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.
Mar 6, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) delivered a speech on the House floor expressing his support for the Second Amendment, Americans' right to keep and bear arms. He urged the White House to stop pushing its gun cotnrol agenda saying that, "stricter laws to ban guns will not solve problems,... [instead] we need to do a better job of enforcing the laws in place". The full text of the speech is available below and in the video above.
Mar 5, 2013 Press Release
Today, freshman Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) was named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment as part of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.
Feb 28, 2013 Press Release
Following the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, S. 47, Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-2) released the following statement:
Feb 26, 2013 Press Release
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-2) chaired his first hearing, the Subcommittee on Environment hearing titled, “Mid-Level Ethanol Blends: Consumer and Technical Research Needs”. Stewart is currently serving as the Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment as part of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-2), introduced his first piece of legislation, the 2013 Utah Land Sovereignty Act, which would prevent the extension or establishment of national monuments in Utah without authorization from Congress. This bill adds Utah to an agreement made in 1950 between the federal government and Wyoming.
Feb 14, 2013 Press Release
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), along with a bipartisan group of freshman members outlined a statement of principles to address the nation’s fiscal issues. This group of Republican and Democrat freshman members, led by Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) and Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) have been meeting over the past several weeks to develop a bipartisan statement of principles to address spending reforms, including Social Security, Medicare and tax reform. More than 2 dozen House members of both parties are active participants in this group.
Feb 12, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-02), issued the following statement after President Obama gave his 2013 State of the Union address:
Feb 7, 2013 Press Release
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-2), along with four other members of the Utah delegation, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, urging the Department to dispose of 5,423 acres of federal land in Utah that has been identified as suitable for disposal by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Feb 6, 2013 Press Release
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-02) released the following statement regarding the nomination of Sally Jewell as U.S. Department of Interior Secretary: