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Stewart Introduces Washington County Conservation Bill

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Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) introduced the Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan Expansion Act, H.R. 7815. This bill renews the Mojave Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan, expands the Red Cliff Desert Reserve, authorizes the Northern Corridor route, and clarifies the sovereign independent status of the Shivwits Band of Paiutes. “The HCP has been successful at recovering tort... Read More »

Stewart and Matsui Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect 340B Hospitals During the Declared Health Emergency

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Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced a bill to provide temporary waivers for certain 340B program eligibility requirements due to the COVID-19 health emergency. This bill will protect 340B hospitals, including Utah’s Beaver Valley Hospital, University of Utah Hospital, Garfield Memorial Hospital, Primary Children’s, and others, from losing their ... Read More »

Religious liberty is at the heart of Pioneer Day

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July is the month in which we in Utah celebrate both the birth of the United States of America and the arrival of the pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley. I love celebrating both of these important anniversaries so close together. Our forebears who arrived in Salt Lake on July 24, 1847, like the pilgrims centuries before, were fleeing religious persecution and seeking a place where they could freely ... Read More »

Rep. Stewart Secures Utah Victories in Appropriations Committee

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Chris Stewart secures funding for many programs and agencies impacting Utah, and specifically Utah’s 2nd Congressional District, in the House Appropriations Committee. Rep. Stewart’s FY21 priorities include job creation, Utah’s public lands, healthcare, and national defense. “One of the fundamental duties of Congress is controlling the purse strings of the Federal Go... Read More »

Stewart's Suicide Prevention Bills Pass Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce unanimously passed Rep. Chris Stewart’s (UT-02) National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, H.R. 4194, and Suicide Prevention Act, H.R. 5619. Following the committee’s markup, these two bills will now be considered on the House Floor. Following the committee’s markup and passage of the bill, Congressman Stewart released the followi... Read More »

As China shows its true colors, America must unite against the real threat

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Anyone who still thinks of China and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as a viable business partner is sadly mistaken. It is not a country that values human rights, freedom or mutual respect among nations. The reality is, the world has a China problem and it’s time we found the fortitude to deal with it. Consider the reality of CCP rule. More than a million Chinese Muslim Uighurs are imprisoned in... Read More »

Rep. Chris Stewart: Amid protests and reform, we truly need ‘liberty and justice for all’

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This is a critical moment in our nation’s history. At a time when we should be unifying with one another, we are instead demonizing each other, creating a perception that the world is filling with darkness and fear. But I will never quit believing that most people are good. If we ever quit believing that, we lose our ability to solve our most pressing problems. With the eruption of pain and anger ... Read More »

Stewart Reacts to Supreme Court Decision on Title VII Cases

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Washington, D.C. – Today, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal for employers to discriminate because of a person's sex, also covers sexual orientation and transgender status. The ruling provides expanded federal protections to LGBT workers but leaves unanswered questions about protections for religious Americans. In December 2019, Cong... Read More »

Stewart Calls for Action on Suicide Prevention

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Washington, D.C.–Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) spoke on the House floor urging his colleagues to pass National Suicide Hotline Designation Act under unanimous consent. This call for action comes after nearly three years of work raising awareness for the dire need of this easy to remember three-digit dialing code. “This will save thousands of lives, especially now, in the midst of this o... Read More »

Stewart Leads Bipartisan Call to Preserve Mental Health Services for LGBTQ Youth Throughout Pandemic

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Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) along with Chellie Pingree (D-ME) led 42 colleagues in a letter requesting that Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) utilize its funding and resources from the CARES Act to support the more than six million LGBTQ youth in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their bipartisan letter detailed the importance of SAMHSA w... Read More »

Stewart Votes “NO” on Pelosi’s $3 Trillion Socialist Wish List & Proxy Voting Scheme 2.0

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– Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) voted against Speaker Pelosi’s Partisan Wish List (H.R. 6800) and Proxy Voting Scheme 2.0 (H. Res. 965). After refusing to bring Congress back to work, Speaker Pelosi authored these bills with help from her Democratic colleagues behind closed doors, leaving House Republicans in the dark. Following the vote, Congressman Stewart issued the following statem... Read More »

Reps. Stewart and Matsui Lead Bipartisan Push to Preserve 340b Eligibility for Hospitals

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Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), along with 121 colleagues, sent a letter to Congressional Leadership asking for temporary flexibility with 340B Drug Pricing Program requirements to preserve hospitals eligibility for the program amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “This program has allowed many facilities, especially in my district, to better serve our commun... Read More »

Stewart Selected as a Member of the China Task Force

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Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) was selected by Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) to join the China Task Force. This committee was created to address the Chinese cross-jurisdictional threat by bringing together key members from the most relevant committees. China has been a geopolitical threat well before the coronavirus. The past few weeks have only increased the urgency to address the exis... Read More »

Stewart's Latest Op-Ed in the Deseret News

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Are we underestimating the human costs of the lockdown strategy? In case you missed it—Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) recently wrote an op-ed in the Deseret News addressing the economic fallout of a global lockdown and the impact it's having on mental health, global poverty, and national security. "It is imperative that we measure the public health impact of virus containment against the very r... Read More »

Stewart Urges Adoption of National Suicide Hotline in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

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Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) joined a bipartisan, bicameral push in Congress with 22 U.S. Senators and 17 U.S. Representatives to include H.R. 4194, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, in the next COVID-19 relief package. Rep. Stewart's bipartisan legislation would designate 9-8-8 as the three-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. Stewart ... Read More »

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