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Committee Investigates Chinese Influence and Taxpayer Funding Waste at USFWS

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OI Subcommittee

This week, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Director Martha Williams, opening an investigation into "Operation Long Tail Liberation." During the course of the USFWS’ operation, career employees spent millions of…

Committee Launches Probe Into DOI's Anti-Mining Actions, Disregard for Public Input

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OI Subcommittee

This week, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Chairman Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) led a letter to Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning requesting information on…

Despite Biden Administration's Obstruction, Committee Continues Investigating Misguided Gray Wolf Recovery Plan

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Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) led a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Director Matha Williams, continuing the committee’s investigation into the USFWS's misguided gray wolf recovery plan. In part, the members wrote: "As you know, on February 1,…

After No Response, Committee Advances Investigation Into Grizzly Bear Mismanagement

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Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R- Ariz.) led a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Martha Williams and National Park Service (NPS) Director Charles Sams continuing the committee's investigation into the administration’s troubling decision to relocate…

Pulling Back the Curtain: Members Demand Answers for CEQ Extremism

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OI Subcommittee

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a full committee oversight hearing on the environmental agenda of President Joe Biden’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the agency’s Fiscal Year 2025 budget request. Committee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "The extremists in the Biden administration converted a once small and…

In Advance of Hearing Next Week, Committee Continues Investigation Into CEQ's 30x30 Initiative Funding

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OI Subcommittee

This week, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Brenda Mallory, seeking further information on the use of 30x30 initiative funds. The letter comes after CEQ failed to comply with the committee's initial…

Committee Republicans Take Action Against Radical Activists in Biden's Department of the Interior Amidst Rising Extremism Threat

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OI Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on the influence of extreme activist groups within in the Department of the Interior under the Biden administration. Subcommittee Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) issued the following statement in response: “In Joe Biden’s Administration, extreme environmental activist groups have taken over the…

Committee Continues Investigating Biden Administration Migrant Encampment on National Park Service Property

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OI Subcommittee

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a letter to Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs Tom Perez regarding the process of selecting Floyd Bennett Field within the National Park Service’s Gateway National Recreation Area, to be used as a makeshift camp to house migrants.…

Biden's Border Crisis Brings Cartel Crime to Tribal Lands

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OI Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on how the Biden administration's failed border policies have allowed violent cartels to infiltrate and ravage rural tribal communities in remote locations far beyond America’s Southern border. Subcommittee Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) issued the following statement in response: “Joe Biden’s open…

Amid Surging Crime, Committee Probes NPS Illegal Migrant Encampment

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OI Subcommittee

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) led a letter to National Park Service Director Charles Sams, requesting additional information on the migrant encampments at Floyd Bennett Field in light of the tragic murder of Laken Riley. In part, the members…