New subcommittees announced for the House Natural Resources Committee

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January 6, 2015

The newly appointed Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT), has changed the organizational structure of the subcommittees for the 114th Congress. The structure under the previous Chair, Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA), included subcommittees for Energy and Mineral Resources; Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs; Indian and Alaska Native Affairs; Public Lands and Environmental Regulation; and Water and Power.

Under Rep. Bishop’s new structure, the Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs Subcommittee is replaced with two new subcommittees: Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs chaired by Rep. Don Young (R-AK) and the Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans chaired by Rep. John Fleming (R-LA). The Public Lands and Environmental Regulations Subcommittee is renamed Federal Lands and is chaired by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA). In addition, Chairman Bishop added a new Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee chaired by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX). The Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee remains unchanged and will continue to be chaired by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO).

Sources: E&E News, House Natural Resources Committee