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  • Bishop, Tipton Hear from Local Stakeholders on Western Colorado’s Energy Potential
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    Jun 1, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) presided over a field hearing in Grand Junction, Colorado to examine opportunities for the export of natural gas from the Piceance Basin through the proposed Jordan Cove Energy and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline a... More
  • Committee Probes National Park Service on Cooperative Agreement with Historic NOVA Farm
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    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, Lamborn Applaud the Start of Columbia River Treaty Renegotiations between United States, Canada
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    May 29, 2018 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Water, Power & Oceans Chairman Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) issued the following statement today as the United States and Canada begin negotiations to renew the Columbia River Treaty which balances Canadian Flood Control with U.S. Hydropowe... More
  • Committee Advances Another Bill to Boost Water Infrastructure, Slate of Locally Supported Lands Bills
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    May 16, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed six bills including H.R. 4419 (Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash.), H.R. 3916 (Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif.), H.R. 3186 (Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass.), H.R. 3045 (Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind.), H.R. 857 (Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif.), and H.R. 224 (Rep. Don Young, R-Ala.). “Today’s ma... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Federal Lands, Tribal Bills
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    May 15, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 4895 (Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.), H.R. 1417 (Rep. Don Yong, R-Ala.), and S. 1285 (Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.) by voice vote. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement: “With the passage of these bills today, the House continues to demonstrate it is serious about improvi... More
  • Bishop Introduces the Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act
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    May 10, 2018 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman (R-Utah) introduced the Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act. 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, “Golden Spike National Histo... More
  • Bishop: GAO Report Highlights Drivers of Puerto Rico Debt Crisis, Island’s Ongoing Lack of Transparency
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    May 9, 2018 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report highlighting factors contributing to the debt crisis in Puerto Rico and the systemic lack of accountability and transparency across the territoria... More
  • Committee Advances Tribal, Federal Lands Bills
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    May 8, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed bills including H.R. 5655 (Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky.), H.R. 5317 (Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash.), H.R. 2591 (Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga.), H.R. 221 (Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska), H.R. 4032 (Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz.), and H.R. 4689 (Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb.). “Toda... More
  • Bishop, Hanabusa Bill Memorializing World War II Vets Signed into Law
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    May 7, 2018 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement praising President Trump for signing HR. 4300, the Admiral Lloyd R. ‘Joe’ Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display Establishment Act, into law. Introduced by Chairman Bishop and Subcommittee on Federal Lands Ranking Member C... More
  • Bishop Statement on Department of the Interior’s Proposed Revision to Well Control Rule
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    Apr 27, 2018 -
    Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), today issued the following statement on the Department of the Interior’s proposed revision to the rule guiding offshore oil and gas drilling and production known as the Well Control Rule. The rule updates the requirement for equipment and... More
  • Bishop, McMorris Rodgers Praise House Passage of Bill to Save Western Ratepayers Millions
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    Apr 25, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 3144 (Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.). The bipartisan bill provides certainty over the reliable management of the Federal Columbia River Power System and prevents the wasting of $40 million in lost power generation. “This bill is a logical solution to the illogical regulatory mess fac... More
  • Support Builds for the Recreation Not Red-Tape Act and the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act
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    Apr 19, 2018 -
    Yesterday, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed several lands bills including H.R. 3400, the bipartisan, bicameral Recreation Not Red-Tape Act or RNR Act (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.) and H.R. 788, the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act (Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Cal... More
  • Bishop, Wyden Bill Promoting Recreation Opportunities on Federal Lands Passes Committee
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    Apr 18, 2018 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), praised the passage of H.R. 3400, the Recreation Not Red-Tape Act or RNR Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that promotes increased access to outdoor recreation opportunities on federal lands and boosts rural economi... More
  • Committee Passes Slate of Federal Lands Bills
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    Apr 18, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed several lands bills including H.R. 788, the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act. Introduced by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), the bipartisan bill amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to give states more flexibility to create, main... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Six Federal Lands Bills
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    Apr 16, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 3607 (Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif.), H.R. 4609 (Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.), H.R. 443 (Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.), H.R. 146 (Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn.), H.R. 3961 (Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla.), and S. 167 (Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan.). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following... More
  • Bishop Statement on Department of the Interior’s National Park User Fees Plan
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    Apr 13, 2018 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement in reaction to the Department of the Interior’s park user fees announcement: “While any change to user fees should be approved by Congress, this proposal moves us towards more of a ‘user pays’ system which is positive. I look forward to working with Sec... More
  • Bishop Welcomes Yet Another Chance from Congress to Prevent Catastrophic Wildfire
    Press Release
    Apr 12, 2018 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today on the introduction of the 2018 farm bill, which includes forest management provisions that mirror H.R. 2936, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act,” which passed the Committee and the House with bipartisan support: “It’s great to see that folks realize the... More
  • Committee Advances Bills to Save Western Ratepayers Millions, Establish National Heritage and Memorial Sites
    Press Release
    Apr 11, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3144 (Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash), H.R. 3392 (Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La.), H.R. 3997 (Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-Pa.), H.R. 4257 (Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah), and H.R. 5005 (Rep. Al Lawson, Jr., D-Fla.). H.R. 3144 provides certainty over the reliable managem... More
  • Bishop: Trump Administration Committed To Removing Environmental Roadblocks
    Press Release
    Apr 9, 2018 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today following the Cabinet Secretaries’ Memorandum of Understanding with President Trump on the goal of improving and streamlining environmental reviews for major infrastructure projects: “Projects designed to improve our country’s infrastructure are failing ... More
  • Bishop Calls Out Broken Legislative Process, Slams Senate Democrats on Forestry Failure
    Press Release
    Mar 21, 2018 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement today in response to voting no on the omnibus package passed by the House. “When the process is broken and negotiations take place behind closed doors in the Capitol, liberals and special interests always seem to get their wa... More
  • Secretary Zinke Touts Administration’s Progress to Enhance Public Access to Public Lands
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    Mar 15, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources received testimony from Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke on the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request and DOI’s policy priorities. “Interior’s 2019 budget prioritizes American interests with targeted investments to advance American energy d... More
  • Bishop Announces Senior Staff Changes
    Press Release
    Mar 14, 2018 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) today announced Parish Braden has been named Deputy Staff Director for the Committee, following Todd Ungerecht, who is retiring from the Committee, and the hiring of Kristina Baum as Communications Director. Baum officially joins the Committee on March 20,... More
  • House Passes Poliquin’s Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification Act
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    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
  • Curtis Bill to Promote Water Certainty, Fish Recovery in Western States Passes House
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    Mar 13, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 4465, the “Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2017” (Rep. John Curtis, R-UT), legislation to achieve the dual goals of recovering endangered fish populations in the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins while continuing to meet regional water and power development needs. ... More
  • Committee Seeks Answers on Corruption at Puerto Rico Power Utility
    Press Release
    Mar 12, 2018 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) and Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Chairman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) sent a letter to the Interim Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) on recent allegat... More

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