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  • Bishop Statement on Appointment of Reps. Cheney, Westerman to NDAA Conference Committee
    Press Release
    Oct 12, 2017 -
    Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) appointed Natural Resources Committee members to serve on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (H.R. 2810) conference Committee, including Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Bruce Westerman (R-AR). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “Reps. ... More
  • Committee Passes Legislation to Require Transparency, Public Input in Antiquities Act
    Press Release
    Oct 11, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3990, the “National Monument Creation and Protection Act” or the “CAP Act.” Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), the bill protects archeological resources while ensuring public transparency and accountability in the executive’s use of the Antiquities Act.... More
  • Offshore Energy Bill Gains Support as Subcommittee Continues Broad Overhaul of Federal Lands Energy Policy
    Press Release
    Oct 11, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on a discussion draft of the “Accessing Strategic Resources Offshore Act” or the “Astro Act.” The bill, which improves access to Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) energy resources through more reliable leasing and an improved revenue sharing... More
  • Bishop Statement on Antiquities Act Reform Bill
    Press Release
    Oct 10, 2017 -
    On Monday, Chairman Bishop announced the introduction and markup of the H.R. 3990, the National Monument Creation and Protection Act (CAP Act). He released the following statement “The 1906 Antiquities Act was originally intended as an executive tool to protect historical and archeological artifacts and structures unde... More
  • Subcommittee Chairmen Respond to Antiquities Act Reform Legislation
    Press Release
    Oct 10, 2017 -
    Tomorrow, the Committee will markup H.R. 3990, the “National Monument Creation and Protection Act” or “CAP Act.” Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), the bill protects archeological resources while ensuring public transparency and accountability in the executive’s use of the Antiquities Act. “The Constitution give... More
  • Bishop Statement on Budget Reconciliation
    Press Release
    Oct 5, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H. Con Res. 71, the fiscal year 2018 budget resolution, which includes reconciliation instructions for the House Committee on Natural Resources. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Congress is asserting the peoples’ will to promote fiscal health and economic opportunity, ... More
  • Bishop and Westerman Request Information on DOI Leaks
    Press Release
    Oct 5, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) sent a letter to Principal Deputy Solicitor at the Department of the Interior (DOI), Daniel Jorjani. The letter requests information on DOI’s policies related to improper disclosure of internal agency docu... 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
  • Bishop and Westerman Request Flight Information for Zinke and Past Interior Secretaries
    Press Release
    Oct 4, 2017 -
    Yesterday, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on the use of non-commercial aircrafts for official business. Chairman Bishop released the following statement: “Ethi... More
  • Bills to Modernize Endangered Species Act Advance Through Committee
    Press Release
    Oct 4, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed five bills to reform the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The ESA is a landmark statute created with noble intent. It also includes fatal design flaws that inhibit greater success and handicap state-led, scie... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Response to the Ag Committee Advancing the Resilient Federal Forests Act
    Press Release
    Oct 4, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Agriculture passed H.R. 2936, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017,” without opposition. Introduced by Rep. Westerman (R-AR), the bipartisan bill reduces the risk of catastrophic wildfire and dramatically improves the health and resiliency of federal forests and grasslands. “I’m happ... More
  • Committee Passes "Native American Energy Act"
    Press Release
    Oct 4, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 210. Introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-AK), the “Native American Energy Act” addresses the federal government’s overregulation of Indian lands to promote energy development by Indian tribes and Alaska Native Corporations. “The Native American Energy Act is criti... More
  • Bishop Statement on Homeland Security Committee’s Passage of the Border Security for America Act
    Press Release
    Oct 4, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Homeland Security passed H.R. 3548, the “Border Security for America Act.” Introduced by Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), the bill includes a provision from Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) to prevent federal agencies from obstructing U.S. Customs and Border Projection’s (CBP) a... 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 Benefit Utah Communities
    Press Release
    Oct 2, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 2582, the bipartisan “Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act.” Introduced by Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), the bill resolves a longstanding legal issue and authorizes the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration’s to acquire 500 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act” to Aid Mine Cleanup Efforts
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    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
  • 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 Announces Members Forum to Discuss Rescue and Recovery in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
    Press Release
    Sep 28, 2017 -
    Today, Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) announced a member forum on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM to discuss potential legislative actions within the Committee’s judication to reinforce ongoing rescue and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Chairman Bishop issue... More
  • Chairman Bishop Request to Secretaries Perdue and Zinke to Examine Politically Motivated Mineral Withdrawals
    Press Release
    Sep 28, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Perdue and Interior Secretary Zinke on mineral withdrawals. The letter states, “[U]nder the prior administration, mineral access on Federal land was regularly and systemically blocked, harming our nation’s economic and strategic potential. Indeed,... More
  • Members Respond to Ongoing Wildfire Crisis
    Press Release
    Sep 27, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on solutions to restore health and resiliency to national forests and mitigate the threat of catastrophic wildfires. “At a time when national attention has focused on the disastrous effects of multiple hurricanes, more than 8.5 million acres of Amer... More
  • Members Review Proposals to Modernize Federal Fisheries Management
    Press Release
    Sep 26, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing on a series of bills aimed at improving federal fisheries management for commercial and recreational fisherman. “Many of you here today probably consider this to be a fishery hearing, but I assure you it is much more than that. Whether we are... More
  • Administration, Bipartisan Members Outline Support for Bishop’s Tribal Recognition Act
    Press Release
    Sep 26, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a legislative hearing on H.R. 3744, Chairman Rob Bishop’s (R-UT) “Tribal Recognition Act of 2017.” “The Department of the Interior appreciates the Chairman’s work on this important issue and supports the goals of improving the overall administrat... More
  • Bishop Statement on Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
    Press Release
    Sep 20, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on Hurricane Maria’s impact on the territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: "The residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have been devastated by Hurricane Maria, a storm that took human lives and l... 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
  • Chairman Bishop Statement on Secretary Zinke's Sportsmen Directive
    Press Release
    Sep 15, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop issued the following statement in reaction to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke's secretarial order to promote outdoor recreation on federal lands. “Americans depend on reliable and affordable access to public lands to participate in outdoor sporting and recreational activities. Unfortunat... More

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Oversight Hearing, “Examining the Department of the Interior’s Actions to Eliminate Onshore Energy Burdens.”
Energy and Mineral Resources | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
Oversight Hearing, “Deficiencies in the Permitting Process for Offshore Seismic Research”
Energy and Mineral Resources | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4532
Federal Lands | 1324 Longworth House Office Building
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