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Curtis Votes Against Symbolic Messaging Gesture War Powers Resolution

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Today, Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, voted against H.Con.Res. 83 - Directing the President Pursuant to Section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to Terminate the Use of United States Armed Forces to Engage in Hostilities in or Against Iran. The resolution terminates a war against Iran that the U.S. armed forces are not currently engaged in…

Curtis Fights to Protect Taiwan from Foreign Political Abuse

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Last week, Representative John Curtis (R-UT), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, continued his efforts to protect Taiwan from foreign political adversaries by joining a group of his bipartisan colleagues to introduce the Transnational Repression Accountability and Prevention (TRAP) Act. The legislation addresses politically-motivated abuse of the…

Curtis Statement on Possible National Emergency Declaration

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Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), released the following statement after it was announced that President Trump could declare a national emergency along the Southern border: “Like President Trump, I believe it is crucial to properly secure our borders and ensure dangerous criminals cannot enter,” said Curtis. “I will evaluate a possible emergency declaration if it is proposed,…

Where Were You on 9/11?

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Years ago on the morning of 9/11, I boarded a flight leaving the East Coast headed for Salt Lake City. My flight was scheduled for a stop in Denver and unlike most of the other flights we were not rerouted but allowed to continue to Denver. We were not told anything about the tragedy until we landed. As we taxied the pilot announced that there had been an accident in New York. He told…

Rep. Curtis coauthors bipartisan bill to address gun violence

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Today, Congressman John Curtis joined Rep. John Katko (NY-24) and a bipartisan group of colleagues to introduce the Protecting our Communities and Rights Act of 2018. This bill will empower communities with new tools to prevent gun violence while also preserving law-abiding Americans’ Second Amendment rights. “While I am a strong defender of the Second Amendment, I also…

Rep. Curtis praises passge of bill to address state-sponsored cyber-attacks

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Congressman John Curtis (UT-03), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and cosponsor with Rep. Ted Yoho (FL-03) of H.R. 5576, the Cyber Deterrence and Response Act, addressed his colleagues on the House floor about the importance of protecting our country from state-sponsored cyber-attacks. H.R. 5576 passed the House today unanimously. “More than 30 nations are currently…

John Curtis for Deseret News: What I hope Trump accomplishes during a historic trip to Europe

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This week, at a critical juncture with our European and North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies, President Donald Trump is set to attend the NATO Heads of State and Governments Summit in Belgium. During the president’s trip to Europe, he will also visit the United Kingdom and meet with senior leaders of the British government, including a meeting with the queen of England.…

Rep. Curtis speaks out about border enforcement policies impacting families

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Congressman John Curtis issued the following statement about the troubling news reports of children being separated from their families. “I, like so many Utahns, am extremely troubled by news reports of small children being separated from their parents at our southern border. I share Utahns’ frustration and am committed to finding a solution. Although I recognize the need to…

Utah Policy Podcast: Bryan Schott Interview with Rep. John Curtis

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Rep. John Curtis discusses the landmark public lands bill he unveiled on Wednesday. He also speaks with Managing Editor Bryan Schott about his recent trip to the Middle East, his thoughts on President Trump scrapping the Iran nuclear deal, government spending and why he thinks it's a bad idea for Republican candidates to run away from tax reform during the 2018 midterms. Click here to listen

Deseret News: Rep. Curtis sets a good example of listening

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For the second time since the special election in Utah's 3rd Congressional District, I attended a public town hall meeting held by Rep. John Curtis. It was the 14th such town hall that Rep. Curtis has held since taking office just a few months ago, and he has two more events scheduled on the day I write this. In both meetings I attended, the attendees asked insightful and often tough…