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CONGRESSMAN DON BEYER JOINS THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES

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Washington, January 14, 2015 | Tia Shuyler (202-225-4376) | comments
U.S. Representative Don Beyer, Northern Virginia Democrat, was confirmed as the newest member of the House Committee on Natural Resources yesterday.

“I look forward to joining my fellow Democrats on the Committee on Natural Resources to get to work protecting our air, land, and water. We can’t continue to strip our public lands and waterways of their natural beauty for the benefit of a wealthy few at the expense many. It’s time for that to stop. Our legacy will be judged by the quality of the world we leave to future generations. I’m excited to continue protecting that legacy as a member of the Natural Resources Committee,” said Rep. Beyer.

Congressman Raul Grijalva (AZ-3) is the incoming Ranking Member on Natural Resources.

“I’m tremendously pleased to welcome Rep. Beyer to the Natural Resources Committee and look forward to serving with him. Rep. Beyer joins our committee as a welcome and established voice for conservation who understands the importance of protecting our natural resources and public lands, including the Chesapeake Bay,” said Rep. Grijalva. “Environmental allies like Clean Water Action support him because of his commitment to address climate change, promote renewable energy and stand up to Republican deregulation schemes,. Those priorities are exactly what we need more of in this Congress, and I can’t wait to get started with him on our team.”

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 47 Representatives, 26 Republicans and 21 Democrats.

Click here to read more about the Committee’s specific jurisdiction.
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