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  • Bishop and Wyden: Public Lands Should Be for the Public to Enjoy
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    May 15, 2018 -
    Winter is finally winding down, and people are heading outside to enjoy the great outdoors. Enjoying and protecting our outdoor places has helped define what’s exceptional about our country. Millions of Americans enjoy hiking, biking, hunting, camping, boating, fishing and numerous other outdoor activities that improve... More
  • Introducing the 'Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act'
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    May 10, 2018 -
    Nearly 100 years after the Golden Spike was driven at Utah’s Promontory Summit, Governor Cal Rampton proclaimed May 10th to represent "the historic climax in a long struggle to bind together this nation with the iron rails which reached from ocean to ocean." The governor's proclamation reminds us that May 10th "stands ... More
  • A Lesson in Bipartisanship: Starting Small on Infrastructure to Go Big
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    Mar 22, 2018 -
    A Lesson in Bipartisanship: Starting Small on Infrastructure to Go Big Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) The Washington Times March 21, 2018 Warmer months are just around the corner, presenting an opportune time to visit a national park — and millions of Americans will do just that. But most visitors will be unaware that the ... More
  • Water Infrastructure Expansion Requires Regulatory Reform
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    Mar 21, 2018 -
    Water Infrastructure Expansion Requires Regulatory Reform Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) The Washington Times March 21, 2018 Our nation’s water and power infrastructure is vital to our economy, yet is an often overlooked aspect of the Western way of life. Since its genesis in the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Rec... More
  • Fixing what is broken: A bipartisan solution for our national parks
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    Mar 20, 2018 -
    Fixing what is broken: A bipartisan solution for our national parks Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) The Hill March 20, 2018 Bipartisanship is hard to come by in Washington on any given day, but it’s especially scarce during an election year. Yet on one issue, reducing the maintenance backlog... More
  • Deseret News: Rob Bishop: Changing the Dialogue on Public Lands from 'The Problem' to 'Our Problem'
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    Feb 1, 2018 -
    Deseret News "As the chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, I have a responsibility to conduct oversight of Department of the Interior and its nine constituent bureaus that are responsible for protecting our national parks and natural resources, managing federal lands, producing impactful research and carrying ou... More
  • President Trump's Courageous Decision to Shrink Utah Monuments Places Principle Ahead of Politics
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Dec 7, 2017 -
    OP-ED: President Trump's Courageous Decision to Shrink Utah Monuments Places Principle Ahead of Politics Rep. Rob Bishop Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources President Trump traveled to Utah this week to announce a reduction in the Grand Staircase–Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments. The historic act... More
  • Interior Department Gets a Cleanup
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Nov 29, 2017 -
    OP-ED: Interior Department Gets a Cleanup Rep. Rob Bishop Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources In the 1990s, after posting the largest revenue losses at the time of any U.S. company in history, multinational computer giant IBM implemented an epic corporate turnaround. Having posted billions of dollars in ann... More
  • Congress at a Crossroads: We Can Prevent Further Wildfire Tragedy
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    Oct 31, 2017 -
    OP-ED: Congress at a Crossroads: We Can Prevent Further Wildfire Tragedy Rep. Rob Bishop Chairman, House Comittee on Natural Resources Accounts from recent catastrophic wildfires in Northern California depict a terrifying scene: “Hurtling down a mile-long dirt driveway, the wildfire closing in, Eli Monroe pulled to a ... More
  • Bishop: Restore the Antiquities Act's Noble Vision
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    Oct 11, 2017 -
    OP-ED: Restore the Antiquities Act's Noble Vision Rep. Rob Bishop Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources In a Tuesday op-ed, I explained the constitutional threat posed by the Antiquities Act, and why its repeated abuse is inconsistent with the constitutional pillars of the rule of law and checks and balances.... More
  • Bishop: Antiquities Act Is a Menace to Constitutional Government
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    Oct 10, 2017 -
    OP-ED: Antiquities Act Is a Menace to Constitutional Government Rep. Rob Bishop Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources You heard it in your high school civics class: America has "a government of laws and not of men." The rule of law is the basis of the constitutional order erected by the Founders. "A governmen... More
  • Preserving an American Tradition: Maintaining Access and Increasing Opportunities on our Public Lands
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    Sep 19, 2017 -
    OP-ED: Preserving an American Tradition: Maintaining Access and Increasing Opportunities on our Public Lands Congressman Rob Bishop Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources Sportsmen are the heart and soul of conservation policy in the United States. In the spirit of the first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, G... More
  • The Audacity of Smothering Regulation
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    Nov 21, 2016 -
    OP-ED: The Audacity of Smothering Regulation The Hill Chairman Rob Bishop Early in his tenure, President Obama pledged to pursue an "all-the-above" energy strategy. He then dedicated his administration to a smothering regulatory attack on the absolute majority of energy resources that American’s use in their daily liv... More
  • Obama will Leave His Legacy at the Expense of Fishermen
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    Sep 14, 2016 -
    OP-ED: Obama will Leave His Legacy at the Expense of Fishermen The Hill Chairman Rob Bishop When President Obama quadrupled the size of a marine national monument off the coast of Hawaii last month, he made history. At 583,000-square-miles, the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is twice the size of Texas and ... More
  • Legal protection for Good Samaritans who want to clean up mines
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Sep 1, 2016 -
    OP-ED: Legal protection for Good Samaritans who want to clean up mines By: Chairman Rob Bishop The biblical story of the Good Samaritan is a familiar one to virtually all young children. A man is robbed, brutally beaten, and left for dead. Two men pass him turning a blind eye to his predicament. A third man, however, ... More
  • Antiquities Act Abuse Heads East
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Jun 25, 2016 -
    OP-ED: Antiquities Act Abuse Heads East By Rep. Rob Bishop Some say cultural trends start on the West Coast and make their way East, but one trend moving eastward is bad news for New Englanders. In my home state of Utah, the federal government owns 65 percent of the land. That is a problem. In the waning days of his a... More
  • PROMESA Promises Hope for Puerto Rico and Its Investors
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    May 22, 2016 -
    OP-ED: PROMESA Promises Hope for Puerto Rico and Its Investors By Rep. Rob Bishop & Rep. Sean Duffy Chapter 9 bankruptcy isn’t the only option for Puerto Rico With great power comes great responsibility. Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress is vested with the power to “make all needful rules and regulations respectin... More
  • Bold Thinking Needed on Title Transfers
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Mar 29, 2016 -
    OP-ED: Bold Thinking Needed on Title Transfers By Congressman Rob Bishop Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources Throughout much of the last century, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation projects have played a significant role in western settlement and development. These projects have provided those in Utah—and elsewhere... More
  • Duplicity at the Gold King Mine
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Feb 22, 2016 -
    OP-ED: Duplicity at the Gold King Mine Rep. Rob Bishop As the effects of dumping 3 million gallons of contaminated mine water into the Animas and San Juan Rivers continue to be studied, the story of the Gold King Mine disaster grows from bad to worse. Some may have heard that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ... More
  • Freeing Indians From Obama's Grip
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    Oct 28, 2015 -
    OP-ED: Freeing Indians From Obama's Grip Wall Street Journal Chairman Rob Bishop Poor access to health care, drug and alcohol abuse, teen suicide, and a lack of job opportunities plague Indian reservations across the country. With unemployment rates in a number of large Indian communities well over 50%, many tribes li... More
  • Resurrecting 'Eureka' in California
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    Sep 21, 2015 -
    OP-ED: Resurrecting 'Eureka' in California National Review Chairman Rob Bishop “Eureka!” (“I have found it.”) Coined for the discovery of gold that brought adventurers and entrepreneurs flocking to the elusive western border of our continent, California’s state motto has held true for generations: It’s a uniquely Amer... More
  • Federal Government Undermining Technology in the Energy Era
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    Jul 22, 2015 -
    OP-ED: Federal Government Undermining Technology in the Energy Era By Rob Bishop A country that undermines its own technological advancements is a country in peril. A decade ago, establishment experts, bureaucrats, and environmental extremists were convinced the world was running out of fossil fuels - the organic ener... More
  • Protect Forests Too Much and They Go Up in Flames
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Jul 7, 2015 -
    OP-ED: Protect Forests Too Much and They Go Up in Flames By Rep. Rob Bishop Today, 58 million acres of our nation's forests, an area slightly larger than my home state of Utah, are in danger of being burned to a crisp. The higher estimate reaches 86 million acres – add in a Michigan. What has made our nation's forests... More
  • Assessing the State of Water and Power in the West
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Mar 20, 2015 -
    OP-ED: Assessing the State of Water and Power in the West Water and Power Report By Congressman Rob Bishop Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources Those of us from the western United States are fully aware of what irrigated agriculture means to our local ways of life, regional economies, domestic food supplies,... More
  • In Lieu of the Cane, a Reflection on Conservation Policy
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Mar 4, 2015 -
    In Lieu of the Cane, a Reflection on Conservation Policy | Commentary By Rep. Rob Bishop More than 200 years ago, Rep. Roger Griswold of Connecticut used his wooden cane to bludgeon Rep. Matthew Lyon of Vermont on the House floor. Had Griswold any respect for Lyon, he would have challenged him to a duel. I raise the G... More
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