Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart

UTAH's 2nd DISTRICT

Rep. Stewart’s ACE Act Passes the House

2018/06/25

 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Rep. Jared Polis' (D-Colorado) bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4257 the Advancing Conservation and Education (ACE) Act, was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives.

 

State trust lands generate over $3.8 billion annually to benefit school children. However, millions of acres of state school trust lands are trapped within wilderness areas, national parks, national monuments and other areas that have been set aside for conservation purposes. The ACE Act provides a streamlined process by which state and federal land managers can exchange trust lands within federal conservation areas for other public lands that are better suited for revenue generation for public schools.

 

“The ACE Act proves we can come together to solve complex public land issues. It’s a win for Utah, a win for school kids, and a win for conservation. I’m eager for this bipartisan piece of legislation to be passed by the Senate, signed into law, and begin benefiting children across the West.” - Rep. Chris Stewart

 

“The Ace Act is a win-win for both the environment and schools, two things I care deeply about. By cutting red tape between state land trusts and the federal government, we can protect our most precious wilderness areas, while generating more revenue for local governments and schools that desperately need it.” - Rep. Jared Polis.

 

This bill is supported by the Western States Land Commissioners Association, the Wilderness Society, the State of Utah’s School & Institutional Trust Lands Administration, and other groups. 

 

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Rep. Stewart Helps Secure $140 Million for University of Utah Geothermal Research in Milford

2018/06/14

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the University of Utah site, located in Milford, Utah, will receive up to $140 million in continued funding over the next five years for geothermal research and development.

Rep. Stewart (R-Utah) commented:

I am thrilled for the University and Beaver County. This initiative highlights our world renowned scientists and the groundbreaking research and development at the University of Utah. We’ve been producing geothermal energy for a hundred years but until now, production has been limited to sites with near perfect conditions. The University’s research revolutionizes production meaning that clean, reliable energy could be produced in thousands of locations. This will truly transform the energy industry.

After a three year competition, the site in Milford has been selected as the location of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) field laboratory. This new site will be dedicated to research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), or manmade geothermal reservoirs.

More information about the FORGE field laboratory in Milford can be found here.

More information about the DOE’s Geothermal Technologies Office can be found here.

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Rep. Stewart’s National Suicide Prevention Hotline Legislation Passes Subcommittee Unanimously

2018/06/13

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Chris Stewart’s (R-Utah) legislation, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline Improvement Act, passed unanimously out of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. This bill aims to designate a new national 3-digit dialing code – similar to 911 – to be used for a mental health crisis and suicide prevention hotline.

“After the recent passing of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline jumped 25%. While the hotline number has increased access, I know we can do better. The current dialing code is cumbersome and hard to recall. We need to create a hotline dialing code that is short and easy to remember. It’s imperative that this legislation get signed into law quickly, and I’m grateful that the Energy and Commerce Committee is helping move it along.”

The full text of the bill can be found here.

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Rep. Stewart’s Washington County Northern Corridor Legislation Passes Out of Committee

2018/06/06

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Chris Stewart’s (R-Utah) legislation, H.R. 5597, passed out of the Natural Resources Committee. This legislation will provide a much needed transportation route in Washington County, Utah.

 

“Thank you to Chairman Bishop and the Natural Resources Committee for passing this bill to help Washington County. This legislation provides a long awaited, and much needed, northern corridor transportation route while adding further protection for the desert tortoise. We are now one step closer to providing for the needs of one of the fastest growing areas in the nation.”

 

The full text of the bill can be found here.

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Rep. Stewart Secures $15 Million for Utah’s Largest Water Resource Project

2018/05/16

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Chris Stewart’s (R-Utah) secured $15 million dollars for the Central Utah Project, Utah’s largest and most comprehensive water resource development program. Stewart secured this funding in the Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. 

“This is a big win for Utah,” Stewart said. “With this imperative funding, the Central Utah Project will now be able to move forward towards its anticipated completion in the next five years and continue to serve the people of Utah for decades to come.”

“Many Utahns don’t realize that the water coming out of their tap has traveled hundreds of miles to get there as part of the Central Utah Project,” said Gene Shawcroft, General Manager for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District. “It’s crucial that we finish what we started to ensure adequate water supply for our booming population.”

Having passed the full House Appropriations Committee, this bill now moves to the House and Senate floors for final consideration.

For more information on the Central Utah Project legislation, click here.

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Rep. Stewart’s Language Tees-Up Reopening Wingpoint Golf Course

2018/04/27

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed H.R. 4, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Act, which included Rep. Chris Stewart’s (R-Utah) language that restores Wingpoint Golf Course at Salt Lake City International Airport.

 

“A few years ago, the FAA hooked Salt Lake City’s Wingpointe golf course off the fairway, declaring the contract between the Salt Lake City Airport and the golf course out of bounds” said Stewart. “Salt Lake City tried to take a mulligan, but kept landing in the bunker, ultimately resulting in the closure of Wingpointe in 2015. Working with Mayor Biskupski, I was able to tee-up language in today’s bill to reauthorize the FAA which sets up a chip shot right off the apron to reopen the golf course and put its finances in the sweet spot in time for first tee in Spring of 2019.”

 

Stewart continued, “It’s a shame that bureaucrats interpreted statues in the strictest possible way which resulted in Wingpoint Golf Course facing no financially viable future. My language reverses their interpretation and gives Salt Lake City the opportunity to reopen the golf course for public enjoyment.” 

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Rep. Stewart Introduces Legislation for Washington County Northern Corridor

2018/04/24

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Chris Stewart’s (R-Utah) introduced H.R. 5597. This legislation will provide a much needed transportation route in Washington County, Utah.

 

“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 the fastest growing areas in the nation.”

 

The Washington County Commission said,  “We appreciate Rep. Stewart’s leadership on this legislation that is vital to Washington County’s future. The Washington County Commission has worked collaboratively with the BLM, Fish and Wildlife, the State Department of Wildlife Resources and local stakeholders to create a framework for meeting the resource needs of the tortoise and transportation requirements of Washington County’s growing population. Congressman Stewart’s legislation has our full support and backing.”

 

The full text of the bill can be found here.

A map of the Northern Corridor proposed route can be found here

A map of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve Zone 6 can be found here

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Rep. Stewart’s ACE Act Passes out of House Natural Resources Committee

2018/04/11

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Chris Stewart’s (R-Utah) bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4257 the Advancing Conservation and Education (ACE) Act, passed out of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

The ACE Act maximizes land management efficiencies, promotes land conservation and generates education funding for Western communities. Supporters of the bill include the Western States Land Commissioners Association, the Wilderness Society, the State of Utah’s School & Institutional Trust Lands Administration, sportsmen, and other groups. 

“The ACE Act is a win for Utah, a win for school kids, and a win for conservation. Exchanging state lands trapped inside of federally protected areas will allow states to generate more revenue and help support rural economies. I’m happy that the Natural Resources Committee is moving this bipartisan piece of legislation forward. The ACE Act proves we can come together to solve complex public land issues,” Rep. Stewart said.

“The Ace Act is a step in the right direction for land management policy in the West. This bill will boost revenue for public education, strengthen land conservation tools and elevate state authority and decision-making. I thank Rep. Stewart for his work on this bill and look forward to working together to advance it through the House,” Chairman Bishop (R- Utah) stated.

 

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Rep. Stewart Receives the 2018 Distinguished Community Heath Defender Award

2018/03/29

Salt Lake City, UT – Dexter Pearce, CEO, of Community Health Centers. Inc. presented the 2018 Distinguished Community Health Defender Award to Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah). Community Health Centers board of directors and community partners will also be in attendance.

“I have had the privilege to visit a number of community health centers throughout Utah,” Congressman Stewart. “They fill a vital need by serving some of the most vulnerable populations in a caring and localized way. I am honored to receive the Distinguished Community Health Defender Award and will continue to use my position in the U.S. Congress to support this essential healthcare network.”

 

Gerryann Marty, a patient and Consumer Board member at Community Health Centers, Inc. said, “What Congressman Stewart has done for Utah by supporting Health Center funding is going to help thousands of patients and families across the state, not to mention across the United States.”

 

In Utah, 13 Health Center organizations serve over 150,000 Utahns annually at 58 sites from Cache Valley to the Four Corners area and St. George. These Health Centers focus on minimizing healthcare costs through providing high-quality primary and preventative care and treatment of the whole patient, including dental and mental health services, and connecting them to other community resources.

 

In addition to providing comprehensive, primary and preventive healthcare, Utah’s Health Centers are working with local and national partners to fight the rising tide of opioid addiction and overdose deaths in Utah and are an integral partner in finding effective and compassionate methods of treating the homeless in Utah. Because of their long record of success in innovation, managing health care costs, and reducing chronic disease, Health Centers locally and nationally have a proud tradition of bipartisan support in Congress.

 

In addition to providing comprehensive, primary and preventive healthcare, Utah’s Health Centers are working with local and national partners to fight the rising tide of opioid addiction and overdose deaths in Utah and are an integral partner in finding effective and compassionate methods of treating the homeless in Utah. Because of their long record of success in innovation, managing health care costs, and reducing chronic disease, Health Centers locally and nationally have a proud tradition of bipartisan support in Congress. 

 

Congressman Stewart with Community Heath Centers Board of Directors

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Rep. Stewart Votes No on Spending Bill

2018/03/22

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement after voting against the $1.3 trillion spending bill: 

 

“Today’s spending bill was $1.3 trillion, over 2,200 pages and I only had 15 hours to review it. We have a  broken budget process and it absolutely needs reform. We can’t keep doing the same thing and expect any kind of different result.”

 

 

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Contact Information

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

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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Rob Bishop

UTAH's 1st DISTRICT

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UTAH's 3rd DISTRICT

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