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  • Bishop Response to WSJ Editorial on the Land and Water Conservation Fund
    Press Release
    Nov 3, 2015 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resource Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to an editorial in the Wall Street Journal: “One of the harshest things that a government can do is to take away a citizen’s land and home. The fact that for 50 years the Land and Water Conservation Fund has... More
  • Bishop: President Obama Disregards Law to Fundamentally Transform Federal Lands Policy
    Press Release
    Nov 3, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to the White House’s memorandum on “Mitigating Impacts on Natural Resources from Development and Encouraging Related Private Investment.” “Memorandum, executive order…call it what you will. President Obama is thro... More
  • Freeing Indians From Obama's Grip
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Oct 28, 2015 -
    OP-ED: Freeing Indians From Obama's Grip Wall Street Journal Chairman Rob Bishop Poor access to health care, drug and alcohol abuse, teen suicide, and a lack of job opportunities plague Indian reservations across the country. With unemployment rates in a number of large Indian communities well over 50%, many tribes li... More
  • House Passes the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015
    Press Release
    Oct 22, 2015 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 1937, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2015 with bipartisan support by a vote of 254-177. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “China is winning and we are losing. Rather than harness our abundant mineral resources for the betterment of... More
  • Bishop Introduces Tribal Recognition Act
    Press Release
    Oct 21, 2015 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced H.R. 3764, the Tribal Recognition Act of 2015 and issued the following statement. “The tribal recognition process has been a mess for decades. The authority to recognize tribes is one that belongs to Congress, not the executive branch. Ho... More
  • Bishop: Interior Arctic Lease Cancellation Plays into Russia’s Hands
    Press Release
    Oct 16, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the announcement made today by the U.S. Department of the Interior that it will cancel the two potential Arctic offshore lease sales scheduled under the current five-year offshore oil and gas leasing program for 2012-2017:... More
  • E&E News: Dems Urge Obama To Be Transparent About Marine Monument Plans
    In Case You Missed It
    Oct 14, 2015 -
    The Obama administration is now facing pressure from Democrats to be more open about a possible marine monument off New England. Massachusetts Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren sent a letter to Obama yesterday asking for more public input into the possible monument. The Conservation Law Foundation, Natural Resources... More
  • Washington Examiner: Obama's 'energy-no, pot yes' policy
    In Case You Missed It
    Oct 13, 2015 -
    A bill approved by the House this week aims to end what one senior Republican calls the Obama administration's "double standard" when it comes to growing pot, an illegal act under federal law, and producing oil and gas from fracking on tribal lands. "What's bizarre is that for energy production, the administration inte... More
  • Bishop Statement on Court Decision to Halt Waters of the U.S. Rule
    Press Release
    Oct 9, 2015 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) responded to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling regarding the Environmental Protect Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. “It is sad that we need the courts to tell the Obama Administration to rethink this issue and do the right thing. Why can’t the agenci... More
  • Native American Energy Act Passes House with Bipartisan Vote, Broad Support from Indian Country
    Press Release
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 538, the Native American Energy Act with bipartisan support by a vote of 254-173. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “H.R. 538 seeks to correct the injustices done to tribal energy potential, which has suffered at the incompetent hands of federal bureaucracy. With ... More
  • Yellowstone and Grande Teton Paddling Act (H.R. 974)
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 974 Out of Committee (Approved by a Roll Call Vote of 23 yeas and 15 nays) To direct the Secretary of the Interior to promulgate regulations to allow the use of hand-propelled vessels on certain rivers and streams that flow in and through certain Federal lands in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton Na... More
  • Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act (H.R. 1107)
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 1107 Out of Committee (Approved by Unanimous Consent) To require the secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets. Gosar Amendment #1 (Adopted by Unanimous Consent) *For complete legislative action for the October... More
  • H.R. 1820
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 1820 Out of Committee (Approved by Unanimous Consent) To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to retire coal preference right lease applications for which the Secretary has made an affirmative commercial quantities determination, and for other purposes. *For complete legislative action for the October... More
  • H.R. 2212
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 2212 Out of Committee (Approved by Unanimous Consent) To take certain Federal lands located in Lassen County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Susanville Indian Rancheria, and for other purposes. LaMalfa Amendment #1 (Adopted by Unanimous Consent) *For complete legislative action for the Oct... More
  • Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act (H.R. 2270)
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 2270 Out of Committee (Approved by Unanimous Consent) To redesignate the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, located in the State of Washington, as the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, to establish the Medicine Creek Treaty National History Site within the wildlife refuge, and for othe... More
  • SHARE Act (H.R. 2406)
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 2406 Out of Committee (Approved by a Roll Call Vote of 21 yeas and 15 nays) To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes. Gosar Amendment 134 (Adopted by Voice Vote) Radewagen Amendment #1 (Adopted by Roll Call Vote of 20 yeas and 15 nays) G... More
  • H.R. 2270
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 2270 Out of Committee (Approved by Unanimous Consent) To redesignate the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, located in the State of Washington, as the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, to establish the Medicine Creek Treaty National Historic Site within the wildlife refuge, and for oth... More
  • Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015 (H.R. 3382)
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 3382 Out of Committee (Approved by Roll Call Vote of 21 yeas and 16 nays) To amend the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act to enhance recreational opportunities, environmental restoration activities, and forest management activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin, and for other purposes. McClintock Amendment 001 (Adopte... More
  • H.R. 1452
    Committee Votes
    Oct 8, 2015 -
    Reporting H.R. 1452 Out of Committee (Approved by Voice Vote) To authorize Escambia County, Florida, to convey certain property that was formerly part of Santa Rosa Island National Monument and that was conveyed to Escambia County subject to restrictions on use and reconveyance. *For complete legislative action for the... More
  • Committee Requests Information on Obama Administration's Intentions to Designate or Expand Marine Monuments in Nation's Waters
    Press Release
    Oct 7, 2015 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), and Reps. John Fleming (R-LA), Don Young (R-AK), and Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS) sent a letter today to Council on Environmental Quality Managing Director Christy Goldfuss and Assistant Administrator for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Eileen Sobeck to request... More
  • Bishop, Fleming, Young and Radewagen Letter to Christy Goldfuss and Eileen Sobeck
    Letters
    Oct 7, 2015 -
    TO: Ms. Christy Goldfuss Ms. Eileen Sobeck FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman John Fleming Don Young Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen Dear Ms. Goldfuss and Ms. Sobeck: The House Natural Resources Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee recently held an oversight hearing on the potential designation of marine national monuments, incl... More
  • Bishop Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewell and the Honorable Tom Vilsack
    Letters
    Oct 7, 2015 -
    TO: The Honorable Sally Jewell The Honorable Tom Vilsack FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman Dear Secretaries Jewell and Vilsack: The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (LWCF) is over 50 years old and has only been amended a few times in that 50 years. The House Committee on Natural Resources (Committee) is closely examining ... More
  • Bishop Requests Information from Departments on Federal Land Grabs Through LWCF
    Press Release
    Oct 7, 2015 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack requesting information about federal agencies recent land acquisitions and stewardship of existing federal lands. Th... More
  • GRAPHIC: The Native American Energy Act
    Press Release
    Oct 7, 2015 -
    Tomorrow, the House will consider H.R. 538 – “The Native American Energy Act.” Sponsored by Indian, Insular & Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee Chairman Don Young (R-AK), the legislation addresses the federal government’s overregulation of Indian lands, which has hindered Indian tribes and Alaska Native Corporations f... More
  • Four Governors: Federal Overreach Causing Major Problems in the West
    Press Release
    Sep 30, 2015 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing with four Western governors on “Respecting State Authority in Regards to Resource Management and Energy Development.” Governors Matt Mead (R-WY), Steve Bullock (D-MT), Dennis Daugaard (R-SD), and Gary Herbert (R-UT) all expressed major concerns a... More

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