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October 5, 2020

  • Bishop Calls on House to Pass Bill Mitigating COVID Impacts to Navajo October 2, 2020

    On October 1, 2020, Ranking Member Bishop requested unanimous consent for immediate consideration in the House of S. 886, the Indian Water Rights Settlement Extension Act. S. 886, which passed the Senate with bipartisan support on June 4, includes Bishop's legislation, H.R. 644 - Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act. In order to address COVID-19, the public must be able to take basic preventative measures such as hand washing. The lack of running water for more than 40 percent of the populati...

  • Republicans Reject Democrats’ Attempt to Politicize Puerto Rico Sovereignty Amid Pandemic June 12, 2020

    During a hearing before the House Committee on Natural Resources Committee, Republicans pushed backed against Democrats’ attempts to undermine Puerto Rico’s sovereignty amid the COVID-19 pandemic and politicize the Commonwealth’s economic recovery. Republican Members further excoriated Democrats for sidelining elected voices of the minority and favoring political messaging pursuits over the needs of the American people.

  • Rep. Rob Bishop Urges Democrats to Fix Our National Parks February 12, 2020

    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) spoke on the House floor in opposition to H.R. 2546, a package of bills titled Protecting Americas Wilderness Act. These bills represent the Democrats’ failed public lands management agenda and would singlehandedly result in catastrophic wildfire seasons, contain opposition from local stakeholders and counties, and hinder military readiness. Bishop highlighted H.R. 1225, the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, which would address the deferred mai...

  • Rep. Rob Bishop Slams Democrats on Subpoena Power Grab February 12, 2020

    Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) slammed Democrats at a scheduled Committee markup on their intent to grant themselves unilateral subpoena authority. This authorized resolution would wipe out input of Minority members, take Committee decision making behind closed doors, and provide unchecked authority over private citizens and agencies.

  • Spotlight Series: Episode 2 w/ Rep. Kevin Hern (Holiday Special) December 18, 2019

    This week, we sat down with U.S. Representative Kevin Hern (R-Oklahoma) for a holiday themed episode two of the Spotlight Series. We talked about his future plans in the Natural Resources realm as we head into 2020, and what his favorite stocking stuffer happens to be. There is loads of Big Macs and candy themed content above, with a musical guest appearance from Kurt Russell as Santa Claus himself. From everyone at @NatResources, we wish you a Merry Christmas!

  • Rep. Tom McClintock Introduces Western Water Legislation November 21, 2019

    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Republican colleagues introduced legislation designed to reform water policy in the west. H.R. 5217 the Water Optimization for the West Act (WOW), puts common-sense principles into policy and ensures that storage projects are funded, streamlined, and operated efficiently. The WOW Act prioritizes that we can prepare for dry years in times of abundance and that the greenin...

  • Rep. Bishop Opening Statement on Partisan Natural Resources Democrats November 20, 2019

    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Committee Republicans motioned to adjourn from a scheduled Committee markup when Democrats failed to show up. Once again, a Chairman Grijalva markup was stripped of legislation capable of becoming law and instead, stuffed with partisan bills going nowhere. Much like the House as a whole, this Committee has been the victim of shameless virtue-signaling where politics have taken precedent over good policy.

  • Spotlight Series: Episode 1 w/ Rep. Bruce Westerman November 14, 2019

    Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) gets in the spotlight, answers questions on his priorities on the Natural Resources Committee, favorite tree, and more.

  • Rep. Rob Bishop Dismisses Push for Partisan Federal Land Legislation October 29, 2019

    Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) testified at the house Committee on Rules regarding legislation scheduled this week for consideration on the House floor. H.R. 2182, 1373, and 823 would stifle rural economic development, weaken our national security by ensuring foreign countries supply our critical mineral demands, and adversely affect American jobs.

  • Rep. Rob Bishop Pushes Back On Democrat Anti-Mining Agenda October 23, 2019

    Today, Ranking Republican of the House Committee on Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-Utah) addressed the short comings of the Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act (H.R. 2579) being considered during the scheduled Full Committee Markup. The legislation would have serious ramifications for critical mineral production and domestic supply. In order to develop modern weapons systems, solar panels, wind turbines, batteries for electric vehicles, and smart phones, the U.S. must prioritize domestic inves...

  • Bishop Bemoans Democrat Hypocrisy Stalling National Park Backlog Solution October 17, 2019

    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) reproached democrats on their blatant hypocrisy at the Subcommittee on Water Oceans and Wildlife legislative hearing. Since meeting democrat requirements for a floor vote, leadership in the House Committee on Natural Resources have neglected to advance the overwhelmingly bipartisan maintenance backlog legislation. Democrats have now pivoted, standing behind a belief that the solution to repair our National Parks needs a pay-for before it can be consi...

  • Rob Bishop Highlights American Energy First, Critiques Democrats’ Russia-first Agenda September 11, 2019

    Ranking Republican of House Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-Utah) spoke on the House Floor in opposition to a plethora of liberal legislation aimed at derailing our domestic energy production and strong economy. House Democrats are set to consider radical legislation this week which would stifle development of our resources, ensure our reliance on foreign countries and jeopardize unprecedented economic growth seen in recent years.

  • Rep. Bishop Highlights 300 Cosponsors for Restore Our Parks Bill July 25, 2019

    The Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act has officially garnered over 300 cosponsors in the House, making it one of the most widely supported bills in the 116th Congress.

  • U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop on Democrats Mockery of Democracy July 17, 2019

    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.

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