- United States House Committee on Natural Resources
The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, or Natural Resources Committee (often referred to as simply "Resources", as in "He's on Resources") is a Congressional committee of the United States House of Representatives. Originally called the "Committee on Interior & Insular Affairs," the name was changed to the Natural Resources Committee in 1993. The name was shortened to the Resources Committee in 1995 by the new Chairman, Don Young (at the same time, the committee took over the duties of the now-defunct Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee). Following the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives in 2006, the name of the committee was changed back to its title used between 1993 and 1995.
- Fisheries and wildlife, including research, restoration, refuges, and conservation.
- Forfeiture of land grants and alien ownership, including alien ownership of mineral lands.
- United States Geological Survey.
- International fishing agreements.
- Interstate compacts relating to apportionment of waters for irrigation purposes.
- Irrigation and reclamation, including water supply for reclamation projects and easements of public lands for irrigation projects; and acquisition of private lands when necessary to complete irrigation projects.
- Native Americans generally, including the care and allotment of Native American lands and general and special measures relating to claims that are paid out of Native American funds.
- Insular possessions of the United States generally (except those affecting the revenue and appropriations).
- Military parks and battlefields, national cemeteries administered by the Secretary of the Interior, parks within the District of Columbia, and the erection of monuments to the memory of individuals.
- Mineral land laws and claims and entries thereunder.
- Mineral resources of public lands, including the Outer Continental Shelf.
- Mining interests generally.
- Mining schools and experimental stations.
- Marine affairs, including coastal zone management (except for measures relating to oil and other pollution of navigable waters).
- Petroleum conservation on public lands and conservation of the radium supply in the United States.
- Preservation of prehistoric ruins and objects of interest on the public domain.
- Public lands generally, including entry, easements, and grazing thereon.
- Relations of the United States with Native Americans and Native American tribes.
- Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline (except ratemaking).
Source: Rules of the House of Representatives One Hundred Ninth Congress
Members, 112th Congress
- Doc Hastings, Washington, Chairman
- Don Young, Alaska
- Jimmy Duncan, Tennessee
- Louie Gohmert, Texas
- Rob Bishop, Utah
- Doug Lamborn, Colorado
- Rob Wittman, Virginia
- Paul Broun, Georgia
- John Fleming, Louisiana
- Mike Coffman, Colorado
- Tom McClintock, California
- Glenn "G.T." Thompson, Pennsylvania
- Jeff Denham, California
- Dan Benishek, Michigan
- David Rivera, Florida
- Jeff Duncan, South Carolina
- Scott Tipton, Colorado
- Paul Gosar, Arizona
- Raúl Labrador, Idaho
- Kristi Noem, South Dakota
- Steve Southerland, Florida
- Bill Flores, Texas
- Andy Harris, Maryland
- Jeff Landry, Louisiana
- Chuck Fleischmann, Tennessee
- Jon Runyan, New Jersey
- Bill Johnson, Ohio
- Ed Markey, Massachusetts, Ranking Member
- Dale E. Kildee, Michigan
- Peter DeFazio, Oregon
- Eni Faleomavaega, American Samoa
- Frank Pallone, Jr., New Jersey
- Grace Napolitano, California
- Rush Holt, New Jersey
- Raúl Grijalva, Arizona
- Madeleine Bordallo, Guam
- Jim Costa, California
- Dan Boren, Oklahoma
- Gregorio Sablan, Northern Mariana Islands
- Martin Heinrich, New Mexico
- Ben R. Luján, New Mexico
- John Sarbanes, Maryland
- Betty Sutton, Ohio
- Niki Tsongas, Massachusetts
- Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico
- John Garamendi, California
- Colleen Hanabusa, Hawaii
- Resolutions electing Republican members (H.Res. 6, H.Res. 37)
- Resolutions electing Democratic members (H.Res. 7, H.Res. 39)
In the 111th Congress, the number of subcommittees was reduced from 5 to 4. The Subcommittees on Insular Affairs and Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans were merged into the Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife.
In the 112th Congress, the number was again increased to 5, adding the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member Energy and Mineral Resources Doug Lamborn (R-CO) Rush D. Holt (D-NJ) Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs John Fleming (R-LA) Gregorio Sablan (D-NMI) Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Don Young (R-AK) Dan Boren (D-OK) National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Rob Bishop (R-UT) Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) Water and Power Tom McClintock (R-CA) Grace Napolitano (D-CA)
Chairperson Term George Miller (D-CA) 1991–1995 Don Young (R-AK) 1995–2001 James V. Hansen (R-UT) 2001–2003 Richard Pombo (R-CA) 2003–2007 Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) 2007–2011 Doc Hastings (R-WA) 2011–present
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