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  • Congress at a Crossroads: We Can Prevent Further Wildfire Tragedy
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Oct 31, 2017 -
    OP-ED: Congress at a Crossroads: We Can Prevent Further Wildfire Tragedy Rep. Rob Bishop Chairman, House Comittee on Natural Resources Accounts from recent catastrophic wildfires in Northern California depict a terrifying scene: “Hurtling down a mile-long dirt driveway, the wildfire closing in, Eli Monroe pulled to a ... More
  • Bishop, McCarthy Statement on the Resilient Federal Forests Act Headed to the Floor
    Press Release
    Oct 26, 2017 -
    Next week, the House will vote on 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. “Catastrophic wildfires rage every year on f... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Disaster Relief Package
    Press Release
    Oct 12, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed an emergency aid package for hurricane and wildfire relief. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This is an essential package to aid the West with severe wildfire and communities on the mainland and our Territories devastated by hurricanes. Congress must remain committed t... More
  • Bishop: Restore the Antiquities Act's Noble Vision
    In Case You Missed It
    Oct 11, 2017 -
    By: Chairman Rob Bishop In a Tuesday op-ed, I explained the constitutional threat posed by the Antiquities Act, and why its repeated abuse is inconsistent with the constitutional pillars of the rule of law and checks and balances. As it turns out, there's a reason the Founders chose these principles as the basis of our... More
  • Committee Passes Legislation to Require Transparency, Public Input in Antiquities Act
    Press Release
    Oct 11, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3990, the “National Monument Creation and Protection Act” or the “CAP Act.” Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), the bill protects archeological resources while ensuring public transparency and accountability in the executive’s use of the Antiquities Act.... More
  • Chairman Bishop: Antiquities Act is a Menace to Constitutional Government
    In Case You Missed It
    Oct 10, 2017 -
    By: Chairman Rob Bishop You heard it in your high school civics class: America has "a government of laws and not of men." The rule of law is the basis of the constitutional order erected by the Founders. "A government with unpredictable and arbitrary laws poisons the blessings of liberty itself." The first axiom is fro... More
  • Subcommittee Chairmen Respond to Antiquities Act Reform Legislation
    Press Release
    Oct 10, 2017 -
    Tomorrow, the Committee will markup H.R. 3990, the “National Monument Creation and Protection Act” or “CAP Act.” Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), the bill protects archeological resources while ensuring public transparency and accountability in the executive’s use of the Antiquities Act. “The Constitution give... More
  • Bishop: Antiquities Act Is a Menace to Constitutional Government
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Oct 10, 2017 -
    OP-ED: Antiquities Act Is a Menace to Constitutional Government Rep. Rob Bishop Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources You heard it in your high school civics class: America has "a government of laws and not of men." The rule of law is the basis of the constitutional order erected by the Founders. "A governmen... More
  • 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

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