Rep. Gosar Named Chairman of House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

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Washington, DC, January 31, 2017 | comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) named Congressman Gosar as the new Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources:
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For Immediate Release

Date: January 31, 2017

Contact: Steven D. Smith

Steven.Smith@mail.house.gov

Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) named  Congressman Gosar as the new Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources:

“Now is the time for bold leadership and I am honored to have been given the responsibility of chairing the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. We are in a prime position to help foster America’s energy revolution and I intend to empower my colleagues to take real action and enact practical solutions. By listening and engaging with our nation’s energy producers and consumers, this Subcommittee can reduce the unnecessary and job-killing red tape that continues to hold back economic development. Enacting a true all-of-the-above energy strategy will usher in real prosperity for all Americans. I am humbled by Chairman Bishop’s confidence in my leadership and look forward to working closely with him throughout the 115th Congress.”

Following today’s announcement, Chairman Rob Bishop stated, “This Congress presents a rare opportunity to advance new and better policies for taxpayers. We’ve spent the time to identify the right team of leaders to build upon prior successes and advance creative ideas in this new environment to benefit people. From empowering states, tribes and local communities to enhancing land, water, energy and resource management, and in partnership with new executive leadership, I am proud to make these announcements and eager to tackle the important work before the committee.”

Background

(From the House Natural Resources Committee)
The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources oversees American energy production and mining on federal lands – both onshore and offshore.

Republicans on the Subcommittee are committed to the environmentally responsible development of America’s vast energy and mineral resources that will expand our domestic energy supply, create new American jobs, lessen our dependence on foreign sources of energy and minerals, and generate revenue for federal and state treasuries.

Republicans on the Subcommittee support an all-of-the-above energy approach that includes alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, hydropower, biomass and nuclear, along with American-made oil, clean coal and natural gas.

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