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Bipartisan Bill to Shine Light on Demands of Hong Kong Authorities and Protect Hong Kongers Introduced

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This week, Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) and Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan Hong Kong Business Integrity and Transparency Act to establish regular reporting on instances where Hong Kong authorities demand data, content takedowns, or assistance with law enforcement from U.S. companies.  Hong Kong after the 2020 National Security Law is no…

Curtis to Speak with Taiwans Ambassador Bi-khim Hsiao

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Curtis to Speak with Taiwan’s Ambassador Bi-khim Hsiao Tomorrow, Rep. John Curtis is slated to speak with Rep. Hsiao at the annual Stewart Security Summit. Media reports indicate that Chinese military exercises will simultaneously occur on Taiwanese sovereign territory during this time period. “Recent events, including the visit by Speaker Pelosi to Taiwan, show the…

Curtis Bill to Protect Health Research from Chinese Influence Gets Committee Hearing

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Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Congressman Curtis’s bill, the Fix Nondisclosure of Influence in Health Research Act, or the Fix NIH Research Act. “I am deeply concerned by foreign influence in research institutions through China’s Thousand Talents Program,” said Rep. Curtis. “My bill before us today, the NIH Research Act,…

Rep. Curtis and Senator Lees bill to rename VA Center after the Candy Bomber heads to the Presidents desk

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Today, the House passed Congressman Curtis and Senator Lee’s bill to rename the Provo Veterans Center as the “Gail S. Halvorsen ‘Candy Bomber’ Veterans Center.” Congressman Curtis introduced the bill in the House, supported by the entire Utah Delegation. Senator Lee introduced the bill in the Senate.   “Most Utahns are familiar with the…

Curtis Introduces Bill to Choke Russian Energy Sector and Support U.S. Allies with Domestic Energy

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Today Congressman Curtis introduced the Energy Unleashing in Response to the Offenses of Putin against Europeans Act, or the EUROPE Act. The EUROPE Act closes a loophole in Biden’s energy sanctions by isolating Russia’s oil and gas industry from the global market through secondary sanctions. It also supports our European allies by replacing their Russian gas with…

The U.S. must target Russias oil and gas industry

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As a Ukrainian lawmaker put it, “Every barrel of oil and every cubic meter of gas which is now bought from Russia is something which is paid by our Ukrainian blood.” By: John Curtis | March 7, 2022 https://www.deseret.com/opinion/2022/3/7/22966174/utah-john-curtis-congress-president-biden-vladimir-putin-russia-oil-and-gas-industry-sanctions The unprovoked…

Message from Rep. Curtis in Brussels, Belgium

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Brussels, Belgium. – Today, Congressman John Curtis (UT-03) had the following messages to share from Brussels, Belgium on the war in Ukraine:  “As the worst of our fears unfold, all people across the globe must unite to reject the assault on our friends in Ukraine,” said Rep. Curtis. “The US and partner countries must hold nothing back as we escalate…

Curtis, Salazar, and Colleagues Introduce Complete Immigration Reform Programs

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This week, Congressman John Curtis stood with Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar and a group of Republican House colleagues to introduce the long-awaited Dignity Act, a complete immigration reform bill consisting of 3 core principles: providing a dignified solution for immigrants living in America, strengthening the American workforce and economy, and stopping illegal immigration.

Curtis leads Bipartisan Effort to Admit Taiwan to International Crime Fighting Efforts

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Last week, Congressman Curtis led a group of over 70 bipartisan Members of Congress advocating for Taiwan’s inclusion in the International Criminal Police Organization, commonly known as Interpol. Interpol is the international organization tasked with coordinating international police cooperation. In a letter sent to Secretary of State Blinken, Attorney General Garland,…

Congressman Curtis, Colleagues Introduces Bill to Block International Recognition of the Taliban Government

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Last week, Congressman Curtis, GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, Congressman Joe Wilson, and Congressman Adam Kinzinger introduced the Taliban Recognition Prevention Act, which would prevent the Biden Administration from supporting the recognition of the Taliban-controlled government of Afghanistan in international organizations. The text can be seen here. “The Taliban is not…