Following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, the Department of the Interior (DOI) Inspector General opened a programmatic review of U.S. Park Police actions and other activities that occurred on national park property. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response:
“I was at the Capitol… Read more »
Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke:
“In the world of Washington politics, Zinke was an anomaly. He had a vision of a better future - an efficient department; a park system without a backlog; a staff who listened. Where others dithered he got stuff done.… Read more »
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, renewing their request for information regarding the WRI’s relationship with the Chinese government. This letter follows up on the Committee’s Sept. 5 letter as part of… Read more »
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 audited financials is a needed step forward in this process. Governor… Read more »
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 the core statutory mandates of PROMESA’s Financial Oversight and… Read more »
By U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop
There is nothing more frustrating for a baseball fan than when your team leaves runners on base. Anyone who follows baseball knows that opportunities to score are hard to come by, and missed opportunities can cost you the game. With that in mind, if the U.S. Congress were a baseball team, its fan would be devastated to have watched the team leave at… Read more »
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 Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must be… Read more »
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.-based environmental groups, and information on the group’s efforts to… Read more »
By Valerie Volcovici
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 Rob Bishop and Bruce Westerman have taken this month to put a… Read more »