May 22, 2013 Press Release
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) voted in favor of the Northern Route Approval Act, which allows Congress to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, bypassing the need for approval from the White House Administration. The Pipeline would bring crude oil from the Tar Sands of Alberta, Canada to refineries of the gulf coast in the United States. Stewart released the following statement after the passage of the bill:
May 21, 2013 Press Release
Members of the Utah Congressional Delegation – U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Reps. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), and Chris Stewart (R-Utah) – today met with General Mark Welsh, the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, to discuss a number of issues important to Utah, including sequestration and delivery of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) regrettably was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict.
May 17, 2013 Press Release
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) issued the following statement after the House voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
May 15, 2013 Press Release
Yesterday, Congressional Western Caucus Co-Chair Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), along with Chairman Steve Pearce (R-NM), Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT), Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO), and Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), introduced the State Mineral Revenue Protection Act, a bill that streamlines how mineral royalty payments are distributed to the state and federal government.
May 9, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee and a former military officer, released the following statement regarding today’s hearing on the Boston Marathon Bombings:
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).
May 3, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) visited two elementary schools in Washington County today, speaking to students about the Constitution. Over the past few months, elementary school classes wrote letters to Rep. Stewart asking questions about the Constitution. Based on their letters and questions, Riverside and Arrowhead Elementary schools were chosen as some of the “most outstanding” classes, and received a visit from the Congressman.
Apr 26, 2013 Press Release
Following the passage of the Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013, H.R. 1765, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement:
Apr 25, 2013 Press Release
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), chaired the Subcommittee on Environment hearing to provide Members an overview of the most important scientific, technical and economic factors that should guide climate-related decision-making.
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.