House Committee on Natural Resources

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The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, or Natural Resources Committee (often referred to as simply "Resources", as in "He's on Resources") is a Congressional committee of the United States House of Representatives. Originally called the "Committee on Interior & Insular Affairs," the name was changed to the Natural Resources Committee in 1993. The name was shortened to the Resources Committee in 1995 by the new Chairman, Don Young. Following the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives in 2006, the name of the committee was changed back to its title used between 1993 and 1995.



Nick RahallDWV
Dale Kildee
Eni FaleomavaegaDAS
Neil AbercrombieRIL
Frank PalloneDNJ
Grace NapolitanoDCA
Rush HoltDNJ
Raul GrijalvaDAZ
Madeleine BordalloDGU
Jim CostaDCA
Dan Boren
Gregorio SablanIMP
Martin HeinrichDNM
George MillerDCA
Ed MarkeyDMA
Peter DeFazioDOR
Maurice Hinchey
Donna ChristensenDVI
Diana DeGetteDCO
Ron KindDWI
Lois CappsDCA
Jay Inslee
Joe BacaRMD
Stephanie HersethRCA
John SarbanesDMD
Carol Shea-PorterDMO
Niki TsongasDMA
Frank KratovilRNC
Pedro PierluisiDPR
Doc HastingsRWA
Don YoungRAK
Elton Gallegly
John DuncanRTN
Jeff FlakeRAZ
Henry Brown Jr.DFL
Cathy McMorrisRWA
Louie GohmertRTX
Rob BishopRUT
Bill ShusterRPA
Doug LambornRCO
Adrian SmithRNE
Robert WittmanRVA
Paul BrounRGA
John FlemingRLA
Mike CoffmanRCO
Jason ChaffetzRUT
Cynthia LummisRWY
Thomas McClintockRCA
Bill CassidyRLA


Previous committee membership

110th Congress (2007-2008)

Members of the
House Committee on Natural Resources,
111th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Subcomittee on Insular Affairs

Members of the
Subcommittee on Insular Affairs,
110th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:

Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans

Members of the
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans,
110th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:

109th Congress (2005-2006)

Members of the
Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection,
109th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Indian gaming

On March 7, 2006, Committee Chairman Richard Pombo (R-Calif.) introduced legislation which would block Indian tribes from building Las Vegas-style casinos off their reservations. Specifically, the bill would amend the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 to eliminate an exception that allows tribes to build off-reservation with the approval of the Interior secretary and the state's governor.

In a statement, Pombo said, "Instead of seeking to bring economic development to the Indian reservation, they (Indian tribes) have instead sought to bring the Indian reservation to wherever there is economic development." On July 26, Pombo's bill passed in the committee 27-9. [1]

Articles and Resources


Wikipedia also has an article on House Committee on Natural Resources. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


Contact Details


  • Majority staff office - (202) 225-2761
  • Minority staff office - (202) 225-6065