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June 21, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON– On June 11, 2013 the Sierra Club held an event in Moab, Utah to promote the establishment of a new national monument known as Greater Canyonlands. The Sierra Club's executive director Michael Brune stated before an audience in Moab that he is "100% certain" that a monument would be created unilaterally by President Obama through his use of the Antiquities Act. 
June 20, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON– Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced the Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act (A-PLUS) [H.R. 2456].
June 19, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON– Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) announced his disapproval over President Barack Obama's announcement to make further reductions to the U.S.'s nuclear forces, bringing current U.S. nuclear deterrence capabilities to de-stabilizing levels. Reductions to the U.S.
June 18, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON–Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chairman of the House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee, today introduced the National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act (H.R. 2398), which will address some of the current problems plaguing U.S. border security efforts.
June 14, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON–Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) joined with his colleagues today in the U.S. House of Representatives in passing the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013 [H.R. 1960].
June 13, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today announced that the U.S. Department of Interior will distribute approximately $35 million to the State of Utah through the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program to compensate for the lack of tax revenue that cannot be generated on federal lands.
June 13, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Interior today announced that they will extend the public comment period for the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) proposed changes to the commercial oil shale regulations by an additional 30 days.
June 12, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON– Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved H.R. 1126, the Dwight. D. Eisenhower Memorial Completion Act, by voice vote.
June 11, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON–Today the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Fruit Heights Land Conveyance Act [H.R. 993], which would transfer 100 acres of U.S. Forest Service (USFS) land to the city of Fruit Heights in Davis County, Utah.
June 7, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON– The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today that the Gray Wolf would finally be removed from the list of endangered species. They also announced that the Mexican Wolf would remain on the list of endangered species and the proposal notes that recovery efforts for this subspecies will be expanded, though expansion will not occur within the state of Utah.