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GAO Releases Audit of the National Environmental Policy Act
April 15, 2014
WASHINGTON—The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released their findings from an extensive audit of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The audit was done at the request [letter] of House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) who has raised concerns about the time and costs associated with NEPA reviews. Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (M... More
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Hatch, Lee, Bishop, Chaffetz, Stewart Urge BLM to Keep Seized Nevada Cattle Out of Utah
April 11, 2014
WASHINGTON – Five members of Utah’s congressional delegation – U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, and Reps. Rob Bishop (UT-01), Jason Chaffetz (UT-03), and Chris Stewart (UT-02) – today urged the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to keep cattle seized in Nevada out of Utah. In a letter to BLM Director Neil Kornze and Amy Leuders, State Director of BLM’s Nevada Field Office, the members of the delegation cited health and safety concerns to Utah’s cattle industry, workers involved in a pot... More
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House Passes Budget for 2015
April 10, 2014
WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the budget for fiscal year 2015. Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), a stalwart advocate for spending reforms and a strong national defense, joined with 218 colleagues in support of the 2015 Path to Prosperity. The Budget Control Act of 1974 requires Congress to establish and pass a budget. While the Senate has been delinquent in their responsibilities, the House has passed a budget each year over the last four years. “The framework of the fe... More
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Congressmen Bishop & DeFazio Issue Joint Statement About Improvements to Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA)
April 4, 2014
WASHINGTON— Today the House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee held a hearing to consider legislation, including the discussion draft for the re-authorization of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA), which expires next year. Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Ranking Member of the full committee Peter DeFazio (OR-04) addressed the importance of updating the law and have committed to work together to make much-needed improvements in ... More
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IN THE NEWS--Op-Ed: Give the American People a Voice in the National Monument Process
March 26, 2014
Roll Call by Reps. Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Steve Daines (MT At Large) The Antiquities Act was established in 1906 as a way for the president to single-handedly create new national monuments. The law provides the president with the express authority to proclaim “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest” as national monuments, “the limits of which in all cases shall be confined to the smallest area compatible with the proper care ... More
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