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GOP chairman: Interior funding request 'underwhelming'


WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2015 -
On February 24, 2015, Chairman Rob Bishop was interviewed by Timothy Cama with The Hill to discuss Secretary Sally Jewell and the Presidents 2016 budget requests.



“The new chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee sees the Interior Department’s budget as a way to inject creative thinking into issues like oil drilling on federal land and offshore…Bishop said one of his top priorities as chairman and in overseeing Interior’s budget will be to establish an energy portfolio that encourages more oil and natural gas drilling on federally owned lands and offshore… ‘We have already surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia in energy production, but if we actually want to be a leader in the world in energy production and provide jobs from it, we’re going to have to develop our resources that are on federal land and offshore - and that’s the purview of my committee…’” (The Hill, February 24, 2015)

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