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TURNING UP THE HEAT ON GEOTHERMAL ENERGY: REP. CURTIS' BILL TO STREAMLINE DEVELOPMENT

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Last week, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) introduced legislation to amend the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 and remove overregulation for power production projects.     "Geothermal is a critical piece of our energy strategy and helps to ensure a future that is affordable, reliable, and clean," said Rep. Curtis. "This bill ends unnecessary hurdles and supports the…

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…

CURTIS INTRODUCES STATE BORDER REIMBURSEMENT PLAN

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Yesterday, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) introduced the Border Security State Reimbursement Act to reimburse states for expenses associated with securing the United States borders. This legislation was introduced in conjunction with Congressman Curtis trip to the southern border to monitor the situation first-hand.   “I regret that the President and Secretary Mayorkas have been…

CURTIS INTRODUCES BILL TO PREVENT WALL STREET FROM CONTROLLING UTAH’S LAND

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) introduced a bill to protect Utah’s public lands from Wall Street activist investors. The bill prohibits Natural Asset Companies, or any similar entity, from entering into any agreement that would impact land in the state of Utah.   “Wall Street shouldn’t be allowed to control Utah’s land just to meet with ESG goals,” said…

“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 …

CURTIS WORKS TO SIDESTEP FEDERAL OVERREACH ON PUBLIC ROADS

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Washington, D.C. — This week, Representative John Curtis (UT-03) introduced the Historic Roadways Protection Act. This legislation will prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from finalizing or implementing new travel management plans in the State of Utah until pending litigation over historic roads is complete. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced companion legislation in the…

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…

HOUSE MOVES FORWARD ON BILLS TO PROTECT PUBLIC LANDS

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources favorably reported two of Rep. John Curtis’ (UT-03) bills to better manage federal lands. The first would withdraw a rule of the Bureau of Land Management that would restrict access to public lands for grazing and recreation. The second would require the Department of Agriculture and the Department of the…

Western Caucus Members Introduce Legislation to Stop the Biden Administration’s Land Grab

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Washington, D.C. —Last week, Rep. John Curtis (UT-03), Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), and Rep. Russ Fulcher (ID-01) introduced legislation alongside 10 of their Western Caucus colleagues to direct the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to withdraw the proposed rule titled “Conservation and Landscape Health.” This rule undermines FLPMA’s multiple-use requirement for BLM lands…

Curtis Applauds Passage of Clean Energy Package

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Curtis Applauds Passage of Clean Energy Package   Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Curtis (R-UT), chair of the Conservative Climate Caucus, issued a statement celebrating the House's bipartisan passage of H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act. The landmark legislation aims to promote affordable, reliable, safe, and clean energy solutions for the American people.   "The path to…