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 are limited. For more information and to register, visit Congressman Stewart’s website: stewart.house.gov/summit.
Monday, March 26, 2018
8:30am -1:00pm (Registration begins at 7:45 am)
Joseph Smith Memorial Building
15 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Ambassador Faycal Gouia, Ambassador of Tunisia to the United States
Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah)
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)
Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC)
Byron York, Chief Political Correspondent for the Washington Examiner
Jeannie Johnson, Assistant Professor at Utah State University
M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D., President and Founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement after President Trump’s State of the Union Address:
“The state of our union is strong and getting stronger. Last year we made meaningful progress as a country and this year we will do the same. Tax reform is benefitting millions of hardworking Americans, our economy is thriving and more jobs are being created. At the same time, we are rebuilding our military and working to defeat terrorist around the world. But, we still have a lot of work to do. I’m looking forward to working with President Trump and my democratic colleagues to better help the American people.”
Congressman Stewart also released the following video message:Read More
“Tonight’s vote on a continuing resolution (CR) highlights the country’s broken budget and appropriations process. While I voted to keep the government open, today will be the last time I support a CR. As a member of the Appropriations Committee I have a duty and obligation to oversee how the government spends the people’s money. We must return to a process that ensures our sacred tax dollars are used properly.”
Washington, D.C. – 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, America currently faces an array of threats, more complicated than anything we have endured in the past. In order to keep U.S. interests and troops abroad safe from harm, we must ensure that our intelligence community has the tools it needs to provide imperative intelligence to our soldiers.”
“I’m deeply disturbed by the deception and misinformation that has been put forward by those opposing this bill. It is not bulk collection of information. It is not a program that targets Americans. It is about foreign terrorists on foreign soil and keeping the homeland safe. Section 702 of FISA is one of the most critical national security tools used by our intelligence community. I am pleased that the House passed the reauthorization today, and I urge my colleagues in the Senate to act quickly to ensure our intelligence community is not left operating in the dark.”
Salt Lake City, UT – Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) is hosting a Valentine’s Day Card Drive to thank and honor our Utah veterans.
Utahns are invited to mail or drop off Valentine’s Day cards for veterans to Congressman Stewart’s Salt Lake City or St. George offices through February 9, 2018. Congressman Stewart and his staff will deliver the cards in person to Veteran’s Homes in Salt Lake City and St. George.
“As a former Air Force pilot, I know firsthand about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families,” Stewart said. “Sending a Valentine’s Day card is one small way for us to thank our nation’s heroes and let them know we care about them on the day we celebrate those we love.”
WHAT: Congressman Stewart’s Valentines for Veterans Card Drive
WHEN: Now through February 9, 2018
WHERE: Mail or Drop off cards to: Congressman Stewart’s Utah Offices
Salt Lake City Office:
420 East South Temple #390
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
St. George Office:
253 W. St. George Boulevard, #100
St. George, UT 84770
Cards will be delivered to the William J. Christofferson Veteran Home in Salt Lake City and the Ivins Veterans Home in Ivins, Utah.
You can download a flier HERE.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement after voting in favor of the House-Senate conference committee report to accompany the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
“Today, we made history by passing the largest overhaul of tax reform since 1986. The new tax code is simple, fair, and focused on helping the American people by creating more jobs and bigger paychecks. It will change lives, energize our country, and get our economy thriving again.”
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) introduced legislation to create Utah’s sixth National Park, Escalante Canyons Park and Preserve, H.R. 4558.
“With their deep narrow canyons, high plateaus, sheer cliffs, incredible vistas, and vibrant colors, the Escalante Canyons are a crown jewel in the state,” Rep. Stewart said. “Escalante Canyons National Park is a win-win for those wanting conservation and access. It’s a win-win for those who want to share the beauty of this state but also to preserve the local culture that is so important to our communities. Additionally, this bill gives locals a stronger voice in how their backyard is managed.”
“There is a reason I live in Utah. I love it here! I love to ski. I love to hike and rock climb. I love these lands. I want to preserve them, and I believe Utahans are better suited to manage our lands than bureaucrats back in Washington.”
Specifically the Grand Staircase Escalante Enhancement Act:
For a PDF copy of the bill, click here.
Salt Lake City, Utah – Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement on the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments:
“The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument resides in my district. I have seen firsthand the damage that the monument has caused to the local economy. My constituents have been in a desperate need of change, and today President Trump delivered.”
“President Trump had the courage that no other president had. He listened to local voices that had been left out of the decision-making process for too long. On behalf of the county commissioners, the state legislators who represent the area, and the entire federal delegation, we say thank you, Mr. President.”Read More
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Oregon) introduced the Victims’ Voice and Transparency Act. This legislation allows victims of sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill to release the names of the accused and the settlement payment amounts, if they so choose.
Currently, victims are required to sign a nondisclosure agreement as part of the settlement process through the Office of Compliance. This legislation would remove this requirement, giving the victim the option to speak.
“Victims of sexual misconduct deserve a voice and the American people deserve the utmost level of transparency,” Stewart said. “I have been disheartened to see the frequency of sexual harassment and assault incidents in the news. This culture of silence is unacceptable. We must continue shedding light on this issue so victims can be heard.”
“I’m proud to introduce bipartisan legislation that will lift the secrecy surrounding taxpayer-funded sexual harassment settlements, and give victims the right to talk about their experiences publicly,” Bonamici said. “The current requirement that victims enter into nondisclosure agreements creates a dangerous culture of secrecy and silence. Victims should not be required to sign away their rights in exchange for justice. The American people deserve a transparent government and they should know about the actions of their elected representatives.”
The Office of Compliance oversees the House of Representatives, the Senate, Capitol Police, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, the Office of the Attending Physician, the Office of the Congressional Accessibility Services, and also includes employees working in district or state offices as well as those in Washington, DC.
For a PDF copy of the bill, click here.
Washington, D.C. – 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 Congressional District will receive a $1,445 tax cut. The majority are also going to be able to complete their taxes on a postcard sized tax form. The standard deduction is going to increase significantly, keeping more money in your pocket. The child tax credit will increase, providing you with more support for your family. Tax benefits are being preserved, helping you afford some of life’s most important investments. All while you are enjoying the benefits of a strong and growing American economy.”
“This new tax code will change lives, energize our country, and get our economy thriving again. Once tax reform passes in the Senate, you are going to see a remarkable difference.”
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Chris Stewart is the Congressman from Utah’s Second Congressional District. He is a No. 1 New York Times best-selling and national award-winning author, world-record-setting Air Force pilot, and the former owner/CEO of a small business.
Chris is one of ten children and grew up on a dairy farm in Cache Valley. He graduated from Utah State University, where he earned his degree in economics. Upon graduation, Chris joined the United States Air Force where he was the Distinguished Graduate (top of his class) in both Officer Training School and Undergraduate Pilot Training. He served for fourteen years as a pilot in the Air Force, flying both rescue helicopters and the B-1B bomber. He holds three world speed records, including the world’s record for the fastest non-stop flight around the world.
Chris is a prolific author having written 17 books, several of which have become national best-sellers, and have been published in six different countries.
Before being elected to Congress, Chris served as president and CEO of the Shipley Group, a nationally recognized firm for consulting expertise in energy and the environment. He and his wife, Evie, are the parents of six children.
Chris now serves as a member of House Appropriations Committee.
@saltlakechamber Happy that I could join all the way from DC! Thanks for having me and enjoy the rest of the conference.