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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

Jobs and Economy

I have always pledged to cut taxes and to lower the federal tax burden for Utah families. I am glad I have had the opportunity to make good on that promise. One of my first votes in Congress was for $550 billion in tax cuts and rate reductions over more than a decade.

I firmly believe that the best way to stimulate our economy and create jobs is to let hard-working Americans keep more of their money - after all, the money belongs to them, not to Washington. And the more we can reduce the tax and regulatory burden on small businesses, the more time and effort they can put into creating and providing quality jobs and economic growth that benefit all of us.

Too many in Congress seem to think Washington and bigger government can solve our problems, particularly when it comes to the economy.  I don't believe that.  We have faced hard economic times before, and like before, we will get through this period and be strong and prosperous again - but that will happen because of the hard work, creativity, and ingenuity of the American people. It won't come from massive government spending on bloated federal programs that puts our country deeper into debt.

More on Jobs and Economy

December 19, 2017 Press Release
"Passage of this bill will mean great savings for America’s middle class families. The expansion of the child tax credit is in line with Utah values and American Ideals. Additionally, this bill will encourage wage growth and job creation in the Beehive State, and tax system in America is now on its way to becoming more fair and simple."
November 16, 2017 Press Release
“Utahns deserve to keep more of their hard-earned money. Each year, Utahns and other Americans spend billions of dollars complying with our needlessly complicated tax code. I voted for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act because it will save Utahns thousands of dollars each year. Furthermore, the bill contains numerous provisions that bring federal tax policy more in line with Utah values.”
April 7, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) is the chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, and has released discussion draft legislation on Puerto Rico's economic crisis. Recently a Virginia-based special interest group has been airing radio ads making claims against the Chairman. Rep. Bishop offered the following statement:  
December 17, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON --  Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) voted in favor of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. The bill makes a number of tax provisions permanent and grants predictability, clarity, and certainty to individuals, families, and job creators. Rep. Bishop offered the following statement after the vote:
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.
November 21, 2013 Press Release
WASHINGTON– Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chairman of the House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee, today held a legislative hearing to examine bills pertaining to state and federal management of national parks and other public lands. Utah's Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox was among the guests testifying at the hearing today.
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. 
April 16, 2013 Article
By Thomas Burr, Salt Lake Tribune April 16, 2013 LINK TO ONLINE STORY Washington • Tired of the gridlock over how to manage federal lands, Rep. Rob Bishop is attempting to bring together all sides of the issue to find common ground to either preserve or drill.
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.