Congressman Chris Stewart

Representing the 2nd District of Utah
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Chris Stewart HealthcareOur health care and insurance systems need reform. In 2010, Congress enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as ObamaCare. The Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that the penalty assessed to individuals who fail to purchase insurance is a tax. As a former small business owner in Davis County, I see and understand the stresses that this tax penalty is forcing upon business owners throughout our district. Not only are jobs being killed by the implementation of Obamacare but it is crushing economic activity. The purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to drive insurance premiums down. But instead we see the exact opposite - some premiums rising as much as 400 perecent. This makes ObamaCare the largest tax increase on the American people. As your Congressman, I will work to defund, repeal and replace Obamacare. To learn more about what I have specifically done to defund and repeal Obamacare, click here.

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Jan 13, 2017 Press Release
Today, the House of Representatives passed a resolution that allows Congress to begin the process of repealing and replacing Obamacare. Following its passage, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement:
Nov 7, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) led a group of Members of Congress in sending a letter to Speaker Ryan, urging him to initiate a lawsuit on behalf of the House to stop the Obama Administration’s illegal bailout of insurance companies participating in Obamacare.
Jul 14, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) secured $300 million dollars for the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program, to ensure that the next generation of pediatric physicians receive vital specialized training. Stewart secured this funding in the Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS) Appropriations Bill, while also securing a $569 Million cut in overall spending from last year’s appropriations bill.
Jul 11, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) have sent a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’ investigative arm, requesting a review of federal and state oversight of sober homes.
Jul 8, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement regarding the Zika related fatality in Salt Lake County today.
Jun 23, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) lead a bi-partisan group of 61 Members of Congress urging the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to allow smaller traditional compounding pharmacies to continue compounding prescription drugs for healthcare providers to use in their offices.
Mar 8, 2016 In The News
Washington D.C. has a funny habit of using an emergency as an excuse to spend more money while also growing the size and power of government. This often results in more bloated bureaucracy and wasted tax dollars. The President’s Zika request may be an example of this. He recently asked Congress for $1.9 billion to fight the Zika Virus. Yes, the Zika outbreak is a serious concern. But 1.9 billion dollars is a lot of money. His request is also far too broad, and could in fact allow him to direct money to programs and activities that have nothing to do with Zika.
Feb 3, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) introduced legislation to combat the Zika virus. The Zika Response and Safety Act gives flexibility to our federal agencies, allowing them to use funds allocated to fight the Ebola virus to also research and fight the Zika virus.
Jan 6, 2016 Press Release
Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined the House in passing a bill that fully repeals Obamacare and fully defunds Planned Parenthood.
Jun 25, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congresman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement in reponse to the Supreme Court's ruling on King v. Burwell: