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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

Press Releases

October 24, 2007 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed an amendment sponsored by Congressman Rob Bishop that will ensure there will be no federal infringement of Second Amendment rights on certain public lands.
October 24, 2007 Press Release
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Congressman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) has introduced legislation to help Mantua City obtain more land within city limits, by conveying to the city land currently owned by the federal government. The conveyed land could be used to develop a new city cemetery, construct a new town hall and fire station, and even serve as the home of a future elementary school.
October 18, 2007 Press Release
Well, now that the games are over, we need to reauthorize the SCHIP program with a bill that's properly funded and targets help to poor kids first. We could learn a lot along those lines by watching how the State of Utah runs this program. Hopefully Washington will learn the same lessons.
September 26, 2007 Press Release
Republican Congressman Rob Bishop (UT01) today issued the following statement on H.R. 967, the latest Democratic bill to re-authorize and extensively expand the SCHIP program:
June 27, 2007 Press Release
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 The U.S. House of Representatives has approved, by voice vote, an eminent domain provision filed by Congressman Rob Bishop which would protect private property rights near public lands. The amendment, made to the Interior Appropriations bill currently under consideration by the House, prohibits the federal land agencies from using funds contained in the annual spending bill to condemn land.
June 27, 2007 Press Release
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The U.S. House of Representatives today approved, by voice vote, an amendment submitted by Reps. Chris Cannon and championed by Congressman Rob Bishop to redirect $20 million to increase funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program in 2007.
May 24, 2007 Press Release
Congressman Rob Bishop, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that he has secured tens of millions of dollars in funding authorizations for military spending in Utah as part of HR 1585, the National Defense Authorization Act, which was passed today by the US House of Representatives.
May 22, 2007 Press Release
 Congressman Rob Bishop has announced that the Ogden Hinckley Airport will soon be receiving a $2.5 million grant from the federal Department of Transportation. The grant will provide funding to construct a new parallel taxiway to existing runway 3/21.
May 22, 2007 Press Release
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 A bill sponsored by GOP Congressman Rob Bishop, which would increase water supplies for Northern Utah, passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. HR 839, the Arthur V. Watkins Dam Enlargement Act, authorizes the Secretary of Interior to conduct a feasibility study on increasing the height and capacity of the Watkins Dam.
May 22, 2007 Press Release
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 The U.S. House of Representatives has passed HR 838, legislation introduced by Congressman Rob Bishop which transfers more than 100 acres of federal land to Park City to be used for open space and public recreation. The parcels of land, commonly known as White Acre and Gambel Oak, are currently managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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