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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…

Stewart Named Negotiator for Defense Bill

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Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02), a senior Member of the House Budget Committee, was chosen to serve on a conference committee for the House and Senate versions of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (FY21 NDAA).  This committee is charged with getting our national defense policy signed into law to ensure that Department of Defense has the resources and…

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…

Rep. Stewart to Host the Stewart Security Summit

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Salt Lake City, UT – Rep. Chris Stewart will host his fourth annual “Stewart Security Summit – Defining America’s Role in the World” on Monday, March 26 at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.  Speakers will discuss America's role in national security, foreign relations, the importance of a free press and much more. Registration is free, but spots…

FISA Reauthorization Passes the House

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Today, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 passed the House of Representatives with Congressman Chris Stewart’s (R-Utah) support. This bipartisan reauthorization permits the U.S. government to target foreign citizens located overseas to obtain foreign intelligence information. “As I said on the House Floor this morning,…

Final Version of the National Defense Authorization Act Passes the House

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Today, the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the House of Representatives, with Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) serving as a conferee. The bill rebuilds our military through equipment modernization and improves readiness. It also reforms the way that the Pentagon does business and gives them the tools they need to make better, more responsible…

Rep. Stewart Introduces Legislation to Stop Leaks of Classified Information

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Today, Rep. Stewart (R-Utah) introduced H.R. 3448 to prevent the leaking of classified information. The Classified Information Protection Act simplifies existing law and imposes penalties for unauthorized disclosure for classified information. “Leaking of classified information harms our nation’s credibility and undermines the brave men and women who protect our national…

Rep. Stewarts Statement on Passage of the Make America Secure Appropriations Act

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After the passage of the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement: “We have worked long and hard on passing the 12 appropriations bills out of the House Appropriations Committee. Today, we passed the first four appropriations bills on the House Floor. These bills keep…

National Defense Authorization Act Passes the House of Representatives

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Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement today, after the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the House of Representatives. “After years of cuts, we are finally beginning to rebuild and provide more for our national defense. We have too many planes grounded, troops untrained, and ships out of service. We live in a perilous time in an ever-changing…

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