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  • Bishop Seeks Hearings From Grijalva on Conservation Grants, Drops Bill to Prevent Taxpayer-funded Human Rights Violations
    Press Release
    Dec 20, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) sent a letter to Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) requesting immediate hearings on H.R. 5493. Introduced yesterday, the legislation seeks to enhance oversight mechanisms at the Department of the Interior by prohibiting the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from... More
  • How the Democrats Stole Christmas
    Press Release
    Dec 19, 2019 -
    Time is running out, the Speaker snarled with a sneer. Next week is Christmas; it’s practically here! With nothing to show and nervously drumming, we all knew a vote on impeachment was coming. The American people stood puzzled: How could this be? Democrats choose to ignore national problems with glee? They drafted the... More
  • Bishop Statement on Democrats’ Delusional Climate Legislation
    Press Release
    Dec 18, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on H.R. 5435, the “Americans Public Lands and Waters Climate Solution Act.” Introduced yesterday by Committee Chairman Grijalva, the Democrat proposal would stifle crucial conservation funding, decimate local economies which rely on revenue ... More
  • Bishop, Romney Introduce Bill to Protect Wilderness in Illinois
    Press Release
    Dec 18, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) introduced the Shawnee Wilderness Area Designation Act of 2019, legislation to lock up 289,000 acres of land in Illinois and make it part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Earlier this week, they condemned legislation intr... More
  • Republicans Concerned About More Taxpayer-funded Human Rights Abuses
    Press Release
    Dec 16, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah), U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) sent a letter to Cristián Samper, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) requesting information on WCS’s awareness of human rights abuses potentially committed by taxpayer-fund... More
  • Bishop Statement on Aurelia Skipwith Confirmation
    Press Release
    Dec 12, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement regarding the Senate confirmation of Aurelia Skipwith as the new Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service. Skipwith currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior, where her ... More
  • Bishop Statement on Released Inspector General Report
    Press Release
    Dec 10, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement regarding the Inspector General’s report confirming that the Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt acted ethically and did not exceed or abuse his authority in relation to his review of an Endangered Species Act consultation. ... More
  • Bill Modernizing Pittman-Robertson Fund Unanimously Passes Committee
    Press Release
    Dec 6, 2019 -
    Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the successful passage of H.R. 877, Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act, which was agreed to by unanimous consent in Committee markup. Increasing urbanization and suburbanization has made it more difficult for the pub... More
  • Republicans Introduce Western Water Legislation
    Press Release
    Nov 21, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Republican colleagues introduced legislation designed to reform water policy in the West. H.R. 5217 – the Water Optimization for the West Act (WOW), puts common-sense principles into policy and... More
  • Bishop Flexes. Democrats Concede
    Press Release
    Nov 20, 2019 -
    WASHINGTON – Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Republicans motioned to adjourn from a scheduled Committee markup when Democrats pushed a partisan agenda and failed to show up. Once again, a Chairman Grijalva markup was stripped of legislation capable of becoming law and instead, stuffed with partisan bi... More
  • Bipartisan Coalition Pushes for Puerto Rico Statehood
    Press Release
    Oct 30, 2019 -
    Yesterday, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Representative Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), Representative Don Young (R-Alaska), Representative Darren Soto (D-Fla.) and more held a press conference on a bipartisan bill to guide the admission of Puerto Rico as a State of the Union. If Puerto Ricans vote ... More
  • Democrats Begin Debate on Job-Killing Lands Bills
    Press Release
    Oct 29, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Representative Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Representative Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), and Representative Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) released statements regarding legislation scheduled for consideration on the House floor. H.R. 2182, H.R. 1373, and H.R. 823 would stifle rural economic de... More
  • Democrats Block Resolution to Protect American Energy Renaissance
    Press Release
    Oct 29, 2019 -
    Today, House Democrats blocked the option to consider a resolution affirming state primacy over the regulation of hydraulic fracturing, a technology that’s enabled America's energy revolution and delivered lower energy prices for consumers in a safer, cleaner, more reliable way. The resolution, H. Res. 659, sponsored b... More
  • Republicans Urge Further Scrutiny of Conservation Grants Tied to Human Rights Abuses
    Press Release
    Oct 23, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican of the House Committee on Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Representative Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Representative Jody Hice (R-Ga.), and Representative James Comer... More
  • Bishop Slams Democrats for Playing Politics with Puerto Rico’s Future
    Press Release
    Oct 22, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the scheduled legislative hearing to consider reforms to the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act,” or ‘PROMESA’. “The people of Puerto Rico are being belittled by Democrats and their farcical hearing intended fo... More
  • Bishop Announces Staff Change
    Press Release
    Oct 4, 2019 -
    Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) has announced Austin Hacker will assume the role of Press Secretary for the Republican Staff of the House Committee on Natural Resources. Hacker will also take on the duties of Digital Director. Bishop offered the following statement: "Austin is a strong communicator and demonstra... More
  • Bishop Statement on Katharine MacGregor
    Press Release
    Oct 1, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the Trump administration's intent to nominate Katharine MacGregor as Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI). “The intent to nominate Kate is a no brainer decision by the Trump administration. Since leaving the Committee,... More
  • Bishop, Westerman Congratulate Earthjustice for Finally Complying with Foreign Agent Registration Act
    Press Release
    Sep 24, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following statements regarding Earthjustice formally filing with the Department of Justice as a foreign agent. Last year, Committee Republicans began its oversight of the potential manipulation of U.S.-based 501(c) organiz... More
  • Bishop Applauds DOI’s Steps to Combat Human Rights Violations
    Press Release
    Sep 18, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement regarding the letter sent last night by Department of the Interior (DOI) Assistant Secretary Susan Combs in response to a House Committee on Natural Resources bipartisan investigation into taxpayer funded conservation grants and human rights... More
  • Republicans Introduce Bill to Keep American Energy First
    Press Release
    Sep 11, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican of House Natural Resources Committee Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) released the following statements on the int... More
  • Bishop Highlights American Energy First, Critiques Democrats’ Russia-first Agenda
    Press Release
    Sep 11, 2019 -
    WASHINGTON – Today, Ranking Republican of House Natural Resources Committee Rob Bishop (R-Utah) spoke on the House Floor in opposition to a plethora of liberal legislation aimed at derailing our domestic energy production and strong economy. House Democrats are set to consider radical legislation this week which would... More
  • Joint Committee Report Shows No Wrongdoing in Recordkeeping at the Interior Department
    Press Release
    Aug 22, 2019 -
    Today, Congressman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) Ranking Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, and Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, released a staff report detailing how the evidence before the Committees to date shows that the Department of the Interi... More
  • Bishop Statement on ESA Regulatory Reforms
    Press Release
    Aug 12, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s regulatory reforms to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). “Under the previous administration, the Endangered Species Act strayed woefully far from its original intent. The Act was morphed into a political weapon ins... More
  • Bishop Statement on USFS Sage Grouse Rule
    Press Release
    Aug 1, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement on the announced U.S. Forest Service final rule regarding Obama-era sage grouse amendments. Previous actions taken by the Obama administration stifled state and local conservation efforts of the sage grouse and locked up 165 million acres of l... More
  • 300
    Press Release
    Jul 25, 2019 -
    Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) spoke on the House floor, highlighting H.R. 1225, the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, garnering over 300 cosponsors. In the 116th Congress, there are only ten bills that have garnered the same level of broad, bipartisan support a... More
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