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Rosendale Applauds Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Biden WOTUS Rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) released the following statement regarding the recent United States Supreme Court ruling in the case of Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “For far too long, The Biden Administration has weaponized WOTUS to expand federal jurisdiction over dry creek beds and mud puddles across the United States,” said Rep. Rosendale.…

Rosendale Legislation to Reverse Cottonwood Decision Passes Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed Congressman Matt Rosendale’s (MT-02) H.R. 200, the Forest Information Reform (FIR) Act. This legislation will amend federal requirements to exempt the U.S. Forest Service from re-consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on new ESA information, ending unnecessary delays. “The FIR Act is a…

OPINION: Energy policy that benefits the American people, not the Green Energy Lobby

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Originally published in the Missoulian The House Natural Resources Committee passed a comprehensive package to reverse President Biden’s attack on domestic energy production — H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, will spur the responsible development of our nation’s energy and mineral resources. This legislation will immediately reverse Biden’s policies that force reliance on foreign…

Rosendale Legislation to Resolve Disastrous Cottonwood Decision Receives Committee Hearing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on Congressman Matt Rosendale’s (MT-02) H.R. 200, the Forest Information Reform (FIR) Act. This legislation would amend federal requirements to allow the U.S. Forest Service to incorporate new ESA information into its Public Lands Management projects, ending delays caused by unnecessary re-initiation of…

Rosendale Restore Onshore Energy Production Act Passes Committee

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Update: Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced that this legislation will soon come to the House floor as H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Matt Rosendale’s Restore Onshore Energy Production Act was included in the Transparency, Accountability, Permitting, and Production (TAPP) of American Resources Act that passed out of the House Committee on Natural…

Rosendale Applauds Decision to Review Grizzly Bear Delisting

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) applauded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services decision to review the status of the grizzly bear’s listing under the Endangered Species Act. “Fish and Wildlife Service accepting our petition to delist the Grizzly Bear marks a shift in the way we think and talk about the Endangered Species Act," said Rep.…

Rosendale Leads Effort to Advocate Against Fire Retardant Ban

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) led a special order on the House floor with Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) to raise awareness on the dangers of a potential fire retardant ban. “Fire retardant is a vital and effective tool for Montanans and rural communities, slowing the spread of fires and minimizing damage,” said Rep. Rosendale.…

Rep. Rosendale Fights the Biden Administration's New WOTUS Rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) joined his Republican colleagues on a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael L. Connor to denounce the new "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule.  "Biden's WOTUS rule presents new regulatory challenges for farmers…

REP. ROSENDALE APPLAUDS MONTANA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE ON UPHOLDING BEST RANGE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Matt Rosendale is proud to see the State of Montana, under Governor Greg Gianforte’s leadership, protect Montana ranchers. On October 27th, the State of Montana notified American Prairie that they are not currently authorized to graze bison on two state allotments. American Prairie will be required by November 17th, to detail how they will prevent bison grazing in these areas. The Governor’s decision to protect ranching and reject the Biden Administration’s radical environmentalist agenda is welcome news for Montanans. This decision from the Governor’s office comes on the heels of a recent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) decision to deny petitions of stay filed on behalf of Montana stakeholders, including the Governor’s office and the Montana Attorney General. Last week, Congressman Rosendale sent a letter to BLM and OHA demanding that they reverse their decision denying the petitions of stay.

Rosendale, PNW Delegation Slam Biden Administration’s Dam-Breaching Efforts

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Washington, D.C. –– Today, Reps. Matt Rosendale, Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Cliff Bentz (R-OR), and Russ Fulcher (R-ID) released a joint statement slamming the Biden Administration’s report which calls for the breaching of all dams on the Columbia River System and was developed during closed-door conversations with…