jul 19, 2018 -
    By Matthew Daly The Associated Press In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon said Thursday it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. In an email to Congress, ... More
  • ICYMI: Defense Department Walks Back Opposition to Sage Grouse Amendment
    In Case You Missed It
    Jul 19, 2018 -
    By Miranda Green The Hill The Department of Defense is clarifying its stance on a controversial amendment in the House National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would keep a species of bird from being listed as endangered in the next ten years. In a statement Thursday the DOD walked back previous recommendations t... More
  • Committee Advances Slate of Federal Lands, Water Bills
    Press Release
    Jul 18, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed 10 bills, H.R. 5171 (Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.), H.R. 5347 (Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev.), H.R. 5556 (Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.), H.R. 5923 (Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark.), H.R. 5979 (Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky.), H.R. 6038 (Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.), H.R. 6039 (Rep. Kev... More
  • Committee Advances Slate of Federal Lands, Tribal Bills
    Press Release
    Jul 11, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed six bills including H.R. 6302 (Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich.), H.R. 1482 (Rep. Michael Simpson, R-Ind.), H.R. 3764 (Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 5613 (Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan.), H.R. 6077 (Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y.), and H.R. 577 (Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev.). H.R. 630... More
  • Bills Increasing Responsible Energy Development, Public Education Funding Pass Committee
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources advanced several onshore energy development bills, including H.R. 6107 (U.S. Rep. Pearce, R-N.M.), H.R. 6088 (U.S. Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah), H.R. 6087 (U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.), and H.R. 5859 (U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.). “These bills will benefit the American ... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Several Federal Land Management Bills
    Press Release
    Jun 25, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 5751 (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah), H.R. 221 (U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Ala.), H.R. 3392 (U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La.), H.R. 805 (U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.), H.R. 1791 (U.S. Rep. David Reichert, R-Wash.), H.R. 4257 (U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah), and H.R. 857 (U.S. Rep. Paul Cook, R... More
  • Bishop’s Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act Passes House
    Press Release
    Jun 25, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5751, the Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act. Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), the bill recognizes the historic significance of the completion of America’s first transcontinental railroad by establishing the 52nd U.S. Historical Park and designating it the... More
  • Pearce Introduces Two Bills in the House of Representatives
    Press Release
    Jun 15, 2018 -
    Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) released the following statement regarding two bills he has sponsored, H.R. 6106, Common Sense Permitting and H.R. 6107, Ending Duplicative Permitting Act, which were introduced yesterday in the House of Representatives: “The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) inability to timely permit energy... 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
  • Slate of Bills from Utah Delegation Pass Committee
    Press Release
    Jun 6, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources advanced several federal lands bills including H.R. 5751 (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah), H.R. 3777 (Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah), H.R. 4824 (Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah), and H.R. 5597 (Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah). In what may be a Committee first, a bill from each member of the Ut... More
  • Politico Pro Q&A: House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 1, 2018 -
    Politico Almost every member of Congress thinks the institution is broken in some way, and House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) is no exception. Bishop, a former state legislator who is seeking reelection this year for one final term in the House, wants to abolish the Senate filibuster, reform the appro... More
  • Committee Probes National Park Service on Cooperative Agreement with Historic NOVA Farm
    Press Release
    May 31, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) sent a letter to National Park Service (NPS) Deputy Director Daniel Smith requesting clarification on NPS’s policies for cooperativ... More
  • Committee Advances Another Bill to Boost Water Infrastructure, Slate of Locally Supported Lands Bills
    Press Release
    May 16, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed six bills including H.R. 4419 (Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash.), H.R. 3916 (Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif.), H.R. 3186 (Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass.), H.R. 3045 (Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind.), H.R. 857 (Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif.), and H.R. 224 (Rep. Don Young, R-Ala.). “Today’s ma... More
  • Bishop and Wyden: Public Lands Should Be for the Public to Enjoy
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    May 15, 2018 -
    Winter is finally winding down, and people are heading outside to enjoy the great outdoors. Enjoying and protecting our outdoor places has helped define what’s exceptional about our country. Millions of Americans enjoy hiking, biking, hunting, camping, boating, fishing and numerous other outdoor activities that improve... More
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