House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (CA-25) today announced that Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) will serve on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) for the 113th Congress.
"I am honored that my good friend Rob Bishop has chosen to return to the Armed Services Committee. His wisdom and experience will be invaluable to me as we cope with the dual challenges of reduced resources at home and emerging dangers abroad," said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon.
During the 112th Congress, Congressman Bishop was given the unique privilege of serving on the powerful House Rules Committee and therefore took a temporary leave from the House Armed Services Committee. Since Bishop was able to maintain his seniority during that time, he'll return as a senior member of the committee.
"Ensuring the current and future vitality of Hill Air Force Base and all other military installations in Utah has always been one of my highest priorities. The House Armed Services Committee provides the greatest opportunity to participate in the critical discussions and decisions that not only impact the future of Utah, but also that of the entire country. This has become increasingly important given the current Administration's continued assault on defense resources," said Congressman Bishop.
Bishop first joined the House Armed Services Committee in 2003, following his election to the House. He has served on the committee since then with the ex