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 violators take advantage of Border Patrol’s lack of operational… Read more »
Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on impediments imposed by federal land management regimes in securing the international borders of the United States.
Federal land management regulations create obstacles for the United States Border Patrol in effectively securing the border. This leaves borderland communities both environmentally degraded and… Read more »
TO: The Honorable Louie Gohmert
FROM: Kim Thorsen, Deputy Assistant Secretary
Thank you for your letter of March 27, 2015 requesting information about Department of Homeland Security (DHS) access to Department of the Interior (DOI) lands in the four southwestern states bordering Mexico. The Secretary has asked that I provide this response to you on her behalf.
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TO: The Honorable Jeh Johnson
FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman
Dear Secretary Johnson,
The Department of the Interior ("DOI") manages millions of acres on our Southern border under a variety of restrictive law and regulations. The Committee on Natural Resources ("Committee") has continually expressed concerns that the resulting impediments to access available to the Department of… Read more »
TO: The Honorable Sally Jewell
FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman
Dear Secretary Jewell,
The Department of the Interior ("DOI") manages millions of acres on our Southern border under a variety of restrictive laws and regulations. The Committee on Natural Resources ("Committee") has continually expressed concerns that the resulting impediments to access available to the Department of… Read more »
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, and federal lands.
State and local governments, ranchers,… Read more »
Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2578, the Conservation and Economic Growth Act, with a bipartisan vote of 232-188. This bipartisan package removes federal red tape to responsible, local economic development and job growth. It encourages tourism and recreation, promotes responsible use of our public lands and resources, protects the environment, secures federal lands along… Read more »
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 2578, The Conservation and Economic Growth Act a package of 14 public lands bills that will cut federal red tape, boost economic development, protect the environment, and create American jobs.
“The Conservation and Economic Growth Act is aimed… Read more »
Today, as part of the Conservation and Economic Growth Act, the House will consider a measure by National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) to enhance border security on federal lands along the U.S. border. Title XIV is a common sense measure to ensure that Border Patrol has access to federal lands along the border and is not prohibited from doing… Read more »
Today, the House will consider the Conservation and Economic Growth Act, a package of fourteen Natural Resources Committee bills that will create new American jobs, grow the economy, and protect the environment.
Title XIV of the package will include H.R. 1505, the National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act, legislation that enhances border security by ensuring that Border Patrol… Read more »