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The House Committee on Natural Resources, chaired by Rob Bishop of Utah, considers legislation about American energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation. Learn more about Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and meet all of the Committee Members. You can also find recent activity, read about the history of the Committee, the rules and the Committee's jurisdiction.

The Committee is divided into five subcommittees:

Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Energy and Mineral Resources
The Subcommittee is responsible for issues of mineral resources on public land, geothermal resources, mining interests and most of the U.S. Geological survey.
Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs Subcommittee National Parks, Forests, And Public Lands
The Subcommittee is responsible for all matters related to the National Park System, U.S. Forests, public lands, and national Monuments.
Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The Subcommittee is responsible for all matters regarding Native Americans, including the 565 federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native Corporations, and nearly 1.9 million American Indians.
National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee Oversight and Investigations
The Subcommittee is responsible for oversight of federal agencies, programs, and policies within the Committee's jurisdiction, including Department of the Interior, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Commerce.
Water and Power Subcommittee Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
The Subcommittee is responsible for matters concerning America’s water resources, federal irrigation projects, generation of electric power from federal water projects, interstate water issues and fisheries management.



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