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  • Biden Unilaterally Prevents Sustainable Energy Development in Colorado, Designates New National Monument
    Press Release
    Oct 12, 2022 -
    Today, U.S. President Joe Biden announced the initiation of a roughly 225,000 acre, 20-year mineral withdrawal in Colorado's Thomson Divide. He also designated a separate 54,000 acre national monument as the Camp Hale – Continental Divide National Monument. "As if it weren’t enough for Joe Biden to deplete our emergen... More
  • House Passes Republican Conservation Bill Benefiting South Dakota
    Press Release
    Sep 29, 2022 -
    Washington - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Gilt Edge Mine Conveyance Act, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), under suspension of the rules. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "Congressman Johnson's Gi... More
  • House Passes Three Republican Bills Conserving Historic, Scenic Areas
    Press Release
    Sep 21, 2022 -
    This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three Republican bills under suspension of the rules. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "I'm happy to see these Republican priorities move through the House this week. Congressman ... More
  • Westerman Visits Wisconsin for Forestry, Timber Site Tours
    Press Release
    Sep 9, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) concluded a trip to Wisconsin, where he joined U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) to attend the Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo and visit forestry operations in the state to learn more about Wisconsin's timber industry. "I always... More
  • Westerman Concludes Forestry Tour of Pacific Northwest
    Press Release
    Aug 25, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) concluded a tour of the Pacific Northwest, where he joined House Committee on Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa) to discuss forestry, American energy and o... More
  • Members Applaud U.S. Forest Service's Announcement on Actions to Save Our Sequoias
    Press Release
    Jul 22, 2022 -
    Today, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) announced it will use emergency powers under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to take immediate action on protecting Giant Sequoias, as first proposed by the bipartisan Save Our Sequoias (SOS) Act. The SOS Act was introduced by House Committee on Natural Resources Ranki... More
  • Solving Wildfire Crisis Requires Long-Term Forest Health Solutions
    Press Release
    Jul 21, 2022 -
    Washington - Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) hosted a forum to hear from witnesses across the country on the impacts of catastrophic wildfire and the need for long-term forest health. "The sobering fact remains that we are completely and utterly failing to turn the t... More
  • Bipartisan Group Urges Immediate Action to Save Our Sequoias
    Press Release
    Jul 19, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and U.S. Reps. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), David Valadao (R-Calif.), Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) and Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) in sending a letter to Chair Raúl Grijalva... More
  • DOI, USDA Fail to Acknowledge Skyrocketing Deferred Maintenance Backlog
    Press Release
    Jul 15, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and the committee's five subcommittee ranking members sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, demanding answers to an unanswered May 2022 letter i... More
  • Washburn Fire Highlights Necessity of Saving Our Sequoias
    Press Release
    Jul 13, 2022 -
    Washington - This week, the Washburn Fire is burning in the iconic Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park, threatening some of the oldest Giant Sequoias in the world. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), and U.S. Reps. Scott ... More
  • Catastrophic Wildfires Burn More Than 5 Million Acres, Reach Historic Highs
    Press Release
    Jul 12, 2022 -
    Today, the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) reported catastrophic wildfires have burned more than 5 million acres in 2022, double the 10-year average for wildfires. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "It's devastating to see s... More
  • ICYMI: We Need to Save America's Sequoias
    Press Release
    Jul 5, 2022 -
    We Need to Save America's Sequoias By House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) TIME Millions of people from all over the world come to visit our majestic Giant Sequoias every year. No photo can a... More
  • What They Are Saying: The Save Our Sequoias Act
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2022 -
    Washington - Last week, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), U.S. Reps. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.)David Valadao (R-Calif.), Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) and 26 other members in in... More
  • ICYMI: California's Giant Sequoias Are Being Destroyed By Wildfires. This Bill Can Save Them
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2022 -
    Turns out bipartisan cooperation in Washington, D.C. isn’t completely dead, after all. It just requires a tall miracle. Giant sequoias were considered virtually invulnerable to wildfire. That view abruptly changed over the past two years when nearly a fifth of the world’s largest trees perished in wildfires that devas... More
  • Bipartisan Coalition Leads Effort to Save America's Iconic Sequoias
    Press Release
    Jun 23, 2022 -
    Washington - Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), U.S. Reps. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), David Valadao (R-Calif.), Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) and 23 other members in intr... More
  • Members Urge VIP Act Implementation Before Memorial Day
    Press Release
    May 20, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, urging them to implement the provisions of the Alexander Lofgren Veterans in Parks Ac... More
  • ICYMI: GOP Raises Alarm On Biden Admin Wasting Billions Of Taxpayer Dollars
    Press Release
    May 17, 2022 -
    A group of House Republicans demanded Tuesday that the Biden administration provide assurance it isn’t wasting billions of dollars worth of taxpayer funds. The House Natural Resources Committee Republicans, led by Ranking Member Bruce Westerman, highlighted a series of funding discrepancies in the Biden administration... More
  • Westerman Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Enhance National Parks
    Press Release
    May 10, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined Committee Chair Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (D-Ohio) and Angus King (I-Maine) and more than 30other members in introducing the National Park Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2022. "You shouldn't visit a nati... More
  • Westerman, McCarthy Lead Bipartisan Giant Sequoias Tour
    Press Release
    May 6, 2022 -
    Yesterday, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and U.S. Reps. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), David Valadao (R-Calif.) and Jim Costa (D-Calif.) for a tour of the Sequoia National Forest. "California's Gia... More
  • Committee Republicans Continue Inquiry Into Interior Personnel's Ethics Issues
    Press Release
    May 3, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Ranking Member Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Blake Moore (R-Utah) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Senior Counselor t... More
  • Westerman Statement on Biden Forestry Announcement
    Press Release
    Apr 22, 2022 -
    Today, President Joe Biden signed an executive order on forestry. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "I'm pleased to see President Biden finally recognizing something congressional Republicans have promoted for years: that properly m... More
  • What They Are Saying: The No Timber From Tyrants Act
    Press Release
    Apr 11, 2022 -
    Last week, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced the No Timber From Tyrants Act. This legislation would prohibit imports of forest products from Russia and Belarus while ramping up responsible harvesting of American timber to create new jobs, produce more sustainable w... More
  • ICYMI: Republicans Seek Ban on Russian Timber, Boost to U.S. Logging
    Press Release
    Apr 8, 2022 -
    House Republicans proposed legislation Thursday that would ban imports of wood products from Russia and Belarus during the war with Ukraine, and ramp up domestic timber harvesting on public lands and national forests. The No Timber From Tyrants Act, sponsored by Natural Resources ranking member Bruce Westerman (Ark.),... More
  • Westerman Leads Legislation Banning Timber Imports From Russia
    Press Release
    Apr 7, 2022 -
    Washington - Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced the No Timber From Tyrants Act with the support of more than 80 members and 35 industry groups. This legislation would prohibit imports of forest products from Russia and Belarus while ramping up responsible har... More
  • Westerman, Spartz lead Bipartisan Ukrainian Independence Park Act
    Press Release
    Mar 15, 2022 -
    Washington - Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.), joined over 100 bipartisan cosponsors including Chair Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), and the co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Ukraine Caucus led by U.S. Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio... More
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