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Westerman, Tiffany Investigate Pelosi's Presidio Park Payout

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Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Federal Lands Chairman Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife and Parks Assistant Secretary Shannon Estenoz, requesting information on the transfer of $200 million to a luxury park in U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) district.…

Republicans Begin Investigating Skyrocketing National Park Maintenance Backlogs

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Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held an oversight hearing to examine the growing deferred maintenance backlog of the National Park Service (NPS). Subcommittee Chairman Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) issued the following statement in response: “Despite Congress investing billions of taxpayer dollars in recent years to address the National Park System’s deferred maintenance…

Committee Republicans Champion Outdoor Recreation Legislation to Explore America's Public Lands

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Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on eight bills promoting recreational activities and public land access for every American. Subcommittee Chairman Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) issued the following statement in response: "Federal lands provide memories that last a lifetime with their countless outdoor recreation opportunities; however, that is not the case for…

Commonsense Wildfire Solutions Start With Active Management

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Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing promoting solutions to address the catastrophic wildfires that plague American forests. Subcommittee Chairman Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) issued the following statement in response: "America desperately needs solutions to the catastrophic wildfire and forest health crisis decimating our federal lands and…

Republicans Promote Conservation With a Purpose

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Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held an oversight hearing on promoting conservation with a purpose across America's federal lands and forests. Subcommittee Chairman Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) issued the following statement in response: “Our federal lands are facing unprecedented crises that have been exacerbated by the Biden administration and radical environmental groups.…

Bipartisan, Bicameral Coalition Investigates Korean War Memorial Inaccuracies

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Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined Ranking Member Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), House Committee on Armed Services Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) and Senate Committee on Armed Services Ranking Member Roger Wicker…

Republicans Seek Immediate Action on Lingering Regulatory Delays

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Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a group of Republican committee members in sending a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Deb Haaland and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Randy Moore, requesting their agencies finalize a proposed rule that would clarify ongoing uncertainty following the Cottonwood Environmental Law…

Biden Unilaterally Prevents Sustainable Energy Development in Colorado, Designates New National Monument

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Today, U.S. President Joe Biden announced the initiation of a roughly 225,000 acre, 20-year mineral withdrawal in Colorado's Thomson Divide. He also designated a separate 54,000 acre national monument as the Camp Hale – Continental Divide National Monument. "As if it weren’t enough for Joe Biden to deplete our emergency strategic…

House Passes Republican Conservation Bill Benefiting South Dakota

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Washington - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Gilt Edge Mine Conveyance Act, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), under suspension of the rules. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "Congressman Johnson's Gilt Edge Mine Conveyance Act is the exact kind of commonsense…

House Passes Three Republican Bills Conserving Historic, Scenic Areas

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This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three Republican bills under suspension of the rules. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "I'm happy to see these Republican priorities move through the House this week. Congressman LaHood's bill…