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  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Bills Fostering Public Land Development, Conservation
    Press Release
    Jul 23, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 2630 (U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.), H.R. 3045 (U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind.), H.R. 5979 (U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky.), H.R. 6077 (U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y.), H.R. 5613 (U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan.), S. 2850 (U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.), H.R. 5875 (U.S. Rep. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Gu... More
  • ICYMI: In Reversal, Pentagon Now Says It Backs GOP Measure on Birds
    In Case You Missed It
    Jul 19, 2018 -
    By Matthew Daly The Associated Press In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon said Thursday it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. In an email to Congress, ... More
  • ICYMI: Defense Department Walks Back Opposition to Sage Grouse Amendment
    In Case You Missed It
    Jul 19, 2018 -
    By Miranda Green The Hill The Department of Defense is clarifying its stance on a controversial amendment in the House National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would keep a species of bird from being listed as endangered in the next ten years. In a statement Thursday the DOD walked back previous recommendations t... More
  • Committee Advances Slate of Federal Lands, Water Bills
    Press Release
    Jul 18, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed 10 bills, H.R. 5171 (Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.), H.R. 5347 (Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev.), H.R. 5556 (Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.), H.R. 5923 (Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark.), H.R. 5979 (Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky.), H.R. 6038 (Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.), H.R. 6039 (Rep. Kev... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Several Federal Land Management Bills
    Press Release
    Jul 17, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 4645 (U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 3777 (U.S. Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah), H.R. 4032 (U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz.), and H.R. 1037 (U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass.). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement: “These bills improve how we manage our natural reso... More
  • Committee Advances Slate of Federal Lands, Tribal Bills
    Press Release
    Jul 11, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed six bills including H.R. 6302 (Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich.), H.R. 1482 (Rep. Michael Simpson, R-Ind.), H.R. 3764 (Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 5613 (Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan.), H.R. 6077 (Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y.), and H.R. 577 (Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev.). H.R. 630... More
  • House Passes Bill to Prevent Catastrophic Wildfire in Oregon
    Press Release
    Jul 11, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2075, the Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection Act. Introduced by Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), this bill makes necessary adjustments to the wilderness study areas adjacent to Crooked River Ranch in Oregon to reduce the risk of wildfire for the local community. “Once aga... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Several Federal Land Management Bills
    Press Release
    Jun 25, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 5751 (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah), H.R. 221 (U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Ala.), H.R. 3392 (U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La.), H.R. 805 (U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.), H.R. 1791 (U.S. Rep. David Reichert, R-Wash.), H.R. 4257 (U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah), and H.R. 857 (U.S. Rep. Paul Cook, R... More
  • Bishop’s Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act Passes House
    Press Release
    Jun 25, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5751, the Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act. Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), the bill recognizes the historic significance of the completion of America’s first transcontinental railroad by establishing the 52nd U.S. Historical Park and designating it the... More
  • Committee Probes CBD on Relationship with Foreign Entities, Opposition to U.S. Military Operations
    Letters
    Jun 20, 2018 -
    TO: Director Kieran Suckling FROM: Chairmen Rob Bishop & Bruce Westerman Since 2003, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) has represented a coalition of Japanese and American environmental groups in litigation attempting to stop the planned relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma (MCAS Futenma), located on ... More
  • Pearce Introduces Two Bills in the House of Representatives
    Press Release
    Jun 15, 2018 -
    Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) released the following statement regarding two bills he has sponsored, H.R. 6106, Common Sense Permitting and H.R. 6107, Ending Duplicative Permitting Act, which were introduced yesterday in the House of Representatives: “The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) inability to timely permit energy... More
  • Committee Seeks Information from Defense Department on Impact of Environmental Litigation on Military Readiness
    Press Release
    Jun 13, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis requesting information about foreign entities using U.S.-based 501(c) organizations as proxies in en... More
  • ICYMI: GOP Lawmakers Warn Environmental Activist Lawsuits Could Help America's Adversaries
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 13, 2018 -
    By Adam Shaw Fox News House Republicans warned Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday that lawsuits filed against the Pentagon by environmental advocacy groups in the U.S. may be unwittingly helping America’s adversaries, particularly China. A letter sent by members of the House Committee on Natural Resources warned... More
  • Slate of Bills from Utah Delegation Pass Committee
    Press Release
    Jun 6, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources advanced several federal lands bills including H.R. 5751 (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah), H.R. 3777 (Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah), H.R. 4824 (Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah), and H.R. 5597 (Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah). In what may be a Committee first, a bill from each member of the Ut... More
  • Politico Pro Q&A: House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 1, 2018 -
    Politico Almost every member of Congress thinks the institution is broken in some way, and House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) is no exception. Bishop, a former state legislator who is seeking reelection this year for one final term in the House, wants to abolish the Senate filibuster, reform the appro... More
  • Bishop and Wyden: Public Lands Should Be for the Public to Enjoy
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    May 15, 2018 -
    Winter is finally winding down, and people are heading outside to enjoy the great outdoors. Enjoying and protecting our outdoor places has helped define what’s exceptional about our country. Millions of Americans enjoy hiking, biking, hunting, camping, boating, fishing and numerous other outdoor activities that improve... More
  • Bishop Introduces the Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act
    Press Release
    May 10, 2018 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman (R-Utah) introduced the Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act. The bill recognizes the historic significance of the completion of America’s first transcontinental railroad by establishing the 52nd U.S. Historical Park and designating it the, “Golden Spike National Histo... More
  • Introducing the 'Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act'
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    May 10, 2018 -
    Nearly 100 years after the Golden Spike was driven at Utah’s Promontory Summit, Governor Cal Rampton proclaimed May 10th to represent "the historic climax in a long struggle to bind together this nation with the iron rails which reached from ocean to ocean." The governor's proclamation reminds us that May 10th "stands ... More
  • Committee Advances Tribal, Federal Lands Bills
    Press Release
    May 8, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed bills including H.R. 5655 (Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky.), H.R. 5317 (Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash.), H.R. 2591 (Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga.), H.R. 221 (Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska), H.R. 4032 (Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz.), and H.R. 4689 (Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb.). “Toda... More
  • Committee Advances Bills to Save Western Ratepayers Millions, Establish National Heritage and Memorial Sites
    Press Release
    Apr 11, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3144 (Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash), H.R. 3392 (Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La.), H.R. 3997 (Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-Pa.), H.R. 4257 (Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah), and H.R. 5005 (Rep. Al Lawson, Jr., D-Fla.). H.R. 3144 provides certainty over the reliable managem... More
  • Bishop: Trump Administration Committed To Removing Environmental Roadblocks
    Press Release
    Apr 9, 2018 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today following the Cabinet Secretaries’ Memorandum of Understanding with President Trump on the goal of improving and streamlining environmental reviews for major infrastructure projects: “Projects designed to improve our country’s infrastructure are failing ... More
  • A Lesson in Bipartisanship: Starting Small on Infrastructure to Go Big
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Mar 22, 2018 -
    A Lesson in Bipartisanship: Starting Small on Infrastructure to Go Big Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) The Washington Times March 21, 2018 Warmer months are just around the corner, presenting an opportune time to visit a national park — and millions of Americans will do just that. But most visitors will be unaware that the ... More
  • Fixing what is broken: A bipartisan solution for our national parks
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Mar 20, 2018 -
    Fixing what is broken: A bipartisan solution for our national parks Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) The Hill March 20, 2018 Bipartisanship is hard to come by in Washington on any given day, but it’s especially scarce during an election year. Yet on one issue, reducing the maintenance backlog... More
  • Panel Reviews Legislation to Improve Recreation Opportunities on Federal Lands
    Press Release
    Oct 3, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 3400, the bipartisan “Recreation Not Red-Tape Act” or “RNR Act.” Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), the bill lowers regulatory barriers to increase public access to outdoor recreation opportunities on federal... More
  • Chairman Bishop Request to Secretaries Perdue and Zinke to Examine Politically Motivated Mineral Withdrawals
    Press Release
    Sep 28, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Perdue and Interior Secretary Zinke on mineral withdrawals. The letter states, “[U]nder the prior administration, mineral access on Federal land was regularly and systemically blocked, harming our nation’s economic and strategic potential. Indeed,... More
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