Congressman Rob Bishop named to powerful House Rules Committee

WASHINGTON? Today, House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) announced that Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) will serve on the Rules Committee for the 112th Congress. Bishop previously served on the Committee during the 109th Congress. As a member of the GOP Majority Transition Team created after the last election, Bishop served as Leader of the working group on reforms of Conference and House rules. “I am honored to have the opportunity to once again serve on the House Rules Committee and look forward to working with Speaker Boehner, Chairman Dreier and my colleagues on the committee to implement the historic new reforms made to the House Rules for the 112th Congress. These changes will greatly improve the way we do business in Washington and will make Congress more accountable to the American people. For too long the priorities of this country ? particularly in creating jobs and reducing government spending – have gone ignored and I am looking forward to being a part of the process to put this country back on track,” said Bishop. Bishop joins returning members Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), as well as new members Congressmen Rob Woodall (R-GA), Rich Nugent (R-FL), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Daniel Webster (R-FL). One more Majority member is expected to join the Committee in the next few weeks. “Rob Bishop is a natural addition to our new Majority on the House Rules Committee,” Dreier said. “He was an excellent member when he served here previously and he has since proven himself to be one of the most thoughtful, diligent members of the House. He led the effort, along with Transition Chairman Greg Walden, to reform the House Rules and make our work more transparent and accountable to the American people. I welcome him back to the Rules Committee and look forward to his leadership in the 112th Congress.” In December, Congressman Bishop was appointed Chairman of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. Bishop will maintain his Chairmanship while serving on the Rules Committee and was granted temporary leave from the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). Bishop will retain his seniority on HASC while on temporary leave.

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