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Stewart Reintroduces Budget Process Reform

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Today, Representative Chris Stewart (R-UT) reintroduced legislation requiring that the annual Presidential budget provide an estimate of the per taxpayer cost of the deficit and of the public debt. This proposal encourages more responsible government spending, increases fiscal transparency for taxpayers, and holds legislators accountable for how they spend taxpayer…

Tax Reform Passes House

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Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. “For the first time in decades we are able to provide the American people with a dramatic new tax code that is simple and fair. Utahans deserve more jobs, fairer taxes and bigger paychecks.” “An average family of four living in Utah’s 2nd…

Rep. Stewarts Washington County Northern Corridor Bill Passes Out of Committee

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Today, Rep. Chris Stewart’s (R-Utah) bill, the Washington County, Utah, Public Lands Management Implementation Act (H.R. 2423) passed out of the Natural Resources Committee.    “This is a big win for my constituents in Washington County,” Stewart said. “This bill will finally allow for further transportation development to accommodate growth in one of…

Rep. Stewart Introduces The Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act

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Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) introduced The Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act, which will ensure continued access to national parks and help preserve jobs for outfitters, guides and other seasonal employees. The Department of Labor finalized rules in 2014 that established a new minimum wage and overtime hours for businesses operating under…

Rep. Chris Stewart Leads Charge Towards Energy Independence

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Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment, led a key hearing, moving one step closer to getting the Keystone XL Pipeline approved. The Keystone pipeline would bring crude oil from the Tar Sands of Alberta, Canada to refineries of the gulf coast in the United States. Today’s joint Environment and Energy Subcommittee hearing reviewed the environmental and science aspects of the Keystone XL project, with a specific focus on the State Department’s recently released Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS).

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