Not only is First District Republican Congressman Rob Bishop facing challenges from two Democrats this year, he is also opposed by two candidates from within his own party. Unemployment has been high in Bishop’s district, largely because of the cuts at ATK but Bishop says it is not just jobs he is worried about. On KVNU’s For the People program, Bishop said the country has a core responsibility to provide for the defense of its military. “And that’s also why it’s not just arguing about jobs that were lost here,” Bishop said, “and no those jobs have not been picked up anywhere else in the economy. “As far as what this Congress has done, to be honest we have passed 30 bills to try and spur private-sector job development as well as cut regulations coming from the federal government on the House side. The Senate has yet to talk about any of those 30 bills.” Republicans opposing Bishop are Jacqueline Smith and Leonard Joe Fabiano. Democrat candidates are Donna McAleer and Ryan Combe.
Bishop: cutbacks at ATK have not just affected jobs, but national defense too
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