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  • Bishop Commends Confirmation of Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior
    April 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
    April 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
  • Bishop Commends House Passage of Bipartisan Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act
    April 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

Headlines

  • ICYMI: What It Will Take to Prevent Deadly Wildfires
    November 26, 2018 – Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke CNN Within minutes of the deadly Camp Fire's ignition, several acres were ablaze as fire spotters stood by helplessly. While Capt. Matt McKenzie of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded quickly, firetrucks were unable to reach the blaze and helic... More
  • Opinion: Restoring the Land and Water Conservation Fund
    October 9, 2018 – By: Chairman Rob Bishop The Daily Caller Politicians love creating new parks. It’s a cheap way (using someone else’s money) to increase name recognition and bona fides ahead of an election. Unfortunately, maintaining our parks doesn’t have the same appeal. Why would a politician fix a leaky roof or repave a road when h... More
  • ICYMI: Mandatory LWCF Spending Would 'Blow' Up Bill — Bishop
    September 27, 2018 – By Kellie Lunney E&E News If the Senate moves to require mandatory annual spending for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, it could tank the carefully crafted bipartisan House reauthorization deal, Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop said. "That would probably blow it up in the House if you did that," the Natural Resour... More

Op-Eds

  • Bishop and Wyden: Public Lands Should Be for the Public to Enjoy
    May 15, 2018 – Winter is finally winding down, and people are heading outside to enjoy the great outdoors. Enjoying and protecting our outdoor places has helped define what’s exceptional about our country. Millions of Americans enjoy hiking, biking, hunting, camping, boating, fishing and numerous other outdoor activities that improve... More
  • Introducing the 'Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act'
    May 10, 2018 – Nearly 100 years after the Golden Spike was driven at Utah’s Promontory Summit, Governor Cal Rampton proclaimed May 10th to represent "the historic climax in a long struggle to bind together this nation with the iron rails which reached from ocean to ocean." The governor's proclamation reminds us that May 10th "stands ... More
  • A Lesson in Bipartisanship: Starting Small on Infrastructure to Go Big
    March 22, 2018 – A Lesson in Bipartisanship: Starting Small on Infrastructure to Go Big Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) The Washington Times March 21, 2018 Warmer months are just around the corner, presenting an opportune time to visit a national park — and millions of Americans will do just that. But most visitors will be unaware that the ... More

Correspondence

  • Bishop, Westerman Probe Earthjustice’s Ties to Japan
    October 1, 2018 – Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen, requesting information regarding Earthjustice’s relationship with the Japanese government. “Foreign members of the... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Probe World Resources Institute's Ties to China
    September 5, 2018 – Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to World Resources Institute (WRI) President Andrew Steer, requesting information regarding the WRI’s work with the Chinese government and WRI’s advocacy wi... More
  • Bishop Sends Letter to Secretary Zinke Over Department Misconduct Policies
    September 4, 2018 – Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, requesting documents and information regarding the Department’s workplace misconduct policies and improvements that have taken place. “The Committee is conducting ongoing oversigh... More

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Bishop Commends Confirmation of Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior

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 Interi...... Read more

Bishop Addresses the House, Urges Senate to Swiftly Confirm Bernhardt

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 ...... Read more

Bishop Commends House Passage of Bipartisan Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act

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 th...... Read more

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