"While this final decision was somewhat expected, it is great news for the base and yet another exciting step for the Ogden ALC. I think the good work and skill of the folks at Hill have really locked in Ogden's position as the country's top fighter depot. This development will have a positive impact on future employment in our area, but also on our national security and military preparedness
Congressman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement today after voting against the final version of the bailout legislation:
Rob Bishop Statement on Bailout Vote:
Members of Utah's Congressional delegation have announced that the U.S. Congress has passed a measure that will transfer federal lands currently held by the Army Corps of Engineers within Camp Williams to the State of Utah for use by the National Guard.
Congressman Rob Bishop, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that the U.S. House of Representatives has approved millions of dollars in funding authorizations for military spending in Utah as well as a land transfer for the Utah National Guard at Camp Williams, as part of two defense-related bills passed today.
Hill Air Force Base may be receiving $5.4 million soon for the construction of a new fire station there, thanks to a provision sponsored by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-Utah). The funding is part of the annual Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill, which the U.S. House of Representatives approved early Friday morning.