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Oversight and Investigations

Committee Seeks Answers on Natural Capital Accounting, Dangers of Monetizing Nature

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OI Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on the Biden administration's strategy for natural capital accounting scheme and the implications of these policies. Subcommittee Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) issued the following statement in response: "By sidestepping Congress, the Biden Administration failed to take into account the impact of…

Committee Probes OMB's Role in Natural Capital Accounting Decision Making

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OI Subcommittee

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shalanda Young, regarding the Biden administration’s efforts to incorporate natural capital accounting and ecosystem services valuation into federal decision making and federal actions. The committee is seeking information from OMB to understand…

Members Initiate Probe Into SEC's Rule Change Permitting Foreign Agents and Radical Activists to Control America's National Parks and Lands

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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 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler and Director Haoxiang Zhu, seeking information on a proposed rule change to permit the listing of Natural Asset Companies (NACs) on the New York…

One Small Hearing for the Committee, One Giant Leap for the Critical Mineral Supply Chain

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OI Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on mineral supply chains and the next space race. Subcommittee Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) issued the following statement in response: "Today’s subcommittee hearing on mining in space is more important than some may realize. Our competitors, including China, are far ahead of us. Mining…

House Passes Legislation Preventing Biden Administration from Housing Migrants in National Parks

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OI Subcommittee

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5283, the Protecting our Communities from Failure to Secure the Border Act of 2023. "Earlier this year, I led a group of my colleagues to New York City after we heard the alarming news that the Department of Interior had begun housing migrants in the Gateway Recreation Area in Brooklyn. We were shocked to learn this was not…

In Aftermath of Disastrous Mineral Withdrawal, Committee Demands Answers from DOI

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OI Subcommittee

Today, 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.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning, requesting answers on the…

After CEQ Bucks Congressional Oversight, Westerman Passes Amendment Reducing CEQ Funding

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OI Subcommittee

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman’s (R-Ark.) amendment #58 to H.R. 4821, the Department of Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2024. This amendment will reduce CEQ funding to its authorized level of $1 million. Westerman issued the following statement in…

Committee Seeks Additional Information Regarding Secretary Haaland’s Dubious Ethical Behavior

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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.) sent a letter to Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Departmental Ethics Office Director Heather Gottry, probing further into Haaland's alleged conflicts of interest and seeking documentation to conduct necessary…

Biden's Abuse of Federal Water Designation Programs Prompts Committee Oversight Hearing

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OI Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing examining barriers to access in federal waters, taking a closer look at the marine sanctuary and monument systems. Subcommittee Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) issued the following statement in response: “Our federal waters are already well protected through planned management and regulations, yet…

Members Demand Clarity and Transparency from Commerce and NOAA on Lower Snake River Dams

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OI Subcommittee

This week, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries Chairman Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator…