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  • Nunes Named to Trump Transition Team
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Water, Energy, Agriculture, Public Lands, Transportation, Budget & Federal Spending, Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, Trade, Environment, Defense, Homeland Security, Taxes

    Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22) released the following statement today after joining the executive committee of Donald Trump’s transition team: “Today I was honored to have been named to the executive committee of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. In this role, I will advise President-elect Trump on the appointments of his Cabinet members and on appointments to other top positions in the new administration. I look forward to helping to assemble an energetic and forward-looking team... Read more

  • Nunes Introduces Bill Supporting Arctic Energy Leases
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Public Lands, Environment, Homeland Security

    Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, introduced a bill in the House of Representatives today encouraging the Department of the Interior to advance its plan to sell two leases for energy development in the Arctic. The Arctic lease sales are included in the Department of the Interior’s draft plan for its 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. However, after canceling the draft plan’s approval of new drilling in t... Read more

  • Nunes Reacts to Senate Passage of Altered Backcountry Access Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands

    “We need to protect these jobs, which is why the House acted so quickly three weeks ago. While I have strong reservations about the Senate changes, I have been given firm assurances that the altered bill solves the problems faced by the backcountry horsemen. For this reason, I am working tonight to get the altered bill considered in the House as soon as possible.” said Rep. Devin Nunes. Nunes is the author of H.R. 4849, the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Backcountry Access Act. The orig... Read more

  • Backcountry Horsemen Get Relief From House
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Government Reform

    Congressmen Devin Nunes (CA-21), Kevin McCarthy (CA-22), Tom McClintock (CA-04) and Jeff Denham (CA-19) today announced that the House has passed a bill that would restore access to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for backcountry horsemen. (bill text) Commercial permits necessary for the operation of the region’s pack stations have been suspended due to a lawsuit by a radical environmental group, the High Sierra Hikers Association, which opposes horse and mule access to the parks. Th... Read more

  • 500 Jobs in Jeopardy While “MoFo” Law Firm Packs-in the Cash
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands

    Members of Congress call for quick action by the Obama Administration to save jobs and halt activist judge and former partner at Morrison & Foerster (www.mofo.com) Congressmen Devin Nunes and Jeff Denham, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and Chairman Rob Bishop, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, today called on the Obama Administration to act to protect the jobs of backcountry horsemen who are being threatened by a liberal activist judge and a National Park Service decision t... Read more

  • Job Killers Loose in National Parks
    Posted in Nunes Blog on April 4, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Environment

    Our jobs are under attack. Rural mountain communities are once again in the cross-hairs of liberal politicians and regulators. Having already devastated California’s mining and timber industries with laws and regulations limiting access to public lands, environmental radicals have moved full speed into a new round of limitations that impact recreational use of our National Parks. They want to eliminate the backcountry horsemen, the only means left by which many Americans, including those with di... Read more

  • National Monument Designation Transparency and Accountability Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands

    Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-21) and Senator Mike Crapo (ID) today announced the bi-cameral introduction of legislation that will limit the unchecked Presidential power related to the designation of new national monuments. “The bill that we introduced today will improve the Antiquities Act by limiting the president’s unfettered discretion and ensuring a more inclusive designation process,” said Rep. Nunes. “This kind of top-down directive is anything but collaborative,” Crapo said. “For too long,... Read more

  • National Monument Designation Transparency and Accountability Act Introduced
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands

    Congressman Devin Nunes today introduced legislation that will limit the unchecked Presidential power related to the designation of new national monuments. “A Congressional review of the National Monument designation process is long overdue and reforms are clearly needed to protect the public interest. The political exploitation of current law to impose draconian regulations on public lands and to lock up our nation’s vast natural resources must end,” said Rep. Nunes. Presidential power to estab... Read more

  • Congress Approves Water Give-Away
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water, Public Lands

    Today, Congressman Devin Nunes reacted to passage of the San Joaquin River Settlement legislation (see video). “Today’s action by Congress represents a major setback for our region. The officials responsible will be remembered as architects of the economic and environmental catastrophe that follows,” said Rep. Nunes. The San Joaquin River Settlement legislation will force the diversion of 250,000 acre feet of surface water in order to accommodate the creation of a new salmon fishery – a fishery ... Read more

  • An Economic And Environmental Catastrophe Temporarily Averted
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water, Public Lands

    Today, Congressman Devin Nunes reacted to the failure of House leaders to pass the San Joaquin River Settlement legislation, which was contained in Senate Bill 22 - a massive public lands package. “Today’s action by Congress represents a small victory for our region. However, House Democrat leaders clearly have the votes to pass the bill if they bring it up under normal rules. Instead, they attempted to force the bill through the House using a process normally reserved for bipartisan and non-con... Read more