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CURTIS AMENDMENTS ENHANCE MILITARY SPENDING BILL, PASS HOUSE

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Today, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) voted in favor of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill includes two of Curtis’ amendments, one dealing with Iran’s military capabilities and another protecting allies in the Middle East. "I am pleased that my colleagues in the House supported my amendments aimed at addressing Iran's military capabilities and safeguarding our allies...

CURTIS, HUFFMAN TO RE-INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO EASE TAX BURDEN ON HOMEOWNERS MAKING WATER-EFFICIENT CHOICES

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This week, U.S. Representatives John Curtis (R-UT-03) and Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) announced they will be re-introducing legislation to amend federal tax law so that homeowners would not need to pay income tax when they receive rebates from water utilities for water conservation and water runoff management improvements that they have made. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA-28) and Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-0...

REP. CURTIS TARGETS CHINA WITH STRATEGIC AMENDMENTS TO NDAA

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This week, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) submitted 10 amendments ahead of the U.S. House of Representatives voting on the annual National Defense Authorization Act. The amendments range from ways to hold China accountable for its actions, to leveling the playing field for Utah businesses on the international stage, to ranking international organizations for funding priority as it relates to U...

CURTIS BILL TO CONTROL COLORADO RIVER SALINITY LEVELS GETS COMMITTEE HEARING

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Washington, D.C. — Last week, Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) presented his bill, the Colorado River Salinity Control Fix Act, during a Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries hearing. This legislation addresses the excessive salinity levels in the Colorado River, which have significant environmental and economic impacts on Utah and other Western states. "Excessive salt in our rive...

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...