WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement after passage of a resolution to stop a rule issued by the Bureau of Land Management:
"Last year the Bureau of Land Management hastily implemented a misguided rule that strips key planning decisions away from local communities and places control in the hands of bureaucrats in Washington and special interest groups. As a result of the leadership of Chairman Rob Bishop and our bright new member of the Rules Committee, Congresswoman Liz Cheney, today we took a step to stop this rule in its tracks and reinforce the rights granted to state and local governments under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act. Public land management is best left in the hands of local governments who best know how to effectively balance the needs of farmers and ranchers with our conservation goals."
To learn more about H.J. Res. 44, Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, click here.
Caroline Boothe, Communications Director