WASHINGTON—Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging that he refrain from designating a new national monument on the U.S.- Mexico border given the ongoing violence occurring on federal lands in the southern border regions.
—In response to the latest U.S. sanctions, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin addressed America's reliance on the Russian Soyuz to transport astronauts to space. Rogozin stated,
"I propose that the United States delivers its astronauts to the ISS with the help of a trampoline."
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.