U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Reps. Rob Bishop (UT-1), Jason Chaffetz (UT-3) and Chris Stewart (UT-2), today urged their colleagues in the United States Senate and House of Representatives to not support the Red Rocks Wilderness Act. The legislation, introduced by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), would mandate the creation of 9.4 million acres of designated wilderness areas in Utah, nearly one-fifth of the state’s entire land mass. These 9.4 million acres of new wilderness designation would come at a time when the federal government already owns 66 percent of Utah’s land.
Apr 18, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) that passed the House of Representatives today.
The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology today approved two important bills that improve the science behind regulatory decision-making at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Apr 10, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding the release of President Obama’s budget proposal.
Apr 10, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment introduced legislation to reform the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) scientific advisory processes. The bill, H.R.1422, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013, makes changes to the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) to enhance public participation, improve the process for selecting expert advisors, expand transparency requirements and limit non-scientific policy advice. Original cosponsors of the bill include: Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Vice Chairman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), Chairman Emeritus Ralph Hall (R-Texas), Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) and Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Mich.).
Apr 9, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart spent the two week recess traveling all over Utah, visiting with constituents. Look at following info-graphic to see his reach.
Mar 21, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) voted in favor of the Republican Budget that passed the House of Representatives today. Following the vote, he released the following statement:
Mar 20, 2013 Press Release
Today, the Subcommittee on Environment, which Rep. Chris Stewart chairs, held a hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) process for receiving independent scientific advice.
Mar 13, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) introduced The White House Tour Resolution, asking President Obama to refrain from taking more vacations at the taxpayers’ expense until he reopens the White House for tours.
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Reps. Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Chris Stewart (UT-02) have introduced legislation in the Senate and House, respectively, that would transfer 100 acres of land currently owned by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to the city of Fruit Heights in Davis County. The land will be used as a cemetery for the city. Fruit Heights currently has an agreement with neighboring Kaysville for burials, however due to the significant population growth the region has seen, Fruit Heights has been notified that its residents will soon no longer be able to be interred in the Kaysville cemetery.