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  • Bishop, González-Colón, LaMalfa, Young Offer Path Forward to Advance Puerto Rican Statehood
    Press Release
    Nov 27, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) sent a letter to Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello Nevares, Puerto Rican Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz,... More
  • Committee Advances Tribal Energy Legislation, Slate of Conservation, Public Lands and Fishery Bills
    Press Release
    Nov 15, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed eight bills, H.R. 3593 (U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La.), H.R. 5025 (U.S. Rep. Amua Amata Coleman Radewagon, R-American Samoa), H.R. 6507 (U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Penn.), H.R. 6602 (U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J.), H.R. 6652 (U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash.), H... More
  • Committee Invites Puerto Rico Governor to Testify at PREPA Oversight Hearing
    Press Release
    Jul 19, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sent a letter to Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló, inviting him to testify at a July 25 oversight hearing titled Management Crisis at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and Implications for Recovery. “Despite your recognition of the politi... More
  • Committees Probe USVI Governor on Executive Order Permitting Firearm Seizure
    Press Release
    Jul 18, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) sent a letter to U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp, requesting information regarding Mapp’s executive order that allows the National Guard to seize firearms from citizens. “On Septe... More
  • Bishop Files Amicus Brief to Facilitate Proper Interpretation of PROMESA
    Press Release
    Jul 2, 2018 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) filed an amicus brief over the weekend with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on the legislative intent of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). The brief, which was requested by the Court, outlines th... More
  • Financial Controls Over Federal Assistance Dominates Hearing on Hurricane Recovery in U.S. Territories
    Press Release
    Nov 14, 2017 -
    Today, the Full Committee held an oversight hearing on “The Need for Transparent Financial Accountability in Territories' Disaster Recovery Efforts." The panel reviewed the financial needs of both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and the need and form of appropriate Federal oversight. “Improved coordination and ... More
  • Bishop: PROMESA's Oversight Board Needs New Tools to Ensure Puerto Rico's Recovery
    Press Release
    Nov 7, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources examined challenges to Puerto Rico’s recovery and the role of the Financial Oversight and Management Board (Oversight Board) in the immediate and long-term. The “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act” (PROMESA), signed into law in June 2016, create... More
  • Chairman Bishop, Westerman Letter to Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
    Letters
    Oct 26, 2017 -
    TO: Mr. Ricardo Ramos FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop and Chariman Bruce Westerman Dear Mr. Ramos: On September 20, 2017, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) signed an "Emergency Master Service Agreement for PREPA's Electrical Grid Reconstruction with an engineering firm. Under the contract, PREPA paid the firm ... More
  • Chairman, Bishop, Westerman, LaMalfa, Gonalez-Colon Letter to the Honorable Christopher Wray
    Letters
    Oct 17, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable Christopher Wray FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Chairman Bruce Westerman, Chairman Doug LaMalfa, Rep. Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon Dear Director Wray: On October 12, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) San Juan Field Office announced that "[t]he FBI has received numerous complaints of mishandling a... More
  • Chairman, Bishop, Westerman, LaMalfa, Gonalez-Colon Letter to the Honorable William B. "Brock" Long
    Letters
    Oct 17, 2017 -
    TO: The Honorable William B. "Brock" Long FROM: Chairman Rob Bishop, Chariman Bruce Westerman, Chairman Doug LaMalfa, Rep. Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon Dear Administrator Long: On October 12, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) San Juan Field Office announced that "[t]he FBI has received numerous complaints of m... More
  • Bishop: Climate Focus in Alaska Reveals Obama's Geopolitical Blinders
    Press Release
    Sep 1, 2015 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) today issued the following statement in response to the President’s trip to Alaska. “The United States takes over as head of the Arctic Council this year and the President’s trip shows he’s not ready for it. As Putin has shown no qualms about promoting Arc... More
  • Chairman Bishop Letter to Secretary of the Department of the Interior Sally Jewell for Cooperation in Evaluating the Procedures Used for Acknowledging Tribal Status
    Letters
    Mar 26, 2015 -
    TO: The Honorable Sally Jewell FROM: Rob Bishop, Chairman Dear Madam Secretary: We are writing to request your cooperation in evaluating the procedures used for acknowledging tribal status and the impacts of modifying the regulations governing such determinations. The Department of the Interior has published proposed r... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jul 31, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Ben Geman: “Obama taps Interior official for deputy secretary post” Associated Press: “Feds to lease mineral rights in Ohio forest” Associated Press: “3 Native American tribes seek funding for satellite voter registration, early voting stations” Associated Press:... More
  • Witnesses: Federal Land & Water Grabs Must STOP
    Press Release
    Jul 29, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power held a field hearing in West Plains, Missouri on “Stopping Federal Land and Water Grabs: Protecting Property Rights from Washington, DC Edicts.” The hearing examined the harmful effects of the Obama Administration’s National Blueways Order that imposes ... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jun 12, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Tri-City Herald – Geoff Folsom: “U.S. House passes Rattlesnake Mountain access bill” Washington Times – Patrice Hill: “U.S. gains global competition as shale energy revolution heats up” The Hill – Julian Hattem: “Wildlife agency proposes endangered listing for chimps” Assoc... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jun 11, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Alaska Public Radio – Ed Schoenfeld: “Sealaska Land Bill Scheduled For Congressional Markup” The Hill – Zack Colman: “Energy agency: US oil-and-gas reserves up 35 percent, thanks to shale boom” Arizona Republic – Brandon Loomis: “Mexican gray wolves may get more area to live... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    Jun 6, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “Offshore drilling proponents launch new push on Capitol Hill” Oil and Gas Journal – Paula Dittrick: “API cites growing support for opening areas to offshore drilling” Cape Cod Times – Mary Ann Bragg: “NOAA to make reduced ship speeds permanen... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 23, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “Republicans aim to overturn Obama’s plan for Alaskan oil” Associated Press – Matthew Daly: “House passes GOP bill to speed pipeline approval” Washington Post – Darryl Fears: “Frog, toad and salamander populations plummeting, U.S. survey finds”... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 20, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: CQ – Anna McGeehan: “Panel Passes Bills on Rare Earth, Critical Minerals” Associated Press: “U.S. Gas Prices Up 11 Cents Over Past 2 Weeks” US News and World Report – Elizabeth Flock: “Commission for Unbuilt Ike Memorial Wants Another $51 Million From Taxpayers” Washington ... More
  • Chairman Hastings Letter to Chief of Staff for the Secretary of the Interior Laura Davis Seeking Documents on the Investigation into the Bureau of Indian Affairs Regional Director
    Letters
    May 17, 2013 -
    Dear Ms. Davis: In August 2012, the Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") for the U.S. Department of the Interior ("Department") issued a Report of lnvestigation ("Report") entitled "Jeanette Hanna et al." The Report outlines several concerns and allegations against fonner Bureau of Indian Affairs ("BIA") Regional Di... More
  • Chairman Hastings Letter to Assistant Secretary Washburn Seeking Documents on the Investigation into the Bureau of Indian Affairs Regional Director
    Letters
    May 17, 2013 -
    Dear Assistant Secretary Washburn: On August 10, 2012, the Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") for the U.S. Department of the Interior ("Department") issued a Report of Investigation ("Report") entitled "Jeanette Hanna et al." The Report outlined a series of concerns and allegations against former Bureau of Indian ... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 16, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Platts: “US House Republicans release bills for more oil, gas drilling” Associated Press: “Gosar, Kirkpatrick legislation for proposed Arizona copper mine gets committee approval” Green River Star: “Lummis soda ash bill passes House committee” Associated Press: “New secreta... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 15, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Associated Press: “Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths” Associated Press – Ben Neary: “Western lawmakers push to restore mineral funds” Reuters – Alex Lawler: “IEA urges swift U.S. decision on allowing crude oil exports” Associated Press: “Ark. mountain snail dropped from e... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 14, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Politico – Darren Goode: “Key natural gas rules may be in the pipeline” Associated Press – Dina Capiello: “Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths” Bloomberg: “Gasoline rises most in three months at U.S. pumps” Wall Street Journal – Ben Kesling: “The Few, the Proud, the Tortois... More
  • Breakfast Links
    Blog
    May 10, 2013 -
    The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Associated Press: “Oil industry: BLM is preventing job creation in Calif. by postponing oil, gas lease auctions” Elko Daily News editorial: “Amodei, GOP to tackle Endangered Species Act” Greenwire – Phil Taylor: “House GOP forms working group to overhaul ESA” Fuel Fix – Jen... More
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