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  • Bishop, Westerman Probe Earthjustice’s Ties to Japan
    Letters
    Oct 1, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen, requesting information regarding Earthjustice’s relationship with the Japanese government. “Foreign members of the... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Probe World Resources Institute's Ties to China
    Letters
    Sep 5, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to World Resources Institute (WRI) President Andrew Steer, requesting information regarding the WRI’s work with the Chinese government and WRI’s advocacy wi... More
  • Bishop Sends Letter to Secretary Zinke Over Department Misconduct Policies
    Letters
    Sep 4, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, requesting documents and information regarding the Department’s workplace misconduct policies and improvements that have taken place. “The Committee is conducting ongoing oversigh... More
  • Committees Probe USVI Governor on Executive Order Permitting Firearm Seizure
    Letters
    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, Westerman Letter To NRDC
    Letters
    Jul 16, 2018 -
    Today Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a follow up letter to the Natural Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) seeking more information regarding NRDC's potential need to register as a foreign agent. "On June 5, 2... More
  • Myth vs Fact: Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act
    Letters
    Jun 26, 2018 -
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  • Committee Probes CBD on Relationship with Foreign Entities, Opposition to U.S. Military Operations
    Letters
    Jun 20, 2018 -
    TO: Director Kieran Suckling FROM: Chairmen Rob Bishop & Bruce Westerman Since 2003, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) has represented a coalition of Japanese and American environmental groups in litigation attempting to stop the planned relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma (MCAS Futenma), located on ... More
  • Committee Seeks Information from Defense Department on Impact of Environmental Litigation on Military Readiness
    Letters
    Jun 13, 2018 -
    TO: Secretary James N. Mattis FROM: Chairmen Rob Bishop & Bruce Westerman The Committee on Natural Resources is continuing its oversight of the potential manipulation of tax-exempt 501(c) organizations by foreign entities to influence U.S. environmental and natural resources policy to the detriment of our national int... More
  • Committee Seeks Answers on NRDC's Relationship with Chinese Entities
    Letters
    Jun 5, 2018 -
    TO: Ms. Rhea Suh FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Bruce Westerman When engaging on environmental issues concerning China, the NRDC appears to practice self-censorship, issue selection bias, and generally refrains from criticizing Chinese officials. For instance, a widely reported 2016 study by Greenpeace concluded that China... More
  • Committee Probes National Park Service on Cooperative Agreement with Historic NOVA Farm
    Letters
    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 Calls Out Oversight Board for Inaction on Puerto Rico’s Needed Revised Fiscal Plans
    Letters
    Mar 29, 2018 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sent a letter to the Financial Oversight and Management Board (Oversight Board) in Puerto Rico to ensure the intent of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) is carried through in the revised fiscal plans. “Although no revised plans have been certi... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Letter to Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
    Letters
    Mar 22, 2018 -
    Today Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation regarding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) release of its Draft Program Comment. "On December 14, 20... More
  • Committee Seeks Answers on Corruption at Puerto Rico Power Utility
    Letters
    Mar 12, 2018 -
    TO: Mr. Justo Gonzalez FROM: Chairmen Rob Bishop, Bruce Westerman, Doug LaMalfa As of March 7, 2018, Approximately 155,695 Puerto Ricans remain without power after Hurricanes Maria and Irma struck the island. As part of its on-going oversight of Puerto Rico's recovery, the House Committee on Natural Resources is review... More
  • Bishop, Westerman, LaMalfa Letter to PREPA Interim Executive Director Justo González
    Letters
    Mar 12, 2018 -
    Today Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), and Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs Chairman Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) sent a letter regarding the corruption and mismangement involving the Puerto Ric... More
  • Committee Chairmen Letter To EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
    Letters
    Mar 7, 2018 -
    Today Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt regarding the agency’s actions on ... More
  • Bishop Letter to Secretary Zinke Regarding Reorganization of the Department of the Interior
    Letters
    Jan 31, 2018 -
    TO: Secretary Ryan Zinke FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop As Members of the House Committee on Natural Resources, we are writing in support of the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) efforts at reorganization. We are encouraged to see that DOI leadership shares our desire to improve department efficiency, and we applaud ... More
  • Bishop Letter to Secretary Zinke in Support of Department of Interior's Reorganization Effort
    Letters
    Jan 31, 2018 -
    Today Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), and Subcommittee Chairmen sent a letter to United States Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in support of the department’s efforts in reorganization. "As Members of the House Committee on Natural Resources, we are writing in support of the U.S... More
  • Westerman Letter to US Forest Service Chief Tooke
    Letters
    Jan 19, 2018 -
    TO: Mr. Tony Tooke FROM: Chairman Bruce Westerman According to the National Interagency Fire Center more than 9.7 million acres were consumed by wildfires this past year, 49 percent more than the average for the last ten years. In addition to the tragic loss of life, this season's wildfires have destroyed thousands of... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Letter to BLM Acting Director
    Letters
    Jan 10, 2018 -
    TO: Acting Director Brian Steed FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Chairman Bruce Westerman Dear Mr. Steed; On January 8, 2018, a federal judge denied prosecutors' request to retry Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters for their actions during a 2014 armed standoff with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), This... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Letter to Acting BLM Director Brian Steed
    Letters
    Jan 10, 2018 -
    Today Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to the Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management Brian Steed regarding misconduct by BLM officials in the Cliven Bundy case. "On January 8, 2018, a feder... More
  • Bishop Letter to Mr. Yvon Chouinard
    Letters
    Dec 15, 2017 -
    TO: Mr. Yvon Chouinard FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Mr. Chouinard: On December 4, 2017, President Trump signed proclamations modifying the boundaries of Bears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. The proclamations examine the nature of the objects identified on the lands reserved under the original monum... More
  • Bishop, Committee Members Letter to the President
    Letters
    Nov 17, 2017 -
    TO: President Donald J. Trump FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Chairman Emeritus Don Young, and Congressman and Subcommittee Chairmen Dear Mr. President: One year ago, the American People elected you to our highest office with a mandate to disrupt business as usual and to relieve our economy from unnecessarily burdensome, jo... More
  • Chairman Bishop, Westerman Letter to Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
    Letters
    Oct 26, 2017 -
    TO: Mr. Ricardo Ramos FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop and Chariman Bruce Westerman Dear Mr. Ramos: On September 20, 2017, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) signed an "Emergency Master Service Agreement for PREPA's Electrical Grid Reconstruction with an engineering firm. Under the contract, PREPA paid the firm ... More
  • Chairman, Bishop, Westerman, LaMalfa, Gonalez-Colon Letter to the Honorable Christopher Wray
    Letters
    Oct 17, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Christopher Wray FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Chairman Bruce Westerman, Chairman Doug LaMalfa, Rep. Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon Dear Director Wray: On October 12, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) San Juan Field Office announced that "[t]he FBI has received numerous complaints of mishandling a... More
  • Chairman, Bishop, Westerman, LaMalfa, Gonalez-Colon Letter to the Honorable William B. "Brock" Long
    Letters
    Oct 17, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable William B. "Brock" Long FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Chariman Bruce Westerman, Chairman Doug LaMalfa, Rep. Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon Dear Administrator Long: On October 12, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) San Juan Field Office announced that "[t]he FBI has received numerous complaints of m... More
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