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

Rep. Paul Gosar

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

Committee on Natural Resources
Committee on Natural Resources

January 31, 2017 – 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:

“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.”


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Don McDowell, Arizona native, is an avid outdoorsman and has been an active bass pro fisherman for over 16 years and in the past 15 years has developed his own radio show promoting bass fishing and conservation efforts for bass fishing that escalated to nominations with several bass groups and organizations. In the past 12 years, Don has pursued his conservation agenda through AZBFN-TBF as Conservation Director and with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, in the spring of 2014 redesigned his website to include those efforts highlighted below and has increased the AZGFD exposure, public education of the AZGFD and Commission issues on his radio show and website soliciting local and national support for Arizona. 2014 has seen the founding of SRT Outdoors, Inc., 501 C3 organization, “Not for Profit, for Conservation” which is concentrating on grants for mitigating the effects of Gizzard Shad on Roosevelt lake thorough habitat enhancement, Florida Strain Bass stocking, lakes bottom mapping, etc. and feral hog research.

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