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05.21.18

NPS Letter to Grijalva on Border Region Law Enforcement Ramp

The National Park Service (NPS) responded to Ranking Member Grijalva's letter requesting more information on the deployment of U.S. Park Police officers to secure the southern border.… Continue Reading


05.10.18

Grijalva Letter to Zinke on Deploying NPS Park Police to Mexican Border

Ranking Rember Grijalva sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke pressing him for information on Zinke's recently announced decision to send National Park Police personnel to the U.S.-Mexico border as part of President Trump's ill-defined and poorly thought-out border security efforts.… Continue Reading


04.19.18

Democrats Condemn Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Drilling

Ranking MemberGrijalva sent a letter with eight House Democratic colleagues to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke questioning the haste with which the Department of the Interior (DOI) is moving the country closer to drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The letter highlights tomorrow's expected announcement in the Federal Register - publicized this morning - that DOI is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to allow drilling in the Refuge.… Continue Reading


03.15.18

Veterans, the Disabled and Elderly Oppose Zinke's Proposed National Park Fee Hike

Ranking Member Grijalva submitted for the record statements from veterans, the elderly and people with disabilities responding to Secretary Zinke's remarks that these communities should no longer be offered a discounted rate to visit our National Parks. The following groups submitted letters: Vietnam Veterans of America and their 81,000 members that have served in active duty in Vietnam American Veterans, AMVETS, the nation's most inclusive Congressionally-charted veterans service organizati… Continue Reading


02.22.18

Grijlava Lowenthal McEachin Letter to Zinke on Unpublished BLM Report


02.16.18

Grijalva Letter to Zinke on Utah Rep. Mike Noel Conflicts of Interest


02.01.18

Grijalva Lowenthal Letter Requesting GAO Assessment of Onshore Permits to Drill Feb 1 2018


02.01.18

Grijalva Lowenthal Letter Requesting GAO Assessment of FOGLRA Reform Law Impacts Feb 1 2018


01.31.18

Letter to Secretary Zinke Requesting Withdrawal of Bears Ears National Monument Area

A letter from Committee Democrats to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke requesting an emergency withdrawal from new mineral extraction claims of the Bears Ears National Monument region.… Continue Reading


01.16.18

Grijalva Lowenthal Letter to BLM on EnergyNet Contract January 16 2018

A letter from Ranking Member Grijalva and Rep. Lowenthal (D-Calif.) requesting information about why the Bureau of Land Management is seemingly allowing a company called EnergyNet to profit from the leasing of public mineral resources with competition.… Continue Reading


01.12.18

Grijalva Letter to BLM Acting Director on Bundy Trial

Ranking Member Grijalva sent a letter to BLM's Acting Director, Brian Steed, to request a briefing for Committee staff on the Cliven Bundy trespassing grazing trial.… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Letter to Zinke on the NPS Fee Increase

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and 10 Committee Democrats sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke opposing the National Park Service (NPS) proposal to increase the entrance fees at 17 of its most popular national parks. The members state that the dramatic increases to entrance fees will discourage lower income Americans from visiting and enjoying public lands. Our most popular national parks, like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone, should be focused on broadening access a… Continue Reading


12.15.17

Sec. Perdue Response to Grijalva Questions on Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Moratorium Dec. 15 2017


12.13.17

More than 65 Organizations Oppose H.R. 4558, Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act

On behalf of millions of members and supporters, a coalition of more than 65 organizations urged Members of Congress to oppose H.R. 4558, the Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act.… Continue Reading


12.13.17

National Parks Conservation Association's (NPCA) Position on H.R. 4558

On behalf of more than 1.3 million members and supporters nationwide, NPCA asked Members of Congress to consider their position on H.R. 4558, the Grand Staircase Escalante Enhancement Act when it comes before the House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee on December 14, 2017.… Continue Reading


12.13.17

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance Opposes H.R. 4558

On behalf of SEWA's millions of members and supporters, they urged Members of Congress to oppose H.R. 4558, the Grand Staircase-Escalante Enhancement Act.… Continue Reading


11.03.17

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


11.03.17

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


10.27.17

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


10.12.17

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

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