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  • Bishop, Gosar, Levin, LaMalfa, Lowenthal, Tipton, and Huffman Introduce Bill to Increase Renewable Energy on Public Lands
    Press Release
    Jul 19, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah), U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), U.S. Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.), U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.), U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.), and U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) released the following statements after introducing H.R. 3794, ... More
  • Bishop: “The Committee has become a mockery of democracy and a mockery of good government.”
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    Jul 17, 2019 -
    Today at the House Natural Resources Full Committee Markup, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) emphasized the Democrats inability to consider thoughtful, bipartisan legislation and instead, make a mockery of good governance. “The three bills we are marking up today are going nowhere. They’re not going to be conside... More
  • Bishop Statement on BLM Reorganization
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    Jul 15, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the Department of the Interior’s decision to relocate the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). “Secretary Bernhardt is promoting a thoughtful, methodical approach that is a true win for the West. I’m pleased that a significant number of perso... More
  • Bishop Statement Following F.B.I. Arrests in Puerto Rico
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    Jul 12, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the developments concerning Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló, arrests conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the ongoing work of the Financial Oversight and Management Board, established under the “Puerto Rico Oversigh... More
  • Bishop, Armstrong and Peterson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Streamline Critical Infrastructure Development
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    Jul 11, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah), U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) released the following statements on the Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act introduced yesterday. This bipartisan bill aims to improve our federal infrastructure permitting process, building upo... More
  • Democrats Rule Against American Critical Mineral Independence
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    Jul 10, 2019 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement on the House Committee on Rules Democrats rejection of an amendment from Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act. This amendment required the federal g... More
  • Republicans Seek Information from DOI on Obama-era Midnight Skirting of Environmental Laws
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    Jul 9, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah), U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) sent two letters. One letter to the Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary David Bernhardt and the other to the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and ... More
  • Bishop Statement on President Trump’s Environment Speech
    Press Release
    Jul 8, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on President Trump’s speech promoting a clean and healthy environment for all Americans. The speech included content on the largest public lands legislation signed in a decade, S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, and actions by the ... More
  • Bishop, Grijalva Expand Probe of Alleged Human Rights Abuses by Wildlife Advocacy Group
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    Jul 1, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) sent a letter to Carter Roberts, the President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), requesting documents on WWF’s procedures, role in, and knowledge of alleged human rights abuses revealed by Buzzfeed News in March. The letter summa... More
  • Bishop Leads Major Navajo Water Rights Deal
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    Jun 27, 2019 -
    In January, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) introduced H.R. 644, the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act of 2019. The bill is the result of a multi-year collaborative effort by Bishop, along with the state of Utah and the Navajo Nation. This week, the subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife held a hearin... More
  • National Park Restoration Bill Passes Committee, Garners 290 Bipartisan Cosponsors
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    Jun 26, 2019 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 1225, the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, legislation sponsored by Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Representative Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) and garnering more than 290 bipartisan cosponsors. The bill passed Committee by a vote of 36-2. “The ove... More
  • WTAS: Passage of Bipartisan ‘Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act’
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    Jun 26, 2019 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 1225, the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, legislation sponsored by Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Representative Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) and garnering more than 290 bipartisan cosponsors. The bill passed Committee by a vote of 36-2. What The... More
  • Bishop, Dingell, Wyden, Ernst Introduce Legislation to Improve Recreational Opportunities
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    Jun 25, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) of the House Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) released the following statements on the introduction of the bipartisan Recreation Not Red Tape (RNR) Act. “Rega... More
  • WTAS: The Introduction of H.R. 3458 the Recreation Not Red Tape Act
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    Jun 25, 2019 -
    Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) of the House Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today introduced legislation in the Senate and House to remove barriers to outdoor recreation and boost rural economies across the country... More
  • Bishop Statement on Draft GHG Guidance from White House CEQ
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    Jun 21, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the newly submitted draft greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions guidance by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). “The new draft guidance is a needed step to limit excessive litigation exposure and provide clarity and consist... More
  • Bishop Statement on Forest Service’s Proposed NEPA Revisions
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    Jun 13, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement commending the actions taken by U.S. Forest Service to revise the agency’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. “On the eve of a fire season with the potential to be one of the most catastrophic in recent times, this proposa... More
  • Bishop Statement on Administration Directives to Combat Reliance on Critical Mineral Importation
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    Jun 4, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the Trump administration’s strategy to confront U.S. reliance on critical mineral imports. "Our over-reliance on foreign nations for critical minerals has reached a fever pitch. The directives in this new report are absolute no-brainers. ... More
  • Bishop on GAO Report: Democrats Must Wake Up to U.S. Mineral Dependency Threat
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    May 31, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Member Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released report detailing trends in U.S. reliance on imports for critical minerals. “If China and Democrats have their way, America will remain vulnerable and dependent on others to meet core ec... More
  • Bishop Announces Senior Staff Changes
    Press Release
    May 24, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Member Rob Bishop (R-Utah) announced changes to senior Republican staff. William (Bill) Ball will become Full Committee Deputy Staff Director, while still continuing his role as the Subcommittee Staff Director on Water, Oceans and Wildlife, Ashley Nichols has been promoted to Subcommittee Staff Director ... More
  • Bishop Praises Bureau of Reclamation’s Swift Action
    Press Release
    May 22, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) of the House Committee on Natural Resources released the following statement after the United States Bureau of Reclamation announced a plan to fulfill the title transfer requirements included in S.47. The “Public Lands Package” received broad bipartisan support in the House... More
  • Growing Momentum for a Legislative Solution to $11.6 Billion in National Park Backlog
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    May 15, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) along with U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Angus King (I-Maine), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) held a bipartisan press conference on growi... More
  • Bishop, Grijalva Seek GAO Report on Potential Human Rights Violations by International Anti-Poaching Units
    Press Release
    May 6, 2019 -
    Ranking Member Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today sent a joint letter requesting a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of whether federal funding of anti-poaching efforts has supported human rights abuses. The request comes in the wake of reports that anti-poaching and anti-wildlif... More
  • Bishop, Kind Highlight Passage of Bipartisan H.R. 1222
    Press Release
    Apr 29, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 1222. Author of this legislation, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wash.) also provided a statement. “H.R. 1222 provides states with greater flexibility to create safe, quality shooting facilitie... More
  • Bishop Commends Confirmation of Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior
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    Apr 11, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the confirmation of David Barnhardt as the Secretary of the Department of the Interior. “After decades of mismanagement and regulatory abuse, the Department of the Interior and the communities impacted by... More
  • Bishop Addresses the House, Urges Senate to Swiftly Confirm Bernhardt
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    Apr 10, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) addressed the House of Representatives, urging the Senate to confirm the nomination of Acting Secretary David Barnhardt to Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Watch the full video HERE. “David Bernhardt is a lawyer who understands ... More

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