Bishop Land Bill Empowers Science & Research
WASHINGTON – The US House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 1800. The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, authorizes the transfer of an 80-acre parcel of land to the Utah State University Research Foundation. The transfer will facilitate the continued use of the property for scientific research in direct support of ongoing U.S. military research.
From the House floor, Rep. Bishop offered the following: “This bill is the cleanest and simplest way of transferring control of this land back to the entity which is using it now so that they can continue their research, much of which is done in support of our military.”
Additionally, Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) spoke in support of the Bishop bill from the floor of the House. Lowenthal stated, “I support this legislation and its adoption by the House. H.R. 1800 authorizes the transfer of 80 acres of Forest Service land to the Utah State University Research Foundation. The land will support ongoing research efforts that support national defense and space programs. … Thank you, Chairman Bishop, for working across the aisle to ensure that we met these goals in this legislation.”
VIDEO OF THE STATEMENTS IS AVAILABLE HERE: