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Utah congressman Rob Bishop suffers stroke

Thomas Wright, Rob Bishop
Posted at 1:33 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 17:53:13-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah congressman Rob Bishop is stable and doing well after suffering a stroke Monday.

Bishop's office said the congressman was released from George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

"He expects to make a full recovery, and is back to his witty and dry humored self," said Bishops Chief of Staff Adam Stewart.

The 69-year-old senior member of Utah's congressional delegation, Bishop has represented the state's 1st congressional district since first being elected in 2003.

Before serving nearly two decades in Congress, Bishop served 16 years in the state legislature and was a public-school teacher for Box Elder High School.

During his time at the nation's capital, Bishop co-founded the 10th Amendment Task Force to promote the federal government giving more power to state governments.

Bishop is also known for dedicating much of his work to improving Hill Air Force Base and protecting Utah’s natural lands.

Earlier this year, Bishop introduced a bill celebrating Utah’s role in advancing women’s suffrage.

Rep. Bishop, who said his current term in the House would be his last, ran for Lieutenant Governor with Thomas Wright before the ticket lost out to Spencer Cox and Deidre Henderson.

Blake Moore won Bishop's seat in November's election.