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  • Daily Caller: 14 trillion reasons for a repeal amendment
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 11, 2011 | Preview rr

    Amidst the noise and grasping of day-to-day politics, the pending vote on the debt limit offers a unique moment of clarity. The sheer gravity of the problem requires us to stop and think about the very structure of our government, what its purpose is, how it should operate, and who should make the key decisions. The coming debate on this issue presents America with an opportunity to remember and to reassess our basic ideas and principles about the American system of government. I applaud Speaker... Read more

  • Op-ed: The Senate must act
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 5, 2011 | Preview rr

    By Rep. Rob Bishop, Standard Examiner I am frustrated. "Dancing with the Stars" would not be exciting if each participant didn't have a partner. It does indeed take two to tango. Keeping the government funded right now and avoiding a shutdown takes two as well -- the House and the Senate. So far this year, only the House has acted; the Democratic Senate hasn't even shown up for the dance; and it's frustrating. Last year, the leaders of the House, Senate and executive branch -- all from the same ... Read more

  • Op-Ed: Unleash America's energy potential
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on January 26, 2011 | Preview rr

    PERMALINK By Rep. Rob Bishop, Deseret News Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 I recently joined with more than 30 other members of the Natural Gas Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives to send an important letter to the Secretary of the Department of Interior. The letter expressed to Secretary Salazar our concern about a possible plan to impose on federal lands new regulations on hydraulic fracturing, a process designed to safely and efficiently extract natural gas. New restrictions on this process ... Read more

  • Bishop responds to Standard editorial on 'Repeal Amendment'
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 17, 2010 | Preview rr

    by Rep. Rob Bishop The Standard-Examiner Editorial Board, on Dec. 12, opined against the "Repeal Amendment" -- a simple measure that would allow two-thirds of the states, if they all agree, to undo an onerous federal policy and make Congress readdress the issue. ("Bishop's repeal amendment) The Standard-Examiner Editorial Board rejected the idea that thousands of elected state legislators should ever have, even on rare occasions, the chance to have a voice in charting our nation's policies, even... Read more

  • Repeal Amendment restores balance
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 16, 2010 | Preview rr

    By Rep. Rob Bishop Deseret News I recently introduced a constitutional amendment that gives two-thirds of the states the power to repeal any federal law or regulation. The amendment reads: "Any provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by the several states, and such repeal shall be effective when the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states approve resolutions for this purpose that particularly describe the same provision or provisions of law or regulation to b... Read more

  • Members shouldn't hide from voters
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 28, 2010 | Preview rr

    OP-ED by Rep. Rob Bishop, Politico Roughly a year ago, Americans gathered at town halls to hear from their elected officials. But the people didn’t just listen; they spoke up. They weren’t passive spectators. Instead, they let their representatives know exactly how they felt. The candid exchanges went viral across the Internet, staying in the headlines for weeks. Americans sent a clear message that they were not happy with what Congress was doing in Washington. These town halls showed that the U... Read more

  • BISHOP: Giving Americans a new voice
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 26, 2010 | Preview rr

    OP-ED by Congressman Rob Bishop, Washington Times Americans are fed up. They're frightened by an exploding debt and frustrated with an unresponsive federal government. They're tired of a sagging economy and unelected bureaucrats who seem to think Washington always knows what's best. A recent poll found that four out of five Americans don't trust Washington. Another poll found that 86 percent of Americans think the federal government is "broken." The overwhelming distrust the American people have... Read more

  • Space cuts short-sighted
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 25, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Space, Science & NASA

    click here to go to the editorial- In 1969, when American astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon, he uttered the famous words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Roughly 40 years later, President Barack Obama has proposed a NASA budget that would end our efforts to get back to the moon, cancel the replacement for the space shuttle, cripple our capabilities in space and hurt our national security. This "one small budget step" would be a giant leap backward for Am... Read more

  • Bishop Strongly Opposes Cap and Trade Bill
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on June 25, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Energy & Environment

    In an online column posted earlier this month on RedState.com, Congressman Bishop outlined his strong opposition to Cap and Tax legislation and his support for an innovative all-of-the above alternative that would lead to energy independence, job creation, and no tax increases. He also appeared Thursday on Fox Business News and explained why this is such a terrible idea. That clip can be viewed here. His RedState article can be found below and at the link at the bottom of this page. TWO ROADS TO... Read more

  • Telling the Second Amendment to Take a Hike (Bishop Op-Ed in Human Events)
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on January 15, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights, Public Lands

    Bishop op-ed on change in NPS to now allow gunsin parks. Read more