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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

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June 16, 2008 Press Release

Today in Washington, President Bush sent to the Congress his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2009.  While it is historic in its size, and there could be much to comment on, Republican Congressman Rob Bishop issued the following statement touching so far on only two portions of the proposed budget – portions which would have a direct impact in the Beehive State.  Those statements are below.

January 28, 2008 Press Release

Upon hearing the news of the passing of LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, Congressman Rob Bishop issued the following statement Sunday evening:

December 19, 2007 Press Release

Congressman Rob Bishop, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, has announced that the final Congressional spending bill of the year contains almost $50 million in funding for military construction projects in Utah.

December 19, 2007 Press Release
Congressman Rob Bishop has announced that the US House has blocked efforts to get rid of an existing statute which protects the Utah Test and Training Range. The current provision, commonly referred to as the Hansen Moratorium, protects the land around the range from development, including the potential storage of high level nuclear waste nearby on the Goshute Reservation.
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
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.
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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
 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.
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June 27, 2007 Press Release
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.
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