House Natural Resources Committee chairman-elect Rob Bishop names staff director, deputy staff director

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman-elect Rob Bishop (UT-01) announced the appointment of Jason Knox as staff director and Todd Ungerecht as deputy staff director for the 114th Congress.

Knox previously worked on the House Natural Resources Committee from 2006 to 2011. Knox then made the transition to the Senate Budget Committee where he handled energy and environmental issues. He most recently served as a counsel on the House Energy and Commerce Committee under Chairman Fred Upton (MI-06).

“Throughout his career, Jason has worked tirelessly to develop and advance strategic policies that improve the way our natural resources are managed and utilized,” Bishop said. “He shares my commitment to address some of the biggest challenges facing federal land management and natural resources. One of Jason’s many qualities and qualifications is his dedication as a public servant and I am confident that his experience and leadership will be instrumental to the committee and its members.”

Ungerecht has served as senior counsel for Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings since 2010, focusing most recently on Endangered Species Act oversight and legislation. He previously served as Hastings’ counsel on the House Ethics Committee and as a senior policy advisor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration during President George W. Bush’s administration.

“Todd’s comprehensive experience as counsel and policy advisor are a valuable resource for the committee,” Bishop said. “His career demonstrates a clear commitment to some of the most important issues facing our federal lands, waters and mineral resources. In this new role, Todd will continue to be a leader on key policy issues that impact our diverse and abundant natural resources, both onshore and offshore.”

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