Home > newsroom > Page
Bishop Statement on House Passage of Federal Lands, Tribal Bills


WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 2018 -

Today, the House passed H.R. 4895 (Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.), H.R. 1417 (Rep. Don Yong, R-Ala.), and S. 1285 (Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.) by voice vote. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement:

“With the passage of these bills today, the House continues to demonstrate it is serious about improving federal land management and ensuring the federal government is a good neighbor to local communities. Now it’s the Senate’s turn to get to work and send these vital pieces of legislation to the president’s desk.”

H.R. 4895, the Medgar Evers Home National Monument Act, establishes the Medgar Evers National Monument in Jackson, Mississippi.

H.R. 1417, the National Law Enforcement Museum Exhibits Act, amends the National Law Enforcement Museum Act to allow the National Law Enforcement Museum to acquire, possess, collect, ship, transport, import, and displace firearms in the museum. The museum honors and commemorates the dedicated service and sacrifice of law enforcement offices in the United States.

S. 1285, the Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act, clarifies that seven federally recognized tribes in Oregon can buy, sell, lease or otherwise convey their non-trust (fee simple) owned land without approval from the federal government.

###


Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

Latest News

Bishop Statement on Western Water Presidential Memo

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement after the release of a presidential memorandum seeking to enhance western water access and resou...... Read more

Bishop, Westerman Escalate Request for Additional Information on World Resources Institute's Ties to China

Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to World Resources Institute (WRI) P...... Read more

Bishop, Gosar Request Mineral Withdrawal Data from Zinke

Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke ...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events