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Oversight and Investigations

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…

Westerman, Gosar Demand Answers on How New National Monument Will Impact American Energy Security

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OI Subcommittee

Today, U.S. President Joe Biden announced he will use the Antiquities Act of 1906 to designate approximately 1 million acres as a national monument in Arizona. 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 administration officials in response, seeking…

Field Hearing Highlights Importance of Securing Hardrock and Critical Mineral Supply Chains

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OI Subcommittee

Today, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) hosted a field hearing with Vice Chairman Mike Collins (R-Ga.) and U.S. Reps. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Juan Ciscomani (R-Ariz.), Eli Crane (R-Ariz.) and Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) titled, "Securing Supply Chains: Access to Critical Minerals in the American Southwest." Gosar issued the following statement in…

Committee Investigates League of Conservation Voters' FARA Compliance

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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 League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski, inquiring into LCV's Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) compliance and fundraising, lobbying and political activities. In part, the members…

Committee Investigates Administration's Efforts to Limit Access to Federal Lands

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OI Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to examine the Biden administration's ongoing efforts to limit access to federal lands and ignore the interests of local communities. Subcommittee Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) released the following statement in response: "Congress, not unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., has authority over lands and…

Members Seek Additional Answers from USFWS on Use of Outside Consultants for "Social Change" Initiatives

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OI Subcommittee

Last week, 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 Director Martha Williams, seeking transparency on the use of funds to hire outside consultants for various trainings, projects and workshops that are unrelated to the mission of…

Gosar Leads Inquiry Into NOAA Advisor's Ethics Compliance

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OI Subcommittee

Today, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Senior Advisor Katie Westfall and U.S. Department of Commerce General Counsel and Designated Agency Ethics Official Leslie Kiernan, reviewing Westfall's potential ethics violations. In part, Gosar wrote: "Prior to joining the…

Westerman, Gosar Investigate DOI's Classified Material Vulnerabilities

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OI Subcommittee

Today, in light of recent high-profile leaks of classified U.S. government documents, 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. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Deb Haaland, requesting information on DOI's plans to mitigate hacking and…

Haaland Fails to Answer for Reckless Spending and Anti-American Energy Agenda

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Today, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Deb Haaland testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources on the administration's Fiscal Year 2024 budget, her first time before the committee in nearly two years. Committee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "At every turn, the Biden administration has opposed…

Republicans Announce Oversight Hearing to Hold Secretary Haaland Accountable

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OI Subcommittee

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources announced an oversight hearing during which U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Deb Haaland will testify before the committee for the first time since June 2021. House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "Oversight of government agencies is a crucial…