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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 »

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 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 »

Stewart Votes to Replenish Critical COVID-19 Relief

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– Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) voted in favor of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. This bill provides critical relief to American small businesses, extra support to our healthcare system, and allows for expanded testing. Following the vote, Rep. Stewart issued the following statement: “This additional rescue package is critical to our future, but it come... Read more »

Stewart Supports Coronavirus Rescue Package

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This bill was passed unanimously by the Senate on March 25th and will now head to the White House for President Trump’s signature. This legislation will provide desperately needed resources to healthcare providers and patients, relief to American workers, families, small businesses and indust... Read more »

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