Congressman Chris Stewart

Representing the 2nd District of Utah
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Defense and National Security

Chris Stewart National SecurityI believe that the fundamental responsibility of the federal government is to provide for our mutual defense. Recent world events in the Middle-east and North Africa illustrate that we still live in a dangerous world. Hostilities are growing in many corners of the world. History assures us that another security crisis will come. When it does, it is absolutely essential that we be prepared. We must keep our military strong. We must provide our troops with the tools that they need to succeed.

President Obama has neglected the military during his administration. As recent events in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria have shown, the world is not ready for a smaller U.S. military. Now we have seen what happens when the U.S. refuses to honor its obligation as the world’s only superpower, a nation that has stood for something rare and exceptional for generations. 

As an Air Force veteran and your Congressman, I am dedicated to ensuring your security and well-being. I can guarantee that no stone will remain unturned as I work to protect American families. Additionally, I am fully aware of the need for government scrutiny and have committed myself to pursuing responsible military spending. By closing overseas bases and streamlining operations, the military can sustain some reductions in spending without hurting national security. I am fully dedicated to safeguarding American safety both home and abroad.

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More on Defense and National Security

Feb 14, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after the resignation of National Security Advisor, General Flynn:
Jan 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Rep. Mike Pompeo as the CIA Director:

“Mike Pompeo has become a good friend as we’ve worked closely together on the House Intelligence Committee. He will be a tremendous CIA Director at a very important time in our nation’s history. I look forward to continuing to partner with him as we work on intelligence issues.”


Jan 10, 2017 Press Release
Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence announced that Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) will serve as the Chairman of the Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture Subcommittee.
Jul 15, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and the House Intelligence Committee approved the release of 28 pages reviewed by the 9/11 Commission that had previously been classified.
Jun 24, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart will host his annual conference, “America’s Role in the World” on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the University of Utah.
May 31, 2016 Page
We hope you'll be able to attend Congressman Stewart's Conference discussing "America's Role in the World" on Friday, July 29, 2016.
Friday, July 29, 2016 
8:30am - 2:00pm (Registration begins at 8:00am)
May 18, 2016 Press Release
Today, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the House of Representatives with key provisions that are critical for Utah. The bill provides for state management of Sage-Grouse, includes Rep. Chris Stewart’s bill that strengthens Utah’s Test and Training Range, and includes land exchanges that will be a boon to Utah’s public education funding.
Mar 22, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement regarding the terrorist attacks in Brussels:
Feb 23, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a former Air Force bomber pilot and a member of the House Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement after President Obama announced his plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility:
Dec 31, 2015 Press Release
As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined his committee colleagues in opening an investigation into the Obama Administration's practice of spying on members of Congress and some friendly foreign leaders.