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Report: Rep. Curtis named one of most effective members of Congress

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KSLNewsRadio SALT LAKE CITY — When it comes to getting things done in Washington, D.C., Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah) is considered to be one of the most effective members of Congress. That’s according to a new report recently released. The report lists the top 10 Democrats and Republicans in both the House and Senate. Rep. Curtis was ninth among Republican congressmen.…

Curtis Introduces Community Policing Act

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Today, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) released the following statement after introducing the Community Policing Act with Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Ted Budd (R-NC). The legislation establishes a five-year grant program for local police departments that focuses on increased de-escalation training and community outreach programs to strengthen the…

KSL: Hatch, Curtis bill for human trafficking advisory council goes to president

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SALT LAKE CITY — A bill backed by Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. John Curtis to create a human trafficking advisory council will go to the president's desk. The Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking Act would bring together eight to 14 representatives from nongovernmental organizations and nonprofit groups that have experience in anti-human trafficking…

Salt Lake Tribune: Utah Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. John Curtis want U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen to end

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Utah’s members of Congress are split on whether the United States should pull support for the Saudi Arabia-fueled war in Yemen that is blamed for tens of thousands of deaths. Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. John Curtis spoke fervently about ending U.S. involvement in the civil war – a position at odds with President Donald Trump, who has defended Saudi leaders despite evidence,…

Town Hall: These Environmental Bills in Congress Shouldnt Be Partisan Issues

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With just a month left in the 115th Congress, so begins the frenzy to pass last-minute bills before the new Congress is sworn in early next year. The lame duck session will likely include several partisan bills before the Democrats take over in the House, and rhetoric about a variety of issues will be swirling as we all get caught up in 30-second sound-bites. However, there is a list of…

Ralph Becker for Salt Lake Tribune: Curtis' Emery County lands bill has something for everyone

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The work of Rep. John Curtis to develop and move forward the Emery County Public Lands Management Act of 2018 (H.R. 5727) is a testament to his consensus-building ability and solutions-oriented approach I observed in his years as mayor of Provo. As mayor, Curtis was known for working to build consensus on the issues facing his city and fostering a business-friendly environment that would…

Deseret News: The U.S. is missing the mark on health care policy

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It is no secret that our health care system is not working. According to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the United States spends more money on health care per person than any other country. In 2016 alone, the United States spent nearly twice as much as 10 other wealthy countries: The United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, France,…

ABC4: House Republicans push to get bills through before leadership change

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Congress is back to work in the nation's capital, and for House Republicans, it's go time. That's because the new year will bring new leadership with Democrats taking over. "It's going to be a mad rush to try to accomplish all the things that they have trying to accomplish in the past year, or two, in the next six weeks," said Hinckley Institute director Jason Perry. Representative…

Veterans Urge Congress to Pass Wilderness Bills This Year

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Letter, signed by more than 200, highlights public lands’ importance to service members For veterans of our country’s armed forces, service to country does not end when they take off the uniform. The ideals they signed up to defend—freedom and independence—endure. That’s why many are now dedicated to protecting America’s natural legacy, our public lands…