Today, the 113th Congress convened for the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) was among those sworn in during the official ceremony that took place in the U.S. House Chamber. Bishop was elected in November to represent Utah's First Congressional District for a sixth term
Speaker of the House John Boehner has officially requested that Congressman Bishop return to the powerful House Rules Committee. In addition to his assignment on the Rules Committee, Bishop will serve on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee where he will be Chairman of the Public Lands and Environmental Regulation subcommittee.
"As a lifelong resident of northern Utah, I am humbled by the opportunity to continue representing Utah back in Washington and ensure that the priorities and interests of our district have a voice in Congress. I will continue to fight to reduce government interference in the lives of all Americans and will work to ensure that our liberties and freedoms are protected. In addition to my committee assignments, one of my highest priorities this congress will be working toward educating my fellow colleagues on the concept of federalism and the importance of disbursing power and money back to the people and to the states as our Founding Fathers intended. Embracing these concepts is essential to our nation's fiscal health and ultimately the salvation of our country," said Bishop.