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  • Bishop Statement on Puerto Rico Fiscal Plans, PREPA Privatization
    Press Release
    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
    Press Release
    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
  • Panel: Legislation Needed to Address Seismic Research Permitting Failures, Prevent Future Political Abuse
    Press Release
    Jan 19, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing to examine regulatory obstacles to seismic research in America’s outer continental shelf (OCS). Acoustic seismic surveying is used to collect valuable information regarding offshore geological structures, and is used by a myriad of stakeh... More
  • Trump Administration Slashes Red-Tape Stifling American Energy Development
    Press Release
    Jan 18, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing to examine Department of the Interior (DOI) actions to eliminate regulatory burdens for onshore oil and gas development on federal lands. In March 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13783, Promoting Energy Independence and Econo... More
  • Bishop Statement on Introduction of Senate Companion Onshore Energy Legislation
    Press Release
    Jan 18, 2018 -
    Today, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced the “Opportunities for the Nation and States to Harness Onshore Resources for Energy Act” or “ONSHORE Act.” The bill mirrors Title II of H.R. 4239, the “SECURE American Energy Act,” which passed the Committee in November 2017. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following s... More
  • Committee Passes Bill to Improve Regulatory Efficiency, Environmental Progress
    Press Release
    Jan 10, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3133, the “Streamlining Environmental Approvals (SEA) Act of 2017.” Introduced by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), the bill amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to remove duplicative permitting requirements that inhibit economic development and restoration... More
  • Minority Leadership Flip Flops on Support for Tribal Rights in House Vote
    Press Release
    Jan 10, 2018 -
    Today, 158 House Democrats voted against S. 140 (Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ), a bill that promotes tribal self-governance over tribal resources, lands and business regulation. Despite claims to overwhelmingly support tribal rights, all 5 Subcommittee Ranking Members voted against the measure. “This legislation promotes the ... More
  • Curtis Bill Enhances Antiquities Protections, Creates First Ever Tribally-Managed National Monument
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    Jan 9, 2018 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4532, the “Shash Jaa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act.” Introduced by Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), and cosponsored by every Member of the House of Representatives from Utah, the bill builds upon President Trump’s right-sizin... More
  • Bishop on GAO Report: America’s Offshore Energy Potential Undermined by Bureaucratic Dysfunction
    Press Release
    Jan 4, 2018 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report highlighting the failure of federal agencies during the previous administration to provide efficient, effective and transparent permitting for seismic research in America's Outer Continen... More
  • Bishop Statement on Trump Administration’s Draft Proposed National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program
    Press Release
    Jan 4, 2018 -
    Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the Department of the Interior’s Draft Proposed National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program: “The previous administration’s approach to offshore development started from the premise of considering ‘as little as possible.’ The Trump admi... More
  • Bishop Statement on Rescindment of Hydraulic Fracturing Rule
    Press Release
    Dec 29, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior rescinded the Bureau of Land Management’s hydraulic fracturing rule. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “I applaud the Trump administration for reversing this duplicative and overreaching rule. Robust, tailored regulation at the state level is a better appro... More
  • Bishop: Opening ANWR Is Long Overdue
    Press Release
    Dec 20, 2017 -
    Today, the House approved the conference report on H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.” The bill includes language that opens up a small portion of the non-wilderness 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for responsible energy development. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “How... More
  • Bishop: USGS Report Exposes America's Foreign Mineral Dependency
    Press Release
    Dec 19, 2017 -
    Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) under the Department of the Interior (DOI) released its 2017 Critical Minerals Report. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “A country blessed with abundant mineral resources shouldn’t be mineral-dependent and vulnerable. This is an economic and security th... More
  • Chairman Bishop Invites Patagonia CEO to Testify Before the Committee
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    Dec 15, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) sent a letter to founder and CEO of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, inviting him to testify before the Committee on the Antiquities Act, national monuments and federal land management. “The committee believes that major public policy decisions involving ... More
  • Former Utah Governor, Chairman Bishop Re-Expose Political Deception Surrounding 1996 Monument Designation
    Press Release
    Dec 14, 2017 -
    Today, at the Subcommittee on Federal Lands legislative hearing on H.R. 4558, the “Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act,” former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt (R-UT) and Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) detailed the process by which the Clinton administration designated the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 19... More
  • Committee Reviews Bill to Codify Protections for Trump’s New Monuments, Create Utah’s Sixth National Park
    Press Release
    Dec 14, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4558, the “Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act.” Introduced by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) the bill codifies the boundaries of the newly-created Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments and creates Utah’s sixth national park. “The key t... More
  • Republicans Defeat Attempt to Ban Wheelchairs, Bikes and Strollers from Public Lands
    Press Release
    Dec 13, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 1349. Introduced by Subcommittee on Federal Lands Chairman Tom McClintock (R-CA), the bill clarifies that the Wilderness Act never intended for a universal ban of wheelchairs, adaptive cycles, bicycles, and other human-powered implements in wilderness areas. “... More
  • Committee Passes Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization
    Press Release
    Dec 13, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 200, the “Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act.” Introduced by Chairman Emeritus Don Young (R-AK), the bill reauthorizes and modernizes the Magnuson-Stevens Act by implementing regional flexibility, tailored ... More
  • Onerous Regulatory Scheme for Mineral Development Exacerbates Foreign Resources Dependence
    Press Release
    Dec 12, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the arduous and uncertain regulatory scheme governing domestic mineral development and resulting impacts on America’s economic and national security. Panel members discussed America’s reliance on foreign minerals and the benefits of in... More
  • Bishop Statement on BLM's Methane Rule Delay
    Press Release
    Dec 8, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) methane rule delay: “The previous rule was outside the limits of BLM’s authority. It was one of the Obama administration’s half-baked schemes to force responsible energy development off federal lands. R... More
  • Panel: Improving Management of Nation’s Resources Requires Overhaul of DOI’s Organization Structure
    Press Release
    Dec 7, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an initial oversight hearing on policies and concepts for reorganizing the Department of the Interior (DOI) to improve resource management and better serve the American people. “The Department has lost touch with the concerns of Americans,” Subcommittee Chair... More
  • Bill to Prevent Draconian Public Access Restrictions Under Wilderness Act Draws Praise
    Press Release
    Dec 7, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on four bills. Among those bills considered at the hearing, H.R. 1349, introduced by Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock (R-CA), would restore the original intent of the Wilderness Act and improve land access to disabled veterans, families and the eld... More
  • House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Memorialize Pacific Theater World War II Veterans
    Press Release
    Dec 7, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 4300, the “Admiral Lloyd R. ‘Joe’ Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display Establishment Act.” Introduced by Subcommittee on Federal Lands Ranking Member Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) and Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), the bipartisan legislation establishes a memorial at Pearl Harbor to honor the U.S... More
  • Bishop Statement on Appointment to Tax Reform Conference Committee
    Press Release
    Dec 5, 2017 -
    Yesterday, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) was appointed by House Speaker Paul Ryan to serve on the the House-Senate conference committee for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Chairman Bishop issued the following statement: “I appreciate the Speaker nominating Rep. Young and myself to help nego... More
  • Members Unveil Bills to Settle Utah Monument Controversy
    Press Release
    Dec 5, 2017 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) and Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) unveiled the Shash Jáa and Indian Creek National Monuments Act and the Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act. The bills, co-sponsored by Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), codify in law requirements for ... More

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