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CURTIS VISITS BORDER, FINDS CARTELS IN CONTROL

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esterday, Representative John Curtis (R-UT), visited the southern border, near Sierra Vista, AZ, to witness firsthand the worsening border crisis. This was Curtis’ third trip to the border since coming to Congress.    “I visited the border and discovered a shocking truth: it's not the U.S. government but the cartels who are in control,” said Rep. Curtis. “These crime…

“MY DISTRICT IS NOT SAFE” — CURTIS GIVES REMARKS DURING E&C BORDER HEARING

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) gave remarks during an Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Hearing on the Biden Administrations border policies and their effect on Utah.   “With open borders, they're not safe. My district doesn't feel safe, and it's unacceptable on every level.” — Rep. John Curtis   VIDEO …

CONGRESS SETS NOVEMBER 15 AS NATIONAL GIS DAY TO CELEBRATE MAP TECHNOLOGY

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Washington, D.C. — Today, as Geographic Information System (GIS) users around the world showcase their work, Congressmen John Curtis (R-UT) and Pete Aguilar (D-CA) introduced a resolution officially designating November 15, 2023, as National GIS Day. The resolution encourages GIS users to continue to innovate and use GIS as a tool to analyze and address today’s societal challenges and…

To my friends in Utah's Jewish Community

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Dear Friends, I write to you today amidst the somber backdrop of recent events that have deeply affected us all. On October 7, 2023, a wave of surprise attacks shook the foundations of Israel, initiated by terrorists from the Gaza Strip under the banner of Hamas. These attacks have brought about unspeakable horrors, the kind of atrocities we witness only from the darkest corners of…

STATEMENT FROM REP. CURTIS ON H.R. 5692 - UKRAINE SECURITY ASSISTANCE AND OVERSIGHT SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT

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 Washington, D.C. — Representative John Curtis (R-UT) made the following statement following passage of the Ukraine Security Assistance and Oversight Supplemental Appropriations Act: Since coming into office in 2017, I have supported legislation to bolster the defenses of our allies through training and material support, a policy Trump reversed from the Obama Administration’s…

STATEMENT FROM REP. CURTIS ON 2024 NDAA PASSAGE

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Washington, D.C. — Today, following the House passage of the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Representative John Curtis (UT-03) made the following statement: This year’s NDAA is a strong investment to deter foreign aggression that could impact the United States’ security and economic interests. It reverses concerning cuts proposed in the Administration’s…

Congressmen Take Bold Action: Bipartisan Bill Targets Hong Kong's Intrusive Data Demands and Defends Business Integrity

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This week, Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) and Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) re-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 longer…

“Long Time No See,” Curtis Joins Bipartisan Members in Greeting Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen

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Washington, D.C. — Last week, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) joined with Speaker McCarthy and other members of Congress at the Reagan Presidential Library to meet with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen.   "I am honored to join the Speaker and bipartisan colleagues in welcoming the President of Taiwan to the Reagan Presidential Library,” said Rep. Curtis. “Taiwan is a beacon…

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…