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  • Speaker’s Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs Announces First Hearing
    Posted in Press Release on June 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform

    On Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM EDT in House Visitor Center (HVC) Room 210, the newly formed Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs will hold its inaugural hearing. In May, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the creation of the Task Force, a bipartisan group of lawmakers focused on balancing the interests between federal and local governments. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) has been appointed Chairman of the Task Force. Ahead of the hearing, Speaker Ryan... Read more

  • Bishop Congratulates Utah’s Greg Sheehan on Fish and Wildlife Service Appointment
    Posted in Press Release on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced the appointment of Greg Sheehan to the position of Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Prior to the appointment, Sheehan worked as Director of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement regarding the appointment: “It is exciting to see another Utah voice added to this Administration. While serving on our Natural Resources... Read more

  • Bishop Introduces Bill to Protect and Defend 2nd Amendment
    Posted in Press Release on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) has introduced H.R.2620, the Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act. The Act will eliminate ambiguity in current code that could lead to the restriction of certain types of firearms and ammunition that are used for self-defense. This legislation will curtail the ability to interfere with the rights to obtain and use firearms for lawful purposes. Bishop offered the following statement: “The Founding Fathers were clear when they drafted the Bill of Rights. The 2nd Amendment i... Read more

  • Bishop Statement on Appointment to Chair Speaker’s Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs
    Posted in Press Release on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform

    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced the creation of the Speaker's Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs. The Task Force is a bipartisan group of lawmakers focused on studying the proper balance of power between federal, state, tribal and local governments. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) was appointed as Chairman of the Task Force and issued the following statement: "Speaker Ryan has done something unique. He is looking outside of Washington for answers. I thank the Speaker for the opportunity to chair ... Read more

  • Bishop Thanks Secretary Zinke for Utah Visit
    Posted in Press Release on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands

    On April 26, 2017 President Trump signed an Executive Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act. This week Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke visited Utah to tour the Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Following a tour of the Bears Ears region with the Secretary, Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) offered the following statement: “I thank Secretary Zinke for coming to Utah to finally listen to the local voices. The prior Administration may ha... Read more

  • Bishop Casts Vote to REPEAL Obamacare
    Posted in Press Release on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The U.S. House of representatives has voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of the measure: “The problem with Obamacare is that it has raised premiums significantly, and it has caused people to have their workhours slashed and even lose their jobs. Americans have been either forced into a government program or penalized with a fine. Those who became newly insured were pushed into a plan that was doomed to... Read more

  • Bishop Congratulates Orbital ATK on Utah Job Creation
    Posted in Press Release on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Space, Science & NASA

    Orbital ATK has announced the early production of hardware for its Next Generation Launch system. This program is estimated to create 200 new jobs in Utah, primarily at the company’s Promontory, UT location. This new family of Solid Rocket Boosters called the “Castor 300” series, is aimed at lessoning US commercial reliance on Russian rockets. Rep. Rob Bishop released the following statement: “After almost a decade of false starts and unsure policies by the federal government, it is nice to real... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Pens Letter to Secretary of Defense, James Mattis
    Posted in Press Release on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security & Hill Air Force Base

    Rep. Rob Bishop UT-01 is leading an effort to clarify the impact of a recent Presidential Memorandum which places a “freeze on the hiring of Federal civilian employees.” Civilian depot workers, like the thousands employed at Utah’s Ogden Air Logistics Complex, are protected by law* from such freezes. Rep. Bishop, and a bipartisan congressional coalition, have sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis seeking acknowledgment of these legal protections. Rep. Bishop stated, “All federal emp... Read more

  • Bishop Proposes Constitutional Amendment
    Posted in Press Release on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform

    Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) introduced H. J. Res. 100, a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would provide states with the authority to repeal any federal rule or regulation if two-thirds of the states are in agreement. Upon introduction of this legislation, Rep. Bishop offered the following statement: “The founding fathers crafted the Constitution to include the concept of checks and balances. Those checks and balances are not simply to provide horizontal protections, but also... Read more

  • Bishop Applauds Hill Air Force Base’s F-35A Combat Wings
    Posted in Press Release on August 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security & Hill Air Force Base

    The commander of Air Combat Command, General Herbert J. Carlisle has approved the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II for “Initial Operating Capability” (IOC). This new status qualifies the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings of Utah’s Hill Air Force Base as the first operational F-35A Combat Wings in the Air Force. As a senior member of the House Committee on Armed Services, Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) has repeatedly touted the benefits of Hill Air Force Base as an appropriate home for this fifth generation f... Read more