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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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Chairman Bishop Reiterates Opposition to Puerto Rico Bailout
April 7, 2016
WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) is the chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, and has released discussion draft legislation on Puerto Rico’s economic crisis. Recently a Virginia-based special interest group has been airing radio ads making claims against the Chairman. Rep. Bishop offered the following statement: “The claims in the ads are false. The purpose of the bill is to create a board to help fix the financial house in Puerto Rico without harming taxpayers. There will be... More
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Reps. Bishop & Chaffetz release Utah Public Lands Initiative (PLI) Discussion Draft
January 20, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY – In a press conference held in the Gold Room of the Utah State Capitol, Reps. Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) released a discussion draft of the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act. Utah Governor Gary Herbert participated in the January 20th event. Reps. Bishop and Chaffetz also announced the website UtahPLI.com where the public and media may access the PLI discussion draft, maps, and a section-by-section description of the potential legislation. Senator Mike Lee will ... More
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Rep. Bishop Votes to Repeal Obamacare
January 6, 2016
Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) voted in favor of HR 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. Following the vote, Rep. Bishop released the following statement: “I voted against the original Obamacare bill because it was bad policy. I argued for free market alternatives that were available at the time, but then-speaker Pelosi refused to allow them to be discussed. I’ve cast over 50 votes to change, modify, or repeal Obamacare. Our vote today is the best effort to force the pr... More
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Rep. Bishop Responds to Executive Actions on Gun Ownership
January 5, 2016
WASHINGTON – Rep. Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement after President Obama’s announcement of various executive actions on gun control: “The President is out of touch. He is exploiting tragedy for political gain. His proposals would not have prevented the recent tragedies our nation has endured. His requirements will not make the country safer. Criminals, not the countless citizens who obey the law, should be punished for their crimes. Enforcement of our current laws is how we keep g... More
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