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  • Bishop Votes to Provide Security and Support to Families of Fallen Heroes
    Posted in Press Release on October 9, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security & Hill Air Force Base, Transportation

    WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) voted in support the Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act and the Flight Safety Act. The Senate must vote in support of both bills before they go to the President for signature. “The House continues to work toward addressing the unintended consequences that have come as a result of President Obama and Senator Harry Reid’s refusal to work with us on a budget agreement. There is certainly common ground that can be found in all of this but i... Read more

  • House Passes Conference Report on Transportation Bill
    Posted in Press Release on June 29, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    WASHINGTON– The U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of the conference report for the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The measure passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support (372-52). A member of the conference committee, Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) lauded the passage, noting that it will address critical transpiration needs and lead to the creation of thousands of jobs. “I was pleased that the conference committee worked to find common ground between the ... Read more

  • Bishop Backs Conference Report on Transportation Bill
    Posted in Press Release on June 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    WASHINGTON– Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) announced today that the conference committee for the transportation bill has agreed upon final legislation. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) will likely be voted on in the House tomorrow. Congressman Bishop served on the conference committee, which was charged with finding common ground between the House and Senate versions of the legislation. Congressman Bishop issued the following statement about the final report: “This ... Read more

  • Bishop blasts EPA action
    Posted in Western Caucus In the News on December 8, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Jobs & Economy, Transportation, Energy & Environment, Health Care

    The Obama administration took a major step Monday toward imposing the first federal limits on climate-changing pollution from cars, power plants and factories, declaring there is compelling scientific evidence that global warming from man-made greenhouse gases endangers Americans' health. The announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency was clearly timed to build momentum toward an agreement at the international conference on climate change that opened Monday in Copenhagen, Denmark. It si... Read more

  • Requested Projects for the Surface Transportation Bill
    Posted in Column on May 20, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Every five to six years, Congress prepares a long range surface transportation bill. The transportation bill authorizes the Federal surface transportation programs for highways, highway safety, and transit. In a letter dated April 2, 2009 from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Chairman Oberstar and ranking member Congressman Mica requested member offices submit high priority projects to the committee to “ensure that the needs of the communities that we represent are full partne... Read more

  • Bishop Announces $2.1 Million Grant for Ogden Airport
    Posted in Press Release on April 15, 2008 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman Rob Bishop has announced that the Ogden Hinckley Airport will soon be receiving a $2.1 million grant from the federal Department of Transportation. The grant, which comes in addition to moneys received last year for the same project, will provide final funding to finish construction of the new parallel taxiway to existing runway 3/21. “Just last year we were announcing some funding for this same airport project, and now the final phase can be completed,” Congressman Bishop said. The ... Read more