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Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) penned an op-ed in the Deseret News on unity and working towards a “more perfect union”. “I believe we can safeguard our nation and institutions by taking responsibility for what is broken and working to listen in good faith.” – Rep. Chris Stewart The full op-ed is available here and below: A hero of mine, Abraham Lincoln, led this country through a time when our ... Read More »

Stewart Applauds Dept. of Interior's Washington County Plan

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Today, after three years of working with state and local officials, Congressman Stewart (UT-02) is pleased to see the U.S. Department of Interior’s Record of Decision (ROD) on the Washington County, Utah Mojave Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). “Renewing the Habitat Conservation Plan for Mojave Desert tortoises is a great win for Southern Utah. This HCP is a model of cooperation bet... Read More »

Stewart Renames Utah Bombing Range to Honor Bishop

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) introduced a bill to rename the Utah Test and Training Range to the Bishop Utah Test and Training Range, in honor of Former-Congressman Rob Bishop. Following the bill’s introduction, Rep. Stewart released the following statement. “Throughout his time in Congress, Mr. Bishop was a strong and consistent advocate for Hill Air Force Base, Uta... Read More »

The Biggest Threat To Our Country Is Misinformation

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Access to the most sensitive intelligence on earth has given me a unique perspective of the threats facing America. My six years of service on the House Intelligence Committee has allowed me to travel the world, from Moscow to Western China. Because of this, I’m often asked, “What is the greatest threat facing our country?” People expect me to list China, Russia, North Korea, perhaps even socialis... Read More »

House Passes Bill to Name Federal Courthouse After Former Senator Hatch

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Today, the House passed legislation to name the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City in honor of former Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT). Following the bill’s passage, Rep. Stewart issued the following statement: “Senator Hatch served the people of Utah with great honor and dedication for 42 years in the U.S. Senate. He and his wife, Elaine, made great sacrifices for our country, for which I am forever gra... Read More »

Stewart Reintroduces PARC Act

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Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-02) reintroduced the Provide Access and Retain Continuity (PARC) Act. The PARC Act would direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into agreements with States to allow continued operation of facilities and programs that have been determined to have a direct economic impact on tourism, mining, timber, or general transportation in the State and which would otherwise... Read More »

Stewart Reintroduces Utah Land Sovereignty Act

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Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-02) reintroduced the Utah Land Sovereignty Act. The Utah Land Sovereignty Act would prohibit the further extension or establishment of national monuments in Utah except by express authorization of Congress. Following reintroduction, Congressman Stewart issued the following statement: "Utah is a public land state with amazing national parks and monuments. There is no n... Read More »

Stewart Introduces Legislative Package to Protect Utah’s Rural Counties

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Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) and U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced the More Opportunities for Rural Economies (MORE) Grants Package. This bipartisan and bicameral legislative package helps level the playing field for rural communities in areas with large amounts of federal land. The federal government manages roughly 28 percent of the 2.27 bi... Read More »

Stewart and Colleagues Introduce Bill to Ban Malign Chinese Companies from Exploiting U.S. Financial Markets

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Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT), alongside Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI), introduced the American Financial Markets Integrity and Security Act. This bill would prohibit any Chinese companies from accessing U.S. capital markets if they are listed on the U.S. Department of Commerce Entity List or the U.S. Department of Defense list of Communist Chinese military companies. In add... Read More »

Stewart Named Negotiator for Defense Bill

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Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02), a senior Member of the House Budget Committee, was chosen to serve on a conference committee for the House and Senate versions of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (FY21 NDAA). This committee is charged with getting our national defense policy signed into law to ensure that Department of Defense has the resources and authorities needed to de... Read More »

Stewart's National Suicide Hotline Designation Act Becomes Law

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Today, President Donald Trump signed Rep. Chris Stewart’s (UT-02) National Suicide Hotline Designation Act into law. Following the President’s signing, Rep. Stewart issued the following statement: “Today's signing is the culmination of years of work by many. What started as a Utah-based initiative, led by Rep. Steve Eliason and Utah State Sen. Daniel Thatcher, has now become a reality. Being able... Read More »

Stewart Proposes New National Park in Utah

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Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) reintroduced the Grand Staircase Escalante Enhancement Act (H.R. 8446) which aims to create Utah’s sixth national park, the Escalante Canyons Park and Preserve. Rep. Stewart originally introduced this legislation in the 115th congress (H.R. 4558). Following the bill’s introduction, Congressman Stewart released the following statement: “Whether you want guaranteed access... Read More »

Stewart and Fellow China Task Force Members Release Report on Combatting CCP Malign Behavior

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Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) and fellow China Task Force (CTF) members released its report which serves as a policy action plan for Congress and the Administration to better combat the multifaceted challenge presented by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The CTF was made up of 15 Members of Congress representing 11 committees and focused on six key elements of the challenge: ideological comp... Read More »

American capitalism isn’t perfect, but it is worth defending

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In the first two installments of this three-part series, I defended American exceptionalism and American patriotism. In this, the third and final installment, I must defend another important idea that has fallen out of favor: American capitalism. Though imperfect, free market capitalism has been an incredibly powerful force for good in the world. The combination of liberal democracy and free marke... Read More »

Stewart’s National Suicide Hotline Bill Heads to President’s Desk

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Today, Congressman Chris Stewart’s (UT-02) National Suicide Hotline Designation Act and Suicide Prevention Act passed the House. The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act has now passed the Senate, House, and will now head to the President’s Desk to become Law. The Suicide Prevention Act will now be taken up in the Senate. Following passage of these two bills, Congressman Stewart issued the fol... Read More »

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