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


Letter From Secretary Zinke to Chairman Bishop on Non-Commercial Travel Oct. 31 2017


55 Democrats Demand Answers on Interior's Elephant Trophy Decision

House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and 53 House Democrats sent a letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke on the Trump administration's recent announcement that the Department of the Interior's (DOI) Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will now consider all permits for importing elephant and lion carcasses into the country on a case-by-case basis. This move removes all transparency, allows more trophy imports into the United States, and f… Continue Reading


Grijalva McEachin Letter Requesting OSC Investigation of Zinke AML Announcements March 7 2018


Grijalva Letter to Zinke Requesting Quarterly Meeting with Committee Democrats

Ranking Member Grijalva sent a letter to request that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke hold his overdue quarterly meeting with Committee Democrats. At a hearing in June 2017, Zinke offered to hold quarterly meetings with Members and staff to discuss Democratic priorities. Grijalva states that this next meeting should focus on the devastating cuts in the proposed FY 2019 Interior budget.… Continue Reading


Grijalva McEachin Letter Requesting DOI OIG Funding Increase Feb. 28 2018


Grijalva Cantwell Letter to Zinke on Royalty Policy Committee Transparency Feb. 27 2018


Grijalva McEachin Letter to Zinke on USGS Science Violation Feb. 27 2018


Grijlava Lowenthal McEachin Letter to Zinke on Unpublished BLM Report Feb. 22 2018


Grijalva Letter to Zinke on Utah Rep. Mike Noel Conflicts of Interest Feb. 16 2018


Grijalva and McEachin Demand Answers on Zinke's Reorganization Plan

Ranking Member Grijalva and Rep. McEachin sent a letter to Secretary Zinke urging him to stop the reorganization of DOI until he provides a detailed and well-justified plan to Congress.… Continue Reading


Leading Democrats Seek Answers on Puerto Rico Electric Privatization Plan

Following the Governor's announcement to privatize the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. José E. Serrano (D-N.Y.) wrote to Governor Ricardo Rosselló requesting additional details on the plan, including assurances on affordable rates and reliable service.… Continue Reading


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


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


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


Grijalva Letter to FEMA on Puerto Rico

Ranking Member Grijalva sent a letter FEMA's administrator asking why the agency announced it will stop delivering food and water to Puerto Rico.… Continue Reading


Grijalva, Lowenthal and McEachin Demand Oversight Hearing to get Answers from Sec. Zinke on the Draft Five-Year Oil and Gas Leasing Plan

In response to the Department of the Interior's (DOI) inability to provide concrete details about DOI's five-year oil and gas leasing plan, leading Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee sent a letter to Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) requesting a full oversight hearing on the planning process and insisted that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testify to provide answers about his efforts.… Continue Reading


Grijalva and Lowenthal Letter to Zinke on BSEE Rewrite of Offshore and Gas Safety Rules

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, sent a letter this afternoon to Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke questioning Department proposals that would modify two offshore safety rules.… Continue Reading


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


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

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