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  • Bishop & Chaffetz Introduce Utah Public Lands Initiative
    Posted in Press Release on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) have formally introduced the Utah Public Lands Initiative (PLI) legislation for consideration by the US House of Representatives. Included in the bill is a revamped 1.4 million acre plan for the Bears Ears region. A partner bill was also introduced to complement the Utah Public Lands Initiative by ensuring land use certainty in seven Utah counties. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) will sponsor the companion legislation in the Senate. Af... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Selected as Member of Military Funding Conference
    Posted in Press Release on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has appointed Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) to serve as a lead member of the Conference Committee assigned to negotiate a final version of National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Ryan said in a statement, “This legislation gives our military the tools and the funding it needs to do its job and keep America safe.” As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Bishop will participate in negotiations aimed at reconciling the differences in th... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Reveals Legislative Strategy for Public Lands Initiative
    Posted in Press Release on July 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands

    Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a JOINT LETTER to Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The letter outlines the delegation’s legislative strategy and next steps for the Utah Public Lands Initiative (PLI). The steps include meetings, hearings and formal introduction of the bill before the House of Representatives goes into the July/August District Work Period. In closing the letter, the Utah delegation members... Read more

  • House Armed Services Committee Passes NDAA
    Posted in Press Release on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security & Hill Air Force Base

    The House Armed Services Committee passed H.R. 4909, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, by a vote of 60-2. After more than 16 hours of deliberation, the committee voted at about 2:30 AM Thursday the 28th of April. Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) is a senior member of the Committee and voted in favor of the annual bill. Following the vote, Rep. Bishop offered the following statement: “In this year’s annual vote, I have stood with my fellow members of the Armed Services Committee and... Read more

  • Chairman Bishop Reiterates Opposition to Puerto Rico Bailout
    Posted in Press Release on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) is the chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, and has released discussion draft legislation on Puerto Rico’s economic crisis. Recently a Virginia-based special interest group has been airing radio ads making claims against the Chairman. Rep. Bishop offered the following statement: “The claims in the ads are false. The purpose of the bill is to create a board to help fix the financial house in Puerto Rico without harming taxpayers. There will be... Read more

  • Reps. Bishop & Chaffetz release Utah Public Lands Initiative (PLI) Discussion Draft
    Posted in Press Release on January 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands

    SALT LAKE CITY – In a press conference held in the Gold Room of the Utah State Capitol, Reps. Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) released a discussion draft of the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act. Utah Governor Gary Herbert participated in the January 20th event. Reps. Bishop and Chaffetz also announced the website UtahPLI.com where the public and media may access the PLI discussion draft, maps, and a section-by-section description of the potential legislation. Senator Mike Lee will ... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Votes to Repeal Obamacare
    Posted in Press Release on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) voted in favor of HR 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. Following the vote, Rep. Bishop released the following statement: “I voted against the original Obamacare bill because it was bad policy. I argued for free market alternatives that were available at the time, but then-speaker Pelosi refused to allow them to be discussed. I’ve cast over 50 votes to change, modify, or repeal Obamacare. Our vote today is the best effort to force the pr... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Responds to Executive Actions on Gun Ownership
    Posted in Press Release on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment Rights

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement after President Obama’s announcement of various executive actions on gun control: “The President is out of touch. He is exploiting tragedy for political gain. His proposals would not have prevented the recent tragedies our nation has endured. His requirements will not make the country safer. Criminals, not the countless citizens who obey the law, should be punished for their crimes. Enforcement of our current laws is how we keep g... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Votes YES on Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Release on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement after the House passed the Omnibus Appropriations Act for FY2016: “This bill signals the end of the era of defense cuts. For too long, the Obama administration has weakened the US military by withholding the necessary funding to properly defend the nation. This bill is good for troops, their families, and the civilian workers who support them. The agreement finally starts the process of rebuilding the military. Rep. Bishop add... Read more

  • Rep. Bishop Votes to Protect Americans from Tax Hikes
    Posted in Press Release on December 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) voted in favor of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. The bill makes a number of tax provisions permanent and grants predictability, clarity, and certainty to individuals, families, and job creators. Rep. Bishop offered the following statement after the vote: “This bill reins in the overreaching IRS, and allows the American tax-payer more peace of mind. People can now plan for their futures because of the certainty this tax plan provides. This... Read more