Rob (Rob) Bishop (R-USH01)
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Capitol: 202.225.0453
FAX: 202.225.5857
District: 435.781.5302
Room 123 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-4401

Residence: Brigham City, UT
Elected: 2002    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Jeralynn Hansen   DOB: 7/13/1951
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberHouse Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Central Asia (CCCA)
FC MemberCongressional Courthouse Caucus
FC MemberProperty Rights Action Caucus (PRAC)
FC MemberCongressional Balanced Budget Amendment Caucus
FC MemberNational Archives Caucus
FC MemberAnti-Value Added Tax Caucus (Anti-VAT Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kids Safety Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Study Group on Germany
Co-ChairCongressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on International Exchange and Study
Chairman10th Amendment Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Range and Testing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Reclaim American Jobs Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Mongolia Friendship Caucus
FC MemberUnexploded Ordinance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydropower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberVictory in Iraq Caucus
FC MemberSecond Amendment Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberEndangered Species Act Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberTea (Taxed Enough Already) Party Caucus
FC MemberJoint Strike Fighter Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Readiness
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
Chair EmeritusCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soils Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Box Elder / Cache / Daggett / Davis / Duchesne / Morgan / Rich / Summit / Uintah / Weber


A public school teacher turned public servant, Rob Bishop represents Utah's First Congressional District in the U.S. Congress.

Rob Bishop is a life-long resident of the First District, with the exception of two years he spent in Germany while serving a mission for the LDS Church. He was born and raised in Kaysville, Utah, where he graduated from Davis High School with High Honors. He later graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a degree in Political Science. He has been a resident of Brigham City since 1974.

Rob is married to Jeralynn Hansen, a former Miss Brigham City. They have five children- Shule, Jarom, Zenock, Maren, and Jashon. They have seven grandchildren. Before coming to Congress, Rob was active in community theater, which is how he met his wife many years ago. As an avid baseball fan, Rob is a season ticket holder to the Salt Lake Bees and has coached in multiple leagues.

Rob is a devoted public servant. He has served his community in the State Legislature. During his sixteen years representing the Brigham City area, Rob distinguished himself as a leader. His last two years he was unanimously elected to serve as Speaker of the House. He also co-founded the Western States Coalition, a multi-state organization dedicated to protecting states' powers and promoting Western interests and values.

Rob has served his political party for more than thirty years. 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.

Rob has dedicated his life to teaching. He started teaching at Box Elder High School (BEHS) in Brigham City in 1974. From 1980 through 1985 he taught German and coached debate at Ben Lomond High School in Ogden, Utah, before returning to BEHS. Before retiring in December of 2002, he taught advanced placement courses in government and U.S. History, while serving as the Chair of the History Department at BEHS.

On January 7, 2003, Rob Bishop was sworn in as the new Congressman from Utah's First Congressional District, replacing the retiring Representative Jim Hansen. For his first term, he was appointed to serve on his top three choices for House Committees - the Armed Services Committee, the Resources Committee, and the Science Committee - all three of which handle critical issues for Utah's First District. In January 2005, Rob was sworn into a second term. He was subsequently appointed by the Speaker to serve on the powerful House Rules Committee, the legislative "gatekeeper" for all bills coming to the House floor. Rob is now in his ninth term in the House. He serves as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources and as a Senior Member of House Committee on Armed Services where he sits on the Readiness Subcommittee and the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.