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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, House GOP Colleagues Investigate Potential Unemployment Fraud

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Today, Representative John Curtis (R-UT), member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, led fellow House Republican colleagues in sending a letter to Acting Inspector General Larry D. Turner, top watchdog at the United States Department of Labor, to request an immediate investigation into claims of unemployment fraud disrupting safety net programs across the United…

Curtis on Omni Legislation: Height of Congressional Dysfunction

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Today, Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) released the following statement after voting “no” on the Consolidated Appropriations Act: “This week’s omnibus package is the height of Congressional dysfunction. Small businesses and individuals have desperately needed relief for months but instead of considering the dozens of targeted bills that already have…

Curtis: COVID-19 Bill Needs to Give Targeted Help to Vulnerable Individuals and Small Businesses

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Today, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) released the following statement on any additional COVID-19 legislation: “Any legislation related to COVID-19 needs to give targeted help to vulnerable individuals and the thousands of small businesses, and their millions of employees, that remain shuttered through no fault of their own. This is why I, and a bipartisan group of my…

Helping Small Business Come Back Better and Stronger

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Congress needs to champion small businesses more than ever before. Millions of hard-working men and women put their heart and soul — and often their life savings — into these businesses. COVID-19 has created even more challenges for these hometown heroes, and it is up to Congress to create an environment that helps them come out of this pandemic stronger than before.

Curtis, Roy Urge Treasury Department to Maximize Small Business Relief

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Today, Representatives John Curtis (R-UT) and Chip Roy (R-TX) sent a letter regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to the US Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, advocating for small businesses back home that are in desperate need of common-sense relief.   In the letter, the Congressmen urge the Treasury Department to reconsider the recent decision to…

Curtis Introduces "Leave Local Government Alone Act" to Safeguard COVID Relief Funds

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Representative John Curtis (R-UT) introduced H.R. 8090, the Leave Local Government Alone Act. The legislation will ensure that once CARES Act funds are disturbed that they cannot be taken away from a local government, unless that local government improperly spends the funds. “Many local governments have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and certainty is vital to…

Curtis Welcomes SBA Administrator Carranza to Utah

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Provo, UT—Today, Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) released the following statement welcoming Administrator Jovita Carranza of the U.S. Small Business Administration to Utah. Administrator Carranza toured several businesses who have received loans through the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program.  “I welcome Administrator Carranza to our great state and thank her…