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  • ICYMI: Looking To The Historic Leasing Program To Alleviate The Maintenance Backlog In National Parks
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    Sep 14, 2018 -
    By U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) The Hill America’s crown jewels are its national parks. Touted as America’s best idea, the National Park Service is responsible for managing hundreds of units nationwide, encompassing more than 85 million acres in each state and territory of the United Sta... More
  • Committee Advances National Park Maintenance Backlog Bill
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    Sep 13, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 6510 (U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah), the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act. “As America’s beloved national parks buckle under the weight of broken pipes, crumbling roads, and other incomplete projects, additional funding is crucial to keeping parks safe ... More
  • Bishop, Grijalva Pass Deal on LWCF Reauthorization
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    Sep 13, 2018 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop and Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva announced and passed a deal on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), offered and adopted in Committee as an amendment to H.R. 502. The Committee also passed H.R. 6771, the Domestic Offshore Energy Reinvestment Act o... More
  • What They Are Saying: Support Builds for the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Bill
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    Sep 12, 2018 -
    Tomorrow, the Committee on Natural Resources will markup the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act (U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah), which currently has more than 150 bipartisan cosponsors. H.R. 6510 provides mandatory funding to address the deferred maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildli... More
  • ICYMI: Congressional Panel to See Hot Springs’ Rebirth, Booming Bathhouse Row
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    Sep 10, 2018 -
    By: Frank Lockwood Arkansas Democrat Gazette Fifteen years after hitting rock bottom, Hot Springs' Bathhouse Row is booming again. Later this month, members of the House Natural Resources Committee will travel to the city and hear about its recent renaissance. Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman said he wants his col... More
  • ICYMI: US Energy Dominance Can Fix Our National Parks
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    Sep 8, 2018 -
    By: Washington Examiner Editorial Board Washington Examiner The House Natural Resources Committee will take up a bipartisan proposal this coming week with well over 100 cosponsors. Its purpose is to pay for the enormous $16 billion maintenance backlog at facilities controlled by the National Parks system, the Bureau o... More
  • ICYMI: Restoring Our National Parks Would Be A Bipartisan Win For Congress
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    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
  • Bishop, Grijalva Introduce Bill to Establish a Fund Addressing National Park Maintenance Backlog
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    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
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    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
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    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
  • Committee Advances Slate of Federal Lands, Water Bills
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    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
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Several Federal Land Management Bills
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    Jul 17, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 4645 (U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 3777 (U.S. Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah), H.R. 4032 (U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz.), and H.R. 1037 (U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass.). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement: “These bills improve how we manage our natural reso... 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
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    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
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    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 Statement on House Passage of Several Bills to Increase Local Input in Federal Land Management
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    Jun 5, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 5956 (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah), H.R. 2991 (Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-Penn.), H.R. 5655 (Rep. Andy Barr, R-KY), H.R. 801 (Rep. Darin LaHood, R- IL), H.R. 3997 (Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-Penn.), H.R. 5005 (Rep. Al Lawson, D-FL), and H.R. 1026 (Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn.). Chairman Bishop issued the... More
  • Committee Probes National Park Service on Cooperative Agreement with Historic NOVA Farm
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    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
  • 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
  • Bishop Introduces the Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act
    Press Release
    May 10, 2018 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman (R-Utah) introduced the Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act. 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, “Golden Spike National Histo... More
  • Introducing the 'Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act'
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    May 10, 2018 -
    Nearly 100 years after the Golden Spike was driven at Utah’s Promontory Summit, Governor Cal Rampton proclaimed May 10th to represent "the historic climax in a long struggle to bind together this nation with the iron rails which reached from ocean to ocean." The governor's proclamation reminds us that May 10th "stands ... More
  • Bishop, Hanabusa Bill Memorializing World War II Vets Signed into Law
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    May 7, 2018 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement praising President Trump for signing HR. 4300, the Admiral Lloyd R. ‘Joe’ Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display Establishment Act, into law. Introduced by Chairman Bishop and Subcommittee on Federal Lands Ranking Member C... 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
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    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
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    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
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