Grijalva Letter to Army Corps of Engineers on Bayou Bridge Pipeline EIS

Ranking Member Grijalva writes to Lt. General Todd Semonite, head of the Army Corps of Engineers, about the need for an environmental impact statement before approval of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana.… Continue Reading


The Undersigned West Coast Fishing Industry Oppose Federal Fishery Management that Aims to Weaken Conservation of Pacific Ocean Fisheries

The undersigned West Coast commercial fishermen, charter boat captains, fishing guides, and seafood distributors sent a letter opposing federal fishery management legislation that would hurt their businesses and weaken the conservation and stewardship of Pacific Ocean fisheries.… Continue Reading


Restaurant Industry Supports the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA)

A group of chefs, restaurateurs, and seafood dealers from across the nation wrote a letter to Members of Congress stating the importance of a reliable supply of sustainable, U.S.-caught, healthy fish. The letter also states the need for strong federal laws, like the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), to ensure they can continue to provide high-quality food to customers.… Continue Reading


Grijalva Letter to Bishop Requesting Hearing on Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Nov. 3

Ranking Member Grijalva writes to Chairman Bishop requesting a hearing on Grijalva's HR 360, which establishes the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument and protects approximately 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon from new uranium mining claims.… Continue Reading


Grijalva Letter to Agriculture Secretary Perdue on Grand Canyon Mining Withdrawal Nov. 3

Ranking Member Grijalva writes to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on the Trump administration potentially reopening the Grand Canyon area to new uranium mining claims.… Continue Reading


Grijalva and 105 Groups OPPOSE the so-called “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017” (H.R. 2936)

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) was joined by 105 groups in opposing H.R. 2936 - Rep. Bruce Westerman's (R-Ark.) "Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017" - given its failure to address the structural funding problems that cripple the U.S. Forest Service.… Continue Reading


Letter to Bishop on Marine Monument Review

In the interest of bipartisanship and of ensuring diligent oversight of executive branch agencies within the Committee's jurisdiction, Ranking Member Grijalva asked Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) to sign on to the letter, but the request was ignored.… Continue Reading


Grijalva and Pingree Letter to Commerce and Justice Departments on 'Codfather'

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Jeff Sessions, urging them to penalize Carlos Rafael - the notorious 'Codfather' of New Bedford, Mass. - for violations of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).… Continue Reading


Grijalva/DeFazio Letter to DHS IG on Whitefish Energy

Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General (IG) John Roth requesting a comprehensive audit and investigation of a $300 million no-bid contract between the Puerto Rico Electric Power Association (PREPA) and Whitefish Energy Holdings, LLC.… Continue Reading


Grijalva Request for GAO Review of Offshore Leasing Revenue Impacts Oct 19 2017

A letter from Ranking Member Grijalva requesting a GAO investigation of the loss of taxpayer revenue due to the Interior Department's change in the way it leases oil and gas parcels in the Gulf of Mexico.… Continue Reading


Grijalva Letter to Zinke on Missing Funds for MTR Study October 17

Ranking Member Grijalva writes to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke asking him to explain $400,000 in missing funding for a study on the health impacts of mountaintop removal mining, which is known to damage the health of Americans living in Appalachia. The Trump administration canceled the study and has not explained where the unspent remaining funding has gone.… Continue Reading


Ranking Members Request Committees Consider Border Wall Bill Through Regular Order Oct. 12

The ranking members of six House committees write to their Republican counterparts and Speaker Paul Ryan urging "regular order" and full committee consideration of H.R. 3548, the Republican bill to authorize the destructive, unnecessary expansion of the border wall.… Continue Reading


Grijalva and McEachin Ask OIG to Investigate Zinke's Use of Taxpayer Funds for Travel

Ranking Member Girjalva and Rep. McEachin sent a letter on October 2, 2017 to the Department of Interior's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) requesting an investigation into Secretary Zinke's travel costs and associated schedules. On October 11, 2017, OIG confirmed they received the letter and said the invesigation is open.… Continue Reading


Torres and Grijalva Ask for an Oversight Hearing on the Trump Administration’s Puerto Rico & USVI Relief Efforts

To help ensure our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) are receiving urgent hurricane recovery and relief support, House Natural Resources Committee Democrats sent a joint letter to Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) requesting an oversight hearing on the Trump administration's efforts to address this growing crisis.… Continue Reading


Opposition to H.R. 200 and Other Bills That Weaken Magnuson-Stevens Act's Conservation Provisions

The undersigned organizations and individuals sent a letter to Congress to show they're united in their opposition to H.R. 200, a bill to reauthorize and amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).… Continue Reading


Seafood Distributors Strongly Oppose Weakening the Magnuson-Stevens Act

The Mid-Atlantic recreational anglers, charter-for-hire business owners, commercial fishermen, andseafood distributors sent a letter to the Committee strongly opposing weakening the Magnuson-Stevens Act.… Continue Reading


Grijalva Letter to Gustafson on Carlos Rafael Prosecution Sept. 21 2017


Grijalva Letter to Ross and Sessions on Carlos Rafael Prosecution Sept. 21 2017


Letter to Zinke on Reorganizing DOI for the Next 100 Years

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) sent a letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke requesting his reorganization plan for the Department of Interior (DOI) for the next 100 years. Secretary Zinke has repeatedly mentioned a plan that reorganizes DOI, but the actual memo has not been shared with Congress.… Continue Reading


Grijalva Letter to Zinke on the DOI Re-organization Plan

Ranking Member Grijalva sent a letter to Secretary Zinke requesting a copy of the plan to execute an unprecedented reorganization of DOI after DOI rescinded the recently finalized 100-year plan for NPS.… Continue Reading

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