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  • House Passes Republican Bills Benefiting Native American Tribes
    Press Release
    Nov 2, 2021 -
    Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed four Natural Resources Committee bills by recorded vote. Committee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "Our committee works hard to get practical and commonsense legislation passed for our constituents across the country. Wh... 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
  • Committee Republicans Advance Bipartisan Bills, Offer Amendments to Dangerous Legislation
    Press Release
    Jul 14, 2021 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a markup, reporting a total of 14 bills out of committee. Twelve of these bills were bipartisan - including U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks' (R-Iowa) recently-introduced Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act - and passed by unanimous consent. However, committee Democrats al... More
  • DOI's Priorities Show Lack of Commitment to American Economy, Environment
    Press Release
    May 28, 2021 -
    Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) released its budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2022. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "It's very telling that the administration chose to roll out their budget more than three months be... More
  • Committee Republicans Offer Amendments to Lopsided, Partisan Legislation
    Press Release
    May 26, 2021 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a markup, reporting a total of eight bills out of committee. Several of these bills were bipartisan, and passed by unanimous consent: H.R. 438, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), amends the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Childre... More
  • House Passes Bills Promoting Land Exchanges, Heritage Sites
    Press Release
    Dec 10, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 3008 (U.S. Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas), H.R. 5513 (U.S. Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif.), H.R. 6108 (U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga.), H.R 6118 (U.S. Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C.), H.R. 6665 (U.S. Rep. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam), H. Res. 792 (U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y.), S. 245 (U.S. Sen. John Hoe... More
  • 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 Advances Slate of Federal Lands, Tribal Bills
    Press Release
    Jul 11, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed six bills including H.R. 6302 (Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich.), H.R. 1482 (Rep. Michael Simpson, R-Ind.), H.R. 3764 (Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 5613 (Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan.), H.R. 6077 (Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y.), and H.R. 577 (Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev.). H.R. 630... More
  • Committee Advances Slate of Federal Indian Policy Reforms
    Press Release
    Jun 13, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed a slate of reforms to federal Indian policy including H.R. 3744 (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah), H.R. 2606 (Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla.), and H.R. 5874 (Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D.). “Federal Indian policy today is characterized by inconsistency, conflicting interpretations ... More
  • Committee Advances Tribal, Federal Lands Bills
    Press Release
    May 8, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed bills including H.R. 5655 (Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky.), H.R. 5317 (Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash.), H.R. 2591 (Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga.), H.R. 221 (Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska), H.R. 4032 (Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz.), and H.R. 4689 (Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb.). “Toda... More
  • Committee Passes Bill to Help Rebuild the U.S. Virgin Islands’ Economy
    Press Release
    Mar 7, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 4731. Introduced by Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands), the bill extends the retained use estate for the Caneel Bay resort in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. “Today I am pleased that my bill H.R. 4731 was passed out of the Natural Resources Committee by vo... More
  • Leaders and Experts on Indian Country Issues Express Support for Bill to Advance Tribal Self-Determination, Sovereignty
    Press Release
    Oct 25, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a legislative hearing on H.R. 215, the “American Indian Empowerment Act of 2017.” Introduced by Chairman Emeritus Don Young (R-AK), the bill authorizes federally recognized tribes to lease and regulate their own lands and eliminate federal govern... More
  • ***Hearing Postponed*** Hearing on Puerto Rico’s Recovery and the Role of the Financial Oversight and Management Board Postponed
    Press Release
    Oct 19, 2017 -
    The House Committee on Natural Resources hearing titled “Examining Challenges in Puerto Rico’s Recovery and the Role of the Financial Oversight and Management Board" scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017 has been postponed until further notice, at a date and time to be determined. More
  • Bishop Statement on Nomination of Tara Sweeney to Be Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs
    Press Release
    Oct 17, 2017 -
    Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Tara Sweeney to be Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs within the Department of the Interior. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement: “Tara Sweeney is a superb choice with decades of experience empowering Indian and Alaska Native ... More
  • Chairmen Send Letters to FBI and FEMA Regarding Allegations of the Misappropriation of Hurricane Aid in Puerto Rico
    Press Release
    Oct 17, 2017 -
    Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William B. “Brock” Long and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray concerning allegations of mishandling and misappropriation of emergency supplies provided by the federal government for ... 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
  • Committee Passes "Native American Energy Act"
    Press Release
    Oct 4, 2017 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 210. Introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-AK), the “Native American Energy Act” addresses the federal government’s overregulation of Indian lands to promote energy development by Indian tribes and Alaska Native Corporations. “The Native American Energy Act is criti... More
  • Bishop Announces Members Forum to Discuss Rescue and Recovery in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
    Press Release
    Sep 28, 2017 -
    Today, Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) announced a member forum on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM to discuss potential legislative actions within the Committee’s judication to reinforce ongoing rescue and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Chairman Bishop issue... More
  • Administration, Bipartisan Members Outline Support for Bishop’s Tribal Recognition Act
    Press Release
    Sep 26, 2017 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a legislative hearing on H.R. 3744, Chairman Rob Bishop’s (R-UT) “Tribal Recognition Act of 2017.” “The Department of the Interior appreciates the Chairman’s work on this important issue and supports the goals of improving the overall administrat... More
  • Bishop Statement on Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
    Press Release
    Sep 20, 2017 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on Hurricane Maria’s impact on the territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: "The residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have been devastated by Hurricane Maria, a storm that took human lives and l... More
  • Bishop Introduces Tribal Recognition Act of 2017
    Press Release
    Sep 14, 2017 -
    On Tuesday, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced H.R. 3744, the “Tribal Recognition Act of 2017.” The bill restores the constitutional framework to tribal recognition authorities vested with Congress under Article I. Chairman Bishop issued the following statement: “The constitutional authority to recognize tribal stat... More
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