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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

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.”
October 13, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has announced that Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) will serve on the House-Senate Conference Committee tasked with reconciling the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA.)
February 2, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Rob Bishop UT-01 is leading an effort to clarify the impact of a recent Presidential Memorandum which places a "freeze on the hiring of Federal civilian employees." Civilian depot workers, like the thousands employed at Utah's Ogden Air Logistics Complex, are protected by law* from such freezes. Rep.
August 2, 2016 Press Release
The commander of Air Combat Command, General Herbert J. Carlisle has approved the Air Force's F-35A Lightning II for "Initial Operating Capability" (IOC). This new status qualifies the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings of Utah's Hill Air Force Base as the first operational F-35A Combat Wings in the Air Force. 
April 28, 2016 Press Release
The House Armed Services Committee passed H.R. 4909, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, by a vote of 60-2. After more than 16 hours of deliberation, the committee voted at about 2:30 AM Thursday the 28th of April. Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) is a senior member of the Committee and voted in favor of the annual bill. Following the vote, Rep. Bishop offered the following statement:
October 27, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) welcomed the formal commencement of F-35 operations at Hill Air Force Base. As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Bishop has played a crucial role in bringing this 5th generation combat aircraft to Utah. Rep. Bishop offered the following statement: