House Passes Bishop’s Border Bill

Salt Lake Tribune Washington Correspondent Thomas Burr

(KCPW News) The House of Representatives delivered a big victory for Utah Congressman Rob Bishop this week, voting to pass legislation he’s long been pushing to allow border patrol agents to bypass environmental laws. He and other Republicans say it’s needed to protect the border by having full access to public lands, but Democrats clearly believe otherwise. Every Friday we talk with Thomas Burr, Washington Correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune and author of Political Cornflakes, a daily online round-up of Utah politics. KCPW’s Jeff Robinson spoke with him about what Bishop’s bill would do.

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