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  • 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
  • Op-Ed: The Mad Rush of Bears Ears Mining Claims That Never Happened
    In Case You Missed It
    Feb 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
  • Bipartisan, Locally Supported National Monument Bills Advance Through Committee
    Press Release
    Feb 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
  • Panel Reviews Slate of Monument Bills Developed with Local Input, Stakeholder Engagement
    Press Release
    Feb 6, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on a series of bipartisan national monument, conservation and recreation bills highlighting the importance of local stakeholder engagement in conservation management decisions. H.R. 4895, the “Medgar Evers National Monument Act,” establishes the Medgar... More
  • Native Utah Navajo, Administration Support Bill to Create First Tribally Managed National Monument
    Press Release
    Jan 30, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held its second legislative hearing on H.R. 4532, the “Shash Jaa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act.” Introduced by Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), the bill creates the first tribally co-managed national monument in history. In the waning days of office, President... More
  • National Journal: Top Natural Resources Democrat Wants Colleagues to Step Up
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    Jan 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
  • Curtis Bill Enhances Antiquities Protections, Creates First Ever Tribally-Managed National Monument
    Press Release
    Jan 9, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4532, the “Shash Jaa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act.” Introduced by Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), and cosponsored by every Member of the House of Representatives from Utah, the bill builds upon President Trump’s right-sizin... More
  • 2018 Legislative Preview: National Monuments
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    Jan 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
  • Chairman Bishop Invites Patagonia CEO to Testify Before the Committee
    Press Release
    Dec 15, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) sent a letter to founder and CEO of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, inviting him to testify before the Committee on the Antiquities Act, national monuments and federal land management. “The committee believes that major public policy decisions involving ... More
  • Former Utah Governor, Chairman Bishop Re-Expose Political Deception Surrounding 1996 Monument Designation
    Press Release
    Dec 14, 2017 -
    Today, at the Subcommittee on Federal Lands legislative hearing on H.R. 4558, the “Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act,” former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt (R-UT) and Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) detailed the process by which the Clinton administration designated the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 19... More
  • Committee Reviews Bill to Codify Protections for Trump’s New Monuments, Create Utah’s Sixth National Park
    Press Release
    Dec 14, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4558, the “Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act.” Introduced by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) the bill codifies the boundaries of the newly-created Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments and creates Utah’s sixth national park. “The key t... More
  • Republicans Defeat Attempt to Ban Wheelchairs, Bikes and Strollers from Public Lands
    Press Release
    Dec 13, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 1349. Introduced by Subcommittee on Federal Lands Chairman Tom McClintock (R-CA), the bill clarifies that the Wilderness Act never intended for a universal ban of wheelchairs, adaptive cycles, bicycles, and other human-powered implements in wilderness areas. “... More
  • President Trump's Courageous Decision to Shrink Utah Monuments Places Principle Ahead of Politics
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Dec 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
  • Bill to Prevent Draconian Public Access Restrictions Under Wilderness Act Draws Praise
    Press Release
    Dec 7, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on four bills. Among those bills considered at the hearing, H.R. 1349, introduced by Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock (R-CA), would restore the original intent of the Wilderness Act and improve land access to disabled veterans, families and the eld... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Memorialize Pacific Theater World War II Veterans
    Press Release
    Dec 7, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 4300, the “Admiral Lloyd R. ‘Joe’ Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display Establishment Act.” Introduced by Subcommittee on Federal Lands Ranking Member Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) and Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), the bipartisan legislation establishes a memorial at Pearl Harbor to honor the U.S... More
  • Wall Street Journal: The Right Move on Monuments
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    Dec 5, 2017 -
    NOTE: "Calm down, guys. Most of the two million newly undesignated acres are still public lands, subject to rigorous federal and state protections. The Trump Administration increased Native American representation on the advisory Bears Ears Commission. Later this week Utah Reps. Chris Stewart and John Curtis will intr... More
  • Members Unveil Bills to Settle Utah Monument Controversy
    Press Release
    Dec 5, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) and Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) unveiled the Shash Jáa and Indian Creek National Monuments Act and the Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act. The bills, co-sponsored by Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), codify in law requirements for ... More
  • Bishop Statement on President Trump Protecting Antiquities in Utah, Addressing Past Executive Abuse
    Press Release
    Dec 4, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “I applaud President Trump for recognizing the limitations of the law. Americans of all political stripes should commend him for reversing prior administrations' abuses of the Antiquities Act and instead exercising his power... More
  • Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill to Memorialize World War II Veterans
    Press Release
    Nov 30, 2017 -
    Today, the Committee passed H.R. 4300, the “Admiral Lloyd R. ‘Joe’ Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display Establishment Act.” Introduced by Subcommittee on Federal Lands Ranking Member Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) and House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), the bipartisan legislation establishes a ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Trump's Utah Visit
    Press Release
    Nov 30, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on President Trump’s upcoming visit to Utah: “I thank President Trump for his upcoming visit to the State of Utah and for his commitment to listen to local voices and elected leaders from our communities. Utah has become grou... More
  • Panel Reviews Bipartisan National Park Service Bills
    Press Release
    Nov 15, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on a series of bills that benefits local communities, spurs economic growth and preserves American history. Introduced by Subcommittee on Federal Lands Vice Chairman Darin LaHood (R-IL), H.R. 801, the bipartisan “Route 66 National Historic Trail Design... More
  • Hanabusa, Bishop Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Honor Pacific Theater World War II Veterans
    Press Release
    Nov 9, 2017 -
    Yesterday, Subcommittee on Federal Lands Ranking Member Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) and House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced H.R. 4300, the “Admiral Lloyd R. ‘Joe’ Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display Establishment Act.” The bipartisan legislation establishes a memorial at Pearl Har... More
  • House Passes Bill to Reduce the Risks of Catastrophic Wildfires
    Press Release
    Nov 1, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 2936, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017.” 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. “This year has proven to be another catastrophic year ... More

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