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  • Chairmen Send Letters to FBI and FEMA Regarding Allegations of the Misappropriation of Hurricane Aid in Puerto Rico
    Press Release
    Oct 17, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William B. “Brock” Long and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray concerning allegations of mishandling and misappropriation of emergency supplies provided by the federal government for ... More
  • Chairman, Bishop, Westerman, LaMalfa, Gonalez-Colon Letter to the Honorable Christopher Wray
    Letters
    Oct 17, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Christopher Wray FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Chairman Bruce Westerman, Chairman Doug LaMalfa, Rep. Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon Dear Director Wray: On October 12, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) San Juan Field Office announced that "[t]he FBI has received numerous complaints of mishandling a... More
  • Chairman, Bishop, Westerman, LaMalfa, Gonalez-Colon Letter to the Honorable William B. "Brock" Long
    Letters
    Oct 17, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable William B. "Brock" Long FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Chariman Bruce Westerman, Chairman Doug LaMalfa, Rep. Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon Dear Administrator Long: On October 12, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) San Juan Field Office announced that "[t]he FBI has received numerous complaints of m... More
  • Bishop and Westerman Request Flight Information for Zinke and Past Interior Secretaries
    Press Release
    Oct 4, 2017 -
    Yesterday, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on the use of non-commercial aircrafts for official business. Chairman Bishop released the following statement: “Ethi... More
  • Chairman Bishop, Westerman Letter to Secretary Zinke
    Letters
    Oct 3, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Ryan Zinke FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Chairman Bruce Westerman Dear Mr. Jorjani: A recent spike in concerns about federal officials traveling on non-commercial aircraft for official business has prompted various congressional and media inquiries. For example, yesterday, the Ranking Member of the House... More
  • Members Respond to Ongoing Wildfire Crisis
    Press Release
    Sep 27, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on solutions to restore health and resiliency to national forests and mitigate the threat of catastrophic wildfires. “At a time when national attention has focused on the disastrous effects of multiple hurricanes, more than 8.5 million acres of Amer... 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
  • 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 Statement on Interior OIG Report on Dan Love
    Press Release
    Aug 24, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report titled “Investigative Report of Misconduct by a Senior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Law Enforcement Manager.” Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “After numerous reports substantiating serious all... More
  • Chairman Bishop Letter to Department of the Interior Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall
    Letters
    Aug 23, 2017 -
    TO: FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Ms. Kendall: I am writing to formally request that your office provide to the Committee an unredacted copy of the full report related to an investigation the Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted concerning serious misconduct by a senior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Law Enfor... More
  • Bishop Statement on Regulation of Utah Prairie Dogs Under the Endangered Species Act
    Press Release
    Aug 22, 2017 -
    Today, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulation of Utah prairie dogs on non-federal lands. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Utahns have proven they can maintain prairie dogs. The only thing impeding the state is federal meddling. I appreciate Direct... More
  • Bishop Announces New Subcommittee Chairman and Assignments
    Press Release
    Jun 29, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) announced updated assignments and subcommittee leadership appointments for the House Committee on Natural Resources during the 115th Congress. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR) will serve as the new Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL) will ser... More
  • Excessive Litigation Diverts Interior from Core Mission, Congressional Mandates
    Press Release
    Jun 28, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing examining how excessive litigation is draining taxpayer resources and preventing the Department of the Interior (DOI) from fulfilling its core statutory functions and responsibilities. “Special interests repeatedly exploit our legal system to furthe... More
  • Labrador Letter to Interior Secretary Zinke
    Letters
    Jun 7, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Ryan Zinke FROM: Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador Dear Secretary Zinke, The Committee on Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is conducting oversight of settlements negotiated in lawsuits against the Department of the Interior (DOI) and its subagencies. Read the entire le... More
  • Panel Decries Natural Resources Laws Led Astray, Outlines Local Consequences of Executive Overreach
    Press Release
    May 24, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held the first of a series of oversight hearings to examine the impacts of federal natural resources laws gone astray. The panel focused on three laws in particular: the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA), the Wilderness Act and the Federal Land Policy and Management... More
  • Bishop and Labrador Letter to Secretary Zinke
    Letters
    May 3, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Ryan Zinke FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop and Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador Dear Secretary Zinke, We write to express our concerns regarding the administration of two climate change adaptation programs within the Department of the Interior (Interior). One of the programs, Climate Science Centers (CSC... More
  • Letter: Bishop and Labrador Express Concerns Over Obama-Era Climate Change Programs at Interior
    Press Release
    May 3, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-ID) sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke expressing concerns and requesting information on two climate change adaptation programs established within the Department of the Interior during the Obama admi... More
  • ESA Consultation Delays Block Critical Infrastructure Projects, Imperil Species Recovery Efforts
    Press Release
    Mar 28, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on delays and uncertainty related to Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultations. Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-ID) reacted to testimony from witnesses that recounted personal experiences with extensive delays as a result of ESA c... More
  • Chairman Bishop Letter to Acting Secretary Haugrud
    Letters
    Feb 2, 2017 -
    TO: Acting Secretary Haugrud FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Acting Secretary Haugrud: Over the past several years, many disturbing cases concerning Department of the Interior (Department) employees misconduct have cast doubts on effectiveness of the Department's hiring, retention, and termination policies. The Departme... More
  • USGS Fails to Explain Decades of Data Manipulation, Management Failures and Culture of Harassment
    Press Release
    Dec 6, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing to examine decades of data manipulation at the United States Geological Survey (USGS), generally recognized as a preeminent scientific organization of the federal government. The Department of the Interior Inspector General and a Scientif... More
  • Bishop and Gohmert Letter to Director Dan Ashe
    Letters
    Nov 18, 2016 -
    TO: Director Dan Ashe FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop and Chairman Louie Gohmert Dear Director Ashe: The Committee is conducting oversight of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) use of voluntary payments by energy developers to mitigate impacts on migratory birds. In 2001, Executive Order 13186 directed "departments a... More
  • Rep. Gohmert Letter to USGS Director Suzette Kimball
    Letters
    Sep 23, 2016 -
    TO: The Honorable Suzette Kimball FROM: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Louie Gohmert Dear Director Kimball: The Committee on Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is conducting oversight of scientific misconduct and data manipulation at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).... More
  • Federal Wolf Management Fraught with Controversies and Failures
    Press Release
    Sep 21, 2016 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on the status of the federal government’s inconsistent and unsuccessful wolf management efforts in the United States. The panel, which included local and state witnesses, focused on red wolves in the Southeast, gray wolves in the Northwes... More
  • Chairman Bishop Letter to Director Ashe
    Letters
    Sep 14, 2016 -
    TO: The Honorable Dan Ashe FROM: Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop Dear Director Ashe: On August 5, 2015, an Environmental Protection Agency-led crew ("EPA") discharged 3 million gallons of contaminated water from the Gold King Mine, located in San Juan County, Colorado into the Animas and the San Juan... More
  • Chairman Bishop and Chairman Upton Letter to Administrator McCarthy
    Letters
    Sep 9, 2016 -
    TO: The Honorable Gina A. McCarthy FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop and Chairman Fred Upton Dear Administrator McCarthy: Under section I 08(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is considering creating a regulatory regim... More

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