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Rep. Stewart, House Intel Republicans Demand Transparency from Administration on Fall of Afghanistan

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Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) and fellow Republican members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) are demanding transparency from Secretaries of Defense and State regarding the rapid fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban. On August 15, 2021, Kabul, Afghanistan fell to the Taliban following President Biden’s withdrawal of all U.S. forces from the region. In accordance…

Rep. Stewart Introduces Bipartisan Search and Rescue Bill

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Today, Reps. Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Ed Case (D-HI) introduced the Public Lands Search and Rescue Act of 2022. This bipartisan legislation creates a grant program to assist states with the costs of buying, leasing, and maintaining life-saving search and rescue equipment. The program is intended to help with “remote search and rescue.” This is defined as an activity that utilizes,…

Bipartisan FORMULA Act Passes House

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Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) applauds the passage of the bipartisan Formula Act in the US House of Representatives. The Formula Act was introduced in the House by the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, Representative Earl Blumenaur (D-OR) along with the subcommittee’s Ranking Member, Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) and a growing list of additional cosponsors.…

Stewart, Owens, Romney Introduce Bill to Save Utah’s Great Salt Lake

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Today, Reps. Chris Stewart (UT-02) and Burgess Owens (UT-04) introduced the Great Salt Lake Recovery Act, legislation to study historic drought conditions and protect the long-term health of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Earlier this month, the Great Salt Lake dropped to its lowest level on record for the second time in a year, posing a threat to Utah’s environment and economy. This…

Rep. Stewart’s 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline Goes Live

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Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) announced that his legislation to designate 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for the national suicide prevention and mental health hotline will officially take effect on July 16, 2022. In 2020, Rep. Stewart introduced the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act with Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA). The legislation passed the House and Senate, and it was…

Rep. Stewart Defunds the Wuhan Institute of Virology

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The House Committee on Appropriations voted to advance a budget that would defund research labs in adversarial countries, including China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. The legislation would include defunding the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), which many believe is the origin point for COVID-19. Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) – a member of both the House Committee on Appropriations and…

Rep. Stewart Secures Critical Funding for Utah

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This year, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) secured critical funding for Utah through his role on the House Committee on Appropriations. This committee – comprised of 33 Democrats and 26 Republicans – is responsible for funding the federal government’s vital activities to keep the United States safe, strong, and moving forward. “It is a great responsibility to serve on such a powerful…

Rep. Stewart Joins School Security Bill

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Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) co-sponsored Rep. Burgess Owens’s (R-UT) Securing Our Students Act. This legislation would redirect unused American Rescue Plan funding to help identify and implement evidence-based school safety measures. Of the $122 billion appropriated to America’s K-12 schools in last year’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, 93% remains unspent. “There may not be a…

Reps. Stewart and Krishnamoorthi Lead Colleagues in Bipartisan Letter Calling on Biden Admin to Address Global Food Crisis

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Reps. Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence led five of their colleagues in a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. The letter outlines their concerns about the impacts of Russia’s unjustified invasion of Ukraine on the growing global food crisis and their consequences for American national…

Rep. Stewart Introduces Bill to Stop Biden from Ceding Power to WHO

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Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) introduced legislation that would stop President Biden from moving power and control from America’s government to the World Health Organization (WHO). The bill would also defund U.S. contributions to the WHO unless the international organization takes steps to hold China accountable for the origin of COVID-19. “President Biden must be stopped from handing…

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