A scheduled town hall meeting with Utah Congressman Rob Bishop, R-1st District, has been canceled. Rep. Bishop had scheduled the meeting at Utah State University’s Old Main building but has had to cancel the meeting due to scheduled votes in Washington, D.C. According to information from Rep. Bishop’s staff, Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided to call the House back into a special one-day session on August 10, forcing members to skip district activities and head back to Washington, D.C. for a handful of votes. Because of the conflict created by the Speaker’s announcement, Congressman Bishop will have to cancel the Logan meeting and return to DC for votes that day. The Speaker has announced that the House will consider on Tuesday a $26 billion package in aid to State Medicaid and education programs, which recently passed the Senate. “I’m disappointed to say the least,” Congressman Bishop said. “I think one of the problems Congress is suffering from right now is not enough time to listen to constituents, so it’s a little frustrating that Speaker Pelosi has chosen to interrupt the time working in our districts to make us all fly back to Washington to basically vote on one bill. This is not the greatest way to run Congress or the country. “I’m disappointed we have to cancel the town hall meeting in Logan, but we’ll be up there again this month and try to find as many ways as we can to hear from constituents and get their input and feedback.” Rep. Bishop’s scheduled town hall meetings at the Farmington City Council Chambers and Riverdale Senior Center will continue as planned on Wednesday.
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