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Economy and Jobs

As a former small business owner, my employees were like my own family. I know many Utahns that are suffering through what has become the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression.

I've learned that if you want to restore hope for the American worker, give them a job. Foster an environment where jobs are being created and the economy is growing. It's American small businesses that are moving our economy forward. I will continue to work to create an environment that favors job creation, small businesses and a strong economy. 

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Nov 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

“For the first time in decades we are able to provide the American people with a dramatic new tax code that is simple and fair. Utahans deserve more jobs, fairer taxes and bigger paychecks.”

Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Today, Rep. Chris Stewart’s (R-Utah) bill, the Washington County, Utah, Public Lands Management Implementation Act (H.R. 2423) passed out of the Natural Resources Committee.  

 “This is a big win for my constituents in Washington County,” Stewart said. “This bill will finally allow for further transportation development to accommodate growth in one of the fastest growing areas in the nation. Thank you to Chairman Bishop and the Natural Resources Committee for passing this bill. I am looking forward to it being brought to the House Floor.”

Jun 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) introduced The Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act, which will ensure continued access to national parks and help preserve jobs for outfitters, guides and other seasonal employees.

Sep 14, 2016 Press Release
Today, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading advocate for small businesses, awarded Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) with its Guardian of Small Business Award for his outstanding support of America’s small business owners.
Mar 18, 2016 Press Release
This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) with the Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-jobs, pro-growth policies.
Jan 15, 2016 Press Release
Today, the Obama administration announced that it is freezing all new coal production on public lands, leading to significantly increased energy costs, lost jobs and a decrease in energy production. Following the announcement, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement:
Nov 6, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement that the administration has rejected the proposal for the Keystone XL pipeline. This project, which has been under review for seven years, would bring crude oil from Alberta, Canada to the gulf coast.
Sep 17, 2014 Press Release
Today, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) honored Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) as a recipient of the Guardian of Small Business Award for his strong record of supporting pro-business, pro-growth legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.
May 7, 2013 Press Release
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment, led a key hearing, moving one step closer to getting the Keystone XL Pipeline approved. The Keystone pipeline would bring crude oil from the Tar Sands of Alberta, Canada to refineries of the gulf coast in the United States. Today’s joint Environment and Energy Subcommittee hearing reviewed the environmental and science aspects of the Keystone XL project, with a specific focus on the State Department’s recently released Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS).
Apr 10, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding the release of President Obama’s budget proposal.