Rob Bishop

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Rob Bishop currently serves the First Congressional district of Utah

Robert William Bishop, a Republican, has represented the First Congressional District of Utah in the U. S. House of Representatives since 2002. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Bio

Bishop was born July 13, 1951 in Kaysville, Utah and received a B.A. from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 1974. He was a teacher and a legislative lobbyist, and a member of the Utah state assembly from 1979 until 1995. He was speaker of the assembly from 1992 until 1994. Bishop was first elected to Congress in 2002 and reelected in 2004.

Congressional career

"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."[1]

Bishop is pro-life, supports "wise use" of natural resources, works to cut taxes, defends the Second Amendment (right to bear arms), and is working toward a fiscally sound Social Security system. [2]

2006 elections

In 2006, Democrats nominated Steven Olsen to face Bishop in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [3] Bishop retained his seat.

Quotes

Land Use "I am committed to helping Congress strike a balance for wise management of our public lands. Protecting private property rights and our Western way of life are goals I have as we begin our work on this Committee. I am confident that the principles of multiple-use and protecting our environment can go hand-in-hand." [4]

Taxes "I firmly believe that the best way to stimulate our economy and create jobs is to let hard-working Americans keep more of their money - after all, the money belongs to them, not to Washington." [5]

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Rob Bishop
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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Rob Bishop. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
124 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-4401
Phone: 202-225-0453
Fax: 202-225-5857
Web Email
Website

District Office- Brigham City:
6 North Main Street
Brigham City, UT 84302
Phone: 435-734-2270
Fax: 435-734-2290

District Office- Ogden:
324 25th Street, Suite 1017
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: 801-625-0107
Fax: 801-625-0124

District Office- Salt Lake City:
2001 South State Street
Number N4100
Salt Lake City, UT 84190
Phone: 801-468-3570
Fax: 801-468-2292

Articles and resources

Sources


External resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Readiness, House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Early Childhood Elementary and Secondary Education, House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on National Parks Forests and Public Lands
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 2002
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2003
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
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Previous Political Work?
Utah House of Representatives
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District Offices:
1. 6 North Main Street, Brigham City, UT 84302
Phone: 435-734-2270 / Fax: 435-734-2290
2. 324 25th Street, Suite 1017, Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: 801-625-0107 / Fax: 801-625-0124
3. 2001 South State Street, Number N4100, Salt Lake City, UT 84190
Phone: 801-468-3570 / Fax: 801-468-2292




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Date of Birth: July 13, 1951