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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

Op-Eds & Speeches

December 20, 2010 Op-Ed and Speech
by Rep. Rob Bishop
The Standard-Examiner Editorial Board, on Dec. 12, opined against the "Repeal Amendment" -- a simple measure that would allow two-thirds of the states, if they all agree, to undo an onerous federal policy and make Congress readdress the issue. ("Bishop's repeal amendment)

The Standard-Examiner Editorial Board rejected the idea that thousands of elected state legislators should ever have, even on rare occasions, the chance to have a voice in charting our nation's policies, even when national policy so often mandates involuntary state participation.

December 16, 2010 Op-Ed and Speech
By Rep. Rob Bishop
Deseret News

I recently introduced a constitutional amendment that gives two-thirds of the states the power to repeal any federal law or regulation. The amendment reads:

"Any provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by the several states, and such repeal shall be effective when the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states approve resolutions for this purpose that particularly describe the same provision or provisions of law or regulation to be repealed."

September 17, 2010 Op-Ed and Speech

Defending the Constitution

By Congressman Joe Pitts

On September 17, 1787, the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution. That document has stood the test of time, providing both stability and liberty. Just before signing the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin noted that while it was a document written by men with their own failings and prejudices, it was nearly perfect: "Thus I consent, Sir, to this Constitution because I expect no better, and because I am not sure, that it is not the best."

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September 17, 2010 Op-Ed and Speech
Restoring Madison's Vision
September 17, 2010 7:00 A.M.
By Eric Cantor

Two hundred twenty-one years ago, James Madison was elected to Congress from Virginia. I have been reflecting recently on what the "Father of the Constitution" might have to say if he could sit in on today's Congress. The structure and function of the Congress — the House, the Senate, the use of Jefferson's Manual to guide deliberations — would be familiar to him. But what would Madison think about the type of legislation we are considering and the debate surrounding these proposals?

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July 28, 2010 Op-Ed and Speech

OP-ED by Rep. Rob Bishop, Politico

Roughly a year ago, Americans gathered at town halls to hear from their elected officials. But the people didn't just listen; they spoke up.

They weren't passive spectators. Instead, they let their representatives know exactly how they felt.

The candid exchanges went viral across the Internet, staying in the headlines for weeks. Americans sent a clear message that they were not happy with what Congress was doing in Washington.

June 16, 2010 Op-Ed and Speech

A Line of Sight- By Congressman Tom Price (R-GA)— Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman
and Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT)— Co-Founder of the 10th Amendment Task Force 

Across America, there is a growing restlessness and discontent toward Washington, D.C.   Frustration is in the air.  A recent poll found that four-out-of-five Americans don't trust Washington.  Another poll found that eighty-six percent of Americans think the federal government is "broken." 

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May 26, 2010 Op-Ed and Speech
OP-ED by Congressman Rob Bishop, Washington Times

Americans are fed up. They're frightened by an exploding debt and frustrated with an unresponsive federal government. They're tired of a sagging economy and unelected bureaucrats who seem to think Washington always knows what's best. A recent poll found that four out of five Americans don't trust Washington. Another poll found that 86 percent of Americans think the federal government is "broken."

May 26, 2010 Op-Ed and Speech
OP-ED by Congressman Rob Bishop, Washington Times

Americans are fed up. They're frightened by an exploding debt and frustrated with an unresponsive federal government. They're tired of a sagging economy and unelected bureaucrats who seem to think Washington always knows what's best. A recent poll found that four out of five Americans don't trust Washington. Another poll found that 86 percent of Americans think the federal government is "broken."

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