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  • Panel: Border Security, Environment Threatened on Federal Border Lands
    February 15, 2018 – Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations held a hearing to review bureaucratic challenges to securing the border on federal lands. Testimony highlighted the need to increase the U.S. Border Patrol’s access to federal borderlands in order to strengthen national and environmental security. “Cross border viol... More
  • Panel Reviews Bill to Boost Domestic Critical Mineral Production
    February 15, 2018 – Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 520, the “National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act” (Rep. Mark Amodei) (R-NV). “There are many things that make the United States exceptional… We are blessed with the natural advantage of vast mineral resources, wh... More
  • Bipartisan, Locally Supported National Monument Bills Advance Through Committee
    February 14, 2018 – Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 4895, the “Medgar Evers National Monument Act” (Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-MS), establishing the Medgar Evers National Monument, and H.R. 835 (Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-CO), expanding the boundaries of the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. “Today is a good day... More

Headlines

  • Op-Ed: The Mad Rush of Bears Ears Mining Claims That Never Happened
    February 20, 2018 – Op-Ed: The Mad Rush of Bears Ears Mining Claims That Never Happened Washington Examiner Matthew Anderson February 19, 2018 When the Outdoor Retailer and Snow Shows debuted last month in Denver, attendees surveyed the latest and greatest in outdoor recreation equipment. But even with all this novelty and innovation, the... More
  • National Journal: Top Natural Resources Democrat Wants Colleagues to Step Up
    January 17, 2018 – National Journal House Natural Resources Committee ranking member Raul Grijalva is calling into question rank-and-file Democratic commitment to combatting one of the most controversial Trump administration regulatory rollbacks: the dramatic downsizing of the Bears Ears National Monument. And he’s not alone. One of his ... More
  • 2018 Legislative Preview: National Monuments
    January 8, 2018 – 2018 Legislative Preview: National Monuments CQ Magazine – Cover Story January, 8 2018 As the Trump administration moves to scale back national monuments designated by past presidents under the Antiquities Act, House Republicans are looking for ways to make that mission easier by overhauling the 111-year old statute. H... More

Op-Eds

  • Deseret News: Rob Bishop: Changing the Dialogue on Public Lands from 'The Problem' to 'Our Problem'
    February 1, 2018 – Deseret News "As the chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, I have a responsibility to conduct oversight of Department of the Interior and its nine constituent bureaus that are responsible for protecting our national parks and natural resources, managing federal lands, producing impactful research and carrying ou... More
  • President Trump's Courageous Decision to Shrink Utah Monuments Places Principle Ahead of Politics
    December 7, 2017 – OP-ED: President Trump's Courageous Decision to Shrink Utah Monuments Places Principle Ahead of Politics Rep. Rob Bishop Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources President Trump traveled to Utah this week to announce a reduction in the Grand Staircase–Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments. The historic act... More
  • Interior Department Gets a Cleanup
    November 29, 2017 – OP-ED: Interior Department Gets a Cleanup Rep. Rob Bishop Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources In the 1990s, after posting the largest revenue losses at the time of any U.S. company in history, multinational computer giant IBM implemented an epic corporate turnaround. Having posted billions of dollars in ann... More

Correspondence

  • Bishop Letter to Secretary Zinke Regarding Reorganization of the Department of the Interior
    January 31, 2018 – TO: Secretary Ryan Zinke FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop As Members of the House Committee on Natural Resources, we are writing in support of the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) efforts at reorganization. We are encouraged to see that DOI leadership shares our desire to improve department efficiency, and we applaud ... More
  • Westerman Letter to US Forest Service Chief Tooke
    January 19, 2018 – TO: Mr. Tony Tooke FROM: Chairman Bruce Westerman According to the National Interagency Fire Center more than 9.7 million acres were consumed by wildfires this past year, 49 percent more than the average for the last ten years. In addition to the tragic loss of life, this season's wildfires have destroyed thousands of... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Letter to BLM Acting Director
    January 10, 2018 – TO: Acting Director Brian Steed FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Chairman Bruce Westerman Dear Mr. Steed; On January 8, 2018, a federal judge denied prosecutors' request to retry Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters for their actions during a 2014 armed standoff with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), This... More

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Panel: Border Security, Environment Threatened on Federal Border Lands

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations held a hearing to review bureaucratic challenges to securing the border on federal lands. Testimony highlighted the need to increase the U.S. Bord...... Read more

Panel Reviews Bill to Boost Domestic Critical Mineral Production

Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 520, the “National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act” (Rep. Mark Amodei) (R-NV). “There are many...... Read more

Bipartisan, Locally Supported National Monument Bills Advance Through Committee

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 4895, the “Medgar Evers National Monument Act” (Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-MS), establishing the Medgar Evers National Monument, and H.R. 835 (...... Read more

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Legislative Hearing on HR 2947 and HR 4880
Water, Power and Oceans | 1324 Longworth House Office Building
Oversight Hearing, “Liquefied Natural Gas and U.S. Geopolitics"
Energy and Mineral Resources | 1324 Longworth House Office Building
Legislative Hearing on HR 1992, HR 3008, HR 4731, HR 5005
FL Hearing | 1324 Longworth House Office Building
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