WASHINGTON – Local officials in New Mexico warn a move by the Obama administration to designate nearly a half-million acres as a national monument could open up a crime corridor making it easier for illegal immigrants to cross the border and for drug cartels to operate undetected.
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A memorial planned to honor one of the great American leaders of the 20th century has instead become a monument to government waste.
In 1999 Congress authorized building a Washington memorial to honor Dwight D. Eisenhower for his service as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II and his guidance of the country as its 34th president.
Thousands of acres in Daggett County will be preserved as conservation, forest and wilderness areas.
In return, the county and state will receive lands for economic development.
A small county in northeast Utah has reached a big agreement on the future management of its public lands, offering a spark to a sweeping legislative effort being led by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah).
Bishop today was scheduled to join Daggett County Commissioner Jerry Steglich, conservationists, county and state officials, and an off-highway vehicle advocate at the Utah State Capitol to tout a deal to designate more than 80,000 acres of wilderness, swap roughly 12,000 acres of federal and state lands, resolve road claims, and bolster OHV access, among other steps.
— Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) appears to have a clear path to chair the House Natural Resources Committee to succeed retiring chairman Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) after the only Republican in Bishop's path told Bloomberg BNA Oct. 2 that he wouldn't run.
"[Bishop] is actively working toward that goal and is hopeful that he will be selected as the next chairman," Melissa Subbotin, an aide to Bishop, told Bloomberg BNA. "Despite there being significant support behind his bid for chairman, he takes nothing for granted."
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WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 17, 2014 – The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation's leading small business association, today named U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-1) a Guardian of Small Business for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America's small-business owners in the 113th Congress.
By Hannah Hess, Roll Call
Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, wants a simpler design. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call FIle Photo)
After 15 years of planning a memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the design might move forward without architect Frank Gehry's name attached to it.
Utah Rep. Rob Bishop (R) has long butted heads with conservation leaders and the Obama administration over land-use policies that he says hamper domestic energy production and destroy jobs.
SALT LAKE CITY, (ABC 4 Utah) – The majority of public land in Utah is controlled by the federal government, about 70%.
Many Utah lawmakers are growing frustrated with the way it is managed and want it transferred to state control.
Representative Rob Bishop, of Utah's 1st Congressional District is leading the charge with his Public Lands Initiative.
Bishop says local government is more capable.