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Bishop Statement on Infrastructure Executive Order


WASHINGTON, D.C., August 15, 2017 -

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s executive order on establishing accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects.

“It’s encouraging to have a president who understands that regulatory reform is a precondition for any successful infrastructure policy. At the same time, there is no question that additional statutory tools are also necessary to reduce excessive regulatory burdens that make job-supporting and environmentally sound infrastructure projects all but impossible in this country. This order provides a strong foundation upon which Congress can build.”

This Congress, the Committee has held six infrastructure-related hearings and advanced a range of reforms across its jurisdiction to remove bureaucratic obstacles to greater infrastructure development and investment.  

Committee Infrastructure Bills:

  • “Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act” (H.R. 3281) – Passed House
  • “Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act” (H.R. 1654) – Passed House
  • “Water Rights Protection Act” (H.R. 2939) – Passed House
  • “Bureau of Reclamation Water Project Streamlining Act” (H.R. 875) – Passed House
  • “Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017” or “GROW Act” (H.R. 23) – Passed House
  • “Water Rights Protection Act” (H.R. 2939) – Passed House
  • “Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act” (H.R. 1873) – Passed House
  • “BOR Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act” (HR 1967) – Passed House
  • “Expanding Alaskan Hydropower Infrastructure” (H.R. 220) – Passed House
  • “King Cove Land Exchange Act” (H.R. 218) – Passed House
  • “Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act” (H.R. 660) – Passed Committee
  • “Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act” (H.R. 825) – Passed Committee
  • “Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act” (H.R. 2371)  Passed Committee
  • “Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act” (H.R. 660) – Passed Committee
  • “American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act” (H.R. 1399)  – Passed Committee
  • “RECLAIM Act of 2017” (H.R. 1731) – Passed Committee
  • “Mining Schools Enhancement Act” (H.R. 2053) – Passed Committee
  • “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act” (H.R. 2937)  – Passed Committee
  • “Helium Extraction Act of 2017” (H.R. 3297) – Passed Committee
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