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Stewart Votes to Protect Pregnant Workers

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Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) voted “YES” on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, H.R. 2694. This bill creates a stand-alone law that requires employer to provide a reasonable accommodation to known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Following the vote, Congressman Stewart issued the following statement: “Women shouldn't have to make the choice be... Read more »

Stewart Attends Historic Peace Agreement Signing

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Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) attended the historic signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House. This Peace Agreement, brokered by the United States and signed by Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain, will normalize relations and bring peace in the Middle East. Following the event, Rep. Stewart released the following statement: “It was an honor to attend this historic eve... Read more »

Stewart Statement on Executive Orders

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Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) issued the following statement on legislating by executive orders: "Following last week’s executive orders, it seems like democrats are ready to appreciate anew the separation of powers that provide checks and balances in our government. Although the President pointed out a legal authority for each of his executive orders, perhaps this would be a good time ... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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