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Stewart Reintroduces Fairness For All Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) reintroduced the Fairness for All Act (FFA). This legislation aims to protect everyone’s dignity in public spaces. It harmonizes religious freedom and LGBT rights by amending the Civil Rights Act, protecting religious freedom in the workplace, protecting the rights of LGBT individuals, and preserving 1st amendment rights. “It is hard to re... Read more »

Stewart Proposes Plan to Address National Debt

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) introduced the Debt Control Through Budget Reconciliation Act of 2021. This legislation establishes annual debt-to-GDP targets that would gradually reduce the public debt over the next 30 years to approximately 50 percent of GDP (the average annual debt-to-GDP level over the past 30 years). The CBO projects that the nation’s debt to GDP ra... Read more »

Stewart Combats Global Gender-Based Violence

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Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) joined Reps. Meng (D-NY), Frankel (D-FL), Diaz-Balart (R-FL), and Houlahan (D-PA) in introducing the Safe from the Start Act. This bipartisan bill would help improve U.S. efforts to combat gender-based violence in humanitarian emergencies across the globe. Following the bill’s introduction, Congressman Stewart issued the following statement: “America will always d... Read more »

Stewart Honors Ghost Army Veterans

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Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) and Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH) introduced the Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal Act. This bipartisan legislation honors two top-secret WWII United States Army units that specialized in tactical deceptions with the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress's highest expression of national appreciation. Due to the classified nature, the soldiers of the Ghost Army and ... 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 »

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 »

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