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  • Bishop, González-Colón, LaMalfa, Young Offer Path Forward to Advance Puerto Rican Statehood
    Press Release
    Nov 27, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) sent a letter to Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello Nevares, Puerto Rican Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz,... More
  • Bishop Statement on Puerto Rico’s Audited Financials Release
    Press Release
    Jul 2, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), today issued the following statement regarding the release of Puerto Rico’s audited financials for Fiscal Year 2015. “The passage of PROMESA was instigated by a need for fiscal discipline and transparency within Puerto Rico, and the release of these audite... More
  • Bishop Files Amicus Brief to Facilitate Proper Interpretation of PROMESA
    Press Release
    Jul 2, 2018 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) filed an amicus brief over the weekend with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on the legislative intent of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). The brief, which was requested by the Court, outlines th... More
  • ICYMI: Key House Panel Plans Hearing on Puerto Rico Electrical Grid Recovery
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 5, 2018 -
    By Colin Wilhelm Politico Pro The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing this summer on Puerto Rico's fitful recovery from hurricanes Maria and Irma focused on the U.S. territory's troubled electrical grid. Chairman Rob Bishop called the power grid and Puerto Rico's $70 billion debt crisis "interrelated"... More
  • Bishop: GAO Report Highlights Drivers of Puerto Rico Debt Crisis, Island’s Ongoing Lack of Transparency
    Press Release
    May 9, 2018 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report highlighting factors contributing to the debt crisis in Puerto Rico and the systemic lack of accountability and transparency across the territoria... More
  • Committee Seeks Answers on Corruption at Puerto Rico Power Utility
    Press Release
    Mar 12, 2018 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) and Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Chairman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) sent a letter to the Interim Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) on recent allegat... More
  • Bishop Statement on Puerto Rico Fiscal Plans, PREPA Privatization
    Press Release
    Jan 25, 2018 -
    Today, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló submitted updated fiscal plans to the Financial Management and Oversight Board, as required under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). The proposals include initial plans for the privatization of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority... More
  • Rob Bishop: Congress must cement Trump's public lands agenda into law
    In Case You Missed It
    Jan 2, 2018 -
    Washington Examiner Rep. Rob Bishop, who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee, says he's thrilled to finally be working with a president who supports the idea of returning the control of federal land to states and localities. But in an interview with the Washington Examiner, he said Congress needs to work quick... More
  • Financial Controls Over Federal Assistance Dominates Hearing on Hurricane Recovery in U.S. Territories
    Press Release
    Nov 14, 2017 -
    Today, the Full Committee held an oversight hearing on “The Need for Transparent Financial Accountability in Territories' Disaster Recovery Efforts." The panel reviewed the financial needs of both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and the need and form of appropriate Federal oversight. “Improved coordination and ... More
  • ***Hearing Postponed*** Hearing on Puerto Rico’s Recovery and the Role of the Financial Oversight and Management Board Postponed
    Press Release
    Oct 19, 2017 -
    The House Committee on Natural Resources hearing titled “Examining Challenges in Puerto Rico’s Recovery and the Role of the Financial Oversight and Management Board" scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017 has been postponed until further notice, at a date and time to be determined. More
  • Chairmen Send Letters to FBI and FEMA Regarding Allegations of the Misappropriation of Hurricane Aid in Puerto Rico
    Press Release
    Oct 17, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William B. “Brock” Long and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray concerning allegations of mishandling and misappropriation of emergency supplies provided by the federal government for ... More
  • Bishop Announces Members Forum to Discuss Rescue and Recovery in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
    Press Release
    Sep 28, 2017 -
    Today, Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) announced a member forum on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM to discuss potential legislative actions within the Committee’s judication to reinforce ongoing rescue and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Chairman Bishop issue... More
  • Bishop Statement on Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
    Press Release
    Sep 20, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on Hurricane Maria’s impact on the territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: "The residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have been devastated by Hurricane Maria, a storm that took human lives and l... More
  • Bishop Statement on President’s PROMESA Oversight Board Appointments
    Press Release
    Aug 31, 2016 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on President Obama’s appointments to the Financial Management and Oversight Board (Oversight Board) established through the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (Public Law No. 114-187). “We applaud t... More
  • Bishop Statement on Senate Passage of PROMESA
    Press Release
    Jun 29, 2016 -
    Today, the U.S. Senate passed S. 2328, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), with a bipartisan vote of 68-30. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “With a decade-long recession, worsening humanitarian conditions, a mass exodus of its residents and a looming f... More
  • House Passes Puerto Rico Legislation with Bipartisan Support
    Press Release
    Jun 9, 2016 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 5278, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), with a bipartisan vote of 297-127. “Today the House acted to prevent Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis from escalating to a humanitarian catastrophe. This legislation provides Puerto Rico with tools to impose disci... More
  • Bishop Issues Statement on PROMESA Advancing in House
    Press Release
    May 25, 2016 -
    The House Committee on Natural Resources today passed H.R. 5278, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, with a bipartisan vote of 29-10. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Congress has a moral and constitutional responsibility to address the growing crisis in Puerto ... More
  • Chairman Bishop’s Opening Statement for Full Committee Markup of H.R. 5278
    Press Release
    May 24, 2016 -
    Today, during the Committee’s markup on H.R. 5278 (Rep. Sean Duffy), the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA),” Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) delivered the following statement: As prepared for delivery: “Puerto Rico is in the midst of a financial and economic crisis of historic proporti... More
  • PROMESA Promises Hope for Puerto Rico and Its Investors
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    May 22, 2016 -
    OP-ED: PROMESA Promises Hope for Puerto Rico and Its Investors By Rep. Rob Bishop & Rep. Sean Duffy Chapter 9 bankruptcy isn’t the only option for Puerto Rico With great power comes great responsibility. Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress is vested with the power to “make all needful rules and regulations respectin... More
  • Revised Puerto Rico Legislation Introduced in House
    Press Release
    May 18, 2016 -
    Tonight, H.R. 5278, the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA),” was introduced in the House. Bill sponsor Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and cosponsor Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) issued the following statements: “Years of disastrous... More
  • Washington Post: A Dark Money Group's Misleading Claim that the Puerto Rico Debt Plan is a 'Bailout'
    In Case You Missed It
    May 10, 2016 -
    Michelle Ye Hee Lee “Small investors like Teresa own 80 percent of Puerto Rico’s debt. … This is a bailout of Puerto Rico on the backs of savers like Teresa. Congress wants to bail out Puerto Rico with Teresa’s retirement savings.” –political ad by Center for Individual Freedom The Center for Individual Freedom is a 5... More
  • Panel: PROMESA Will Solve Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis and Avoid Federal Bailout
    Press Release
    Apr 13, 2016 -
    Today, the Committee held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4900, the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA).” This is the fourth in a series of hearings to address the deepening fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico. The witnesses testified that the foundations of this bill are legally, economical... More
  • Bishop: Obama Administration’s Proposed Changes to Puerto Rico Legislation Necessitate Markup Delay
    Press Release
    Apr 13, 2016 -
    Today, after the House Committee on Natural Resources adjourned markup on H.R. 4900, the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA),” Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The Administration is still negotiating on provisions of the legislation, creating uncertainty i... More
 

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