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  • Bishop Issues Letter to Labor Secretary Regarding Job Corps Facility in Clearfield, Utah
    Posted in Press Release on January 22, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON-- Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) has issued a letter to Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis regarding potential cuts to the Job Corps facility located in Clearfield, Utah. Utah's entire delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives joined in support of the letter, which encouraged Secretary Solis to explore other cost saving measures that would prevent student slots and jobs from being cut at the Clearfield facility. Read the letter here. For more information, please contact Congressman... Read more

  • IN THE NEWS: Mountain Crest teacher honored on floor of U.S. House of Representatives
    Posted in Article on December 6, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    By Kelly Cannon, Herald Journal News [read online here] A Mountain Crest government and history teacher was surprised to be honored by U.S. Rep Rob Bishop on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives last week while she was visiting the nation’s capital with students. Margaret Obray, who is retiring at the end of this year after teaching for 30 years, was in Washington, D.C., with students from the Close Up program. Bishop addressed those assembled on the morning of Nov. 29 on the House flo... Read more

  • Bishop Speaks on Utah Schools Being Fined by Feds for Vending Machines, Soda, and Snacks
    Posted in 10th Amendment Press Releases on May 17, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform

    WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to bring greater awareness to onerous federal fines levied against schools, including two so far in Utah, which may have unknowingly been in conflict with federal nutrition rules. Schools in Box Elder and Davis Counties were fined $19,000 and $16,000 respectively. Click here to view remarks Excerpts of Bishop’s remarks: “Despite advice to the contrary, our Constitution establishe... Read more

  • ICYMI: Rep. Rishop Outlines an Alternative to No Child Left Behind
    Posted in 10th Amendment In the News on April 3, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform

    Rob Bluey, The Heritage Foundation Follow this link to: Listen to the interview with Rep. Rob Bishop on this week’s Scribecast More than half of states have asked the U.S. Department of Education for a waiver from No Child Left Behind. Ten years after President George W. Bush signed the law, the Obama administration appears willing to grant waivers, so long as states adopt a new set of requirements favored by the current occupant in the White House. Chief among them is the Common Core State Stan... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop to Participate in Signing Ceremony of H.B. 148
    Posted in Press Release on March 21, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Public Lands

    M E D I A A D V I S O R Y Tomorrow, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert will sign a bill [H.B. 148] into law demanding that the federal government transfer federal lands located within the state of Utah over to the state by December 31, 2014. Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), who serves as Chairman of the U.S. House Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, is scheduled to participate in the signing ceremony. As a state legislator and as a member of Congress, Bishop has been a ... Read more

  • Dance troupe gets artistic raves, but its federal grant is a flop with Utah lawmakers
    Posted in Article on December 13, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Public Lands, Jobs & Economy

    John McArdle, E&E reporter email print Read full edition Read full edition Rep. Rob Bishop is a fan of the Repertory Dance Theater in downtown Salt Lake City, and the Utah Republican has attended many of the group's performances over the years. But he can't applaud a decision this week by U.S. EPA to give the group $25,000 to help produce an artistic program designed to teach school children about the dangers of air pollution. "At a time when we are severely cutting back our military and when we... Read more

  • Rep. Rob Bishop Holds Annual Education Conference at Utah State Capitol
    Posted in Press Release on September 26, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, more than 250 high school students from around Utah’s First Congressional District will attend the 7th annual Education Conference held by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) at the Utah State Capitol. The conference provides students with an opportunity to expand on their current civics and government studies by engaging in discussions on topics regarding Congress, the legislative process, history and campaigns. “While I no longer report to a classroom each day, education continues to be among... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Responds to President Obama’s Education Mandates for States Desperate to Ditch NCLB
    Posted in Press Release on September 23, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), who served as an educator in Utah’s public school system for 28 years, today decried President Obama’s decision to allow states to have limited exemption from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) only if they agree to adopt a new set of mandates unilaterally created by the White House. “As a teacher, I am opposed to NCLB. On the surface, the President’s decision to give states some relief from NCLB would appear to be a good thing. However, his decision to replace one set of... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Holds Legislative Hearing on APPLE Act
    Posted in Press Release on September 22, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Public Lands

    Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Chairman of the House Natural Resources National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee, today held a legislative hearing on the Action Plan for Public Lands & Education (APPLE) Act [H.R. 2852]. “Many Washington bureaucrats and lawmakers fail to recognize the unique challenges western states face due to the fact that they consist of millions of acres of untaxable federal land. Funding education is one of those challenges. More than 50% of the state of Utah co... Read more

  • Congress Recognizes 120 Years of Success at Weber State University
    Posted in Press Release on October 27, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution introduced by Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) recognizing Weber State University for the 120th anniversary of its founding as an institution of higher education. “I am pleased to recognize Weber State University for providing students with 120 years of exceptional academic opportunities. Since its early beginnings as a small academy, Weber State has grown to become one of Utah’s premier academic institutions. If the past 120 years are a... Read more