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February 6, 2013 Op-Ed and Speech

 Standard-Examiner (view editorial online)

Few Americans fully understand sequestration, but in March, the Top of Utah might experience how bad sequestration could be. 

November 26, 2012 Op-Ed and Speech

By Terry Schow, Deseret News

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Published: Friday, Nov. 9 2012 12:00 a.m. MST


As I read of the funeral and tributes for the service of Command Sergeant Major Basil Plumbley, a three-war infantryman (one of only 324) who was portrayed by Sam Elliott in the movie "We Were Soldiers Once and Young" staring Mel Gibson, my thoughts went out to my fellow Vietnam veterans.

June 19, 2012 Op-Ed and Speech

Most Americans agree that as a sovereign nation we should have a safe and secure border, both in the north with Canada and in the south with Mexico. While we have made strides over the past 10 years to improve security, serious vulnerabilities remain.

September 12, 2011 Op-Ed and Speech

By U.S. Congressman Rob Bishop

Published by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA)

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July 25, 2011 Op-Ed and Speech

By: Rep. J. Randy Forbes and Rep. Michael Turner and Rep. Rob Bishop and Rep. Mike Conaway

America's all-volunteer military is the most well-trained, well-equipped fighting force the world has ever seen. But the strength of our armed forces should not be taken for granted.

Without sustained investments in our troops and their equipment, the military power our nation now wields in defense of our security—including our economic security—will slowly be hollowed out. The result is likely to be an America that can go fewer places and do fewer things in defense of its global interests.

May 11, 2011 Op-Ed and Speech
Amidst the noise and grasping of day-to-day politics, the pending vote on the debt limit offers a unique moment of clarity. The sheer gravity of the problem requires us to stop and think about the very structure of our government, what its purpose is, how it should operate, and who should make the key decisions. The coming debate on this issue presents America with an opportunity to remember and to reassess our basic ideas and principles about the American system of government.
April 5, 2011 Op-Ed and Speech

By Rep. Rob Bishop, Standard Examiner

I am frustrated. "Dancing with the Stars" would not be exciting if each participant didn't have a partner. It does indeed take two to tango. Keeping the government funded right now and avoiding a shutdown takes two as well -- the House and the Senate. So far this year, only the House has acted; the Democratic Senate hasn't even shown up for the dance; and it's frustrating.

March 31, 2011 Op-Ed and Speech

By Sen. David Vitter and Rep. Rob Bishop

Washington Examiner

One year ago, the average price at the pump for a gallon of gas was $2.80. Today, that figure has climbed above $3.50, with no relief in sight. With family budgets tight and disposable income scarce, an extra 70 cents per gallon can be a significant financial burden.

As a result, drivers across the country are increasingly wondering why we continue to import over 60 percent of our nation's total oil consumption from foreign countries and leave vast resources here untouched.

January 26, 2011 Op-Ed and Speech


By Rep. Rob Bishop, Deseret News

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011