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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

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July 14, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement following the Obama Administration's announcement of an agreement with Iran:
July 10, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Utah Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz responded to President Obama's impending use of the Antiquities Act in Lincoln County and Nye County Nevada to create the 700,000-acre Basin and Range National Monument.
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June 26, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON – After the Supreme Court released its 5-4 decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, and it was held that the states are not empowered to decide for themselves on the issue of marriage, Rep. Rob Bishop issued the following statement:

June 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) has introduced H.R. 2710, the Lawful Purpose and Self-Defense Act of 2015. This bill will reign in the Obama Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The ATF has attempted to ban ammunition used in the popular AR-15 rifle.

May 28, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) responded to the Obama Administration's announcement of federal land use plans for the Greater Sage Grouse.
 
May 21, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) feels the time for the Export-Import Bank has come to an end. The 81-year-old government corporation was organized by Executive Order and is currently operating under a charter that is set to expire on June 30th 2015. Rep. Bishop offered the following statement regarding reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank:
May 19, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Rep. Rob Bishop, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, held an oversight hearing titled, "Empowering State Management of Greater Sage Grouse." Chairman Bishop said the following during his opening remarks:
April 30, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON—  Today the House voted on H.R. 2029 which allows for the funding of a hangar and a flight simulator for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at Hill Air Force Base. This bill also calls for the funding of storage facilities to safely house munitions and other critical items at the base. The passage of this bill will provide $38.4 million for HAFB. 

April 30, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON— The House Armed Services Committee today passed H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2016 by a vote of 60-2.  Details of the bill can be found here. The committee deliberated throughout the evening Wednesday and cast its vote this morning at approximately 4:30 AM EDT. Rep.
April 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—  In an effort to save the Department of Defense millions of dollars and protect critical military training facilities throughout the western United States, Rep. Rob Bishop has proposed an amendment to the annual defense bill that would prohibit the Obama Administration from declaring the Sage Grouse an endangered species.

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May 12, 2010 In The News

Oberstar's Clean Water Bill Is Aimed at Ending ‘Confusion' for Regulators
April 21, 2010
Geof Koss, CQ Today

In a bid to overcome deep-seated opposition that stalled past legislative efforts, a House chairman introduced new legislation Wednesday to overcome two recent Supreme Court rulings restricting the scope of federal clean water law.

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May 12, 2010 In The News
POLITICO
By: Marin Cogan
May 12, 2010

A tightly held administration plan to consider designating up to millions of acres of land in the West as national monuments has Western Republicans up in arms.

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March 4, 2010 In The News
Patrick Reis, E&E reporter
Adding the greater sage grouse to the Endangered Species List would place unnecessary but damaging restrictions on Western economies, a coalition of lawmakers told the Obama administration today.

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March 3, 2010 In The News
by Senator Jim DeMint
Washington Times

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February 24, 2010 In The News
In 1996, President Clinton created an outcry in western states with the words:

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February 19, 2010 In The News
By MIKE SORAGHAN of Greenwire
New York Times 

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President Obama has copied the page from his predecessor's playbook on how to push an energy and environment agenda.

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