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  • 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
  • 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
  • Committees Probe USVI Governor on Executive Order Permitting Firearm Seizure
    Press Release
    Jul 18, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) sent a letter to U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp, requesting information regarding Mapp’s executive order that allows the National Guard to seize firearms from citizens. “On Septe... More
  • Bishop Statement on Puerto Rico’s Audited Financials Release
    Press Release
    Jul 2, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), today issued the following statement regarding the release of Puerto Rico’s audited financials for Fiscal Year 2015. “The passage of PROMESA was instigated by a need for fiscal discipline and transparency within Puerto Rico, and the release of these audite... More
  • Bishop Files Amicus Brief to Facilitate Proper Interpretation of PROMESA
    Press Release
    Jul 2, 2018 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) filed an amicus brief over the weekend with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on the legislative intent of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). The brief, which was requested by the Court, outlines th... 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 Trump's DOI Reorganization
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's reorganization of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS): “We have long been saying the duplicative regulations between the National Marine Fis... More
  • Committee Probes CBD on Relationship with Foreign Entities, Opposition to U.S. Military Operations
    Press Release
    Jun 20, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) Executive Director Kieran Suckling seeking information on CBD’s work on behalf of foreign entities and non-U.S.-... More
  • House Lawmakers Step up Probe on Green Groups' International Work
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 20, 2018 -
    By Valerie Volcovici Reuters U.S. Republican lawmakers on Wednesday stepped up their scrutiny of environmental groups’ work with foreign countries, requesting that the Center for Biological Diversity turn in a list of documents detailing their work with Japanese officials. It was the third action that Representatives R... 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
  • Committee Seeks Information from Defense Department on Impact of Environmental Litigation on Military Readiness
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    Jun 13, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis requesting information about foreign entities using U.S.-based 501(c) organizations as proxies in en... More
  • ICYMI: Key House Panel Plans Hearing on Puerto Rico Electrical Grid Recovery
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    Jun 5, 2018 -
    By Colin Wilhelm Politico Pro The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing this summer on Puerto Rico's fitful recovery from hurricanes Maria and Irma focused on the U.S. territory's troubled electrical grid. Chairman Rob Bishop called the power grid and Puerto Rico's $70 billion debt crisis "interrelated"... More
  • Politico Pro Q&A: House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop
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    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Members and Zinke Discuss a Better Path Forward for the Department of the Interior
    Press Release
    Jun 22, 2017 -
    Today, the Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing with Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke to examine the Trump Administration’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 and new policy priorities of DOI and its subagencies. “The shared priorities of balancing our budget, improving land m... More
  • Chairman Hastings: DOI Needlessly Increased Costs and Delays for Responding to Oversight Requests
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    Oct 14, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) sent a letter today to Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell responding to her September 9th letter on the Committee’s oversight efforts. In the letter, Chairman Hastings explains how the Department has still not fully complied with subpoenas a... More
  • Federal Land Managers Intimidation, Bullying Threaten Citizens Rights, Create a Hostile Environment
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    Jul 24, 2014 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations held an oversight hearing on “Threats, Intimidation and Bullying by Federal Land Managing Agencies.” This hearing continued Committee oversight into bullying by federal land management agencies and federal law enforcement agencies on private, state, ... More
  • Hastings: Full SRS Funding is Victory for Rural Counties that Faced Uncertainty Due to Obama Administration Political Games
    Press Release
    Apr 4, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) issued the following statement on the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on its plans to distribute the FY 2013 Secure Rural School (SRS) payments in full. “Today’s announcement is a victory for rural counties that have been faced with unce... More
  • California’s Growing Dependence on Foreign Oil
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    Apr 3, 2014 -
    Tomorrow, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hearing on California energy and the drastic increase in foreign oil imports. The state has significant opportunities for energy production, including California’s Monterey Shale that the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that contain... More
  • Natural Resources Committee Bills Passed by House Would Create Over a Million Jobs and Billions in Revenue
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    Apr 3, 2014 -
    Today at a Full Committee hearing, Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell testified that the Department’s programs and activities support millions of jobs and generate billions in revenue. While this is true, the Secretary failed to acknowledge the millions of jobs and billions in revenue that could be creat... More
  • Hastings: Republican Budget Prioritizes American Energy to Create New Jobs and Increase Revenues
    Press Release
    Apr 1, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement praising the Republican budget released today by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan: “The Republican budget is a responsible plan to cut spending, lower the debt, and ensure long-term job and economic growth. It prio... More
  • Obama Administration’s Budget Falls Short for Water Storage, Hydropower and Long-Term Drought Relief
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    Mar 25, 2014 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power held an oversight hearing examining the spending priorities outlined in the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget request for the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), the Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs), and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Water progr... More
  • Chairman Hastings Statement on the President’s FY 2015 Budget Proposal
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    Mar 4, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015: "The President’s budget once again taxes too much and spends too much, while not doing enough to create jobs and grow our economy. The budget also fundamenta... More
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