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  • Panel: State Management Plans Are the Only Path to Successful Sage Grouse Conservation
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    Oct 25, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing to review the success of Western State sage grouse management plans and the need for continued local control over sage grouse management. Western States sage grouse management plans have been the primary driver of improvements to the species range-wide. “[T... More
  • Leaders and Experts on Indian Country Issues Express Support for Bill to Advance Tribal Self-Determination, Sovereignty
    Press Release
    Oct 25, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a legislative hearing on H.R. 215, the “American Indian Empowerment Act of 2017.” Introduced by Chairman Emeritus Don Young (R-AK), the bill authorizes federally recognized tribes to lease and regulate their own lands and eliminate federal govern... More
  • ***Hearing Postponed*** Hearing on Puerto Rico’s Recovery and the Role of the Financial Oversight and Management Board Postponed
    Press Release
    Oct 19, 2017 -
    The House Committee on Natural Resources hearing titled “Examining Challenges in Puerto Rico’s Recovery and the Role of the Financial Oversight and Management Board" scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017 has been postponed until further notice, at a date and time to be determined. More
  • Bishop Statement on Nomination of Tara Sweeney to Be Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs
    Press Release
    Oct 17, 2017 -
    Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Tara Sweeney to be Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs within the Department of the Interior. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “Tara Sweeney is a superb choice with decades of experience empowering Indian and Alaska Native ... More
  • 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
  • Onshore Energy Bill Draws Praise as Subcommitte Continues Broad Overhaul of Federal Lands Energy Policy
    Press Release
    Oct 13, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources heard testimony on a discussion draft of the “Opportunities for the Nation and States to Harness Onshore Resources Act” or “ONSHORE Act.” The bill allows states with established regulatory programs to seek primacy for the implementation of federal permitting respo... More
  • Bishop Statement on Appointment of Kathleen Hartnett White as CEQ Chair
    Press Release
    Oct 13, 2017 -
    Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White to chair the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “Kathleen Hartnett White is a great choice to help the administration realign priorities at CEQ. Over the past eight yea... More
  • SUNDAY: Chairman Bishop to Appear on CSPAN Newsmakers and Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson
    Press Release
    Oct 13, 2017 -
    On Sunday, October 15, 2017 Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) will appear on CSPAN Newsmakers and Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson to discuss disaster response and recovery of hurricane impacted U.S. territories, western wildfires and efforts to reform of Antiquities Act of 1906. Details: Chairman Bishop on Full Measure wit... More
  • Panel: Bipartisan Bills Enhance ESA Protections, Boost Hydropower Reliability
    Press Release
    Oct 12, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing on H.R. 3144 (Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA) and H.R. 3916 (Rep. Ken Calvert, R-CA), the “Federally Integrated Species Health Act” or “FISH Act,” bills to improve the recovery of Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed fish while providing ce... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Disaster Relief Package
    Press Release
    Oct 12, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed an emergency aid package for hurricane and wildfire relief. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “This is an essential package to aid the West with severe wildfire and communities on the mainland and our Territories devastated by hurricanes. Congress must remain committed t... More
  • Bishop Statement on Appointment of Reps. Cheney, Westerman to NDAA Conference Committee
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    Oct 12, 2017 -
    Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) appointed Natural Resources Committee members to serve on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (H.R. 2810) conference Committee, including Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Bruce Westerman (R-AR). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “Reps. ... More
  • Committee Passes Legislation to Require Transparency, Public Input in Antiquities Act
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    Oct 11, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 3990, the “National Monument Creation and Protection Act” or the “CAP Act.” Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), the bill protects archeological resources while ensuring public transparency and accountability in the executive’s use of the Antiquities Act.... More
  • Offshore Energy Bill Gains Support as Subcommittee Continues Broad Overhaul of Federal Lands Energy Policy
    Press Release
    Oct 11, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on a discussion draft of the “Accessing Strategic Resources Offshore Act” or the “Astro Act.” The bill, which improves access to Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) energy resources through more reliable leasing and an improved revenue sharing... More
  • Bishop Statement on Antiquities Act Reform Bill
    Press Release
    Oct 10, 2017 -
    On Monday, Chairman Bishop announced the introduction and markup of the H.R. 3990, the National Monument Creation and Protection Act (CAP Act). He released the following statement “The 1906 Antiquities Act was originally intended as an executive tool to protect historical and archeological artifacts and structures unde... More
  • Subcommittee Chairmen Respond to Antiquities Act Reform Legislation
    Press Release
    Oct 10, 2017 -
    Tomorrow, the Committee will markup H.R. 3990, the “National Monument Creation and Protection Act” or “CAP Act.” Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), the bill protects archeological resources while ensuring public transparency and accountability in the executive’s use of the Antiquities Act. “The Constitution give... More
  • Bishop Statement on Budget Reconciliation
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    Oct 5, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H. Con Res. 71, the fiscal year 2018 budget resolution, which includes reconciliation instructions for the House Committee on Natural Resources. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “Congress is asserting the peoples’ will to promote fiscal health and economic opportunity, ... More
  • Bishop and Westerman Request Information on DOI Leaks
    Press Release
    Oct 5, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) sent a letter to Principal Deputy Solicitor at the Department of the Interior (DOI), Daniel Jorjani. The letter requests information on DOI’s policies related to improper disclosure of internal agency docu... More
  • Bishop Statement on Sage Grouse
    Press Release
    Oct 5, 2017 -
    Today, the Department of the Interior announced plans to reverse the former administration’s 10 million acre mineral withdrawal across six western states, overhaul the de facto Sage Grouse listing and improve management of the species through greater state input. Chairman Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “... 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
  • Bills to Modernize Endangered Species Act Advance Through Committee
    Press Release
    Oct 4, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed five bills to reform the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The ESA is a landmark statute created with noble intent. It also includes fatal design flaws that inhibit greater success and handicap state-led, scie... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Response to the Ag Committee Advancing the Resilient Federal Forests Act
    Press Release
    Oct 4, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Agriculture passed H.R. 2936, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017,” without opposition. Introduced by Rep. Westerman (R-AR), the bipartisan bill reduces the risk of catastrophic wildfire and dramatically improves the health and resiliency of federal forests and grasslands. “I’m happ... More
  • Committee Passes "Native American Energy Act"
    Press Release
    Oct 4, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 210. Introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-AK), the “Native American Energy Act” addresses the federal government’s overregulation of Indian lands to promote energy development by Indian tribes and Alaska Native Corporations. “The Native American Energy Act is criti... More
  • Bishop Statement on Homeland Security Committee’s Passage of the Border Security for America Act
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    Oct 4, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Homeland Security passed H.R. 3548, the “Border Security for America Act.” Introduced by Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), the bill includes a provision from Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) to prevent federal agencies from obstructing U.S. Customs and Border Projection’s (CBP) a... More
  • Panel Reviews Legislation to Improve Recreation Opportunities on Federal Lands
    Press Release
    Oct 3, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on H.R. 3400, the bipartisan “Recreation Not Red-Tape Act” or “RNR Act.” Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), the bill lowers regulatory barriers to increase public access to outdoor recreation opportunities on federal... More
  • House Passes Bill to Benefit Utah Communities
    Press Release
    Oct 2, 2017 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 2582, the bipartisan “Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act.” Introduced by Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), the bill resolves a longstanding legal issue and authorizes the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration’s to acquire 500 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands... More

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