Rob Bishop http://kuer.org en Teachers Back McAleer in 1st District; Both Candidates Raise Campaign Cash http://kuer.org/post/teachers-back-mcaleer-1st-district-both-candidates-raise-campaign-cash <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The democratic challenger vying for Utah’s </span>1<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> district congressional seat hopes two big endorsements will help her unseat the incumbent in November. </span>KUER’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Judy </span>Fahys<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:10:00 +0000 Judy Fahys 49602 at http://kuer.org Teachers Back McAleer in 1st District; Both Candidates Raise Campaign Cash Bipartisan Bill Simplifies Land Swaps http://kuer.org/post/bipartisan-bill-simplifies-land-swaps <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>New, <a href="http://robbishop.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=385128" target="_blank">bipartisan legislation</a> in Congress would advance public education and conserve important landscapes by making it easier to transfer lands between government agencies.</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:31:02 +0000 Judy Fahys 48133 at http://kuer.org Bipartisan Bill Simplifies Land Swaps McAleer Wins Democratic Nomination in 1st Congressional District http://kuer.org/post/mcaleer-wins-democratic-nomination-1st-congressional-district <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democrats had a convention contest to see who would would get the chance to try unseating Republican Congressman Rob Bishop in the </span>1<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District.</span></p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 17:15:38 +0000 Judy Fahys 45491 at http://kuer.org McAleer Wins Democratic Nomination in 1st Congressional District Congressmen Bishop, Stewart Win GOP Nominations http://kuer.org/post/congressmen-bishop-stewart-win-gop-nominations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Republicans who represent Utah’s 1<sup>st</sup> and 2<sup>nd</sup> Congressional Districts easily won their party’s nominations at Saturday’s state convention.</p><p>Congressman Rob Bishop is running for a seventh term.&nbsp; He says his ambition is to stay there.</p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 01:34:28 +0000 Dan Bammes 45467 at http://kuer.org Congressmen Bishop, Stewart Win GOP Nominations Congress, Utah Lawmaker Blamed for Stalling Conservation http://kuer.org/post/congress-utah-lawmaker-blamed-stalling-conservation <p></p><p>A Utahn is in line to lead the House panel that oversees the nation’s public lands. But advocates doubt <a href="http://robbishop.house.gov/" target="_blank">Congressman Rob Bishop </a>will pick up the tradition of bipartisan support for conservation if he gets the job leading the <a href="https://naturalresources.house.gov/" target="_blank">House Natural Resources Committee</a>.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Judy Fahys 43693 at http://kuer.org Congress, Utah Lawmaker Blamed for Stalling Conservation Public Lands, PILT Funding on Congressman Bishop's Agenda for Legislature http://kuer.org/post/public-lands-pilt-funding-congressman-bishops-agenda-legislature <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utah’s </span>1<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District Congressman is hoping he can claim a key committee chairmanship that would give Utah a significant advantage in Congress.&nbsp; That was one of the messages Republican Rob Bishop brought to the Utah legislature today.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:37:43 +0000 Dan Bammes 42482 at http://kuer.org Public Lands, PILT Funding on Congressman Bishop's Agenda for Legislature School Board Backs Book Cliffs Leasing http://kuer.org/post/school-board-backs-book-cliffs-leasing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.schools.utah.gov/main/">State Board of Education</a> has endorsed the decision by Utah’s state trust lands agency to move ahead with a drilling lease in the Book Cliffs, even though a member of Congress and the governor’s office was asking them to hold off.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:05:25 +0000 Dan Bammes 35043 at http://kuer.org School Board Backs Book Cliffs Leasing Book Cliffs Compromise in the Works http://kuer.org/post/book-cliffs-compromise-works <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Governor Gary Herbert’s office is trying to work out a deal with Utah’s state lands agency on a drilling lease in the Book Cliffs. &nbsp;</p><p>Last week, Governor Herbert asked the State Institutional Trust Lands Administration, or SITLA, to hold off on a drilling lease in an area of the Book Cliffs in Grand County.&nbsp; Sportsmen’s groups and environmentalists say the area is pristine wildlife habitat and ought to be preserved.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:04:07 +0000 Dan Bammes 34933 at http://kuer.org Book Cliffs Compromise in the Works Bishop Praises Decision to Maintain F-22 Fighters at Hill AFB http://kuer.org/post/bishop-praises-decision-maintain-f-22-fighters-hill-afb <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utah Republican Congressman Rob Bishop is praising an Air Force decision to move a major maintenance operation to Hill Air Force Base.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 23:08:11 +0000 Terry Gildea 30131 at http://kuer.org Bishop Praises Decision to Maintain F-22 Fighters at Hill AFB Bishop Working for Public Lands Solution http://kuer.org/post/bishop-working-public-lands-solution <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT-1) is hoping that a regional approach to resolving the status of public lands in Utah might work better than the county-by-county approach that's been tried before. &nbsp;Bishop has been meeting with local government leaders and representatives of environmental groups, hoping to work out a plan that he can get through Congress. &nbsp;He chairs the House Subcommittee on Public Lands. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:23:35 +0000 Dan Bammes 28012 at http://kuer.org Bishop Working for Public Lands Solution Interior Appointment Applauded http://kuer.org/post/interior-appointment-applauded-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>President Obama's appointment of a new Secretary of the Interior is winning qualified praise from environmentalists and at least one member of the Utah Congressional delegation.</p><p>The president picked Sally Jewell, <a href="http://www.rei.com/about-rei/newsroom/2013/rei-statement-on-the-nomination-of-sally-jewell-as-secretary-of-.html">the top executive of REI</a>, the outdoor equipment retailer, to replace Ken Salazar. &nbsp;Tim Wagner with the Sierra Club says that's a good choice.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:15:18 +0000 Dan Bammes 24658 at http://kuer.org Interior Appointment Applauded Congressman Bishop Pushes for State Control of Medicaid Funds http://kuer.org/post/congressman-bishop-pushes-state-control-medicaid-funds <p>Utah Congressman Rob Bishop is pushing for legislation that would reform the current Medicaid program. The State Health Flexibility Act would introduce a federal block grant program designed to be administered by the states.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:21:49 +0000 Andrea Smardon 15244 at http://kuer.org Congressman Bishop Pushes for State Control of Medicaid Funds