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  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Six Federal Lands Bills
    Press Release
    Apr 16, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 3607 (Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif.), H.R. 4609 (Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.), H.R. 443 (Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.), H.R. 146 (Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn.), H.R. 3961 (Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla.), and S. 167 (Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan.). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following... More
  • Bishop Statement on Department of the Interior’s National Park User Fees Plan
    Press Release
    Apr 13, 2018 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement in reaction to the Department of the Interior’s park user fees announcement: “While any change to user fees should be approved by Congress, this proposal moves us towards more of a ‘user pays’ system which is positive. I look forward to working with Sec... More
  • Bishop Welcomes Yet Another Chance from Congress to Prevent Catastrophic Wildfire
    Press Release
    Apr 12, 2018 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today on the introduction of the 2018 farm bill, which includes forest management provisions that mirror H.R. 2936, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act,” which passed the Committee and the House with bipartisan support: “It’s great to see that folks realize the... More
  • Committee Advances Bills to Save Western Ratepayers Millions, Establish National Heritage and Memorial Sites
    Press Release
    Apr 11, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3144 (Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash), H.R. 3392 (Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La.), H.R. 3997 (Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-Pa.), H.R. 4257 (Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah), and H.R. 5005 (Rep. Al Lawson, Jr., D-Fla.). H.R. 3144 provides certainty over the reliable managem... 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
  • A Lesson in Bipartisanship: Starting Small on Infrastructure to Go Big
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Mar 22, 2018 -
    A Lesson in Bipartisanship: Starting Small on Infrastructure to Go Big Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) The Washington Times March 21, 2018 Warmer months are just around the corner, presenting an opportune time to visit a national park — and millions of Americans will do just that. But most visitors will be unaware that the ... More
  • Bishop Calls Out Broken Legislative Process, Slams Senate Democrats on Forestry Failure
    Press Release
    Mar 21, 2018 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement today in response to voting no on the omnibus package passed by the House. “When the process is broken and negotiations take place behind closed doors in the Capitol, liberals and special interests always seem to get their wa... More
  • Fixing what is broken: A bipartisan solution for our national parks
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Mar 20, 2018 -
    Fixing what is broken: A bipartisan solution for our national parks Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) The Hill March 20, 2018 Bipartisanship is hard to come by in Washington on any given day, but it’s especially scarce during an election year. Yet on one issue, reducing the maintenance backlog... More
  • Secretary Zinke Touts Administration’s Progress to Enhance Public Access to Public Lands
    Press Release
    Mar 15, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources received testimony from Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke on the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request and DOI’s policy priorities. “Interior’s 2019 budget prioritizes American interests with targeted investments to advance American energy d... More
  • Committee Begins Effort to Restore Public Lands with Review of Federal Maintenance Backlog
    Press Release
    Mar 6, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held the first in a series of hearings to address the maintenance backlog of the Department of the Interior (DOI). Today, DOI manages more than 500 million acres of land in the U.S. and has a total of $16 billion worth of deferred maintenance, with almost half owned by th... More
  • Panel: Border Security, Environment Threatened on Federal Border Lands
    Press Release
    Feb 15, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations held a hearing to review bureaucratic challenges to securing the border on federal lands. Testimony highlighted the need to increase the U.S. Border Patrol’s access to federal borderlands in order to strengthen national and environmental security. “Cross border viol... More
  • Panel Reviews Slate of Monument Bills Developed with Local Input, Stakeholder Engagement
    Press Release
    Feb 6, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on a series of bipartisan national monument, conservation and recreation bills highlighting the importance of local stakeholder engagement in conservation management decisions. H.R. 4895, the “Medgar Evers National Monument Act,” establishes the Medgar... More
  • Curtis Bill Enhances Antiquities Protections, Creates First Ever Tribally-Managed National Monument
    Press Release
    Jan 9, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4532, the “Shash Jaa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act.” Introduced by Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), and cosponsored by every Member of the House of Representatives from Utah, the bill builds upon President Trump’s right-sizin... More
  • Bishop Statement on the Appointment of Brian Steed as Director of the Bureau of Land Management
    Press Release
    Nov 16, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the appointment of Brian Steed as Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM): “Brian Steed has the expertise to help BLM partner with state and local governments to improve federal land management. I congratulate Brian and look forward... More
  • Panel Reviews Legislation to Improve Recreation Opportunities on Federal Lands
    Press Release
    Oct 3, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 3400, the bipartisan “Recreation Not Red-Tape Act” or “RNR Act.” Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), the bill lowers regulatory barriers to increase public access to outdoor recreation opportunities on federal... More
  • House Passes Bill to Increase Recreation Opportunities on Federal Lands
    Press Release
    Oct 2, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 289, the bipartisan “Guides and Outfitters Act” or “GO Act.” Introduced by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), the bill removes bureaucratic roadblocks that inhibit outdoor recreation and increases opportunities for all Americans to access and enjoy the nation’s federal lands. “I am very pleased that... More
  • Bishop Statement on Dan Love Employment Status
    Press Release
    Sep 18, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the employment status of Senior Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement Manager Dan Love: “The previous administration turned a blind eye to corruption and promoted a culture of mismanagement at the Department of the Interior. I applaud Interior for taking ... More
  • Committee Passes Bill to Improve Transparency, Management of Federal Land Ownership
    Press Release
    Jul 26, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 2199, the “Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2017” or the “FLAIR Act.” Introduced by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), the bipartisan bill requires the Department of the Interior to create a publicly available register of federal real property to increase tra... More
  • Committee Passes Bill to Facilitate Alaska's King Cove Land Exchange
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 218, the “King Cove Land Exchange Act.” Introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-AK), this bipartisan bill authorizes a land exchange to facilitate the construction of a road linking the City of King Cove to the City of Cold Bay to access a modern airport. “For too lon... 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
  • Panel Urges Passage of Locally Supported Land Bills to Promote Economic Development and Conservation
    Press Release
    May 23, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on two bills to promote economic development, improve conservation and address targeted federal land management challenges. H.R. 2423, the “Washington County, Utah, Public Lands Management Implementation Act,” (Rep. Chris Stewart, R-UT) fulfills a prom... More
  • Committee Passes Locally-Driven Utah Public Lands Initiative
    Press Release
    Sep 22, 2016 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a markup on five bills including H.R. 5780 (Rep. Rob Bishop), the “Utah Public Lands Initiative Act.” This bill designates millions of acres of federal land for conservation and recreation; exchanges and consolidates certain federal and non-federal land; and provides... More
  • Locals Voice Strong, Bipartisan Support for Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative
    Press Release
    Sep 14, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 5780 (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-UT), Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, which designates and exchanges certain federal and non-federal land in the state of Utah for conservation, economic development, and recreational purposes. The bill, a historic... More
  • Bishop: National Park Service Centennial Serves as an Opportunity to Address Management Challenges
    Press Release
    Aug 25, 2016 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement commemorating the Centennial of the National Park Service: “Our national parks are a uniquely American concept. Unfortunately, 100 years after its inception, the National Park Service is encumbered by management failures. Lim... More
  • President’s Maine Monument Decree Subverts Representative Democracy to Advance Elite Special Interests
    Press Release
    Aug 24, 2016 -
    Today, President Obama, despite opposition by Maine’s local residents and elected officials, unilaterally created a national monument in Maine’s North Woods. House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The President is using the Centennial as a cover to subvert the w... More

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