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Bishop Applauds Hill Air Force Base’s F-35A Combat Wings
August 2, 2016
The commander of Air Combat Command, General Herbert J. Carlisle has approved the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II for “Initial Operating Capability” (IOC). This new status qualifies the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings of Utah’s Hill Air Force Base as the first operational F-35A Combat Wings in the Air Force. As a senior member of the House Committee on Armed Services, Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) has repeatedly touted the benefits of Hill Air Force Base as an appropriate home for this fifth generation f... More
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Bishop & Chaffetz Introduce Utah Public Lands Initiative
July 14, 2016
WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) have formally introduced the Utah Public Lands Initiative (PLI) legislation for consideration by the US House of Representatives. Included in the bill is a revamped 1.4 million acre plan for the Bears Ears region. A partner bill was also introduced to complement the Utah Public Lands Initiative by ensuring land use certainty in seven Utah counties. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) will sponsor the companion legislation in the Senate. Af... More
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Rep. Bishop Selected as Member of Military Funding Conference
July 12, 2016
WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has appointed Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) to serve as a lead member of the Conference Committee assigned to negotiate a final version of National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Ryan said in a statement, “This legislation gives our military the tools and the funding it needs to do its job and keep America safe.” As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Bishop will participate in negotiations aimed at reconciling the differences in th... More
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Rep. Bishop Reveals Legislative Strategy for Public Lands Initiative
July 8, 2016
Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a JOINT LETTER to Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The letter outlines the delegation’s legislative strategy and next steps for the Utah Public Lands Initiative (PLI). The steps include meetings, hearings and formal introduction of the bill before the House of Representatives goes into the July/August District Work Period. In closing the letter, the Utah delegation members... More
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House Armed Services Committee Passes NDAA
April 28, 2016
The House Armed Services Committee passed H.R. 4909, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, by a vote of 60-2. After more than 16 hours of deliberation, the committee voted at about 2:30 AM Thursday the 28th of April. Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) is a senior member of the Committee and voted in favor of the annual bill. Following the vote, Rep. Bishop offered the following statement: “In this year’s annual vote, I have stood with my fellow members of the Armed Services Committee and... More
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