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  • Bishop Commends House Passage of Bipartisan Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act
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    Apr 8, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement on the passage of the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act. “With the states’ work and today’s vote, we have passed a solution that saves a river that serves forty million people, irrigate... More
  • Bishop Leads House Introduction of Bipartisan Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act
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    Apr 3, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement on the introduction of the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act. “States spent countless hours to build consensus and finalize this plan. While rare in form, Congress is respecting States’... More
  • Bishop Statement on Decision to Reinstate Reckless Obama-era Energy Ban
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    Apr 1, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement on the U.S. District Court decision to reverse President Trump’s order revoking the Obama administration’s sweeping ban on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. “The decision late Friday to r... More
  • Bishop Statement on Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan
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    Mar 28, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) issued the following statements on the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan. “Today’s hearing on the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan displayed rare, bipartisan agreement within the seven basin s... More
  • Bishop Statement on DOI’s Sage Grouse Record of Decision
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    Mar 15, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement on the Department of the Interior’s released sage grouse record of decision. “Sage Grouse these days, similar to the Chicago Cubs, are doing better than fine. For years, state and local conservation efforts an... More
  • Bishop Introduces Bill to Reform Outdated Antiquities Act
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    Mar 12, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and U.S. Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah) announced the introduction of H.R. 1664 the National Monument Creation and Protection Act (CAP Act). “The 1906 Antiquities Act was originally intended as an executive tool to protect historical and archeological artifacts and structures un... More
  • Bishop Invites Former Presidents Clinton, Obama, and Bush to Clarify Actions on Antiquities Act Overreach
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    Mar 12, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sent letters to former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, to invite each former president to appear before the House Committee on Natural Resources. The Antiquities Act allows Presidents to unilaterally create natio... More
  • Bishop Calls Out Democrats’ Refusal To Abide By Adopted Committee Rules
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    Mar 4, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sent a letter to Chair Raúl Grijalva outlining concerns over the Majority’s failure to address issues within the Committee’s jurisdiction and refusal to consider economic impacts of proposed legislation. Ranking Republican Bishop also urged... More
  • Republicans Motion to Adjourn Adopted, Only Two Democrats Show Up at Committee’s Seventh Climate Hearing
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    Feb 26, 2019 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations adopted a motion to adjourn today’s 2:00pm hearing after a motion by Republican members secured a majority of votes. The hearing was properly adjourned as the subject matter and witness’ written testimonies were well outside of... More
  • Bishop Praises Passage of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act
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    Feb 26, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) delivered a statement from the House floor regarding the passage of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act: Watch Floor Statement from Ranking Republican Rob Bishop HERE “The number of Utah victories in this lands package will do more ... More
  • Bishop Announces Staff Director, Senior Staff
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    Feb 20, 2019 -
    House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) today announced Parish Braden as Republican Staff Director for the Committee and the appointment of key senior staff for the 116th Congress. “Parish was integral to the Committee’s success this past year, and I'm pleased to announce he'll be ta... More
  • Bishop, Kilmer Lead Bipartisan Introduction of Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act
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    Feb 14, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) introduced the bipartisan H.R. 1225 Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act. Almost a quarter of all House members, 92 members of both parties, joined as original cosponsors of the bill. Watch Introductio... More
  • Bishop Statement on the Introduction of the Green New Deal
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    Feb 7, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding the introduction of a House Resolution for the Green New Deal: “We have yet to see any practical details of how a Green New Deal would operate. The original New Deal did not work until World War II s... More
  • Bishop Statement on the Nomination of David Bernhardt to Secretary of the Interior
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    Feb 4, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) commended President Trump’s nomination of David Bernhardt to Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI). “It’s a brilliant move. No one is more experienced and I look forward to working with him.” More
  • Bishop Announces Subcommittee Rosters, Leadership Positions
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    Jan 30, 2019 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) announced subcommittee rosters and leadership positions for Republican members of the Committee in the 116th Congress. Full Committee Rep. Daniel Webster – Deputy Republican Leader Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon – Republican Leader, Insul... More
  • Bishop Commends DOI Actions to Minimize the Shutdown’s Impact on Domestic Energy Production
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    Jan 24, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sent a letter to the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Acting Secretary David Bernhardt commending the swift action taken to curtail impacts from the partial shutdown to domestic energy production. Both Republican and Democratic House Natu... More
  • Bishop Welcomes New, Returning Republican Committee Members
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    Jan 23, 2019 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) welcomed Republican members who will serve on the Committee for the 116th Congress. “As we get underway in the 116th Congress, I welcome both new and returning members. From ensuring access to public lands to expanding economic opportuni... More
  • Bishop Statement on the Introduction of the Puerto Rico Recovery Accuracy in Disclosures Act
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    Jan 17, 2019 -
    WASHINGTON – Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding the introduction of the Puerto Rico Recovery Accuracy in Disclosures Act (PRRADA). This legislation requires attorneys, accountants, consultants, and other professional persons employed ... More
  • Bishop Highlights DOI Inspector General’s Report on National Monuments Revision in Letter to Grijalva
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    Jan 11, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sent a letter to Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) regarding a November 2018 OIG report detailing that DOI officials gave no preferential treatment to stakeholders when developing revised boundaries for Grand Staircase Escalante (GSENM) and ... More
  • Bishop Commends DOI Efforts to Ensure Access to Public Lands, Rejects Obama-Era Shutdown Tactics
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    Jan 8, 2019 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sent a letter to Acting Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary David Bernhardt regarding the measures taken at DOI to minimize the shutdown’s disruption to the American people’s safe enjoyment of our public lands. “Among one of DOI’s mo... More

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