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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

Congressmen Bishop & DeFazio Issue Joint Statement About Improvements to Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA)

April 4, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today the House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee held a hearing to consider legislation, including the discussion draft for the re-authorization of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA), which expires next year. Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Ranking Member of the full committee Peter DeFazio (OR-04) addressed the importance of updating the law and have committed to work together to make much-needed improvements in advance of its expiration. They issued the following joint statement regarding today's hearing:

"Re-authorization of the Federal Lands and Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 is an area where we can work together to improve government and protect the taxpayer.  We heard testimony today on draft legislation that seeks to address problems we have had with the program over the last ten years.  There is still a lot of work to do, including addressing special recreation permits and the services of outfitters and guides.  We look forward to working together on this legislation in the coming months," said Congressmen DeFazio and Bishop.