WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) welcomed the formal commencement of F-35 operations at Hill Air Force Base. As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Bishop has played a crucial role in bringing this 5th generation combat aircraft to Utah. Rep. Bishop offered the following statement:
“The F-35 is critical to our national defense. The placement of the first operational F-35 squadrons for the Air Force at Hill is a major statement on the value of the base, and the amazing community that surrounds it. Not only will this create more jobs in the area, but those jobs will be more secure. The F-35 brings the next generations of American combat airpower to Hill and guarantees that our base and its mission are here to stay.”Read More
WASHINGTON – Today Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-UT) made the following statement following the announcement that Speaker John Boehner will resign at the end of October.
“Speaker Boehner has always been an honest person who is extremely helpful on western issues. Unlike some former Speakers, he honored the House and allowed it to do its will, even if he lost on an issue. In sharp contrast to his predecessor, he allowed more votes and opened up more debate. He respected the institution enough to lose a vote on the floor. I have to respect this approach to the speakership.”Read More
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A public school teacher turned public servant, Rob Bishop represents Utah’s First Congressional District in the U.S. Congress.
Rob Bishop is a life-long resident of the First District, with the exception of two years he spent in Germany while serving a mission for the LDS Church. He was born and raised in Kaysville, Utah, where he graduated from Davis High School with High Honors. He later graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a degree in Political Science. He has been a resident of Brigham City since 1974.
Rob is married to Jeralynn Hansen, a former Miss Brigham City. They have five children: Shule, Jarom, Zenock, Maren, and Jashon. They have six grandchildren- three boys and three girls.
Before coming to Congress, Rob was active in community theater, which is how he met his wife many years ago. As an avid baseball fan, Rob is a season ticket holder to the Salt Lake Bees and has coached in multiple leagues.
Rob is a devoted public servant. He has served his community in the State Legislature. During his sixteen years representing the Brigham City area, Rob distinguished himself as a leader. His last two years he was unanimously elected to serve as Speaker of the House. He also co-founded the Western States Coalition, a multi-state organization dedicated to protecting states’ rights and promoting Western interests and values.
Rob has served his political party for more than thirty years. Rob has worked at nearly every level of the Republican party, from precinct chair to member of the Republican National Committee, and has spent years working in every corner of this District. He has gone from Vice-Chair of the Davis County Teenage Republicans in 1968 to the advisor of the Utah Teenage Republicans in 1996. In 1997, he was elected Chairman of the Utah Republican Party. He served for two terms.
Rob has dedicated his life to teaching. He started teaching at Box Elder High School (BEHS) in Brigham City in 1974. From 1980 through 1985 he taught German and coached debate at Ben Lomond High School in Ogden, Utah, before returning to BEHS. Before retiring in December of 2002, he taught advanced placement courses in government and U.S. History, while serving as the Chair of the History Department at BEHS.
On January 7, 2003, Rob Bishop was sworn in as the new Congressman from Utah’s First Congressional District, replacing the retiring Representative Jim Hansen. For his first term, he was appointed to serve on his top three choices for House Committees – the Armed Services Committee, the Resources Committee, and the Science Committee – all three of which handle critical issues for Utah’s First District. In January 2005, Rob was sworn into a second term. He was subsequently appointed by the Speaker to serve on the powerful House Rules Committee, the legislative “gatekeeper” for all bills coming to the House floor. During the 111th Congress, Rob was instrumental in founding the10th Amendment Task Force- a coalition of House Members committed to working toward disbursing power in Washington back to the people and states.
Rob is now in his sixth term in the House. During the 113th Congress, Rob will serve on the House Armed Services Committee and the powerful House Rules Committee. Rob will also continue serving on the Committee on Natural Resources where he is Chairman of the Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee.
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The F-35 is good for the mission of the Air Force and helps secure the future of Utah's Hill Air Force Base. #KSLLive
Rep. Bishop addresses the crowd at ceremonial unveiling of the F-35 at Hill Air Force Base. "The F-35 is critical to national security and
Rep. Bishop met with a group of Utah's WWII veterans with Utah Honor Flight.
LISTEN TO THIS: Rep. Bishop spoke with Doug Wright on KSL Newsradio about the latest developments with the Public Lands Initiative.