Jun 11, 2013 Press Release
Today, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a transfer of 100 acres of land from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to the city of Fruit Heights in Davis County. Co-sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), the Fruit Heights Land Conveyance Act, H.R. 993, is Stewart’s first piece of legislation to pass the House. The transferred land will be used by the city of Fruit Heights for a much needed expansion of the Kaysville cemetery.
Jun 10, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after the announcement from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to delist the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act:
Jun 6, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT), released the following statment regarding NSA phone monitoring:
May 23, 2013 Press Release
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment, held a hearing to examine ways to improve the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather forecasting, and to receive testimony on draft legislation to prioritize weather-related research. This hearing is particularly timely given the recent severe tornadoes in the mid-west, and super-storms like Hurricane Sandy.
May 22, 2013 Press Release
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) delivered a speech on the House Floor, paying tribute to Frances J. Monson. Sister Monson, wife of Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, passed away last week at the age of 85.
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: