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  • Bishop Locks in Navajo Utah Water Rights Bill in Omni, Praises Bipartisan Wins
    Blog
    Dec 21, 2020 -
    Today, Ranking Member Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement regarding the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 133). Provisions in the package within the jurisdiction of the House Committee on Natural Resources include prioritizing renewable energy development on federal lands, securing a domestic criti... More
  • House Republicans Continue To Prioritize Independence From China
    Press Release
    Oct 23, 2020 -
    This week, Leader McCarthy and House Republicans introduced the China Task Force Act, an urgently needed piece of legislation to help block the attempted takeover of multiple economic sectors and other harmful practices by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). One of these at-risk sectors is the global supply of critical ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Democrats’ Blue New Deal
    Press Release
    Oct 21, 2020 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) criticized the Democrats’ recently introduced Blue New Deal and touted Republican policy solutions to balance environmental stewardship with robust economic growth. The Democrat legislation would undermine American energy independence by implementing needless moratoriums on... More
  • Bishop Statement on EO Modernizing Water Management and Infrastructure
    Press Release
    Oct 14, 2020 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s Executive Order on “Modernizing America’s Water Resource Management and Water Infrastructure”. The EO establishes a Water Subcabinet, co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior and the Administrator of the Enviro... More
  • Bishop: Unlawful Obama-Era Methane Rule Finally Struck Down
    Press Release
    Oct 9, 2020 -
    Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming struck down the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) 2016 Methane Rule, ruling that the agency “exceeded its statutory authority and acted arbitrarily in promulgating” the regulation. Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on t... More
  • Bishop Thanks Senior Retiring Staff, Announces Promotions
    Press Release
    Oct 6, 2020 -
    During last week’s markup, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) recognized three retiring staff members for their dedication and decades of service to the Committee on Natural Resources and the U.S. House of Representatives. Lisa Pittman, Chief Counsel, will be retiring at the end of this Congress after more than 33 ... More
  • Democrats Vote to Promote Forced Child Labor, Deny U.S. Mineral Independence
    Press Release
    Oct 1, 2020 -
    Yesterday, Committee Democrats opposed common-sense amendments from Committee Republicans during consideration of legislation that would limit domestic energy and mineral production. H.R. 5598 withdraws 234,000 acres in Northern Minnesota from mineral development, permanently blocking access to one of the richest criti... More
  • Bishop Applauds Department of the Interior’s Decision to Address Human Rights Abuses
    Press Release
    Sep 30, 2020 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the new Department of the Interior (DOI) decision memorandum addressing allegations that taxpayer dollars were being used to support human rights abuses. Following a bipartisan Committee investigation, DOI initiated an internal, programma... More
  • Bishop, Walden, Lucas Statement on Democrat Led H.R. 4447
    Press Release
    Sep 23, 2020 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-Ore.), and Science, Space, and Technology Committee Republican Leader Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) released the following statement on H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy and Jobs Innovation Act: “Don’t be fooled by its name... More
  • House Republican Leaders Introduce Bill to Modernize Infrastructure Project Reviews, Cut Costs & Help Rebuild America
    Press Release
    Sep 22, 2020 -
    Legislation to modernize the outdated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), make infrastructure project reviews more efficient, reduce project costs, and spur America’s economic recovery has been introduced in the House by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA), the Ranking Members of multiple House committees, and the Rep... More
  • WTAS: BUILDER Act
    Press Release
    Sep 22, 2020 -
    Today, Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) and Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) introduced the “Building U.S. Infrastructure through Limited Delays & Efficient Reviews (BUILDER) Act. Below is what they are saying: “We support NEPA and the proposed legislation’s over-riding goal for better environmental decisions in a cost... More
  • Bishop Slams Democrats for Misleading Public, Partisan Abuse of Committee
    Press Release
    Aug 18, 2020 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on another partisan event scheduled by Committee Democrats and deliberately advertised as official committee business. The meeting — initiated with doctored Committee letterhead and supposedly unbeknownst to Chairman Grijalva — was schedule... More
  • Bishop Statement on Approved ANWR Oil and Gas Leasing Program
    Press Release
    Aug 17, 2020 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the Record of Decision signed by Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt approving the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program in the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). “After decades of work from the Alaska dele... More
  • Bishop, Lucas Urge Inclusion on Critical Minerals Policy in COVID-19 Bill
    Press Release
    Aug 5, 2020 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Ranking Republican Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and 22 House Republicans sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ke... More
  • Bishop Statement Welcoming Rep. Stauber to the Natural Resources Committee
    Press Release
    Jul 30, 2020 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement welcoming Rep. Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) to the House Natural Resources Committee. “I am excited to welcome Congressman Stauber to the Natural Resources Committee. Our prior work together has shown me Pete understands the importance of public a... More
  • Bishop Calls to Delay GAOA Vote Following CRS Report on Plummeting Oil Revenue
    Press Release
    Jul 20, 2020 -
    Today, following the release of a report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) documenting an 84 percent decline in revenue from federal offshore oil royalty collections, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) called on House Democrats to delay consideration of H.R. 1957, th... More
  • Bishop Statement on CEQ’s NEPA Modernization
    Press Release
    Jul 15, 2020 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ) final rule to comprehensively update and modernize National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations for the first time in over 40 years: “Every administration for the past half a century ha... More
  • Bishop Statement on the Sidelining of Key Infrastructure Projects
    Press Release
    Jul 6, 2020 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the announced cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project and the court decision to stall the development of the Dakota Access Pipeline: “Affordable and accessible energy is vital to economic prosperity. Having the world's most ab... More
  • Bishop Statement on the Nomination of William Pendley to Head of BLM
    Press Release
    Jun 26, 2020 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s intent to nominate William Pendley as head of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM): “William Pendley brings the perspective and experience that is needed to help BLM avoid bureaucratic inertia and overcome decades ... More
  • Republicans Continue to Lambaste Irregular Operations
    Press Release
    Jun 25, 2020 -
    Today, during a scheduled Water, Oceans, and Wildlife subcommittee hearing, Republican Leader Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) opened business by continuing to push back against Democrats’ attempts to undermine the legislative process. Watch the Opening Statement HERE. “I want to begin by once again protesting the irregular p... More
  • ICYMI: The Lorax Loses at the Supreme Court
    In Case You Missed It
    Jun 16, 2020 -
    Wall Street Journal By The Editorial Board June 15, 2020 Opponents of fossil fuels will go to great lengths to stop production, and on Monday they took a deserved drubbing at the Supreme Court. A 7-2 majority ruled that the Appalachian Trail, a 2,200-mile footpath from Maine to Georgia, is not an impassable barrier to ... More
  • Republicans Reject Democrats’ Attempt to Politicize Puerto Rico’s Recovery Amid Pandemic
    Press Release
    Jun 12, 2020 -
    Yesterday afternoon, during a hearing before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Republicans pushed backed against Democrats’ attempts to undermine and politicize Puerto Rico’s economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Republican Members further excoriated Democrats for sidelining elected voices of the minori... More
  • Bishop: Great American Outdoors Act is More Political Games
    Press Release
    Jun 8, 2020 -
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the Senate’s upcoming procedural vote related to the Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422). “The Great American Outdoors Act is a perfect example of Washington playing political games. They take a bipa... More
  • Bishop Statement on EO Prioritizing Water, Energy Infrastructure Projects
    Press Release
    Jun 5, 2020 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s recent Executive Order, Accelerating the Nation’s Economic Recovery from the COVID-19 Emergency by Expediting Infrastructure Investments and Other Activities. This EO responds to economic hardships caused by the C... More
  • Bishop Statement on Re-opening the Northeast Canyons, Marine National Monument to Commercial Fishing
    Press Release
    Jun 5, 2020 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement to re-open the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument to commercial fishing: “Today’s announcement by the President is yet another major shift in administrative policy to support Ame... More
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