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Bishop: Committee Accomplishments from 114th Congress Lays Foundation for Future Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 5, 2017 -

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement on the Committee’s accomplishments from the 114th Congress:

“For the past two years, our Committee developed new ideas and creative policies to solve problems and ennoble Americans. In some areas, the goal line was reached while in others the groundwork for future reform was laid. With a new administration that is willing to work with Congress and actually engage in problem solving, we have a tremendous opportunity to build upon these successes.”

Full Committee: At the onset of the 114th Congress, Chairman Bishop elevated the National Environmental Policy Act to the jurisdiction of the Full Committee and established a new subcommittee, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The Committee advanced and passed… click HERE to learn more.

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources: The subcommittee worked to rein in burdensome regulatory policies impacting energy production and mining on federal lands, and pursued aggressive oversight against harmful executive regulations, rules and… click HERE to learn more.

Subcommittee on Federal Lands: The subcommittee fought to restore public access to federal lands, promote sound management practices, and reduce excessive and restrictive federal land acquisition and… click HERE to learn more.

Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs: The subcommittee played an integral role in addressing the fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico through hearings and oversight that ultimately led to… click HERE to learn more.

Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations:  The newly created subcommittee led aggressive oversight of the executive branch and numerous administration policies, regulations and… click HERE to learn more.

Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans:  The subcommittee worked towards enhancing water and power supplies and electricity reliability, reducing litigation and… click HERE to learn more.


Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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