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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 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 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 Hails Committee Approval of Package Creating New Wilderness and Recreation Areas
    Posted in Press Release on January 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Jobs & Economy, Energy & Environment, Government Reform

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chairman of the House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee, announced the approval of a comprehensive public lands package that will create new wilderness areas, release unnecessary wilderness study areas (WSA), convey federal land to local governments, provide land for economic development, and offer new outdoor recreation opportunities in Northern Nevada. The bipartisan Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic... Read more

  • Rep. Rob Bishop Responds to President Obama’s State of the Union
    Posted in Press Release on January 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), released the following statement in response to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address: “The President’s premise tonight was a good one, and one with which I typically agree. I agree that all Americans should have an opportunity to succeed and to achieve their dreams despite race, religion, or socio-economic status. Unfortunately though, his outline for how our country ought to go about helping Americans get ahead is fatally flawed. It is cle... Read more

  • IN THE NEWS: Park Service Director Pulls Back Criticism of Hydraulic Fracturing
    Posted in Press Release on December 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Jobs & Economy, Energy & Environment, Government Reform

    In Case You Missed It… “I have requested that the comments be withdrawn from the record,” Mr. Jarvis [NPS Director] said in the letter, dated earlier this month, in which he said nobody “from management” at the agency or at the White House Office of Management and Budget ever reviewed the document before it was submitted. National Journal: Park Service Director Pulls Back Criticism of Hydraulic Fracturing Washington Times: Park Service pulls objection to fracking; used op-ed instead of scientifi... Read more

  • Bishop Votes in Favor of Bill to Support Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on October 3, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Honoring our Promise to America’s Veterans Act with bipartisan support. Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), who continues to fight for pay and support of our nation’s military, civilian defense workers, National Guard, reservists, and veterans, voted in support of the legislation. “As we work toward finding a resolution to the issues regarding Obamacare and subsequent shutdown of the federal government, the House continues to make good-f... Read more

  • Bishop Votes in Support of Funding for Federal Government and One Year Delay of Obamacare
    Posted in Press Release on September 28, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands, Jobs & Economy, Energy & Environment, Health Care, Appropriations (and WRDA), Government Reform

    WASHINGTON-- Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) joined fellow House Republicans in support of a stop gap measure known as a Continuing Resolution (CR) that authorizes an extension of the current rate of funding for the federal government. The measure also includes a provision that will delay the implementation of Obamacare for one year. "I wish we were passing a bicamerally agreed upon budget today instead of yet another short-term continuing resolution. As long as Senator Reid continues to stymie t... Read more

  • Bishop Calls President Obama’s Proposed Climate Change Mandate “The Wrong Tack”
    Posted in Press Release on March 15, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security & Hill Air Force Base, Public Lands, Jobs & Economy, Energy & Environment, Government Reform

    WASHINGTON— This week further information has been leaked about President Obama and his Council on Environmental Quality’s plans to instruct each federal agency to consider “global climate change” before approving major federal projects. Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chairman of the Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee, which oversees the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), stated his opposition to the Administration’s proposal to consider global climate change as part ... Read more

  • Bishop Opposes Bill Harming Pay of Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Release on February 15, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security & Hill Air Force Base, Government Reform

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today opposed legislation to eliminate the “2013 statutory pay adjustment for federal employees,” commonly referred to as the “Federal Pay-Freeze Act.” [H.R. 273] Specifically, H.R. 273 would extend the federal worker pay freeze through the remainder of 2013. “Let me be very clear. I do not oppose a pay freeze for Members of Congress. That is not why I oppose this bill. I’ve had my pay frozen for many years and have supported the efforts to do so. In fa... Read more