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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updates and improvements to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which has struggled to accomplish its core mission due to outdated policies.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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President Signs Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act into Law
July 25, 2014
WASHINGTON— Today, President Barack Obama signed the Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act [H.R. 356/ S. 27] into law. This legislation was authored by Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT). The bill specifically facilitates the exchange of approximately 20,000 acres of state-held mineral rights within the Hill Creek Extension of the Ute Indian Reservation for mineral rights on approximately 20,000 acres of land located within the northern portion of... More
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IN THE NEWS: Utah Republicans Bishop, Hatch draw rare praise from enviros for land-swap bill
July 11, 2014
by Scott Streater, E&E reporter view online here Utah Rep. Rob Bishop (R) has long butted heads with conservation leaders and the Obama administration over land-use policies that he says hamper domestic energy production and destroy jobs. But Bishop and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) drew praise from conservation groups yesterday, the day after the Senate approved legislation sponsored by Bishop and Hatch that would authorize the state of Utah to relinquish certain school trust or subsurface mineral ... More
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Bishop Lauds Senate Passage of Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act
July 9, 2014
WASHINGTON— The U.S. Senate today passed the Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act [H.R. 356/ S. 27] originally introduced by Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT). The legislation facilitates the exchange of approximately 20,000 acres of state-held mineral rights within the Hill Creek Extension of the Ute Indian Reservation for mineral rights on approximately 20,000 acres of land located within the northern portion of the reservation. This exchange ... More
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Bishop Issues Statement in Response to Supreme Court Decision on Religious Liberty
June 30, 2014
WASHINGTON— Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement in response to today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring that certain U.S. employers cannot be required by the federal government to pay to cover contraceptives for their employees: “Religious freedom is a fundamental constitutional right and I am very pleased by the Supreme Court’s decision to continue to protect that right. The Obama Administration’s attempt to force employers to pay for things which they may oppose ... More
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