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Bishop Statement on Continuing Resolution & Omnibus Package
December 11, 2014
WASHINGTON— Late last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2015. The legislation averts a shutdown of the federal government and limits the budget of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through February 2015. The short-term funding of DHS prevents long-term implementation of the President’s amnesty policy, allowing the House and Senate to address the executive order in the new Congress. Additionally, it a... More
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House and Senate Reach Agreement on FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act
December 3, 2014
WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives and U.S. Senate released the final draft of the fiscal year (FY) 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) served as a House negotiator, working with Senate counterparts on some of the key terms of the agreement. Among other things, the FY2015 legislation includes additional funding for our nation’s military depots, prevents the transfer of Apache helicopters from the National Guard to the Army, includes funding to supp... More
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Obama’s Use of Antiquities Act Would Cut Coloradans out of the Legislative Process
December 3, 2014
WASHINGTON— The Obama Administration announced this week that Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Deputy Director Steve Ellis will visit the Browns Canyon area of Colorado on Saturday, December 06, 2014. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman-elect Rob Bishop (UT-01) raised concerns that this visit may signal the Administration’s intention to use the controversial Antiquities Act to create a new national monument, usurping the power of the legislative process... More
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Bishop Offers Support for Key Provisions Included in NDAA
December 3, 2014
WASHINGTON—House Natural Resources Committee Chairman-elect Rob Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement in support of many of the natural resources provisions included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “The natural resources provisions included in the NDAA bring resolution to multi-year legislative efforts that seek to establish new opportunities for energy production, mineral development, job creation, grazing, recreation, conservation, and other secondary economic benef... More
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Bishop Statement on Report Analyzing Transfer of Federal Lands to the State of Utah
December 2, 2014
WASHINGTON—The Utah State Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office (PLPCO) officially released its report titled “An Analysis of a Transfer of Federal Lands to the State of Utah,” which examines whether or not it is feasible for the State of Utah to take control of nearly 31 million acres of federal land. The report, conducted by third party experts from the University of Utah, Utah State University, and Weber State University, determined that the State of Utah is financially capable of assuming ... More
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