Bishop Statement on House Passage of Energy, Water Appropriations Bill
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Bishop Statement on House Passage of Energy, Water Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON  – (RealEstateRama) — House Natural Resource Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) today issued the following statement on the passage of the 2019 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations bill (H.R. 5895) by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Natural Resources

“This Energy and Water Appropriations measure improves how we manage our river systems, and allows for science to guide the process instead of politics. It also promotes an all-of-the-above energy infrastructure strategy by bolstering hydropower markets, and promoting a stable, affordable source of energy for millions of Americans. I look forward to working to secure passage of the provisions in the final bill we send to the president’s desk for signature.”


H.R. 5895 includes language from two bills that passed out of the Committee this Congress: H.R. 3144 (Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo.) and H.R. 1967 (Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.).

H.R. 3144, the bipartisan Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act, authorizes expanded pumped storage hydropower at select Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) facilities.

H.R. 1967, Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act, provides certainty over the reliable management of the Federal Columbia River Power System and prevents the wasting of $40 million in lost power generation.


Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019


The House Committee on Natural Resources, chaired by Rob Bishop of Utah, considers legislation about American energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation. The Committee is comprised of 44 Representatives, 26 Republicans and 18 Democrats. Learn more about Chairman Bishop and meet all of the Committee Members. You can also find recent activity, read about the history of the Committee, the rules and the Committee's jurisdiction.


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