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  • Bishop Statement on Sage Grouse
    Press Release
    Oct 5, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior announced plans to reverse the former administration’s 10 million acre mineral withdrawal across six western states, overhaul the de facto Sage Grouse listing and improve management of the species through greater state input. Chairman Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Response to the Ag Committee Advancing the Resilient Federal Forests Act
    Press Release
    Oct 4, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Agriculture passed H.R. 2936, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017,” without opposition. Introduced by Rep. Westerman (R-AR), the bipartisan bill reduces the risk of catastrophic wildfire and dramatically improves the health and resiliency of federal forests and grasslands. “I’m happ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Homeland Security Committee’s Passage of the Border Security for America Act
    Press Release
    Oct 4, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Homeland Security passed H.R. 3548, the “Border Security for America Act.” Introduced by Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), the bill includes a provision from Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) to prevent federal agencies from obstructing U.S. Customs and Border Projection’s (CBP) a... More
  • Panel Reviews Legislation to Improve Recreation Opportunities on Federal Lands
    Press Release
    Oct 3, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 3400, the bipartisan “Recreation Not Red-Tape Act” or “RNR Act.” Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), the bill lowers regulatory barriers to increase public access to outdoor recreation opportunities on federal... More
  • House Passes Bill to Benefit Utah Communities
    Press Release
    Oct 2, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 2582, the bipartisan “Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act.” Introduced by Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), the bill resolves a longstanding legal issue and authorizes the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration’s to acquire 500 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands... More
  • House Passes Bill to Increase Recreation Opportunities on Federal Lands
    Press Release
    Oct 2, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 289, the bipartisan “Guides and Outfitters Act” or “GO Act.” Introduced by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), the bill removes bureaucratic roadblocks that inhibit outdoor recreation and increases opportunities for all Americans to access and enjoy the nation’s federal lands. “I am very pleased that... More
  • Preserving an American Tradition: Maintaining Access and Increasing Opportunities on our Public Lands
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Sep 19, 2017 -
    OP-ED: Preserving an American Tradition: Maintaining Access and Increasing Opportunities on our Public Lands Congressman Rob Bishop Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources Sportsmen are the heart and soul of conservation policy in the United States. In the spirit of the first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, G... More
  • Bishop Statement on Dan Love Employment Status
    Press Release
    Sep 18, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the employment status of Senior Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement Manager Dan Love: “The previous administration turned a blind eye to corruption and promoted a culture of mismanagement at the Department of the Interior. I applaud Interior for taking ... More
  • Chairman Bishop Statement on Secretary Zinke's Sportsmen Directive
    Press Release
    Sep 15, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop issued the following statement in reaction to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke's secretarial order to promote outdoor recreation on federal lands. “Americans depend on reliable and affordable access to public lands to participate in outdoor sporting and recreational activities. Unfortunat... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Appropriations Package
    Press Release
    Sep 14, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on House passage of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018: “This package builds on the administration’s efforts to reduce bureaucracy and promote regulatory certainty across the Department of the Interior and other federal ... More
  • Committee Passes Sportsmen's Legislation
    Press Release
    Sep 13, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3668, the “Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2017” or “SHARE Act.” This bipartisan bill expands opportunities for hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting; increases safety and hearing protection for sportsmen and women; and protects ... More
  • Panel Reviews Legislation to Increase Access to Outdoor Sporting Opportunities on Federal Lands
    Press Release
    Sep 12, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 3668, the “Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2017” or “SHARE Act.” The bill increases opportunities for hunters, anglers and shooters, eliminates red tape impeding outdoor sporting activities, and protects Second Amendmen... More
  • Washington Times: Wildfires in the West Revive Push to Thin Federal Forests
    In Case You Missed It
    Sep 8, 2017 -
    NOTE: “We can’t do anything about the weather, but we can do things about forest management that make sense so we can diminish forest fires for the future,” Mr. Perdue said at a recent press conference with Mr. Zinke at the Lolo Creek firefighting camp near Florence, Montana. In their corner are House Republicans — and... More
  • Op-ed: Facing Another Catastrophic Wildfire Season, Congress Must Act
    In Case You Missed It
    Sep 6, 2017 -
    NOTE: “There’s plenty of science that shows fuel reduction helps reduce the size and severity of fires. That’s why Congress must reduce the cost and time needed to develop and implement forest projects that reduce fuel loads and help adapt our landscapes to the impacts of climate change and drought. Congress must also ... 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
  • Bishop Announces New Staff Director for Federal Lands Subcommittee
    Press Release
    Sep 1, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) today announced the appointment of Steven Petersen as the new Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Federal Lands. The Subcommittee’s outgoing Staff Director, Erica Rhoad, recently announced plans to return to the private sector. “Steve is a trusted advisor who joins our team with extensive ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Secretary Zinke's National Monument Review
    Press Release
    Aug 24, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s final review of national monument designations under the Antiquities Act (Act): "I am encouraged by the recommendations to revise previous designations that were inconsistent with the law and outside the Act... More
  • Bishop Statement on the Appointment of Tony Tooke as New U.S. Forest Service Chief
    Press Release
    Aug 22, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the appointment of Tony Tooke as the new U.S. Forest Service Chief: “Tony Tooke is an outstanding choice to head the Forest Service. He understands the challenges facing the agency and has the experience and expertise to improve forest health, exp... More
  • Bishop Statement on U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell’s Retirement
    Press Release
    Aug 18, 2017 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell’s retirement. “Chief Tidwell has been an advocate for improving the health, resiliency and economic benefits of our national forest system. On a personal level, I am sad to see him go. His time working in Utah... More
  • Bishop Statement on Legislation Introduced to Enhance Border Security on Federal Lands
    Press Release
    Jul 28, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) introduced the Border Security for America Act. The bill includes a provision by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) preventing federal agencies from impeding U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) activities pertaining to illegal border crossings on... More
  • Committee Passes Bill to Improve Transparency, Management of Federal Land Ownership
    Press Release
    Jul 26, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 2199, the “Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2017” or the “FLAIR Act.” Introduced by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), the bipartisan bill requires the Department of the Interior to create a publicly available register of federal real property to increase tra... More
  • Bishop, Wyden Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Outdoor Recreation Opportunities
    Press Release
    Jul 26, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced H.R. 3400, the “Recreation Not Red-Tape Act” or “RNR Act.” H.R. 3400 promotes increased access to outdoor recreation opportunities on federal lands and boost rural economies across the country. “Cumbersom... More
  • Committee Passes Pair of Bills to Benefit Utah Communities
    Press Release
    Jul 26, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed a pair of bills upholding unfulfilled promises made by the federal government benefitting Utah comminutes: H.R. 2582 (Rep. Mia Love, R-UT), the “Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act,” and H.R. 2423 (Rep. Chris Stewart, R-UT), the “Washington County, Utah,... More
  • Bishop Statement on Interior's Decision to Rescind Hydraulic Fracturing Rule
    Press Release
    Jul 24, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced its plan to rescind the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “I applaud Secretary Zinke and his team for their work in returning the Department, it’s sub-agencies and bureaus to their... More
  • House Passes King Cove Road Land Exchange Act
    Press Release
    Jul 20, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 218, the “King Cove Road Land Exchange Act” (Rep. Don Young, R-AK), legislation to facilitate a life-saving road for the isolated community of King Cove, Alaska. The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 248-179. “This is truly an issue of life or death for the residents of the isolated commu... More

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Oversight Hearing, “Examining the Department of the Interior’s Actions to Eliminate Onshore Energy Burdens.”
Energy and Mineral Resources | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
Oversight Hearing, “Deficiencies in the Permitting Process for Offshore Seismic Research”
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