WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Bishop has once again been appointed as one of the conferees to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). As a senior member on the House Armed Services Committee, and the only Utahn on any armed services committee, he has been asked by Republican Leader McCarthy to assume this responsibility.

"As a statesman and unwavering patriot, Rob has faithfully served his constituents for nearly two decades in Congress," McCarthy said, "He has been an incredible asset to our conference and the American people. He possesses an acute understanding of our country's national security challenges, and through his work on the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Readiness, he has gained an understanding of the day-to-day needs of our troops. That is why he was a natural fit to serve on this year's NDAA conference committee. It saddens me that this will be Rob's last NDAA, but I also know that his influence will live on in a defense bill that will put our service members and country's security first."

Bishop said, "I am pleased to work on this bill as a conferee. The House version has significant provisions important to Hill Air Force Base and the civilian workforce. I want to make sure they are in the final version."

Even though his office has been closed, his computers wiped, and his parking spot revoked, Bishop will revert to his legal pad and pen, if needed, to complete this task.