Media Advisories

09.11.17

Ranking Member Grijalva, Rep. Mike Thompson to Speak Against NRA Gun Silencer Bill Following Tuesday’s 10 a.m. Hearing

Washington, D.C. - Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), the former co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsman's Caucus, are holding a press availability following tomorrow's 10:00 a.m. Natural Resources Committee hearing on the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, which includes a bill by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) known as the Hearing Protection Act that deregulates the purchase of gun silencers. Grijalva and Thompson will … Continue Reading


07.18.17

Grijalva and Conservationist Jeff Corwin Hold Press Conference to Defend the Endangered Species Act from GOP Attacks

Washington, D.C. - To highlight the Republican assault on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and wildlife conservation, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is holding a press conference with conservationist Jeff Corwin, host of ABC's Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin, tomorrow morning in Washington, D.C. The event is being held prior to a Committee hearing at 10 a.m. ET where five bills that aim to undermine aspects of the ESA will be debated. Mr. Corwin … Continue Reading


07.11.17

Grijalva Hosting Forum on Thursday to Address Climate Change Impacts on Oceans and Coasts

Washington, D.C. - House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will host a group of distinguished scientists at a forum in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 13, on the damaging impacts climate change has had on our oceans and coasts around the United States. Science clearly shows that increasing temperatures, corrosive waters, and sea level rise pose growing threats to fisheries, biological diversity, and coastal communities and infrastructure. The event … Continue Reading


06.05.17

Ahead of Zinke Report, Grijalva Brings in Veterans’ Affairs, Small Business Committees for Thursday Public Lands Protection Forum

Washington, D.C. - Just days ahead of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's June 10 report to President Trump, expected to recommend weakening protections for Utah's Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is hosting a forum this Thursday with leaders from the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and House Small Business Committee on preventing the damage Trump's public lands policies would do to multiple, diverse Amer… Continue Reading


05.01.17

Grijalva Holds Press Conference to Speak out Against Republican Attacks on America’s National Monuments Ahead of Antiquities Act Hearing

Washington, D.C. - House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is holding a press conference tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Washington, D.C., to underscore the widespread opposition to President Trump's executive order requiring a "review" of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act. According to a recent poll, 80 percent of voters in the West support existing monument designations. Last week Grijalva spoke out against the executive order and quest… Continue Reading


05.01.17

Natural Resources Committee Dems and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Host Forum on Puerto Rico’s Fiscal and Humanitarian Crisis

Washington, D.C. - House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) will hold a joint forum tomorrow on Puerto Rico's fiscal and humanitarian crisis. The forum will examine the human cost of the financial crisis and address options for recovery that lift people out of poverty, protect and restore worker rights, and promote economic growth. The event is open to media and the public. Th… Continue Reading


01.30.17

Wednesday’s Democratic Forum on Imperiled Methane Rule Features Former BLM Advisor, Public Health and Environment Experts

Washington, D.C. - This Wednesday's House Natural Resources Committee Democratic forum on the Obama administration's methane waste rule, which House Republicans are expected to vote to repeal this Friday, will feature a former senior policy advisor from the Bureau of Land Management - the agency that enforces the rule - alongside experts in public health and air quality, each of whom will speak to the serious damage repealing the rule will do to the American people, our economy and the environme… Continue Reading


01.27.17

Natural Resources Committee Democrats Hosting Public Forum Next Wed. on Protecting Methane Waste Rule From GOP Onslaught

Washington, D.C. - Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Democratic members of the House Natural Resources Committee are hosting a public forum next Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 12:30 p.m. on Capitol Hill to highlight the health, environmental and economic risks of the Republican campaign to repeal the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Waste Rule. GOP lawmakers have signaled their intention to vote next week to repeal the rule using the Congressional Review Act - a move that would wast… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Ranking Member Grijalva in New Mexico Jan. 25-27 to Tour National Monuments and Talk to Key Lawmakers about Defending the Antiquities Act

Washington, D.C. - As House Republicans vow to eliminate federal protection for multiple national monuments across the West, Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will head to New Mexico Jan. 25-27 to tour several federally protected sites, meet with key lawmakers, and connect with conservation, sportsmen and business leaders to form a united front in what is expected to be a frontline state in the fight over the future of our public lands. A full agenda for the trip is available bel… Continue Reading


11.30.16

Ranking Member Grijalva Hosting Forum Dec. 6 on Seafood Industry Human Trafficking Following Multiple Media Investigations

Washington, D.C. - Following the 2015 New York Times series on human trafficking in the fishing industry and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Seafood From Slaves" series published earlier this year by the Associated Press, Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva is hosting a Capitol Hill forum on Dec. 6 to examine the scope of human trafficking in the seafood industry and potential policy remedies. Grijalva and several policy experts will discuss labor standards in domestic and foreign fisheries and w… Continue Reading


09.20.16

Reps. Grijalva, Ruiz Holding Forum Thursday on Protecting Native Land and Resources, Rejecting North Dakota Pipeline

Washington, D.C. - Led by Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.), House Natural Resources Committee Democrats will host a forum on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 1:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C., on the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline project (DAPL). The event is open to media and the public. If constructed, the nearly 1,200-mile pipeline would go through sacred burial grounds … Continue Reading


09.09.16

Ranking Member Grijalva Traveling to North Dakota This Weekend in Solidarity With Standing Rock Sioux Against DAPL Pipeline

Washington, D.C. - Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will travel to North Dakota this Sunday, Sept. 11, in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against construction of the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), a 1,100-mile pipeline that would stretch from North Dakota to a river port in Illinois. Grijalva's trip comes in the wake of today's joint announcement by the Department of the Army, the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior … Continue Reading


08.24.16

Ranking Member Grijalva Speaking at Saguaro National Park Thursday to Highlight 100 Years of NPS Preserving America’s Heritage

Tucson, Ariz. - Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will commemorate the National Park Service's (NPS) Centennial on Thursday, Aug. 25, with remarks at the reopening ceremony of the visitor center at Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Ariz. The event, which begins at 8:00 a.m. Arizona time (11:00 a.m. Eastern time), will also feature Saguaro National Park Interim Superintendent Leah McGuinness; Tohono O'odham Nation Vice Chairman Jerry Carlyle; Bob Newtson of Friends of Saguaro Natio… Continue Reading


05.17.16

Media Advisory: Briefing with E.O. Wilson on the Benefits of Biodiversity and the ESA

Washington, D.C. - A coalition of conservation, environmental and wildlife organizations are holding a briefing featuring E.O. Wilson, PhD, a renowned scientist and environmentalists, on the benefits of biodiversity and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Wednesday, May 18 at 1:30 p.m. on Capitol Hill. The briefing will focus on the benefits biodiversity provides in agricultural production, ecosystem services, clean air and water, medicine, and climate regulation. Despite the importance of the … Continue Reading


05.16.16

Media Advisory: Grijalva Forum on Addressing the Climate Refugee Crisis

Washington, D.C. - House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will hold a forum on climate refugees, titled "Confronting a Rising Tide: The Climate Refugee Crisis," on May 17 at 2 p.m. on Capitol Hill. The New York Times and The Washington Post recently reported on villages that have completely disappeared as a result of rising sea levels, leaving entire communities displaced. This forum will allow attendees to hear first-hand from people who are strugglin… Continue Reading

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