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  • Biden's Mineral Announcement Misses Bigger Picture
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    Mar 31, 2022 -
    Today, President Joe Biden announced he is invoking Defense Protection Act powers in order to ramp up domestic production of critical minerals. "After more than two years of repeated assaults on American energy and mineral production - including shuttering the Twin Metals project in Minnesota - it is laughable that Pre... More
  • House Republicans Introduce Legislation to End the Biden Ban
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    Mar 30, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined U.S. Reps. Jerry Carl (R-Ala.), Garret Graves (R-La.), Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.), Blake Moore (R-Utah), Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) and Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas) in introducing six bills that will unleash America's domestic energy pote... More
  • Westerman Statement on the Passing of the Dean of the House, Don Young
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    Mar 19, 2022 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following statement on the passing of Dean of the House and committee member, U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska): "Don Young was a fierce advocate and public servant for all of Alaska. He was a widely respected Chairman and decade... More
  • Republicans Hold Joint Forum on Biden's War on American Energy
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    Mar 18, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the House Select Climate Committee Republican members held a forum titled "Pain at the Pump: Biden's War on American Energy." During Ranking Member Bruce Westerman's (R-Ark.) opening statement, he said in part: "Let me be clear, d... More
  • House Passes Three Republican Bills
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    Mar 16, 2022 -
    This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three Republican bills reported out of the House Committee on Natural Resources, the Japanese American World War II History Network Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Jay Obernolte (R-Calif.), the MAPLand Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (R-Utah.), and the Save the ... More
  • Westerman, Spartz lead Bipartisan Ukrainian Independence Park Act
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    Mar 15, 2022 -
    Washington - Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.), joined over 100 bipartisan cosponsors including Chair Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), and the co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Ukraine Caucus led by U.S. Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio... More
  • Republicans Urge Action on Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing
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    Mar 9, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Congressional Western Caucus Chair Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.)led a letter signed by 61other members to Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Deb ... More
  • Westerman Statement on Biden's Russian Energy Import Ban
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    Mar 8, 2022 -
    Today, President Joe Biden announced a national ban on Russian energy imports. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "Banning Russian oil and gas imports is the right thing to do. However, President Biden’s solution, turning to Venezuela... More
  • Westerman, Rodgers Introduce the American Energy Independence from Russia Act
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    Mar 1, 2022 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) released the following statement after introducing the American Energy Independence from Russia Act. "America’s energy dominance is our strongest weapon a... More
  • Republicans Host Tribal Roundtable Marking Fifty Years of the Alaska Natives Claims Settlement Act
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    Mar 1, 2022 -
    Washington - Today, Dean of the House and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Don Young (R-Alaska) and House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a Republican roundtable titled, "The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act at 50: Successes an... More
  • Five Republican Bills Pass Committee
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    Feb 16, 2022 -
    Washington - Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a markup that included five Republican bills that passed with bipartisan support. Committee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement: "While it is unfortunate that this committee is still not meeting in-person, today we wer... More
  • Westerman Tours Northern Minnesota Mines
    Press Release
    Feb 14, 2022 -
    Last week, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Ranking Member Pete Stauber (R-Minn.), Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), and other members of Congress in Northern Minnesota to see firsthand the importan... More
  • Westerman Announces New Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member
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    Feb 7, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) announced the new Subcommittee Ranking Member for the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. "I’m pleased to announce Congressman Blake Moore as the new Ranking Member of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. Since day one... More
  • Republicans Urge Interior to Consider Military Tensions, Reassess Critical Minerals List
    Press Release
    Feb 3, 2022 -
    This week, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a letter signed by members of the House Committee on Natural Resources to Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Deb Haaland urging DOI to consider the impacts of current international crises on mineral supply chains as it d... More
  • Westerman Slams Democrats' China First, America Last Bill
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    Feb 1, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) testified before the House Committee on Rules on the America CONCEDES Act, Democrats' sham bill that suppresses our own domestic energy capacity and increases our reliance on foreign adversaries like China for critical resources and pr... More
  • Westerman, Stauber on the Biden Administration's Disastrous Mine Leasing Decision
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    Jan 26, 2022 -
    Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced its decision to cancel federal leases held by Twin Metals Minnesota. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Ranking Member Peter Stauber (R-Minn.) issued the following statement... More
  • Westerman Calls for Audit of Interior's Departmental Ethics Office
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    Jan 24, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Inspector General Mark Greenblatt, requesting the Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit DOI's Departmental Ethics Office (DEO) citing concerns that DOI is failing to meet federal... More
  • Westerman Demands Clarity of BLM Director's Ethics Compliance
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    Jan 21, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning and U.S. Department of the Interior Departmental Ethics Office Director Heather Gottry, expressing concern over Stone-Manning's compliance with ethical standa... More
  • Committee Passes Four Republican Bills
    Press Release
    Jan 19, 2022 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a markup that included four Republican bills, all of which passed with bipartisan support. Committee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement: "While we were unable to come to a compromise on certain legislation in today's markup, I'm g... More
  • Republicans Hold Forum Highlighting the Importance of Domestic Mining
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    Jan 13, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Ranking Member Pete Stauber (R-Minn.)along with Congressional Western Caucus Chair Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) led a Republican forum titled "Minnesota Mining and American Potential: An Opportun... More
  • Committee Republicans Question Lack of Transparency, Politically Motivated Lease Sale Delays
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    Jan 13, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a letter to Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, requesting answers on why the administration is continuing its politically motivated delays of oil and gas lease sales, even at the detriment of state and local economie... More
  • Republicans Call Out Biden for Reversing NEPA Reforms
    Press Release
    Dec 10, 2021 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) was joined by every committee Republican in a letter to Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory, highlighting the necessity of streamlining the National Environmental Policy Act in a timely manner. In part, the members wro... More
  • Small Business Owners, Farmers, American Workers Share Personal Impacts of Biden's Supply Chain Crisis
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    Dec 9, 2021 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a Republican forum titled "How Joe Biden Stole Christmas: Addressing America's Ongoing Supply Chain Crisis." "Every American has been affected by the supply chain crisis during this holiday season," Westerman said during the forum. ... More
  • House Passes Two Republican Natural Resources Bills
    Press Release
    Dec 8, 2021 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two Republican Natural Resources Committee bills, the Indian Buffalo Management Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), and the Blackwell School National Historic Site Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas). House Committee on Natural Resources Ra... More
  • Biden Administration Continues Attacking Domestic Energy
    Press Release
    Nov 26, 2021 -
    Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), in conjunction with the White House, released the Biden administration's report on oil and gas leasing in the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "In what has become a clear patter... More

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