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Committee Considers Legislation to Support Domestic Energy Security, Increase Production

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EMR Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on two bills to support domestic energy production and security. Subcommittee Chairman Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) issued the following statement in response: “President Biden has managed to eliminate American energy independence within the span of two years, and gas prices continue to skyrocket as a result.…

Committee Condemns Migrant Camps in National Parks

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OI Subcommittee

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a full committee oversight hearing examining the Biden administration's use of National Park Service (NPS) lands for migrant camps. Committee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "The Biden administration's border policies continue to tarnish every aspect of American life. Not only have…

ICYMI: Across the Border and Into the Parks

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Mayor Eric Adams recently said that the endless flow of migrants will “destroy” New York City. I saw that firsthand last week when I toured migrant housing facilities and met with officials and tried to get to the bottom of their plans to house illegal migrants in the Gateway National Recreation Area, part of the National Park System. The day began with city officials denying me entry…

Committee Advances Legislation Furthering Access, Conservation Goals

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OI Subcommittee

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a full committee markup and favorably reported six bills out of committee. Committee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following statement in response: "Today marks another productive day in the House Committee on Natural Resources, where we are working to keep our Commitment to America…

House Passes Bipartisan Bills Investing in Outdoor Recreation, Promoting Tribal Sovereignty

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This week, three bills from the House Committee on Natural Resources passed the U.S. House of Representatives with significant bipartisan support. Committee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "Our committee has worked hard this Congress to pass commonsense bills helping Americans across the country. Arkansas is known across the country for…

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…

Biden's War on Domestic Energy Threatens Every American

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Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing examining the Biden administration's mismanagement of the federal onshore oil and gas program. Subcommittee Chairman Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) released the following statement in response: “From cancelling the Keystone XL Pipeline on his first day in office to withdrawing millions of acres of land from oil and…

Committee Considers Legislation Expanding Recreational, Local Access

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NFPL Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on four bills focused on expanding recreation opportunities and access across America. Subcommittee Chairman Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) issued the following statement in response: "The Subcommittee on Federal Lands is committed to improving access to our public lands, and these four bipartisan bills help us accomplish that…

Westerman Visits NYC Migrant Processing Center, Condemns Misuse of National Park Land

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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 U.S. Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.) conducted oversight on the migrant crisis currently happening on and around New York City (NYC) public lands.  "Even our national parks, often referred to as America's best idea, are being…

ESA Working Group Holds Policy Forum With the Western Caucus

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WOW Subcommittee

This week, the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Congressional Western Caucus hosted a forum to discuss the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and hear from witnesses from across America. "This dialogue was an essential step in our efforts to improve the ESA for the benefit of all Americans, not just the environmental lawyers profiting from endless litigation. The testimony we heard…