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Rep. Bishop Objects to SCOTUS Decision
June 26, 2015
WASHINGTON – After the Supreme Court released its 5-4 decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, and it was held that the states are not empowered ... More
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Rep. Bishop is Chief Sponsor of Bill to Defend 2nd Amendment
June 10, 2015
WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) has introduced H.R. 2710, the Lawful Purpose and Self-Defense Act of 2015. This bill will reign in the Obama Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The ATF has attempted to ban ammunition used in the popular AR-15 rifle. The bill will eliminate the ATF’s illegitimate authority to prohibit this .223 caliber ammunition. This legislation will also eliminate ambiguity in current code that could allow the ATF and the Admi... More
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Administration Sage Grouse Announcement is about Controlling Land, Not Saving Bird
May 28, 2015
WASHINGTON— Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) responded to the Obama Administration’s announcement of federal land use plans for the Greater Sage Grouse. “This is just flat out wrong. If the Administration really cares about the bird they will adopt the state plans as they originally said they would. The state plans work. This proposal is only about controlling land, not saving the bird. “Our Committee has held hearings on how the federal agencies are not working with the states. When I became ... More
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Rep. Bishop Opposes Reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank
May 21, 2015
WASHINGTON— Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) feels the time for the Export-Import Bank has come to an end. The 81-year-old government corporation was organized by Executive Order and is currently operating under a charter that is set to expire on June 30th 2015. Rep. Bishop offered the following statement regarding reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank: “While the intent of the Export-Import Bank decades ago may have been a good one, I believe it has drifted too far off course and has missed opportunities to... More
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Chairman Bishop Holds Sage Grouse Hearing
May 19, 2015
WASHINGTON— Rep. Rob Bishop, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, held an oversight hearing titled, "Empowering State Management of Greater Sage Grouse.” Chairman Bishop said the following during his opening remarks: “Given the chance, states could prevent the need for a federal listing, and prevent endless fights to de-list species that recover. States have already proven to be laboratories where innovative policy-makers can experiment to develop more effective policies. The pr... More
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