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  • Rep. Bishop Pens Letter to Secretary of Defense, James Mattis
    Posted in Press Release on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security & Hill Air Force Base

    Rep. Rob Bishop UT-01 is leading an effort to clarify the impact of a recent Presidential Memorandum which places a “freeze on the hiring of Federal civilian employees.” Civilian depot workers, like the thousands employed at Utah’s Ogden Air Logistics Complex, are protected by law* from such freezes. Rep. Bishop, and a bipartisan congressional coalition, have sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis seeking acknowledgment of these legal protections. Rep. Bishop stated, “All federal emp... Read more

  • Bishop Proposes Constitutional Amendment
    Posted in Press Release on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform

    Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) introduced H. J. Res. 100, a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would provide states with the authority to repeal any federal rule or regulation if two-thirds of the states are in agreement. Upon introduction of this legislation, Rep. Bishop offered the following statement: “The founding fathers crafted the Constitution to include the concept of checks and balances. Those checks and balances are not simply to provide horizontal protections, but also... Read more

  • Bishop Applauds Hill Air Force Base’s F-35A Combat Wings
    Posted in Press Release on August 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security & Hill Air Force Base

    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... Read more

  • Bishop & Chaffetz Introduce Utah Public Lands Initiative
    Posted in Press Release on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands

    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... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Selected as Member of Military Funding Conference
    Posted in Press Release on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Reveals Legislative Strategy for Public Lands Initiative
    Posted in Press Release on July 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands

    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... Read more

  • House Armed Services Committee Passes NDAA
    Posted in Press Release on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security & Hill Air Force Base

    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... Read more

  • Chairman Bishop Reiterates Opposition to Puerto Rico Bailout
    Posted in Press Release on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    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... Read more

  • Reps. Bishop & Chaffetz release Utah Public Lands Initiative (PLI) Discussion Draft
    Posted in Press Release on January 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands

    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 ... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Votes to Repeal Obamacare
    Posted in Press Release on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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... Read more