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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 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

  • Bishop Supports Bill Allowing Americans to Keep Their Current Healthcare Coverage
    Posted in Press Release on November 15, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON– Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013 to address the fallacy told by President Barack Obama that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would allow the American people to retain their health insurance plan if they chose to do so. The legislation [H.R. 3350] will allow health insurance issuers to continue offering plans in 2014 that don’t necessarily meet the Obamacare requirements, ensuring that Americans who like their plans can keep their... Read more

  • Bishop Votes in Support of Funding for Federal Government and One Year Delay of Obamacare
    Posted in Press Release on September 28, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Jobs & Economy, Energy & Environment, Health Care, Appropriations (and WRDA), Government Reform

    WASHINGTON-- Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) joined fellow House Republicans in support of a stop gap measure known as a Continuing Resolution (CR) that authorizes an extension of the current rate of funding for the federal government. The measure also includes a provision that will delay the implementation of Obamacare for one year. "I wish we were passing a bicamerally agreed upon budget today instead of yet another short-term continuing resolution. As long as Senator Reid continues to stymie t... Read more

  • TASK FORCE BILL OF THE WEEK: H.R. 567, The State Health Flexibility Act
    Posted in 10th Amendment Legislation on May 22, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The State Health Flexibility Act (H.R. 567), an RSC Policy Solution led by Rep. Todd Rokita, converts the federal share of the Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) into a block grant to the states. This bill will result in greater accountability and affordability by giving states complete authority and flexibility to tailor these programs to what will work best for their citizens. Transitioning into a block grant program could save the federal government nearly $1.8 trilli... Read more

  • Bishop Joins With 244 House Members to Repeal Obamacare
    Posted in Press Release on July 11, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Government Reform

    WASHINGTON– Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted 244-185 to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which, among many things, mandates that every American prove on their tax returns that they have healthcare coverage. If the policy goes unaddressed, the Internal Revenue Service will be charged with enforcement of the laws and will administer penalties on those failing to meet all aspects of the mandate. Following passage of the legislation to repeal Obamacare, Congressman... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Responds to Supreme Court Decision
    Posted in Press Release on June 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON– Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that found the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to be constitutional under Congress’ taxing power, Congressman Rob Bishop (Ut-01) issued the following statement: “I am disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision. I’ve voted to fully repeal ObamaCare and will do so again to stop this monumental shift in government control over our lives. “The Court’s decision illustrates one of the most egregious aspects of ObamaCare, that it... Read more

  • Bishop, Utah Take Steps to Restore Limits on Washington
    Posted in Press Release on March 23, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Following the President’s signing of the Democrat takeover of healthcare H.R. 3590, many states including Utah plan to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of federally mandated health insurance. In an effort to provide states and the people a greater voice here in Washington, on this issue and many others, Congressman Bishop (Ut-01) along with nine other Members of Congress are forming the 10th Amendment Task Force. The primary focus of the 10th Amendment Task Force is to push for t... Read more

  • Bishop Laments Democrat Hijacking of Individual Liberties
    Posted in Press Release on March 21, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Tonight, Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) cast a “no” vote for the Democrat takeover of healthcare, H.R. 3590. Despite significant bipartisan opposition, Speaker Pelosi wrangled 219 Democrat members to vote in favor of the bill- just enough needed to send the bill to the President’s desk for signature. “I am proud to say that I was one of the 212 Members of Congress who opposed the Democrat’s freedom-robbing healthcare bill. Poor process produces a poor product and this trillion dollar tragedy is ... Read more

  • Bishop Opposes Democrats’ Final Government Takeover of Health Care
    Posted in Press Release on March 19, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    As the House prepares to take a major vote on health care legislation this weekend, Congressman Rob Bishop (UT01) highlighted the document below, from Congressman Boehner, which outlines ten facts every American should know about the Democrats' final government takeover of health care. "I am opposed to this government takeover of health care and massive intrusion into the lives of every American," Congressman Bishop said. "This bill costs too much and is simply the wrong approach. I support real... Read more