Sending Office: Honorable Raul M. Grijalva
Endorsing Organizations: The Wilderness Society, National Parks Conservation Association, Vet Voice Foundation, Hispanic Access Foundation, Natural Resources Defense Council
Original cosponsors (25): Barragán, Beyer Jr., Blumenauer, Bordallo, Brown, Carbajal, Chu, Clay, Gallego, Garamendi, Gomez, Hanabusa, Huffman, Jayapal, Kaptur, Lowenthal, McEachin, Moore, Napolitano, Polis,
Sablan, Schiff, Soto, Torres, Tsongas
Please join me and stand up for our National Monuments and public lands! The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) lack of transparency in President Trump’s sweeping review of our national monuments has been hypocritical and troubling. To respond, the
Democrats on the Natural Resources Committee introduced a resolution of inquiry (ROI) that requires the administration to formally release a final report and all supporting documents related to the executive order. You can lend your support by becoming a
co-sponsor of H.Res. 555.
The Natural Resources Committee will consider this resolution at a 4:00 P.M. markup today. We need your support by 2:00 P.M. today!
On April 26, 2017, President Trump issued executive order 13792 directing DOI to review the establishment history and current status of 27 national monuments created since 1996 under the Antiquities Act – a law Congress passed more than a century ago that
authorizes the president to designate national monuments on existing federal land. As a part of this review, Secretary Zinke toured several of the listed monuments, but consistently failed to provide a detailed agenda of his tours, including the stakeholders
he met with.
Secretary Zinke has failed to deliver on his promise of an “open review process” by not providing more information about his agenda, how he conducted his analysis, and what he found on his tours. During the 60-day comment period, more than 2.8 million responses
were submitted, the vast majority of which supported either maintaining or expanding current national monument boundaries.
H.Res. 555 requires the administration to provide Congress a final version of Zinke’s secret monuments report and all supporting documents related to the executive order President Trump issued in April.
If you have any questions or would like to co-sponsor this important legislation, please contact my staff members Brandon Bragato (Brandon.Bragato@mail.house.gov) or Maggie Tyler (Maggie.Tyler@mail.house.gov).
Thank you for your consideration.
Raúl M. Grijalva
Member of Congress
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