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  • 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
  • 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, 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
  • Rep. Gohmert Letter to USGS Director Suzette Kimball
    Letters
    Aug 29, 2016 -
    TO: The Honorable Suzette Kimball FROM: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Louie Gohmert Dear Director Kimball: In June 2016, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of the Interior (DOI) released a report entitled "Scientific Integrity Incident at USGS Energy Geochemistry Laboratory... More
  • Chairman Bishop Letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell
    Letters
    Aug 29, 2016 -
    TO: The Honorable Sally Jewell FROM: Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Secretary Jewell: In April 2016, the National Park Service (NPS) drafted an after action review titled, “Strengthening Cultural Resources Stewardship in the National Park Service.” Read the entire letter HERE. More
  • Bishop Letter to Chairman Pete Sessions
    Letters
    Jul 8, 2016 -
    TO: The Honorable Pete Sessions FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman House Committee on Natural Resources Dear Mr. Chairman: I respectfully request that the Committee on Rules not protect from points of order under clause 2 of House of Representatives Rule XXI the text of Section 128, found on page 71, lines 19-25, of H.R. 5538,... More
  • Chairman Letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell
    Letters
    Jul 1, 2016 -
    TO: Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman House Committee on Natural Resources Dear Ms. Attorney General and Madame Secretary: In a February 26, 2015 correspondence (Letter) to Secretary Sally Jewell and former Attorney General Eric Holder, I outlined a number of ... More
  • Chairman Letter to The Honorable Neil Kornze
    Letters
    Jun 30, 2016 -
    TO: The Honorable Neil Kornze FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman House Committee on Natural Resources Dear Director Konze: I write to strongly encourage the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to revise, and re-open comments on, the "Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Previously Issued Oil and Gas Leases in White River Natio... More
  • Chairmen Letter to EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins Jr.
    Letters
    Dec 18, 2015 -
    TO: Inspector General Arthur Elkins Jr. FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman House Committee on Natural Resources Louie Gohmert, Chairman Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Dear Inspector General Elkins: On August 17, 2015, your office, the Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") Office of Inspector General ("OIG"), ... More
  • Gohmert Letter to Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick
    Letters
    Dec 10, 2015 -
    TO: Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick FROM: Louie Gohmert, Chairman Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Dear General Bostick: On August 5, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") caused the spill of approximately 3 million gallons of contaminated mine water from the Gold King Mine in San Juan County,... More
  • Bishop Letter to the Honorable Gene Dodaro
    Letters
    Dec 9, 2015 -
    TO: The Honorable Gene Dodaro FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman Dear Mr. Dodaro: On August 5, 2015, an Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") crew working at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado spilled approximately 3 million gallons of contaminated mine water into Cement Creek. The plume then flowed into the Animas ... More
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