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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 Applauds Hill Air Force Base’s F-35A Combat Wings
    Posted in Press Release on August 2, 2016 | Preview rr
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    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Rep. Bishop Reacts to Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Release on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security & Hill Air Force Base

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement following the Obama Administration’s announcement of an agreement with Iran: “In March of this year I joined with 366 other members of Congress – on both sides of the aisle – to tell President Obama what we expected from these negotiations with Iran. Based on early reviews, I’m afraid this agreement fails to satisfy those demands. I fear that the proposed deal does nothing to prevent Iran from having nuclear weapon capabilities... Read more

  • NDAA Passes House Armed Services Committee
    Posted in Press Release on April 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security & Hill Air Force Base

    WASHINGTON— The House Armed Services Committee today passed H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2016 by a vote of 60-2. Details of the bill can be found here. The committee deliberated throughout the evening Wednesday and cast its vote this morning at approximately 4:30 AM EDT. Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01), a senior Member of the Committee, voted in favor of the annual defense bill and said the following afterward: “I am proud of my colleagues in the Armed Services Committee ... Read more

  • Bishop Votes for Hill AFB Construction Funding
    Posted in Press Release on April 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security & Hill Air Force Base

    WASHINGTON— Today the House voted on H.R. 2029 which allows for the funding of a hangar and a flight simulator for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at Hill Air Force Base. This bill also calls for the funding of storage facilities to safely house munitions and other critical items at the base. The passage of this bill will provide $38.4 million for HAFB. Representative Rob Bishop offered the following statement: “A partnership has existed between the Air Force and the state of Utah that has mutuall... Read more

  • Bishop Sage Grouse Amendment Survives Crucial Vote
    Posted in Press Release on April 29, 2015 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON— In an effort to save the Department of Defense millions of dollars and protect critical military training facilities throughout the western United States, Rep. Rob Bishop has proposed an amendment to the annual defense bill that would prohibit the Obama Administration from declaring the Sage Grouse an endangered species. Such a designation would inhibit the military’s ability to train on some vital lands thus negatively impacting troop readiness. Rep. Bishop’s amendment was challenge... Read more