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  • 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

  • Rep. Bishop Responds to Executive Actions on Gun Ownership
    Posted in Press Release on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights

    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... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Votes YES on Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Release on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement after the House passed the Omnibus Appropriations Act for FY2016: “This bill signals the end of the era of defense cuts. For too long, the Obama administration has weakened the US military by withholding the necessary funding to properly defend the nation. This bill is good for troops, their families, and the civilian workers who support them. The agreement finally starts the process of rebuilding the military. Rep. Bishop add... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Votes to Protect Americans from Tax Hikes
    Posted in Press Release on December 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) voted in favor of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. The bill makes a number of tax provisions permanent and grants predictability, clarity, and certainty to individuals, families, and job creators. Rep. Bishop offered the following statement after the vote: “This bill reins in the overreaching IRS, and allows the American tax-payer more peace of mind. People can now plan for their futures because of the certainty this tax plan provides. This... Read more

  • Hatch, Lee, Bishop, & Chaffetz Issue Joint Statement on Proposal from The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition
    Posted in Press Release on October 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands

    In light of the announcement of a proposal by The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, members of Utah’s federal delegation are reiterating their commitment to collaboration as public lands legislation is being crafted. Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee and Representatives Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) issued the following joint statement: "The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is an important stakeholder in the Public Lands Initiative. The Coalition represents many Native American... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Attends Unveiling of F-35 at Hill Air Force Base
    Posted in Press Release on October 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security & Hill Air Force Base

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) welcomed the formal commencement of F-35 operations at Hill Air Force Base. As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Bishop has played a crucial role in bringing this 5th generation combat aircraft to Utah. Rep. Bishop offered the following statement: “The F-35 is critical to our national defense. The placement of the first operational F-35 squadrons for the Air Force at Hill is a major statement on the value of the base, and the amazing comm... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Responds to Resignation of Speaker Boehner
    Posted in Press Release on September 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-UT) made the following statement following the announcement that Speaker John Boehner will resign at the end of October. “Speaker Boehner has always been an honest person who is extremely helpful on western issues. Unlike some former Speakers, he honored the House and allowed it to do its will, even if he lost on an issue. In sharp contrast to his predecessor, he allowed more votes and opened up more debate. He... Read more

  • Interior Department Announcement Changes Nothing
    Posted in Press Release on September 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security & Hill Air Force Base, Public Lands

    The US Fish and Wildlife service announced that the Greater Sage Grouse does not warrant specific protection under the Endangered Species Act for only the next 5 years. Representative Rob Bishop offers the following statement: “This announcement changes nothing. It was an act of fundamental dishonesty. The Sage Grouse problem is no better solved today than it was yesterday before this announcement. Despite the Administration’s decision, as long as the BLM is able to impose its will on the state ... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Release on September 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement today after voting in favor H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, which would cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year. "I've always opposed federal dollars going to Planned Parenthood, so I'm proud of the House taking a stand to cut off these taxpayer funds. The recent revelations from the undercover videos and the absolute disregard for human life shown in them should be troubling to all of us. It... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Votes NO on Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Release on September 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security & Hill Air Force Base

    Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement following his NO vote on H.R. 3461. This vote asserts Rep. Bishop’s disapproval of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action relating to the nuclear program of Iran, or ‘The Iran Deal.’ “The Iran Deal is a bad deal and increases, not decreases, the likelihood of war in that area. That’s why I cast a NO vote on the deal and a YES vote on maintaining the sanctions that were working. This is a deal that was struck between Iran, a few European nat... Read more