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  • Rep. Rob Bishop, Utah Republican, said in his opening statement at the time that the hearing would feature "a number of troubling cases in which federal land managing agencies have employed abusive tactics to extort rural families into giving up property rights or to bully farmers and ranchers into making concessions to which the federal agency had no legal right."

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  • "It's common sense that the public should be involved regardless of whether Congress or the president initiates the designation," Bishop said, calling the vote in favor of the bill "a win for the American people."

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