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  • What They Are Saying: The Save Our Sequoias Act
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2022 -
    Washington - Last week, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), U.S. Reps. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.)David Valadao (R-Calif.), Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) and 26 other members in in... More
  • ICYMI: California's Giant Sequoias Are Being Destroyed By Wildfires. This Bill Can Save Them
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2022 -
    Turns out bipartisan cooperation in Washington, D.C. isn’t completely dead, after all. It just requires a tall miracle. Giant sequoias were considered virtually invulnerable to wildfire. That view abruptly changed over the past two years when nearly a fifth of the world’s largest trees perished in wildfires that devas... More
  • Bipartisan Coalition Leads Effort to Save America's Iconic Sequoias
    Press Release
    Jun 23, 2022 -
    Washington - Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), U.S. Reps. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), David Valadao (R-Calif.), Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) and 23 other members in intr... More
  • Members Urge VIP Act Implementation Before Memorial Day
    Press Release
    May 20, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, urging them to implement the provisions of the Alexander Lofgren Veterans in Parks Ac... More
  • ICYMI: GOP Raises Alarm On Biden Admin Wasting Billions Of Taxpayer Dollars
    Press Release
    May 17, 2022 -
    A group of House Republicans demanded Tuesday that the Biden administration provide assurance it isn’t wasting billions of dollars worth of taxpayer funds. The House Natural Resources Committee Republicans, led by Ranking Member Bruce Westerman, highlighted a series of funding discrepancies in the Biden administration... More
  • Westerman Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Enhance National Parks
    Press Release
    May 10, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined Committee Chair Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (D-Ohio) and Angus King (I-Maine) and more than 30other members in introducing the National Park Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2022. "You shouldn't visit a nati... More
  • Westerman, McCarthy Lead Bipartisan Giant Sequoias Tour
    Press Release
    May 6, 2022 -
    Yesterday, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) joined House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and U.S. Reps. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), David Valadao (R-Calif.) and Jim Costa (D-Calif.) for a tour of the Sequoia National Forest. "California's Gia... More
  • Committee Republicans Continue Inquiry Into Interior Personnel's Ethics Issues
    Press Release
    May 3, 2022 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Ranking Member Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Blake Moore (R-Utah) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Senior Counselor t... More
  • Westerman Statement on Biden Forestry Announcement
    Press Release
    Apr 22, 2022 -
    Today, President Joe Biden signed an executive order on forestry. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "I'm pleased to see President Biden finally recognizing something congressional Republicans have promoted for years: that properly m... More
  • What They Are Saying: The No Timber From Tyrants Act
    Press Release
    Apr 11, 2022 -
    Last week, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced the No Timber From Tyrants Act. This legislation would prohibit imports of forest products from Russia and Belarus while ramping up responsible harvesting of American timber to create new jobs, produce more sustainable w... More
  • ICYMI: Republicans Seek Ban on Russian Timber, Boost to U.S. Logging
    Press Release
    Apr 8, 2022 -
    House Republicans proposed legislation Thursday that would ban imports of wood products from Russia and Belarus during the war with Ukraine, and ramp up domestic timber harvesting on public lands and national forests. The No Timber From Tyrants Act, sponsored by Natural Resources ranking member Bruce Westerman (Ark.),... More
  • Westerman Leads Legislation Banning Timber Imports From Russia
    Press Release
    Apr 7, 2022 -
    Washington - Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced the No Timber From Tyrants Act with the support of more than 80 members and 35 industry groups. This legislation would prohibit imports of forest products from Russia and Belarus while ramping up responsible har... More
  • Westerman, Spartz lead Bipartisan Ukrainian Independence Park Act
    Press Release
    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
  • 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
  • Members Urge DOI, USDA to Consider Vaccine Mandate's Effects on Wildfire Response, Readiness
    Press Release
    Oct 27, 2021 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a bicameral letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack and U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, urging them to carefully reassess a vaccine mandate for firefighters that will inhibit effecti... More
  • Biden Ignores Local Communities, Reinstates Sweeping Monument Designations
    Press Release
    Oct 7, 2021 -
    Today, President Joe Biden announced he will be unilaterally expanding the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. "In a pattern that's becoming all-too-familiar, the Biden Administration is once again making a major decision with no congressional input, no pr... More
  • Westerman Statement on Biden's Idaho, California Forestry Tour
    Press Release
    Sep 13, 2021 -
    Today, President Joe Biden is visiting sites in Idaho and California to survey wildfire damage and learn more about forest management practices in the region. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "It's ironic that just days after commit... More
  • Committee Democrats Silence Debate on Reconciliation Instructions
    Press Release
    Sep 9, 2021 -
    Washington - Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources continued marking up the Natural Resources title of the House's Fiscal Year 2022 budget reconciliation legislation. While committee Republicans were still offering amendments to the legislation, Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) ended debate through an amendme... More
  • Committee Democrats Reject Commonsense Amendments
    Press Release
    Sep 2, 2021 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources began marking up the Natural Resources title of the House's Fiscal Year 2022 budget reconciliation legislation. Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement: "This reconciliation package is a bad bill with bad timing, plain and simple. During a t... More
  • Republican Committee Leaders Urge Grijalva to Postpone Markup
    Press Release
    Aug 30, 2021 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led the committee's Republican leadership in a letter urging Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) to postpone the upcoming full committee markup in light of the urgent crises facing Americans. In part, the members wrote: "We have grave conc... More
  • Westerman Concludes Energy, Forest Management Tour
    Press Release
    Aug 20, 2021 -
    WASHINGTON - Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) concluded a field tour of the Intermountain West, highlighting critical issues including oil and natural gas production, forest management, wildlife habitat conservation and more. During the tour, Westerman visited several ... More
  • What They Are Saying: The Resilient Federal Forests Act
    Press Release
    Jul 27, 2021 -
    Last week, 70 members introduced the bipartisan Resilient Federal Forests Act with the backing of 90 organizations. "Catastrophic wildfires release millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, damage fragile ecosystems, and threaten the lives and livelihoods of Americans. Implementing active forest managemen... More
  • Members Survey Environmental Impacts of Illegal Immigration, Biden Border Crisis
    Press Release
    Jul 23, 2021 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a congressional delegation to McAllen, Texas to survey the impacts illegal immigration and the Biden border crisis have on sensitive wildlife habitats and federal lands along the border. U.S. Reps. Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.), John Moolena... More
  • Westerman Leads Legislation to Mitigate Catastrophic Wildfires, Improve Forest Health
    Press Release
    Jul 22, 2021 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced the Resilient Federal Forests Act, a bipartisan bill to address the environmental and economic threats of catastrophic wildfires. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Con... More
  • Congress Must Take Action to Prevent Catastrophic Wildfires, Restore Forest Health
    Press Release
    Jul 22, 2021 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a forum titled "Preventing Catastrophic Wildfires and Restoring Forest Health and Resiliency." "Frankly, I am sick and tired of the pitiful lack of action taken in the face of this crisis," Westerman said. "If current trends continu... More
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