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.
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.).