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Bishop Selected Among HASC Members to Help Negotiate Final NDAA
September 12, 2014
WASHINGTON— Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) was selected by House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon (CA-25) as one of the key members tasked with helping to negotiate the annual National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is reviewed and voted on annually by the U.S. House of Representatives to provide funding for the U.S. Department of Defense’s budget. The bill provides funding for vital national defense capa... More
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House Passes Bill to Curb Federal Regulatory Overreach on Waters in States and Communities
September 9, 2014
WASHINGTON— Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today joined in support of the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act [H.R. 5078], which would prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers from expanding their regulatory authority to nearly every body of water in America, including ponds on farms, ditches, and watersheds. For more than forty years, the regulation of water quality throughout the United States has been achieved through ... More
Opinion Pieces
IN THE NEWS: In our opinion--Utah Public Lands Initiative a long shot worth pursuing — still
September 8, 2014
Deseret News editorial Officially, it’s called the Utah Public Lands Initiative, but it’s more commonly referred to as “Bishop’s public lands initiative,” in deference to championing Rep. Rob Bishop. The Utah congressman also is chairman of the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation. Now in its second year, the initiative continues to carry an oft-heard tag. “Long shot.” Built on the belief that conservation and economic development can co-exist in a locally driven effo... More
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Bishop Announces August Town Hall Meetings
August 12, 2014
OGDEN, UT-- Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today announced that he will host town hall meetings in Davis, Uintah, Duchesne, Weber, Box Elder, and Cache Counties. The meetings will provide constituents with an opportunity to hear about current events and the latest policy initiatives in Congress and how they impact the State of Utah. Constituents will also have an opportunity to ask questions and share concerns or comments. “I look forward to the town halls held in August each year. They provide ... More
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House Passes Historic Updates to Endangered Species Act
July 29, 2014
WASHINGTON— Today Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee Chairman, joined in supporting the passage of the 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act [H.R. 4315.] The legislation makes updates and improvements to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which has struggled to accomplish its core mission due to outdated policies. Since the bill’s creation in 1973, more than 1500 species have been listed and the current rate of... More
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