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  • Bishop Sends Letter to Secretary Zinke Over Department Misconduct Policies
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    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
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    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, Grijalva Introduce Bill to Establish a Fund Addressing National Park Maintenance Backlog
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    Jul 25, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Committee Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) introduced the bipartisan, Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, establishing the National Park Service and Public Lands Restoration Fund. “Our parks are national treasures. Let’s start treating ... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Bills Fostering Public Land Development, Conservation
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    Jul 23, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 2630 (U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.), H.R. 3045 (U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind.), H.R. 5979 (U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky.), H.R. 6077 (U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y.), H.R. 5613 (U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan.), S. 2850 (U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.), H.R. 5875 (U.S. Rep. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Gu... More
  • Bishop Statement on Department of the Interior’s Proposed ESA Changes
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    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
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    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
  • Committee Advances Slate of Federal Lands, Water Bills
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    Jul 18, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed 10 bills, H.R. 5171 (Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.), H.R. 5347 (Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev.), H.R. 5556 (Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.), H.R. 5923 (Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark.), H.R. 5979 (Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky.), H.R. 6038 (Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.), H.R. 6039 (Rep. Kev... More
  • Committees Probe USVI Governor on Executive Order Permitting Firearm Seizure
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    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 Statement on House Passage of Several Federal Land Management Bills
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    Jul 17, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 4645 (U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 3777 (U.S. Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah), H.R. 4032 (U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz.), and H.R. 1037 (U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass.). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement: “These bills improve how we manage our natural reso... More
  • House Passes Bill to Support Critical Water Infrastructure for Tribes, Local Communities
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    Jul 12, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3281, the Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act. Introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), this bipartisan bill establishes a voluntary, streamlined process for local utilities, states or tribes to pursue title transfers. “Our... More
  • Committee Advances Slate of Federal Lands, Tribal Bills
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    Jul 11, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed six bills including H.R. 6302 (Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich.), H.R. 1482 (Rep. Michael Simpson, R-Ind.), H.R. 3764 (Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 5613 (Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan.), H.R. 6077 (Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y.), and H.R. 577 (Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev.). H.R. 630... More
  • House Passes Bill to Prevent Catastrophic Wildfire in Oregon
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    Jul 11, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2075, the Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection Act. Introduced by Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), this bill makes necessary adjustments to the wilderness study areas adjacent to Crooked River Ranch in Oregon to reduce the risk of wildfire for the local community. “Once aga... More
  • House Passes Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization with Bipartisan Support
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    Jul 11, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, the bipartisan Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act. Introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the bill reauthorizes and modernizes the Magnuson-Stevens Act by implementing regional flexibility, tailored managem... More
  • Bishop Statement on Puerto Rico’s Audited Financials Release
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    Jul 2, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), today issued the following statement regarding the release of Puerto Rico’s audited financials for Fiscal Year 2015. “The passage of PROMESA was instigated by a need for fiscal discipline and transparency within Puerto Rico, and the release of these audite... More
  • Bishop Files Amicus Brief to Facilitate Proper Interpretation of PROMESA
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    Jul 2, 2018 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) filed an amicus brief over the weekend with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on the legislative intent of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). The brief, which was requested by the Court, outlines th... More
  • Bills Increasing Responsible Energy Development, Public Education Funding Pass Committee
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    Jun 27, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources advanced several onshore energy development bills, including H.R. 6107 (U.S. Rep. Pearce, R-N.M.), H.R. 6088 (U.S. Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah), H.R. 6087 (U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.), and H.R. 5859 (U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.). “These bills will benefit the American ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Trump's DOI Reorganization
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    Jun 27, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's reorganization of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS): “We have long been saying the duplicative regulations between the National Marine Fis... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Protect Endangered Fish Species in Pacific Northwest
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    Jun 26, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2083, the Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act, with a bipartisan vote of 288 Members, including 68 Democrats. Introduced by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), this bipartisan bill provides states and tribes the necessary tools to humanely mana... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Several Federal Land Management Bills
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    Jun 25, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 5751 (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah), H.R. 221 (U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Ala.), H.R. 3392 (U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La.), H.R. 805 (U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.), H.R. 1791 (U.S. Rep. David Reichert, R-Wash.), H.R. 4257 (U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah), and H.R. 857 (U.S. Rep. Paul Cook, R... More
  • Bishop’s Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act Passes House
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    Jun 25, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5751, the Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act. Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), the bill recognizes the historic significance of the completion of America’s first transcontinental railroad by establishing the 52nd U.S. Historical Park and designating it the... More
  • Committee Probes CBD on Relationship with Foreign Entities, Opposition to U.S. Military Operations
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    Jun 20, 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 Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) Executive Director Kieran Suckling seeking information on CBD’s work on behalf of foreign entities and non-U.S.-... More
  • Bishop Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Ocean Policy
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    Jun 19, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), today issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s executive order promoting a healthy ocean economy and engagement with marine, science, and technology industries. The action reverses the previous administration’s overreach of the natio... More
  • Pearce Introduces Two Bills in the House of Representatives
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    Jun 15, 2018 -
    Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) released the following statement regarding two bills he has sponsored, H.R. 6106, Common Sense Permitting and H.R. 6107, Ending Duplicative Permitting Act, which were introduced yesterday in the House of Representatives: “The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) inability to timely permit energy... More
  • Bishop Calls Out Democrat Hypocrisy at Hearing
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    Jun 14, 2018 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on a discussion draft titled the Enhancing State Management of Federal Lands and Waters Act, which would increase the role of states in federal mineral management while respecting the American taxpayer. ... More
  • Committee Seeks Information from Defense Department on Impact of Environmental Litigation on Military Readiness
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    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

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