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CURTIS VOTES TO STOP FOREIGN INFLUENCE IN LOCAL ELECTIONS

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Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) voted for a bill stopping non-citizens from voting in Washington, D.C. elections. “Voting is a right and privilege for citizens of the United States,” said Rep. Curtis. “Washington, D.C. is home to embassies from all around the world. Allowing non-citizens to vote would enable diplomats from adversarial nations like Russia and China t...

HOUSE PASSES CURTIS BILL TO PROTECT PUBLIC LANDS

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Today, the U.S House of Representatives passed the Western Economic Security Today (WEST) Act. The bill was introduced by Representative John Curtis (UT-03) and received bipartisan support from his colleagues. Following the vote, Curtis made the following statement: "It is critical that Utah's land remains under the stewardship of those who have tended it for generations,” said Rep. Curtis. “The r...

REP. CURTIS BACKS BILLS TO STRENGTHEN ALLIES AND DETER GLOBAL ADVERSARIES

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Today, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) voted in favor of bills supporting our allies and restoring deterrence against China, Russia, and Iran. Following the vote, Curtis made the following statement: “The United States must take decisive action abroad to prevent the worst-case scenario, allowing our adversaries in Russia, China, and Iran to bring chaos throughout the globe to the detriment of ou...

REP. CURTIS CHALLENGES BLM RULE, DEFENDS LAND FOR UTAHNS

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Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a final rule that undermines the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), multiple-use requirement for BLM lands, and hinders access to public lands for energy and critical mineral development, grazing, forest management, and recreation. Over 60% of Utah’s land is federally managed, causing this rule to have an outsized impact in the stat...

BIPARTISAN EFFORT LED BY REP. CURTIS SEEKS TO SHIELD UTAHNS FROM PFAS CLEANUP COSTS

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Last week, Representative John Curtis (R-UT), introduced Water Systems PFAS Liability Protection Act alongside Representative Marie Gluesenkamp-Perez (D-WA). The bill would ensure that water utilities can continue to focus their efforts on maintaining water quality. “In the West, and particularly in Utah, we understand deeply the value of clean water to our communities, our economy, and our way o...

FORMER MAYOR OF PROVO HELPS BRING NEW AIRLINE TO CITY

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Washington, D.C. — Today, American Airlines announced they will begin flight service out of Provo Airport to major hubs starting October 7, 2024, with three daily flights. American will operate two daily flights to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and one daily flight to Phoenix (PHX). The airline joins Allegiant Air who flies to seven destinations. Following the announcement, former mayor of Provo, Repres...

CURTIS APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF OUTDOOR REC BILLS

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the EXPLORE Act, legislation that will expand access to America's public lands and waters. Included in the package are the SOAR Act, PARC Act, Connect Our Parks Act, and BOLT Act, four pieces of legislation led by Representative John Curtis (R-UT). "Passage of the EXPLORE Act is a testament to our collective commitment to enhancing and preserv...

CURTIS STATEMENT ON UPDATED ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER ENERGY PLAN

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Today, following news reports that Rocky Mountain Power has updated its energy plans, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) made the following statement: “The decision by Rocky Mountain Power to extend the life of coal plants shows why market driven policies are better answers than the government picking winners and losers,” said Rep. Curtis. “We can’t move faster than the pace of technology if we wan...

CURTIS BILL WOULD PUNISH CHINESE IP THEFT

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Yesterday, Representative John Curtis introduced the Combatting China’s Pilfering of Intellectual Property (CCP IP) Act to pressure the Chinese Communist Party until they end their state strategy of stealing the intellectual property (IP) of American companies. “I have heard from numerous constituents that saw their IP stolen by China, frequently resulting in copycat products being sold on sites l...

CURTIS, LAWMAKERS ADVANCE BILL TO PROTECT U.S. USER DATA FROM CCP

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Today, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) voted to force Tik Tok to divest from ByteDance, its Chinese Communist Party parent company during a House Energy and Commerce Committee markup. H.R. 7521, the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act protects Americans and prevents foreign adversaries, such as China, from targeting, surveilling, and manipulating the American ...

CURTIS AND CONSERVATIVE ALLIES INTRODUCE LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE ON CHINA

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Last week, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) cosponsored the Republican Study Committee’s (RSC) comprehensive China bill, the Countering Communist China Act. The bill counters the malign influence and theft perpetuated by the People’s Republic of China and the Chinese Communist Party. Curtis introduced the bill alongside RSC Chair Kevin Hern and RSC National Security Task Force Chairman Joe Wilson...

STATEMENT FROM REP. CURTIS ON H.R. 7463 - MAKING FURTHER CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2024

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Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7463 - Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2024. Following the vote, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) issued the following statement: "Last November, I supported a continuing resolution (CR) to give Speaker Johnson the opportunity to unite the conference around a plan to rein in our out-of-control spendin...

CURTIS BILL TO INCENTIVIZE NUCLEAR REACTORS PASSES HOUSE

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Yesterday, the House passed a nuclear energy package including the Advanced Nuclear Reactor Prize Act introduced by Representative John R. Curtis (R-UT). The bill authorizes the Secretary of Energy to award grants to cover fees assessed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. “The costs and red tape associated with our permitting process are proving to be duplicative and ineffective,” said Rep. Curt...

TURNING UP THE HEAT ON GEOTHERMAL ENERGY: REP. CURTIS' BILL TO STREAMLINE DEVELOPMENT

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Last week, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) introduced legislation to amend the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 and remove overregulation for power production projects. "Geothermal is a critical piece of our energy strategy and helps to ensure a future that is affordable, reliable, and clean," said Rep. Curtis. "This bill ends unnecessary hurdles and supports the development of projects, rewarding i...

CURTIS SPIKES THE BALL ON CHINESE PROPAGANDA

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This week, Congressman Curtis introduced the No Forced Labor on TV Act, a bill to prohibit the advertising of products that were made using forced labor from China. “I was shocked to see multiple ads during the Super Bowl from Temu, a company that the House Select Committee on China found is likely using forced labor in their supply chain in violation of U.S. import laws,” said Rep. Curtis. “The C...