Bishop Condemns Obama’s Unilateral Expansion of National Monuments

Rep. Rob Bishop raises questions about the propriety of Pres. Obama’s decision to bypass Congress and designate five additional national monuments.
Reports The Washington Times:

Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, the highest-ranking Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Rep. Rob Bishop, a Utah Republican who is chairman of the public lands and environmental regulation subcommittee, said they were disappointed that Mr. Obama would circumvent the more open public-land designation process to commit both federal and private lands for national monuments.

“There is a right way to designate federal lands and there is a wrong way. Executive fiat is unquestionably the wrong way and is an abuse of executive privilege,” Mr. Bishop said.