About The Committee

114th Congress

The House Committee on Natural Resources considers legislation and oversees federal conservation and species protection programs under the leadership of Ranking Member Raúl M.Grijalva. The Committee’s responsibilities include the following:

Energy and Mineral Resources

  • Monitoring the development of oil and gas onshore and offshore
  • Establishing renewable energy sources - solar, wind, geothermal, and ocean energy
  • Overseeing coal and hardrock mining regulations
  • Ensuring a fair return for the American people for energy & mineral development

National Parks and Public Lands

  • Enhancing America’s National Parks
  • Protecting wilderness and conservation sites
  • Fostering opportunities for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation
  • Developing environmental regulation and public participation

Oceans, Water and Hydropower

  • Protecting our oceans, coasts and vulnerable sea life from pollution, climate change, and other threats
  • Growing sustainable fisheries and resilient coastal and ocean economies
  • Creating new water supplies to aid communities affected by the drought
  • Securing water supply certainty for tribal communities
  • Preparing communities for climate-change impacts on water supplies

Indian, Insular and Alaskan Native Affairs

  • Protecting tribal sovereignty authority over lands and natural resources
  • Empowering tribal governments with enhanced self-governance authorities
  • Fostering political and economic development of the insular areas
  • Continuing efforts to advance economic self-sufficiency of the Freely Associated States

Oversight And Investigations

  • Administering congressional oversight
  • Evaluating the committee’s efforts to ensure effective management of our limited natural resources
  • Ensuring policies are grounded in science that is free of financial conflicts of interest

Wildlife And Endangered Species

  • Conserving and recovering American species and their habitats
  • Protecting our ecosystems and growing the outdoor recreation economy
  • Enhancing international wildlife conservation efforts
  • National wildlife refuges