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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

National Security and Hill Air Force Base

My number one priority in the U.S. Congress is supporting our military and defending and promoting Hill Air Force Base and the other valuable military installations in Utah’s First District – not just because they provide Utah jobs, but because they are critical to our national defense. The productivity and hard work of the men and women at Hill have made the base a key element of America’s military might. I am grateful to have a seat on the important House Armed Services Committee.

More on National Security and Hill Air Force Base

July 25, 2019 Press Release
In 1974, then Vice-President Gerald Ford addressed the graduating seniors of Utah State University. During those remarks, Ford said that, ‘truth is the glue that holds government together, and compromise the oil that makes government go.’ This budget deal is an example of compromise making government go. This deal will continue the crucial task of rebuilding our military after the deleterious years of the prior administration. Today’s move will only bear successful fruit if Democrats live up to their commitments.
June 25, 2019 Press Release
While armed conflict must be an absolute last resort, should Iran fail to comply, it is critical that the U.S. stand ready to face any further provocative actions. With a recent Middle Eastern deployment of F-35s from Utah’s 388th & 419th Fighter Wings, it is heartening to know that should any need arise, there are Utahns ready to defend.
May 2, 2019 Press Release
It is always heartening to get a reminder that Utah’s Hill Air Force Base is strong. We have always known that Hill’s active duty and civilian workforce is strong. Now we can take comfort knowing the Air Force acknowledges the resiliency and strength of the base itself. When compared to other bases around the world, Hill shines.
August 31, 2018 Press Release
Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT) announces his 2018 Veterans Resource Fair. The annual fair will take place at the Hill Aerospace Museum. Veterans and their families will learn more about their benefits and have questions answered directly by representatives from federal, state, and local agencies and veteran advocacy organizations
August 15, 2018 Press Release
By securing this 88-acre land transfer, President Trump and the committee have ensured that vital military research will carry on at Utah State University. The university has been a strong innovative partner, and I know this land will continue to further goals of research and military support
June 28, 2018 Press Release
First and foremost, the NDAA is the legislation through which we in Congress ‘provide for the common defense.’ That is an important responsibility. This year’s NDAA will also reemphasize the important role Utah plays in the defense of our nation and our freedoms. Both the military and civilian workforce at Hill Air Force Base are vital to our country’s security. Ensuring Utah and the nation are properly supported is my top priority.”
May 24, 2018 Press Release
“House passage of this year’s NDAA further signals Congress’s continued commitment to fulfill its constitutional duty to provide for the common defense. The House passed a bill which recognizes Utah’s crucial role in national security. It’s now up to the Senate to do its work and support our nation’s men and women in uniform.”
May 10, 2018 Press Release
“This year’s NDAA reflects Congress’s continued commitment to uphold the Constitution and provide for the common defense. This bill also recognizes Utah’s important national security role. The strength of our military is once again a priority for the administration, and the Armed Services Committee is right to pass an NDAA that shares that priority.”
January 30, 2018 Press Release
"The civilian and military workforce at Utah's Hill Air Force Base should be encouraged to know their Commander in Chief has just reemphasized the crucial role they play in America's military readiness. The President is pursuing a policy of peace through strength. Utah is providing that strength.”
November 14, 2017 Press Release
“This year’s NDAA finally recognizes that the 4 budget cuts and 2 manpower cuts to our military during the Obama years have harmed our military readiness. This bill, with a strong bipartisan vote, finally realizes this trend must be reversed. It provides the pathway to rebuild our military infrastructure. There are several provisions that will be of benefit to Utah’s Hill Air Force Base and the civilian and military workforce that makes Hill so essential to our military success.”