While Congressman Rob Bishop did have some clear criticisms during his address at the Uintah Basin Energy Summit for the present efforts to thwart the U.S. from being a leader in energy production, he also shared some positive trends he sees happening. First, he said the public is finally recognizing and beginning to demand that overall spending come under control and that over the last three years the government has spent less. “That has not happened since the Korean War,” says Bishop. “It’s still deficit spending but...the trend is exciting.” Next, Bishop stated that in the last year and a half of this legislative session, 740 bills have been passed by House Committees. “That is 13 percent above the average of the last 25 years,” says Bishop. “So we are doing a few things right.” Of those 740 bills, 601 have passed the House which is double digits above the 25 year average. Of those 601 bills passed on, 212 passed the Senate. “That is an 84 percent increase over when Harry Reid was running the Senate,” shares Bishop. Oddly enough, of the 212 bills passed by the Senate, 219 bills were signed by President Obama, which Bishop said clearly include some of “mysterious origin.” During his address, Congressman Bishop expressed his adamant belief in Federalism to allow people to choose the life they want. He also stated his support for current Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.