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  • Leaders and Experts on Indian Country Issues Express Support for Bill to Advance Tribal Self-Determination, Sovereignty
    Press Release
    Oct 25, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a legislative hearing on H.R. 215, the “American Indian Empowerment Act of 2017.” Introduced by Chairman Emeritus Don Young (R-AK), the bill authorizes federally recognized tribes to lease and regulate their own lands and eliminate federal govern... 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
  • Bishop Statement on Nomination of Tara Sweeney to Be Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs
    Press Release
    Oct 17, 2017 -
    Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Tara Sweeney to be Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs within the Department of the Interior. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “Tara Sweeney is a superb choice with decades of experience empowering Indian and Alaska Native ... 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
  • Chairman, Bishop, Westerman, LaMalfa, Gonalez-Colon Letter to the Honorable Christopher Wray
    Letters
    Oct 17, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Christopher Wray FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Chariman Bruce Westerman, Chairman Doug LaMalfa, Rep. Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon Dear Director Wray: On October 12, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) San Juan Field Office announced that "[t]he FBI has received numerous complaints of mishandling a... More
  • Chairman, Bishop, Westerman, LaMalfa, Gonalez-Colon Letter to the Honorable William B. "Brock" Long
    Letters
    Oct 17, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable William B. "Brock" Long FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Chariman Bruce Westerman, Chairman Doug LaMalfa, Rep. Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon Dear Administrator Long: On October 12, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) San Juan Field Office announced that "[t]he FBI has received numerous complaints of m... More
  • Committee Passes "Native American Energy Act"
    Press Release
    Oct 4, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 210. Introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-AK), the “Native American Energy Act” addresses the federal government’s overregulation of Indian lands to promote energy development by Indian tribes and Alaska Native Corporations. “The Native American Energy Act is criti... 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
  • Administration, Bipartisan Members Outline Support for Bishop’s Tribal Recognition Act
    Press Release
    Sep 26, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a legislative hearing on H.R. 3744, Chairman Rob Bishop’s (R-UT) “Tribal Recognition Act of 2017.” “The Department of the Interior appreciates the Chairman’s work on this important issue and supports the goals of improving the overall administrat... 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 Introduces Tribal Recognition Act of 2017
    Press Release
    Sep 14, 2017 -
    On Tuesday, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced H.R. 3744, the “Tribal Recognition Act of 2017.” The bill restores the constitutional framework to tribal recognition authorities vested with Congress under Article I. Chairman Bishop issued the following statement: “The constitutional authority to recognize tribal stat... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Appropriations Package
    Press Release
    Sep 14, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on House passage of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018: “This package builds on the administration’s efforts to reduce bureaucracy and promote regulatory certainty across the Department of the Interior and other federal ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Rescindment of Federal Coal, Oil and Gas Valuation Rule
    Press Release
    Aug 7, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior (DOI) rescinded the Office of Natural Resources Revenue’s (ONRR) “Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Rule.” Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This rescindment is another important step by the Trump administration to position... More
  • Panel Evaluates Policy Options on Trust Land Acquisitions
    Press Release
    Jul 13, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing to review the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) policies governing the acquisition of land into trust for Indian tribes. The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (IRA) delegates broad authority to the Secretary of the Interior to acquire ... More
  • Wall Street Journal: People Are Dying Here: Federal Hospitals Fail Native Americans
    In Case You Missed It
    Jul 7, 2017 -
    Indian Health Service facilities sanctioned for dangerous, faulty care, leaving often-impoverished patients on remote reservations without services required by law By Dan Frosch and Christopher Weaver At the Indian Health Service hospital in Pine Ridge, S.D., a 57-year-old man was sent home with a bronchitis diagnosis—... More
  • Bishop Statement on Puerto Rico Oversight Board and PREPA
    Press Release
    Jun 28, 2017 -
    Yesterday, the Puerto Rico Financial Oversight and Management Board rejected the Puerto Rico Electricity Power Authority (PREPA) restructuring support agreement (RSA) between Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló and PREPA’s creditors. Chairman Rob Bishop issued the following statement: “Congress provided a path to sta... More
  • Subcommittee Examines Bill to Improve Indian Healthcare
    Press Release
    Jun 21, 2017 -
    The Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a legislative hearing today on H.R. 2662, the “Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act of 2017. Introduced by Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), the bill addresses longstanding problems with the way the Indian Health Service (IHS) administers he... More
  • Panel: Trio of Bills Empower Tribes and Alaska Natives
    Press Release
    Jun 7, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a legislative hearing on a series of bills that would empower Indian and Alaska Native communities to direct their own affairs. They place decision-making power in the hands of those most qualified to make decisions on local issues: the tribes an... More
  • Interior Official: Land Consolidation Program Failing Native Americans, Taxpayers
    Press Release
    May 23, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing on the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Cobell Land Consolidation Program. The program authorizes DOI to purchase highly fractionated allotments and consolidate them in tribal ownership. After an expenditure of over $1 billion, it rem... More
  • President Trump Signs into Law Measure Ending FWS’s Unlawful Power Grab in Alaska
    Press Release
    Apr 4, 2017 -
    Yesterday, President Trump signed into law H.J. Res. 69 sponsored by Rep. Don Young (R-AK). The joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act overturns the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule on “Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wi... More
  • Subcommittee Presses Panel on Status of Puerto Rico’s Power Utility Restructuring Agreement
    Press Release
    Mar 22, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held an oversight hearing on the status of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA). PREPA, the state-owned, self-regulated monopoly that operates as Puerto Rico's public utility, provides power generation... More
  • Indian Country and Insular Territories in Desperate Need of Infrastructure Updates
    Press Release
    Mar 9, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held an oversight hearing exploring ways to improve infrastructure in tribal and insular communities. “Quality infrastructure boosts economic development, creates jobs, and quality of life increases. Nowhere is this more important than tribal and insu... More
  • Bishop Reaction to Trump Actions on Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines
    Press Release
    Jan 24, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s actions related to the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines: “I’m glad this President understands we can create more jobs and provide affordable energy through domestic resource develop... More
  • Wall Street Journal: It’s Time for the Feds to Get Out of Indian Country
    In Case You Missed It
    Oct 7, 2016 -
    By: Terry L. Anderson and Shawn Regan As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump court the minority vote, they have paid virtually no attention to one of the most impoverished groups—Native Americans. More than any other group, American Indians are shackled by bureaucratic red tape that deprives them of the same rights and di... More
  • Bishop: Native Hawaiian Rule is Unconstitutional
    Press Release
    Sep 23, 2016 -
    Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior issued the final rule to create a Native Hawaiian government. The rule, which is highly disputed and raises difficult constitutional issues, includes new administrative procedures and criteria for establishing such relationships. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the followi... More
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