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  • 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
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    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
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    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
  • Committee Passes Bill to Boost Domestic Critical Mineral Production
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    Mar 7, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 520, the “National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act.” Introduced by Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV), the bill improves and streamlines the federal permitting process to promote domestic production of critical minerals. “Critical and strategic minerals ar... More
  • Committee Passes Bill to Enhance Conservation, Improve Federal Land Management
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    Mar 7, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 5133, the “Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization of 2018” or “FLTFA.” Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) the bipartisan bill reauthorizes a land exchange program to promote conservation, improve resource management and provide greater... More
  • Committee Passes Bill to Help Rebuild the U.S. Virgin Islands’ Economy
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    Mar 7, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 4731. Introduced by Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands), the bill extends the retained use estate for the Caneel Bay resort in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. “Today I am pleased that my bill H.R. 4731 was passed out of the Natural Resources Committee by vo... More
  • Committee Begins Effort to Restore Public Lands with Review of Federal Maintenance Backlog
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    Mar 6, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held the first in a series of hearings to address the maintenance backlog of the Department of the Interior (DOI). Today, DOI manages more than 500 million acres of land in the U.S. and has a total of $16 billion worth of deferred maintenance, with almost half owned by th... More
  • American LNG Exports Bolster U.S. Geopolitical Alliances
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    Feb 27, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources examined the role of the U.S. in liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets and benefits of natural gas production, transmission and exportation for America and its allies. “In recent years, the production of natural gas has allowed the U.S. to become an undeniable force... More
  • Panel: Border Security, Environment Threatened on Federal Border Lands
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    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
  • Panel Reviews Bill to Boost Domestic Critical Mineral Production
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    Feb 15, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 520, the “National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act” (Rep. Mark Amodei) (R-NV). “There are many things that make the United States exceptional… We are blessed with the natural advantage of vast mineral resources, wh... More
  • Bipartisan, Locally Supported National Monument Bills Advance Through Committee
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    Feb 14, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 4895, the “Medgar Evers National Monument Act” (Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-MS), establishing the Medgar Evers National Monument, and H.R. 835 (Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-CO), expanding the boundaries of the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. “Today is a good day... More
  • Streamlining Federal Permitting Key to Safe, Reliable Water Infrastructure
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    Feb 14, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held an oversight hearing on the state of the nation’s water and power infrastructure. “Water infrastructure is perhaps the most important, yet overlooked, form of infrastructure in our nation,” District Manager of Kennewick Irrigation District Charles Freeman stated. ... More
  • Bishop, Lamborn Response to Trump Administration’s Title Transfer Proposal in Infrastructure Plan
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    Feb 12, 2018 -
    Washington, D.C. – On Friday, the Department of the Interior transmitted a proposal to Congress to expedite the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) title transfer process. The proposal mirrors language of H.R. 3281, the “Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act” (Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-CO), w... More
  • Bishop on President Trump’s Infrastructure and Budget Proposals
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    Feb 12, 2018 -
    Washington, D.C. – House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the Trump administration’s infrastructure and budget proposals: “The provisions within President Trump’s infrastructure proposal streamlining federal permitting are what will enable success o... More
  • Bishop Statement on BLM Methane Rule Revision
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    Feb 12, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced a proposal to revise the 2016 Waste Prevention Rule, also known as the venting and flaring rule. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The previous administration scorned domestic energy development and crafted the prior rule to deliberately stif... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Increase Transparency of Utility Rates for American Taxpayers
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    Feb 7, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 2371, the “Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act.” Introduced by Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Chairman Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), the bill establishes a pilot project to increase the transparency of the Western Area Power Administration’s (WAPA) costs, rates, and o... More
  • Panel Reviews Slate of Monument Bills Developed with Local Input, Stakeholder Engagement
    Press Release
    Feb 6, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on a series of bipartisan national monument, conservation and recreation bills highlighting the importance of local stakeholder engagement in conservation management decisions. H.R. 4895, the “Medgar Evers National Monument Act,” establishes the Medgar... More
  • Bishop Statement on Administration’s Work to Promote Regulatory Certainty
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    Jan 31, 2018 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Commerce entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to evaluate and improve consultations for agricultural crop protection products under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The... More
  • Native Utah Navajo, Administration Support Bill to Create First Tribally Managed National Monument
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    Jan 30, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held its second legislative hearing on H.R. 4532, the “Shash Jaa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act.” Introduced by Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), the bill creates the first tribally co-managed national monument in history. In the waning days of office, President... More
  • Bishop Welcomes Rep. John Curtis to Committee
    Press Release
    Jan 30, 2018 -
    Today, Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), at the request of Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), was named to the House Committee on Natural Resources. He will serve on the Subcommittees on Energy and Mineral Resources and Federal Lands. “Rep Curtis has the ability to work with people on all sides to reach practical solutions and will be... More
  • Bishop on SOTU, Regulatory Rollbacks Critical
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    Jan 30, 2018 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union address: “President Trump understands that we must modernize onerous and duplicative federal permitting requirements for any infrastructure package to succeed. I look forwar... More
  • Bishop Statement on Puerto Rico Fiscal Plans, PREPA Privatization
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    Jan 25, 2018 -
    Today, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló submitted updated fiscal plans to the Financial Management and Oversight Board, as required under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). The proposals include initial plans for the privatization of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority... More
  • Bishop Statement on DOI Action to Construct Life-Saving Road in Alaska
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    Jan 22, 2018 -
    Today, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a land-swap agreement to facilitate a life-saving road for the isolated community of King Cove, Alaska. “Today is a great day for Alaska, and an especially important day for the residents of King Cove. Secretary Zinke has done what the previous administration refused; he prio... More

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Bishop Statement on House Passage of Bills Fostering Public Land Development, Conservation

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Bishop Statement on Department of the Interior’s Proposed ESA Changes

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 Endangere...... Read more

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