Chairman Hastings Announces House Natural Resources Subcommittee Chairs >>

January 7th, 2013

Chairman Hastings Announces House Natural Resources Subcommittee Chairs

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) recently announced House Natural Resources Subcommittee Chairs for the 113th Congress. Rep. Don Young (R-AK) was again selected to Chair the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs in the new Congress. Young previously led the Subcommittee that was re-established in the 112th Congress. The Subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes oversight and legislative responsibilities for American Indian and Alaska Native issues, similar to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. The Democratic Ranking Member for the Subcommittee has not yet been announced.

Hastings also announced the renaming of the previous Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands as the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation. This newly named Subcommittee will oversee matters related to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and all public lands, including the National Park Service System, U.S. Forests, Bureau of Land Management lands, and national monuments. The Natural Resources Committee has primary jurisdiction over NEPA in the House of Representatives.

Chairman Hastings stated, “The creation of this new Subcommittee builds on the reforms started at the beginning of this Congress when we established the Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee – another issue that was previously handled at the Full Committee.” He added, “Moving jurisdiction of NEPA to a specific Subcommittee will allow us to better review and address how this law is being implemented and the impacts its bureaucratic red-tape has on jobs, our economy and access to public lands and resources.”

House Natural Resources Subcommittee Chairmen for the 113th Congress:

Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
Chairman: Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
Chairman: Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)

Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
Chairman: Rep. John Fleming (R-LA)

Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
Chairman: Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)

Subcommittee on Water and Power
Chairman: Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA)

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