Congressman Blake Moore Selected to Serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blake Moore was recommended by the Republican Steering Committee to serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources in the 117th Congress.
“I am honored to represent Utah on the House Committee on Natural Resources,” said Congressman Blake Moore. “Utah ranks second in the country for percentage of land owned by the federal government, and with that reality comes many challenges and opportunities. I am looking forward to spearheading Utah’s representation on the Committee to address our unique values and interests, including recreation, conservation, energy, and development.”
“Utah has some of America’s most beautiful public lands and richest resources, and I know Rep. Moore will bring that important perspective and background to the Natural Resources Committee," said Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (AR-04). "I’m really looking forward to getting to know him better as we work together on our shared goals of conservation and environmental stewardship. Welcome to the team!”
Utah’s public lands provide recreation and economic opportunity for the state and the region at large. A native of northern Utah, Congressman Moore will use his background in management consulting to solve land issues with a balanced approach, always prioritizing the values of the First District and those who rely on federal land for their livelihoods.
The House Committee on Natural Resources oversees legislation related to the United States’ public lands, Native American tribes, and development and conservation of our natural resources. It is the principal committee through which the House of Representatives oversees the Department of the Interior and its various operations.