Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sent a letter to Acting Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary David Bernhardt regarding the measures taken at DOI to minimize the shutdown’s disruption to the American people’s safe enjoyment of our public lands.
“Among one of DOI’s most public-facing and important responsibilities is the management of… 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 »
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today after the House passed S. 245, which benefits Indian tribes developing energy resources and forest management procedures.
“Indian tribes are an integral part of our country’s culture and economy, and this bill provides them with the resources necessary to stimulate energy development and… Read more »
By U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.)
America’s crown jewels are its national parks. Touted as America’s best idea, the National Park Service is responsible for managing hundreds of units nationwide, encompassing more than 85 million acres in each state and territory of the United States. The national parks are part of our nation’s ethos, and… Read more »
Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 6510 (U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah), the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act.
“As America’s beloved national parks buckle under the weight of broken pipes, crumbling roads, and other incomplete projects, additional funding is crucial to keeping parks safe and accessible for the public. This bill addresses that need. I thank… Read more »
Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop and Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva announced and passed a deal on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), offered and adopted in Committee as an amendment to H.R. 502. The Committee also passed H.R. 6771, the Domestic Offshore Energy Reinvestment Act of 2018, authored by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.).
“Creating… Read more »
Tomorrow, the Committee on Natural Resources will markup the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act (U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah), which currently has more than 150 bipartisan cosponsors.
H.R. 6510 provides mandatory funding to address the deferred maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Indian Education.
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By: Frank Lockwood
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Fifteen years after hitting rock bottom, Hot Springs' Bathhouse Row is booming again.
Later this month, members of the House Natural Resources Committee will travel to the city and hear about its recent renaissance.
Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman said he wants his colleagues to witness a successful public-private… Read more »
By: Washington Examiner Editorial Board
The House Natural Resources Committee will take up a bipartisan proposal this coming week with well over 100 cosponsors. Its purpose is to pay for the enormous $16 billion maintenance backlog at facilities controlled by the National Parks system, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife… Read more »
By: Tom Wathen and Marcia Argust
There comes a time when homeowners can no longer ignore the leaky roof, broken heating and A/C unit, outdated plumbing system, or sagging floorboards in their house.
Congress seems to be reaching this point with the much-needed repairs within national park units across the country — a list that has led to a backlog of deferred maintenance… Read more »