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  • Opinion: Restoring the Land and Water Conservation Fund
    In Case You Missed It
    Oct 9, 2018 -
    By: Chairman Rob Bishop The Daily Caller Politicians love creating new parks. It’s a cheap way (using someone else’s money) to increase name recognition and bona fides ahead of an election. Unfortunately, maintaining our parks doesn’t have the same appeal. Why would a politician fix a leaky roof or repave a road when h... More
  • ICYMI: Looking To The Historic Leasing Program To Alleviate The Maintenance Backlog In National Parks
    In Case You Missed It
    Sep 14, 2018 -
    By U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) The Hill America’s crown jewels are its national parks. Touted as America’s best idea, the National Park Service is responsible for managing hundreds of units nationwide, encompassing more than 85 million acres in each state and territory of the United Sta... More
  • Committee Advances National Park Maintenance Backlog Bill
    Press Release
    Sep 13, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 6510 (U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah), the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act. “As America’s beloved national parks buckle under the weight of broken pipes, crumbling roads, and other incomplete projects, additional funding is crucial to keeping parks safe ... More
  • Bishop, Grijalva Pass Deal on LWCF Reauthorization
    Press Release
    Sep 13, 2018 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop and Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva announced and passed a deal on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), offered and adopted in Committee as an amendment to H.R. 502. The Committee also passed H.R. 6771, the Domestic Offshore Energy Reinvestment Act o... More
  • What They Are Saying: Support Builds for the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Bill
    Press Release
    Sep 12, 2018 -
    Tomorrow, the Committee on Natural Resources will markup the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act (U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah), which currently has more than 150 bipartisan cosponsors. H.R. 6510 provides mandatory funding to address the deferred maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildli... More
  • ICYMI: Congressional Panel to See Hot Springs’ Rebirth, Booming Bathhouse Row
    In Case You Missed It
    Sep 10, 2018 -
    By: Frank Lockwood Arkansas Democrat Gazette Fifteen years after hitting rock bottom, Hot Springs' Bathhouse Row is booming again. Later this month, members of the House Natural Resources Committee will travel to the city and hear about its recent renaissance. Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman said he wants his col... More
  • ICYMI: US Energy Dominance Can Fix Our National Parks
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    Sep 8, 2018 -
    By: Washington Examiner Editorial Board Washington Examiner The House Natural Resources Committee will take up a bipartisan proposal this coming week with well over 100 cosponsors. Its purpose is to pay for the enormous $16 billion maintenance backlog at facilities controlled by the National Parks system, the Bureau o... More
  • ICYMI: Congress, Require BLM To Respect The Rights Of Private Landowners
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    Sep 7, 2018 -
    By: Jerry Simmons The Hill America’s oil and natural gas development has provided an incredible lift for our nation’s economy. For the past decade in particular, production in shale formations across the country has moved the nation from its reliance on foreign energy, allowed the United States to become a net exporte... More
  • ICYMI: Restoring Our National Parks Would Be A Bipartisan Win For Congress
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    Sep 5, 2018 -
    By: Tom Wathen and Marcia Argust The Hill There comes a time when homeowners can no longer ignore the leaky roof, broken heating and A/C unit, outdated plumbing system, or sagging floorboards in their house. Congress seems to be reaching this point with the much-needed repairs within national park units across the cou... More
  • ICYMI: Top Interior Official Sizes Up Ogden As Possible Site For BLM HQ
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    Aug 29, 2018 -
    By: Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Rep. Rob Bishop talks with Susan Combs, Interior Department's assistant secretary for policy, while touring the roof of the James V. Hansen Federal Building in Ogden on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. A top Interior official toured Ogden Tuesday, marveling at the painted horse statues, the ... More
  • ICYMI: Could Ogden Be New Home for BLM Headquarters?
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    Aug 20, 2018 -
    By: Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, is bringing his U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources to the state next week to convene a field hearing in Roosevelt and to tour the Ogden area with a top Interior official overseeing the agency's reorganization. Susan Combs, acting assistant secretary fo... More
  • ICYMI: Wildfires and Washington: How Congress Can Stop Catastrophe Before It Starts
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    Aug 9, 2018 -
    By: Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) Deseret News Charred landscapes, torched buildings and the loss of property and life. These are the consequences of massive wildfires. Most Americans in the Eastern United States aren’t acquainted with this type of destruction. However, these scenes are all too familiar for those of us... More
  • Bishop, Grijalva Introduce Bill to Establish a Fund Addressing National Park Maintenance Backlog
    Press Release
    Jul 25, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Committee Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) introduced the bipartisan, Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, establishing the National Park Service and Public Lands Restoration Fund. “Our parks are national treasures. Let’s start treating ... More
  • ICYMI: Let’s Work Together to Fix Our National Parks
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    Jul 25, 2018 -
    By: U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) The Hill Years of increasing visitation and flat funding have left many of our national parks full of potholes, crumbling bridges, leaky water pipes and faltering power grids. Our parks have been “loved to death,” as Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke qui... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Bills Fostering Public Land Development, Conservation
    Press Release
    Jul 23, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 2630 (U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.), H.R. 3045 (U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind.), H.R. 5979 (U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky.), H.R. 6077 (U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y.), H.R. 5613 (U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan.), S. 2850 (U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.), H.R. 5875 (U.S. Rep. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Gu... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Several Federal Land Management Bills
    Press Release
    Jul 17, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 4645 (U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 3777 (U.S. Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah), H.R. 4032 (U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz.), and H.R. 1037 (U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass.). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement: “These bills improve how we manage our natural reso... More
  • House Passes Bill to Prevent Catastrophic Wildfire in Oregon
    Press Release
    Jul 11, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2075, the Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection Act. Introduced by Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), this bill makes necessary adjustments to the wilderness study areas adjacent to Crooked River Ranch in Oregon to reduce the risk of wildfire for the local community. “Once aga... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Several Bills to Increase Local Input in Federal Land Management
    Press Release
    Jun 5, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 5956 (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah), H.R. 2991 (Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-Penn.), H.R. 5655 (Rep. Andy Barr, R-KY), H.R. 801 (Rep. Darin LaHood, R- IL), H.R. 3997 (Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-Penn.), H.R. 5005 (Rep. Al Lawson, D-FL), and H.R. 1026 (Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn.). Chairman Bishop issued the... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Federal Lands, Tribal Bills
    Press Release
    May 15, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 4895 (Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.), H.R. 1417 (Rep. Don Yong, R-Ala.), and S. 1285 (Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.) by voice vote. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement: “With the passage of these bills today, the House continues to demonstrate it is serious about improvi... More
  • Bishop, Wyden Bill Promoting Recreation Opportunities on Federal Lands Passes Committee
    Press Release
    Apr 18, 2018 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), praised the passage of H.R. 3400, the Recreation Not Red-Tape Act or RNR Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that promotes increased access to outdoor recreation opportunities on federal lands and boosts rural economi... More
  • Committee Passes Slate of Federal Lands Bills
    Press Release
    Apr 18, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed several lands bills including H.R. 788, the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act. Introduced by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), the bipartisan bill amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to give states more flexibility to create, main... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Six Federal Lands Bills
    Press Release
    Apr 16, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 3607 (Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif.), H.R. 4609 (Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.), H.R. 443 (Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.), H.R. 146 (Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn.), H.R. 3961 (Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla.), and S. 167 (Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan.). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following... More
  • Fixing what is broken: A bipartisan solution for our national parks
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Mar 20, 2018 -
    Fixing what is broken: A bipartisan solution for our national parks Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) The Hill March 20, 2018 Bipartisanship is hard to come by in Washington on any given day, but it’s especially scarce during an election year. Yet on one issue, reducing the maintenance backlog... More
  • House Passes Poliquin’s Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification Act
    Press Release
    Mar 13, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 4266, the “Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification Act.” Introduced by Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME), the bipartisan bill addresses long-standing land and resource management conflicts associated with Acadia National Park in Maine. “Hardworking Maine families have made their living for gen... More
  • Committee Passes Bill to Enhance Conservation, Improve Federal Land Management
    Press Release
    Mar 7, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 5133, the “Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization of 2018” or “FLTFA.” Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) the bipartisan bill reauthorizes a land exchange program to promote conservation, improve resource management and provide greater... More
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