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January 31, 2018 Op-Ed and Speech

for the Salt Lake Tribune

Red tape, bureaucratic hurdles, and arbitrary road blocks are pervasive in Washington D.C. These obstacles not only result in irritation and inconvenience, but also have the capacity to cause great harm to the health and happiness of those suffering from painful disorders and diseases. 

December 7, 2017 Op-Ed and Speech
I am pleased with the courage shown by this administration to take a bold step toward righting the wrongs of the past, and I am committed to the legislative efforts required to safeguard the future.
November 24, 2014 Op-Ed and Speech
by Standard-Examiner Editorial Board
view online here
September 8, 2014 Op-Ed and Speech

Deseret News editorial

Officially, it's called the Utah Public Lands Initiative, but it's more commonly referred to as "Bishop's public lands initiative," in deference to championing Rep. Rob Bishop. The Utah congressman also is chairman of the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.

Now in its second year, the initiative continues to carry an oft-heard tag.

"Long shot."

June 30, 2014 Op-Ed and Speech
Deseret News editorial

Published: Sat, June 28

Read online here

A proposal to expand Utah's Goblin Valley State Park to include federal lands already heavily used for recreation is a sound and sensible idea that deserves serious consideration. Ideally, it would come to fruition as part of a "grand bargain" process underway to settle land-use disputes in seven Utah counties.

January 7, 2014 Op-Ed and Speech

Congress returns to work this week having finally passed a budget compromise bill just before the holiday break. By definition compromises are not perfect, but this one was better than the alternative of doing nothing, which would have led to more automatic cuts to our military and another government shutdown.

June 28, 2013 Op-Ed and Speech

Though not specifically named in the document, the principles of "separation of power" and of "Federalism" were designed to insure individual liberty. 

By Rep. Rob Bishop 

June 27, 2013 Op-Ed and Speech
By Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Reps. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Rob Bishop (R-Utah) - 06/26/13 02:30 PM ET

The United States stands at the threshold of the long elusive goal of energy independence and renewed economic strength.  America has vast oil and gas reserves waiting to be unleashed, but access to those resources-and the jobs they will bring-are being stonewalled by the Obama Administration.

June 14, 2013 Op-Ed and Speech
The following tribute to the Flag of the United States of American was delivered this week by Congressman (Dr.) Brad Wenstrup. Congressman Bishop wanted to share it in recognition of Flag Day.

Dr. Brad Wenstrup
There are things that we do in our lives
May 8, 2013 Op-Ed and Speech
By Rob Bishop For the Deseret News
Having been Speaker of the House in Utah, I realized that the federal and state partnership so brilliantly designed by our Founding Fathers was out of balance. I recognized how the rules and regulations from Washington, D.C., prevented state and local lawmakers from solving problems; the over-involvement of the federal government paralyzed states. (J. Scott Applewhite, AP)