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ENG: Robert William "Rob" Bishop (born July 13, 1951) is the U.S. Representative for Utah's 1st congressional district, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party, and a member of the Tea Party Caucus. Early life, education, and early career Bishop was born in Kaysville, Utah and graduated from Davis High School. He served as a Mormon missionary in Germany from 1970 until 1972. Bishop received a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 1974. He taught civics classes at Brigham City's Box Elder High School from 1974 to 1980; he next taught German in Ogden, Utah at Ben Lomond High School; then he returned to teaching government and history classes at Box Elder High School until his retirement from teaching in 2002. Early ...
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Bishop Addresses Need for Paradigm Shift ...

... in Management of Federal Estate During the House Natural Resources Committee hearing to review and consider legislation that would address revenue shortfalls in public lands states and restrictions placed on access to water in California’s Central Valley, Congressman Bishop spoke about the impact that federal lands have on communities, and especially public education. Specifically, the committee markup considered the following two bills: 1) H.R. 4019: Press Release - Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) legislation introduced to create jobs, support rural ...

Congr.Rob Bishop named to powerful House Rules Committee

House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) announced that Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) will serve on the Rules Committee for the 112th Congress. Bishop previously served on the Committee during the 109th Congress. As a member of the GOP Majority Transition Team created after the last election, Bishop served as Leader of the working group on reforms of Conference and House rules.“I am honored to have the opportunity to once again serve on the House Rules Committee and look forward to working with Speaker Boehner, Chairman Dreier and my colleagues on the committee to implement the ...

Rob Bishop could be next tea party target in Utah

Congressman Rob Bishop may be the next target in the tea party’s broad offensive against the Utah Republican establishment. Jacqueline Smith, one of the state’s most active tea party organizers, is exploring a run against Bishop and plans to decide in the next week or two if she will jump in the race. “He has been a very popular representative for the past decade but recently some of his votes have been anti-liberty,” said Smith, from Wanship, in Summit County. Her main complaint is his support for a recent defense authorization bill that included a provision ...

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Bishop Congratulates Utah’s Greg Sheehan on Fish and Wildlife Service Appointment
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 committee, Secretary Zinke was able to witness first-hand Utah values applied to the needs of public lands. The Secretary now has another Utah ally to address the fish and wildlife issues in America, and while the scenery is much better in Utah, Greg’s outlook will be a welcome addition to Washington.”
Bishop Thanks Secretary Zinke for Utah Visit
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 have visited Bears Ears but, contrary to recent comments, had no part in the establishing of the Monument. The former Department admitted they were not part of the process, and that the White House acted alone and without local input. This President has done it the right way by ordering the Interior Department to review the process and listen to the local voices.   “The Bears Ears Monument is only a symptom of something much greater. The real problem lies i
Bishop Statement on Appointment to Chair Speaker’s Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs
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 this Task Force.  "The solutions to our nation's problems are found in the creativity of state, local, and tribal governments, all of whom are closer to the people than Washington bureaucrats. Working with these leaders will produce bipartisan solutions and greater coordination to improve the lives of the American people.” Mission: 1.      Partner with states, tribes, and local governments to restore the proper balance of power among gov
Bishop Introduces Bill to Protect and Defend 2nd Amendment
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 is about security and self-defense. Vagaries in today’s legal code pose a real threat to the right to keep and bear arms. The Obama Administration exploited this ambiguity to forward its agenda of restriction. It’s time to ensure no future Administration tramples on these freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution.” Chris W. Cox, Executive Director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action said: "On behalf of the NRA’s 5-million members, I

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