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  • Bishop Statement on Department of the Interior’s Proposed ESA Changes
    Press Release
    Jul 19, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement in response to the Department of the Interior (DOI) releasing three proposed rules to modernize the Endangered Species Act: “It’s no secret that modernizing the Endangered Species Act is long overdue. DOI’s proposed rules incorpo... 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
  • ICYMI: In Reversal, Pentagon Now Says It Backs GOP Measure on Birds
    In Case You Missed It
    Jul 19, 2018 -
    By Matthew Daly The Associated Press In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon said Thursday it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. In an email to Congress, ... More
  • ICYMI: Defense Department Walks Back Opposition to Sage Grouse Amendment
    In Case You Missed It
    Jul 19, 2018 -
    By Miranda Green The Hill The Department of Defense is clarifying its stance on a controversial amendment in the House National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would keep a species of bird from being listed as endangered in the next ten years. In a statement Thursday the DOD walked back previous recommendations t... More
  • Committee Advances Slate of Federal Lands, Water Bills
    Press Release
    Jul 18, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed 10 bills, H.R. 5171 (Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.), H.R. 5347 (Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev.), H.R. 5556 (Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.), H.R. 5923 (Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark.), H.R. 5979 (Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky.), H.R. 6038 (Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.), H.R. 6039 (Rep. Kev... 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
  • Committees Probe USVI Governor on Executive Order Permitting Firearm Seizure
    Letters
    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 Statement on House Passage of Several Federal Land Management Bills
    Press Release
    Jul 17, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 4645 (U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 3777 (U.S. Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah), H.R. 4032 (U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz.), and H.R. 1037 (U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass.). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement: “These bills improve how we manage our natural reso... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Letter To NRDC
    Letters
    Jul 16, 2018 -
    Today Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a follow up letter to the Natural Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) seeking more information regarding NRDC's potential need to register as a foreign agent. "On June 5, 2... More
  • House Passes Bill to Support Critical Water Infrastructure for Tribes, Local Communities
    Press Release
    Jul 12, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3281, the Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act. Introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), this bipartisan bill establishes a voluntary, streamlined process for local utilities, states or tribes to pursue title transfers. “Our... 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
  • House Passes Bill to Prevent Catastrophic Wildfire in Oregon
    Press Release
    Jul 11, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2075, the Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection Act. Introduced by Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), this bill makes necessary adjustments to the wilderness study areas adjacent to Crooked River Ranch in Oregon to reduce the risk of wildfire for the local community. “Once aga... More
  • House Passes Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization with Bipartisan Support
    Press Release
    Jul 11, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, the bipartisan Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act. Introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the bill reauthorizes and modernizes the Magnuson-Stevens Act by implementing regional flexibility, tailored managem... More
  • ICYMI: Partisanship Shouldn’t Undermine Our Fisheries
    In Case You Missed It
    Jul 10, 2018 -
    By U.S. Rep. Don Young The Hill Partisan rancor may be standard operating procedure for most of Washington, but let’s not allow it to unravel the progress we’ve made for our country’s vital fisheries. As my colleagues and my state know, I’ve been on the frontlines for the fight for our fisheries for over 40 years - and... More
  • Bishop Statement on Puerto Rico’s Audited Financials Release
    Press Release
    Jul 2, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), today issued the following statement regarding the release of Puerto Rico’s audited financials for Fiscal Year 2015. “The passage of PROMESA was instigated by a need for fiscal discipline and transparency within Puerto Rico, and the release of these audite... 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
  • ICYMI: Trump’s Right. It’s Time to Ditch the Filibuster and Fix Our Broken Government
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 29, 2018 -
    By U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop Fox News There is nothing more frustrating for a baseball fan than when your team leaves runners on base. Anyone who follows baseball knows that opportunities to score are hard to come by, and missed opportunities can cost you the game. With that in mind, if the U.S. Congress were a baseball tea... More
  • ICYMI: Stepping Up to the Plate: A New Paradigm for American Energy
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 29, 2018 -
    By U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop The Hill Getting things done in Washington is no easy task. It requires skill, a degree of salesmanship, negotiation and some good old-fashioned luck. Above all, it requires patience. I’m an avid Chicago Cubs fan, and it’s no secret that the Cubs suffered a torturous 71-year absence from playing... More
  • Bills Increasing Responsible Energy Development, Public Education Funding Pass Committee
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2018 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources advanced several onshore energy development bills, including H.R. 6107 (U.S. Rep. Pearce, R-N.M.), H.R. 6088 (U.S. Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah), H.R. 6087 (U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.), and H.R. 5859 (U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.). “These bills will benefit the American ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Trump's DOI Reorganization
    Press Release
    Jun 27, 2018 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's reorganization of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS): “We have long been saying the duplicative regulations between the National Marine Fis... More
  • Myth vs Fact: Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act
    Letters
    Jun 26, 2018 -
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  • House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Protect Endangered Fish Species in Pacific Northwest
    Press Release
    Jun 26, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2083, the Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act, with a bipartisan vote of 288 Members, including 68 Democrats. Introduced by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), this bipartisan bill provides states and tribes the necessary tools to humanely mana... More
  • Bishop Statement on House Passage of Several Federal Land Management Bills
    Press Release
    Jun 25, 2018 -
    Today, the House passed H.R. 5751 (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah), H.R. 221 (U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Ala.), H.R. 3392 (U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La.), H.R. 805 (U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.), H.R. 1791 (U.S. Rep. David Reichert, R-Wash.), H.R. 4257 (U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah), and H.R. 857 (U.S. Rep. Paul Cook, R... More
  • Bishop’s Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act Passes House
    Press Release
    Jun 25, 2018 -
    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5751, the Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act. Introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), the bill recognizes the historic significance of the completion of America’s first transcontinental railroad by establishing the 52nd U.S. Historical Park and designating it the... More
  • Committee Probes CBD on Relationship with Foreign Entities, Opposition to U.S. Military Operations
    Press Release
    Jun 20, 2018 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) Executive Director Kieran Suckling seeking information on CBD’s work on behalf of foreign entities and non-U.S.-... More

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