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  • Bishop Statement on Redefining EPA’s WOTUS Rule
    Press Release
    Dec 11, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to redefine the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. “Thanks to the great leadership of Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler at EPA, a new definition of WOTU... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Escalate Request for Additional Information on World Resources Institute's Ties to China
    Press Release
    Oct 17, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to World Resources Institute (WRI) President Andrew Steer, renewing their request for information regarding the WRI’s relationship with the Chinese governme... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Probe Earthjustice’s Ties to Japan
    Letters
    Oct 1, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen, requesting information regarding Earthjustice’s relationship with the Japanese government. “Foreign members of the... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Probe World Resources Institute's Ties to China
    Press Release
    Sep 5, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to World Resources Institute (WRI) President Andrew Steer, requesting information regarding the WRI’s work with the Chinese government and WRI’s advocacy wi... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Probe World Resources Institute's Ties to China
    Letters
    Sep 5, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to World Resources Institute (WRI) President Andrew Steer, requesting information regarding the WRI’s work with the Chinese government and WRI’s advocacy wi... More
  • Bishop Sends Letter to Secretary Zinke Over Department Misconduct Policies
    Press Release
    Sep 4, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, requesting documents and information regarding the Department’s workplace misconduct policies and improvements that have taken place. “The Committee is conducting ongoing oversigh... More
  • Bishop Sends Letter to Secretary Zinke Over Department Misconduct Policies
    Letters
    Sep 4, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, requesting documents and information regarding the Department’s workplace misconduct policies and improvements that have taken place. “The Committee is conducting ongoing oversigh... More
  • Committee Probes BLM, GSA Over Domestic Helium Market’s Future
    Press Release
    Aug 27, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) sent letters to Bureau of Land Management Director Brian Steed and General Services Administration Administrator Emily Murphy, requesting information regarding the future of the domestic helium market. “Cong... More
  • Bishop Statement on Department of the Interior’s Proposed ESA Changes
    Press Release
    Jul 19, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement in response to the Department of the Interior (DOI) releasing three proposed rules to modernize the Endangered Species Act: “It’s no secret that modernizing the Endangered Species Act is long overdue. DOI’s proposed rules incorpo... More
  • Committee Invites Puerto Rico Governor to Testify at PREPA Oversight Hearing
    Press Release
    Jul 19, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sent a letter to Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló, inviting him to testify at a July 25 oversight hearing titled Management Crisis at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and Implications for Recovery. “Despite your recognition of the politi... More
  • Committees Probe USVI Governor on Executive Order Permitting Firearm Seizure
    Press Release
    Jul 18, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) sent a letter to U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp, requesting information regarding Mapp’s executive order that allows the National Guard to seize firearms from citizens. “On Septe... More
  • Committees Probe USVI Governor on Executive Order Permitting Firearm Seizure
    Letters
    Jul 18, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) sent a letter to U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp, requesting information regarding Mapp’s executive order that allows the National Guard to seize firearms from citizens. “On Septe... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Letter To NRDC
    Letters
    Jul 16, 2018 -
    Today Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a follow up letter to the Natural Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) seeking more information regarding NRDC's potential need to register as a foreign agent. "On June 5, 2... More
  • Committee Probes CBD on Relationship with Foreign Entities, Opposition to U.S. Military Operations
    Letters
    Jun 20, 2018 -
    TO: Director Kieran Suckling FROM: Chairmen Rob Bishop & Bruce Westerman Since 2003, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) has represented a coalition of Japanese and American environmental groups in litigation attempting to stop the planned relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma (MCAS Futenma), located on ... More
  • Committee Seeks Information from Defense Department on Impact of Environmental Litigation on Military Readiness
    Press Release
    Jun 13, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis requesting information about foreign entities using U.S.-based 501(c) organizations as proxies in en... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Probe NRDC on Relationship with China
    Press Release
    Jun 5, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) President Rhea Suh seeking information on the nature of the organization’s relationship with the People’s Rep... More
  • Committee Probes National Park Service on Cooperative Agreement with Historic NOVA Farm
    Press Release
    May 31, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) sent a letter to National Park Service (NPS) Deputy Director Daniel Smith requesting clarification on NPS’s policies for cooperativ... More
  • Committee Probes National Park Service on Cooperative Agreement with Historic NOVA Farm
    Letters
    May 31, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) sent a letter to National Park Service (NPS) Deputy Director Daniel Smith requesting clarification on NPS’s policies for cooperativ... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Letter to Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
    Letters
    Mar 22, 2018 -
    Today Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation regarding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) release of its Draft Program Comment. "On December 14, 20... More
  • Bishop, Westerman, LaMalfa Letter to PREPA Interim Executive Director Justo González
    Letters
    Mar 12, 2018 -
    Today Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), and Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs Chairman Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) sent a letter regarding the corruption and mismangement involving the Puerto Ric... More
  • Committee Chairmen Letter To EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
    Letters
    Mar 7, 2018 -
    Today Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt regarding the agency’s actions on ... More
  • Panel: Border Security, Environment Threatened on Federal Border Lands
    Press Release
    Feb 15, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations held a hearing to review bureaucratic challenges to securing the border on federal lands. Testimony highlighted the need to increase the U.S. Border Patrol’s access to federal borderlands in order to strengthen national and environmental security. “Cross border viol... More
  • Bishop Letter to Secretary Zinke in Support of Department of Interior's Reorganization Effort
    Letters
    Jan 31, 2018 -
    Today Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), and Subcommittee Chairmen sent a letter to United States Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in support of the department’s efforts in reorganization. "As Members of the House Committee on Natural Resources, we are writing in support of the U.S... More
  • Westerman Letter to US Forest Service Chief Tooke
    Letters
    Jan 19, 2018 -
    TO: Mr. Tony Tooke FROM: Chairman Bruce Westerman According to the National Interagency Fire Center more than 9.7 million acres were consumed by wildfires this past year, 49 percent more than the average for the last ten years. In addition to the tragic loss of life, this season's wildfires have destroyed thousands of... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Letter to Acting BLM Director Brian Steed
    Letters
    Jan 10, 2018 -
    Today Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to the Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management Brian Steed regarding misconduct by BLM officials in the Cliven Bundy case. "On January 8, 2018, a feder... More
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