Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement after voting against the Continuing Resolution:
“I voted against today’s continuing resolution because morally I cannot continue to allow federal tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood, an organization participating in such horrific activities. Funding for woman’s services is extremely important, which is why our tax dollars should be redirected to the other 13,500 women’s clinics around the country.”
“As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I’m proud that our committee passed all 12 appropriations bills this year. We must move beyond continuing resolutions and restore the full appropriations process."
Washington, D.C. – Following the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement:
“The position as Speaker of the House is a very tough and thankless job. The speaker takes arrows for the House of Representatives every day. I am grateful for Speaker Boehner’s years of service to our country and wish him the best in his future endeavors. I am hopeful that our new Speaker will be able to unite the conference and further our conservative, fiscally responsible ideals.”
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement regarding Pope Francis’ address to Congress:
"In a city and institution that is far too often overrun with partisanship, it’s refreshing to unite for the visit of Pope Francis. He provides strength and inspiration to so many around the world, and we are honored that he could address Congress during his visit to the United States."
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding the passing of Elder Richard G. Scott:
"I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Elder Richard G. Scott. So many times through the years, he has spoken to my heart. My desk drawer is full of copies of his talks. He is an inspiring man, a great example to many around the world, and someone who will be greatly missed. My sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to the Scott Family at this difficult time."
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the Greater Sage Grouse would not be listed as a threatened or endangered species:
"While the Interior Department’s decision not to list the sage grouse is a small step in the right direction, I remain fearful that the Federal land use plans will be just as onerous as an ESA listing. I am fully confident that states are more motivated and better suited than the federal government to maintain healthy sage grouse populations. The fact that Fish and Wildlife has deemed a listing not necessary shows that the western states efforts at conservation have worked. The states have been successful at protecting the sage grouse while maintaining jobs and the economy, and the federal government should follow suit in their land management plans.”Read More
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Chris Stewart voted in favor of the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, which halts all federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year, while Congress conducts a full investigation into the organization’s activities. These funds would be redirected to more than 13,500 women’s clinics around the country. The bill passed the House of Representatives, 241-187. After voting in favor of the bill, Congressman Stewart released the following statement:
“As a father of 6 and grandfather of 7, I have witnessed the miracle of birth and value the sanctity of life. I’ve been terribly disturbed by the Planned Parenthood videos and reports of the organization’s inhumane practices. Anyone who watches these videos would be sickened by them, which is why I voted in favor of the Defund Planned Parenthood Act today. I continue to be committed to protecting the lives of the unborn, and support the full investigation into Planned Parenthood’s activities. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to take up this important bill.”
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement about the tragic flash floods in Hildale, Utah:
"My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the floods in Hildale. I’m grateful for the first responders and volunteers helping with the search and recovery efforts. My office stands ready to help in any way we can."
Washington, D.C. -- His Holiness Pope Francis will be speaking before Congress on September 24, 2015 as part of his visit to the United States. Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) has been given a limited number of tickets for a broadcast of the event on the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building. This is a great opportunity for Utahns wanting to take part in the Pope's visit to the United States.
Utahns that are interested in attending this Washington, D.C. event, can request tickets at: http://stewart.house.gov/tickets.Read More
SALT LAKE CITY – On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Congressman Chris Stewart will deliver books to the Salt Lake City Public Library, which have been donated from the Library of Congress. After presenting the books, Congressman Stewart, who is also a New York Times Best-Selling author, will read books to children at the library.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 4:00pm MT
WHERE: Salt Lake Public Library
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UtahRead More
323 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
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.
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