Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart

UTAH's 2nd DISTRICT

Stewart Asks for Congress to Protect Newborns Who Survive Abortions

2019/03/14

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) asked for the House of Representatives to immediately debate and vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act ensures any infant born alive after a failed/attempted abortion receives the same protection of law as any newborn and penalizes doctors who allow such infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn.

“This is the 19th time that House Democrats have rejected our call to save children born alive. It is unbelievable to me that there are people in this country who say that you can take a baby moments before they are born, or in the case of a botched abortion, take the life of a baby who has just been born.”- Rep. Chris Stewart 

Click here to view the Congressman’s request.

Rep. Stewart- Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Unanimous Consent

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President Signs Two Stewart Bills Into Law

2019/03/12

Washington, D.C.  Today S. 47, The Natural Resources Management Act. Included in this package are two of Congressman Stewart’s bills: The Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act and The Judgment Fund Transparency Act.

Following the President signing the bill into law, Rep. Stewart released the following statement:

“This legislation prioritized local voices and made public land decisions the correct way. I’d like to thank Ranking Member Bishop and President Trump for listening to Utahns and including two of my priorities. One bill provides increased transparency to the American people. The other will increase funding for Utah’s public education system. Two wins I think everyone can agree on.”- Rep. Chris Stewart

More about The Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act:

This legislation allows Utah's School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) to acquire certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land within limited portions of the Pony Express Resource Management Plan area for the benefit of Utah's public education institutions. SITLA would be permitted to acquire these lands, which have already been identified by BLM as available for disposal, by using outstanding land credits granted by the Utah Enabling Act.

More about The Judgment Fund Transparency Act:

This bill increases government transparency by requiring the Treasury Department to publicly disclose the following information about Judgement Fund Settlements: names of government agencies involved in the lawsuit, names of plaintiffs and counsels, the amounts awarded in the settlements, and a brief description of the facts of the claim. If payments are made to foreign governments, the Treasury Department must also publicly disclose: the method of payment, currency denominations used, and the name and location of each financial institution that is controlling the payment.

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Reps. Stewart and Krishnamoorthi’s KREMLIN Act Passes House with Bipartisan Support

2019/03/12

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) hailed the House passage of their bill, the Keeping Russian Entrapments Minimal and Limiting Intelligence Networks (KREMLIN) Act.

Prior to the vote, Rep. Stewart spoke on the House floor. Click here to view the Congressman’s remarks.

Video of Rep. Stewart Speaks on the House Floor - KREMLIN Act

 

More about the KREMLIN Act:

This bill requires the Director of National Intelligence to produce three intelligence assessments on the political intentions of Vladimir Putin’s regime in the wake of attempts to sabotage elections across the world. These assessments would address the intentions of Russian Federation political leadership toward potential military action against NATO members, potential responses to an enlarged United States or NATO presence in eastern Europe, and potential areas where the Russian government could exploit weaknesses and divisions amongst the governments of Western adversaries.

Russia is continuing its campaign to undermine democracies and our allies in NATO,” said Congressman Stewart.This bill is a common-sense measure that will help our country understand the breadth of actions undertaken by Russian agents to drive our alliances apart.

“In 2016, the health of American democracy was threatened by Russian attempts to interference in our elections.” said Congressman Krishnamoorthi. “Unfortunately, this danger remains as the Russian Federation continues to deploy many of the same tactics against our NATO allies across Europe, threatening our collective and national security. Today my colleagues and I took another step towards holding the Kremlin accountable by making sure that the United States, and our NATO allies are better prepared to thwart future attacks that aim to weaken our democratic institutions.

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Stewart Votes to Uphold Free and Fair Elections

2019/03/08

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Stewart voted against H.R. 1, the “For the People Act of 2019”. 

“H.R. 1 is the single worst bill we have considered since I’ve been in Congress. It is authoritarian and anti-free speech.”- Rep. Chris Stewart

About H.R. 1:

H.R. 1 is intended to expand access to the ballot box and “take big money out of politics”. One of the ways this bill attempts to accomplish this is by using federal tax dollars to fund elections. Small donations, for example, are given a 6:1 match from the Federal Government.

This legislation also grants additional federal jurisdiction to elections, by forcing states to adopt same-day and online voter registration. State voter ID laws are disregarded under H.R. 1, allowing sworn statements to take the place of other forms of ID at the voting booth. Despite these requirements, no additional protections against criminal fraud are added pertaining to elections. It also prohibits certain inaccurate statements regarding federal elections or candidates in federal elections.

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Rep. Stewart on Fox News- Your World With Neil Cavuto

2019/03/06

Rep. Stewart discusses Michael Cohen's return to the House Intelligence Committee and the Mueller Probe. 

"I hope everything is revealed to the American people."- Rep. Stewart regarding the Mueller Report.

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Stewart Reacts to New Advancements in Suicide Hotline

2019/03/06

Washington, D.C. – The preliminary report relating to Rep. Stewart’s suicide hotline bill, signed by the President last year, was released.

Stewart’s National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2345) asks the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  (SAMHSA), and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to conduct the following study:

  • Perform a cost and benefit analysis of using a three-digit dialing code for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system
  • Recommend the best three-digit number for this purpose
  • Examine the overall effectiveness of the current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Veterans Crisis Line and recommend ways to improve the current system.

The SAMHSA Hotline Improvement Act report goes into great detail about the hotline’s challenges, the benefits of a three-digit dialing code, and recommendations for improving the Lifeline including increased public education and improved infrastructure. The VA also released their report on the hotline.

The full report, including the three-digit number recommendation, is due to Congress in August.

“Too many people have been affected by suicide, including those in my home state of Utah. We must expend every effort possible to reverse this tragedy. I am excited to see progress being made to designate a 3-digit dialing code.”- Rep. Chris Stewart

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House Passes Bill Honoring Major Brent Taylor

2019/03/05

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed S. 49 which designates the outstation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden, Utah, as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation to honor his service and sacrifice to our country. 

Congressman Stewart was honored to bring this bill to the House floor. Prior to the vote, Rep. Stewart highlighted Major Brent Taylor during his floor speech. Click here for the Congressman’s remarks.

Video of Rep. Stewart Honors Major Brent Taylor on the House Floor

 

“Major Brent Taylor and his family paid the ultimate sacrifice. The naming of a building will never repay the debt our nation owes Major Taylor or his family, but it can stand as a humble reminder of the faithful man who lived—and died—in the service of his God, his family, and his country.”- Rep. Chris Stewart

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Rep. Stewart with Anderson Cooper

2019/02/27

Rep. Stewart joins Anderson Cooper prior to Michael Cohen's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.

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Stewart Bill to Raise Revenue for Utah Students Heads to President’s Desk

2019/02/27

Washington, D.C. – Last night, Congress passed S. 47, a package of public lands bills. Included in the package was Congressman Stewart’s bill that will provide millions in revenue directly benefiting Utah students.

The Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act (H.R. 418) would allow Utah's School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) to acquire certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land within limited portions of the Pony Express Resource Management Plan area for the benefit of Utah's public education institutions. SITLA would be permitted to acquire these lands, which have already been identified by BLM as available for disposal, by using outstanding land credits granted by the Utah Enabling Act.

“Advocating for Utah and our public education system is one of my highest priorities in Congress. This legislation allows SITLA to further its mission to provide critical funding for Utah schools. I thank my colleagues who voted in favor of supporting Utah and our young students.”- Rep. Chris Stewart

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Rep. Stewart Secures Utah Victories in Appropriations Bill

2019/02/26

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Chris Stewart secures funding for many programs and agencies impacting Utah, and specifically Utah’s 2nd Congressional District, in the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2019 (H.J. Res. 31). 

“Serving on the Appropriations Committee, I am able to fight for Utah and our priorities in a meaningful way that produces results. This bill is a great example of what can be accomplished through this process.”  – Rep. Chris Stewart

Please see below for Utah-specific requests that were included in the Appropriations bill:

  • $435 million for the reduction of hazardous fuels in national forests – Impacting the 3,887,624 acres of National Forest in Utah’s 2nd Congressional District by reducing the chances of catastrophic wildfire.
  •  $500 million to fully fund Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) – Providing funds to local governments to help offset losses in property taxes due to the non-taxable Federal lands in Utah’s 2nd Congressional District. 
  • Report language regarding the Healthy Lands Initiative – Seeking to maintain, improve or restore the health and productivity of western lands.
  • Full user fee funding of $712 million for FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products – Combatting the rise in underage tobacco use in Utah by Allowing the FDA to collect $712 million in user fees from tobacco companies for public health campaigns.
  • $48 million for a second mobile launcher – Increasing jobs in the aerospace industry in Utah.
  • Report language for the Technology Modernization Fund – Impacting critical technology in Utah.

 

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Rep. Stewart- Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Unanimous Consent

2019-03-14 16:04:58


Rep. Stewart Speaks on the House Floor - KREMLIN Act

2019-03-12 18:05:35


Rep. Stewart Denounces Bigotry on the House Floor 01/15/19

2019-03-05 23:59:21


Rep. Stewart Honors Major Brent Taylor on the House Floor

2019-03-05 22:53:45


Rep. Stewart on Anderson Cooper- 2/27/19

2019-03-12 15:33:17


02/13/19 Rep. Stewart Pro-Life Special Order

2019-02-13 23:10:54


Rep. Stewart Responds to the 2018 State of the Union Address

2018-01-31 03:32:07


Rep. Stewart Veterans Day

2017-11-09 18:43:06


Refugee Drive 2017

2017-06-27 22:05:41


Rep. Stewart Answers Questions from the Town Hall For All

2017-04-03 19:57:02


Rep. Stewart Reacts to President Trump's Congressional Address

2017-03-01 03:34:24


Rep. Stewart Previews President Trump's First Address to Congress

2017-02-28 15:24:23


Rep. Stewart Fights to Rescind BLM Planning 2.0 Rule, Asks for More Local Control

2017-02-07 22:00:41


Congressman Chris Stewart's Valentine's for Veterans Card Drive

2017-01-10 16:03:48


Rep. Stewart Discusses GOP Plan to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

2017-01-04 21:20:00


Rep. Stewart Reflects on the Attack of Pearl Harbor in Speech on the House Floor

2016-12-07 16:55:14


Rep. Stewart Recognizes Participants of the Freedmen's Bureau Records Project

2016-12-07 15:56:28


Rep. Stewart Urges Colleagues to Vote for his Veterans TRICARE Choice Act

2016-11-29 21:04:19


Rep. Chris Stewart Honors Fallen West Valley City Police Officer in Speech on the House Floor

2016-11-15 22:48:20


Congressman Stewart Launches Blanket Drive Benefitting Primary Children's Hospital

2016-10-07 17:38:33


Contact Information

323 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-9730
Fax 202-225-9627
stewart.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Appropriations

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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RobBishop

UTAH's 1st DISTRICT

JohnCurtis

UTAH's 3rd DISTRICT

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