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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

Government Reform

Government reform begins with the basic concept of federalism and the fundamental principles outlined by the founding fathers in the 10th Amendment to the Constitution.  Foreseeing that there would be attempts to expand the federal government beyond its intended size, the founding fathers sought to establish a safeguard that would ensure that all powers not granted to federal government by the Constitution would be reserved to the states and to the people

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July 11, 2018 Press Release
For any student of federalism, this is a no-brainer. The range of industry and lifestyle is so varied across our country, it only makes sense for states to have the ability to set their watches the way they best see fit.
June 19, 2017 Press Release
On Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM EDT in House Visitor Center (HVC) Room 210, the newly formed Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs will hold its inaugural hearing. In May, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the creation of the Task Force, a bipartisan group of lawmakers focused on balancing the interests between federal and local governments. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) has been appointed Chairman of the Task Force.
May 19, 2017 Press Release
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced the creation of the Speaker's Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs. The Task Force is a bipartisan group of lawmakers focused on studying the proper balance of power between federal, state, tribal and local governments. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) was appointed as Chairman of the Task Force and issued the following statement: 
September 29, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) introduced H. J. Res. 100, a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would provide states with the authority to repeal any federal rule or regulation if two-thirds of the states are in agreement. Upon introduction of this legislation, Rep. Bishop offered the following statement:
January 28, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), released the following statement in response to President Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address:
January 28, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chairman of the House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee, announced the approval of a comprehensive public lands package that will create new wilderness areas, release unnecessary wilderness study areas (WSA), convey federal land to local governments, provide land for economic development, and offer new outdoor recreation opportunities in Northern Nevada.
December 2, 2013 Press Release
In Case You Missed It…   "I have requested that the comments be withdrawn from the record," Mr. Jarvis [NPS Director] said in the letter, dated earlier this month, in which he said nobody "from management" at the agency or at the White House Office of Management and Budget ever reviewed the document before it was submitted.
October 3, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON— The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Honoring our Promise to America's Veterans Act with bipartisan support. Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), who continues to fight for pay and support of our nation's military, civilian defense workers, National Guard, reservists, and veterans, voted in support of the legislation.
September 30, 2013 Press Release
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. 
March 15, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON— This week further information has been leaked about President Obama and his Council on Environmental Quality's plans to instruct each federal agency to consider  "global climate change" before approving major federal projects.  Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chairman of the Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee, which oversees the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), stated his opposition to the Administration's proposal to consider global climate change as part of the NEPA process.