News from the Campaign Trail

  • Four Forest Restoration Initiative

    February 26, 2020 by

    Today, I had the opportunity to attend the regional Four Forests Restoration Initiative (4-FRI) Stakeholders meeting. 4-FRI’s objective is reduce fuel loads in our national forest to reduce catastrophic fire risk and use the harvested wood to drive local economic development. A major challenge is that the industries that purchase and process the cut trees… Read more

  • Bates visits Leupp Chapter House

    January 14, 2020 by

    On Jan 13, I attended the Leupp Chapter meeting on the Navajo Nation.  The Leupp Chapter had a full agenda with presentations, discussions and community vote on issues about 1) the creation of Navajo nation-wide policy restricting  genetic research on Navajo people, 2) the design, construction and financing of wells and piping systems to allow… Read more

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