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  • Committee Seeks Answers on Corruption at Puerto Rico Power Utility
    Letters
    Mar 12, 2018 -
    TO: Mr. Justo Gonzalez FROM: Chairmen Rob Bishop, Bruce Westerman, Doug LaMalfa As of March 7, 2018, Approximately 155,695 Puerto Ricans remain without power after Hurricanes Maria and Irma struck the island. As part of its on-going oversight of Puerto Rico's recovery, the House Committee on Natural Resources is review... More
  • Bishop Letter to Secretary Zinke Regarding Reorganization of the Department of the Interior
    Letters
    Jan 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
    Letters
    Jan 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
    Letters
    Jan 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
  • Bishop Letter to Mr. Yvon Chouinard
    Letters
    Dec 15, 2017 -
    TO: Mr. Yvon Chouinard FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Mr. Chouinard: On December 4, 2017, President Trump signed proclamations modifying the boundaries of Bears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. The proclamations examine the nature of the objects identified on the lands reserved under the original monum... More
  • Bishop, Committee Members Letter to the President
    Letters
    Nov 17, 2017 -
    TO: President Donald J. Trump FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Chairman Emeritus Don Young, and Congressman and Subcommittee Chairmen Dear Mr. President: One year ago, the American People elected you to our highest office with a mandate to disrupt business as usual and to relieve our economy from unnecessarily burdensome, jo... More
  • Chairman Bishop, Westerman Letter to Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
    Letters
    Oct 26, 2017 -
    TO: Mr. Ricardo Ramos FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop and Chariman Bruce Westerman Dear Mr. Ramos: On September 20, 2017, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) signed an "Emergency Master Service Agreement for PREPA's Electrical Grid Reconstruction with an engineering firm. Under the contract, PREPA paid the firm ... 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, Chairman 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
  • Chairman Bishop, Westerman Letter to Mr. Daniel Jorjani
    Letters
    Oct 5, 2017 -
    TO: Mr. Daniel Jorjani FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Chairman Bruce Westerman Dear Mr. Jorjani: Over the past two months alone, the media reported on information based on at least four instances of improper disclosure of internal Department of the Interior (DOI) documents. These documents include memoranda from: Secretary... More
  • Chairman Bishop, Westerman Letter to Secretary Zinke
    Letters
    Oct 3, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Ryan Zinke FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Chairman Bruce Westerman Dear Mr. Jorjani: A recent spike in concerns about federal officials traveling on non-commercial aircraft for official business has prompted various congressional and media inquiries. For example, yesterday, the Ranking Member of the House... More
  • Chairman Bishop Letter to Secretaries Perdue and Zinke on Mineral Withdrawals
    Letters
    Sep 28, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Sonny Perdue and Ryan Zinke FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Secretaries Perdue and Zinke: As you know, the Departments of Agriculture and the Interior are responsible for the protection and management of the natural resources of the United States. Under this mandate, the Departments administer approxim... More
  • Chairman Bishop, Westerman Letter to Secretary Zinke on Land Purchases with Grant Funds
    Letters
    Sep 5, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Ryan Zinke FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop and Bruce Westerman Dear Secretary Zinke: On August 2, 2017, the Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report titled, "Evaluation of DOI's Ability to Track Data for Land Purchases Made with Grant Funds." Read the entire l... More
  • Chairman Bishop Letter to Department of the Interior Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall
    Letters
    Aug 23, 2017 -
    TO: FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Ms. Kendall: I am writing to formally request that your office provide to the Committee an unredacted copy of the full report related to an investigation the Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted concerning serious misconduct by a senior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Law Enfor... More
  • Chairman Letter to Congressman Grijalva on Interior Review
    Letters
    Jun 21, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Raul Grijalva FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Ranking Member Grijalva, Thank you for your letter dated June 7, 2017 regarding the Department of the Interior's ongoing review of existing national monuments. Read the entire letter HERE. More
  • Labrador Letter to Interior Secretary Zinke
    Letters
    Jun 7, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Ryan Zinke FROM: Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador Dear Secretary Zinke, The Committee on Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is conducting oversight of settlements negotiated in lawsuits against the Department of the Interior (DOI) and its subagencies. Read the entire le... More
  • Bishop and Labrador Letter to Secretary Zinke
    Letters
    May 3, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Ryan Zinke FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop and Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador Dear Secretary Zinke, We write to express our concerns regarding the administration of two climate change adaptation programs within the Department of the Interior (Interior). One of the programs, Climate Science Centers (CSC... More
  • Chairman Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary Zinke on Indian Water Rights
    Letters
    Apr 27, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Jeff Sessions and The Honorable Ryan Zinke FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Sirs: The Natural Resources Committee (Committee) has primary authorizing jurisdiction over the legislative resolution of Indian water rights claims within the House of Representatives. Additionally, given the longstanding polic... More
  • Chairman Bishop, Walden and Shuster Letter to Acting Administrator McCabe
    Letters
    Feb 17, 2017 -
    TO: Acting Administrator McCabe FROM: Chairmen Rob Bishop, Greg Walden and Bill Shuster Dear Acting Administrator McCabe: Under section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) on December 1, 2016, signed proposed r... More
  • Chairman Bishop Letter to Acting Secretary Haugrud
    Letters
    Feb 2, 2017 -
    TO: Acting Secretary Haugrud FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Acting Secretary Haugrud: Over the past several years, many disturbing cases concerning Department of the Interior (Department) employees misconduct have cast doubts on effectiveness of the Department's hiring, retention, and termination policies. The Departme... More
  • Bishop and Gohmert Letter to Director Dan Ashe
    Letters
    Nov 18, 2016 -
    TO: Director Dan Ashe FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop and Chairman Louie Gohmert Dear Director Ashe: The Committee is conducting oversight of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) use of voluntary payments by energy developers to mitigate impacts on migratory birds. In 2001, Executive Order 13186 directed "departments a... More
  • Deputy Director William Werkheiser to Rep. Gohmert
    Letters
    Oct 7, 2016 -
    TO: Rep. Louie Gohmert FROM: U.S. Geological Survey Deputy Director William Werkheiser Dear Mr. Chairman: Thank you for your letter dated September 23, 2016, requesting information related to two scientific integrity incidents that occurred at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Energy Geochemistry Laboratory (EGL) Inorg... More
  • Rep. Gohmert Letter to USGS Director Suzette Kimball
    Letters
    Sep 23, 2016 -
    TO: The Honorable Suzette Kimball FROM: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Louie Gohmert Dear Director Kimball: The Committee on Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is conducting oversight of scientific misconduct and data manipulation at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).... More
  • Chairman Bishop Letter to Director Ashe
    Letters
    Sep 14, 2016 -
    TO: The Honorable Dan Ashe FROM: Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Director Ashe: On August 5, 2015, an Environmental Protection Agency-led crew ("EPA") discharged 3 million gallons of contaminated water from the Gold King Mine, located in San Juan County, Colorado into the Animas and the San Juan... More
  • Chairman Bishop and Chairman Upton Letter to Administrator McCarthy
    Letters
    Sep 9, 2016 -
    TO: The Honorable Gina A. McCarthy FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop and Chairman Fred Upton Dear Administrator McCarthy: Under section I 08(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is considering creating a regulatory regim... More
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