Western Caucus Supports President Trump's Official Nomination of David Bernhardt for Secretary of the Department of the Interior

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of the Congressional Western Caucus and the Senate Western Caucus released statements of support for David Bernhardt's nomination for Secretary of the Department of the Interior after his nomination was officially transmitted from the White House to the United States Congress.

Caucus Kicks Off Bipartisan Endangered Species Act Modernization Package

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Today, Members of the Congressional Western Caucus including Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Executive Vice Chairman Scott Tipton (CO-03), House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) Chief Infrastructure and Forestry Officer Bruce Westerman (AR-04), Chief Regulatory Reform Officer Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Chairman Emeritus Steve Pearce (NM-02), Vice-Chairman for Indian Affairs and Oceans Don Young (AK-At Large), House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (OR-02) and Western Caucus Members Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), Mike Johnson (LA-04), Ralph Norman (SC-05), Greg Gianforte (MT-At Large), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Kevin Cramer (ND-At Large), Ron Estes (KS-04), Roger Marshall (KS-01) and Doug Collins (GA-09) released statements after Members of Congress introduced a bipartisan slate of nine bills enjoying over 115 endorsing national and regional organizations - dubbed the "Western Caucus Endangered Species Act Modernization Package" - which delivers broad and long-overdue improvements to the underlying Act.

Trump: 'I will be CANCELLING the Superior National Forest Mineral Withdrawal'

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Today, Members of the Congressional Western Caucus including Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Chief Infrastructure and Forestry Officer Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Members Tom Emmer (MN-06) and Kevin Cramer (ND-At Large) released statements after President Trump announced at a rally last night in Duluth, Minnesota that he would be cancelling the Obama Administration's political mineral withdrawal in the Superior National Forest.

White House Takes Up NEPA Implementation Rules

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Members of the Congressional Western Caucus including Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04), House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Vice Chairman for Indian Affairs and Oceans Don Young (AK-At Large), Chief Infrastructure and Forestry Officer Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Congressman Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) released statements after the White House's Council on Environmental Quality published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking indicating its intent to consider revising regulations governing implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Western Caucus Members Lead Charge on Oil and Gas Permitting Reform in the House

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Today, Members of the Congressional Western Caucus including Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Chairman Emeritus Steve Pearce (NM-02), House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Reps. John Curtis (UT-03), Liz Cheney (WY-At Large), Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Kevin Cramer (ND-At Large) and Bill Johnson (OH-06) released statements following the introduction of bills by Pearce, Curtis and Cheney which would institute efficiency and streamlining reforms to oil and gas permitting.

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