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  • Westerman Inquires Into Regulatory Overreach at Commerce Department
    Press Release
    Nov 7, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, inquiring into the agency's potential overreach of congressional authority and lack of proper rulemaking. In part, Westerman wrote: "The House Committee on Natural Re... More
  • Westerman, Thompson Inquire Into Regulatory Overreach at Forest Service
    Press Release
    Nov 3, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and House Committee on Agriculture Ranking Member G.T. Thompson (R-Pa.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, inquiring into the agency's potential overreach of congressional authority and lack of proper... More
  • Westerman Inquires Into CEQ's Rulemaking Overreach
    Press Release
    Oct 31, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to Council for Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory, inquiring into the council's potential overreach of congressional authority and lack of proper rulemaking. In part, Westerman wrote: "The Council for Environmental... More
  • ICYMI: House GOP Vows to Hold Biden Interior Dept. Accountable If Republicans Win Midterms
    Press Release
    Oct 17, 2022 -
    ICYMI: House GOP Vows to Hold Biden Interior Dept. Accountable If Republicans Win Midterms By House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) FOX News Oversight is one of Congress’s most important functions. Without robust, regular examinations of government agencies and processes, we run t... More
  • Westerman Inquires Into Postponed Haaland Hearing
    Press Release
    Sep 29, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to Chair Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), inquiring into the indefinite postponement of Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Deb Haaland's testimony before the committee. In part, Westerman wrote: "Under your chairmanship, S... More
  • Westerman, Lucas Investigating Scientific Integrity Violations by Senior White House Advisor
    Press Release
    Sep 22, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) sent a letter to the White House requesting the documents and communications necessary to conduct oversight of the administration’s response to s... More
  • Committee Democrats Block Government Oversight Requests
    Press Release
    Sep 21, 2022 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources reconvened a markup and held votes on the five Resolutions of Inquiry (ROIs) submitted by Republican committee members. Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "After a busy summer hearing from the men and women in my district ... More
  • Westerman Continues Oversight on Political Appointees' Conflicts of Interest, Financial Disclosures
    Press Release
    Jul 28, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to Inspector General Mark Greenblatt, following up on a request to audit the Departmental Ethics Office. In part, the member wrote: "Elected officials’ financial disclosures play an essential role in preventing conflicts o... More
  • Westerman, Moore Urge Consideration of Environmental Impact As Illegal Border Crossings Surge
    Press Release
    Jun 2, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Ranking Member Blake Moore (R-Utah) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, urging the department to address the negative impacts of illegal i... More
  • Skyrocketing Deferred Maintenance Backlog Demands Immediate Answers
    Press Release
    May 17, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, requesting answers to how their departments are implementing the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). In par... 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 Announces New Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member
    Press Release
    Feb 7, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) announced the new Subcommittee Ranking Member for the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. "I’m pleased to announce Congressman Blake Moore as the new Ranking Member of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. Since day one... More
  • Members Urge DOI, USDA to Consider Vaccine Mandate's Effects on Wildfire Response, Readiness
    Press Release
    Oct 27, 2021 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a bicameral letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack and U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, urging them to carefully reassess a vaccine mandate for firefighters that will inhibit effecti... More
  • Political Theater Will Not Solve Biden's Supply Chain, Energy Crises
    Press Release
    Oct 18, 2021 -
    Today, three Democrat members of the House Committee on Natural Resources held an in-person field hearing to discuss the effects of the recent oil pipeline rupture off the coast of California. Committee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "Our supply chain is already buc... More
  • Tracy Stone-Manning Is Unfit to Lead BLM
    Press Release
    Sep 30, 2021 -
    Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Tracy Stone-Manning as the next director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in a vote of 50-45. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "The very least we should expect from our leaders is honesty and t... More
  • Ranking Members Request Additional Information on Embattled BLM Nominee
    Press Release
    Sep 28, 2021 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), House Committee on Judiciary Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) sent letters to White House Presidential Personnel Office Director Cathy Russell and U.S. De... More
  • Republicans Assess Taliban’s Access to Critical Minerals
    Press Release
    Sep 13, 2021 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Ranking Member Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Ranking Member Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) sent a letter to U.S. Geological Survey Acting Director Dave Appleg... More
  • Committee Democrats Silence Debate on Reconciliation Instructions
    Press Release
    Sep 9, 2021 -
    Washington - Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources continued marking up the Natural Resources title of the House's Fiscal Year 2022 budget reconciliation legislation. While committee Republicans were still offering amendments to the legislation, Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) ended debate through an amendme... More
  • Committee Democrats Reject Commonsense Amendments
    Press Release
    Sep 2, 2021 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources began marking up the Natural Resources title of the House's Fiscal Year 2022 budget reconciliation legislation. Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement: "This reconciliation package is a bad bill with bad timing, plain and simple. During a t... More
  • Republican Committee Leaders Urge Grijalva to Postpone Markup
    Press Release
    Aug 30, 2021 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led the committee's Republican leadership in a letter urging Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) to postpone the upcoming full committee markup in light of the urgent crises facing Americans. In part, the members wrote: "We have grave conc... More
  • House Republicans Urge Biden to Rescind Stone-Manning Nomination
    Press Release
    Jul 28, 2021 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led 75 members - including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and 14 committee ranking members - in a letter to President Joe B... More
  • Members Survey Environmental Impacts of Illegal Immigration, Biden Border Crisis
    Press Release
    Jul 23, 2021 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a congressional delegation to McAllen, Texas to survey the impacts illegal immigration and the Biden border crisis have on sensitive wildlife habitats and federal lands along the border. U.S. Reps. Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.), John Moolena... More
  • Westerman, Gosar Continue Investigating DOI Officials' Ethics Compliance
    Press Release
    Jul 20, 2021 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Ranking Member Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Deputy Solicitor of Water Resources Daniel Cordalis and DOI's designated agency ethics official ... More
  • Committee Republicans Advance Bipartisan Bills, Offer Amendments to Dangerous Legislation
    Press Release
    Jul 14, 2021 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a markup, reporting a total of 14 bills out of committee. Twelve of these bills were bipartisan - including U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks' (R-Iowa) recently-introduced Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act - and passed by unanimous consent. However, committee Democrats al... More
  • Westerman, Gosar Inquire Into DOI Deputy Secretary's Conflicts of Interest
    Press Release
    Jun 28, 2021 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Ranking Member Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Deputy Secretary Tommy Beaudreau and DOI's designated agency ethics official Heather Gottry, req... More
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