Congress Archive

CityViews 10/24/11: Food Policy: Supporting Healthy Foods and Local Farmers

Segment 1: It’s no secret that the federal government subsidizes farmers to grow corn, soy, wheat, cotton and rice – commodities that

Shurtleff Joins Push to Confirm Head of Financial Protection Bureau

Despite opposition from his own party, Republican Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is pushing to have former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray

Conservationists Slam Attempt to Overturn New Uranium Claim Moratorium

Conservation groups are slamming an attempt by Utah and Arizona lawmakers to overturn the Interior Department’s moratorium on new uranium mining claims

Lawmakers Want to Overturn Moratorium on Uranium Mining Claims in Arizona Strip

Republican Utah lawmakers are teaming up with Arizona’s congressional delegation to try to overturn the Interior Department’s moratorium on new uranium mining

Politics Up Close: Herbert, Hatch on Economy & Jobs Speech

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is continuing his push to promote Utah’s economy with a trip to New York City. Unemployment in the

Democrats Take Redistricting Message to Southern Utah

The newly-elected chairman and other leaders of the Utah Democratic Party have embarked on a “Red Rock Tour.” The party says Jim

Chaffetz Says No to Senate Run in 2012

Republican Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz says he would like to return to Washington, but not as a senator… at least for now.

Huntsman Goes After Perry

The entrance of Texas Governor Rick Perry into the presidential race provides another candidate to stack up against former Utah Governor Jon

Love Discusses Potential Congressional Bid

When she was elected mayor of Saratoga Springs in 2009, Mia Love made history as the first African American woman ever to

McCain Berates Tea Party Senators, Like Lee

Utah Senator Mike Lee and other Tea Party Republicans pushing a balanced budget amendment during the debt ceiling crisis got a verbal

Groups Urge House to Reject Conservation Cuts

Conservationists say an appropriations bill the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on this week would mean massive cuts to programs that

Web Merchants Fight States Efforts to Tax Out-of-State Purchases

A war is raging over whether states can force out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases made by their residents. For

Huntsman Gets New Campaign Manager

He’s not the first GOP candidate this has happeed to, and he likely won’t be the last, but former Utah Governor Jon

Lee: No Real “Gang of Six” Plan on the Table Right Now

Although the bipartisan “Gang of Six” proposal has been getting a lot of attention in Congress, Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee says

Lee Opposes McConnell Debt Ceiling Plan

Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee says he’s willing to support raising the debt ceiling… under three conditions. The first is mandated cuts

Politics Up Close: State of National Parks

Climate change. Nearby development. Native plants and animals being driven out. These are just a few of the threats to America’s national

Politics Up Close: Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Border, Political Plans

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz continues to be a rising star in the GOP, getting more and more attention as he moves to

Lockhart Calls Out Utah Delegation Over Immigration

Utah’s congressional delegation is derelict on immigration. That’s the exact message sent by an op-ed from Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart that

Matheson Expects Gerrymandering Again

While the Utah legislature’s redistricting committee has been getting input from residents across the state, one Utahn who’s not hesitant to weigh

Politics Up Close: Mayor Ralph Becker at the Arts Festival

Compared to recent years, it was a relatively pain free process this time as the Salt Lake City Council passed a new

Group Hopes to “Retire” Hatch

A conservative group is choosing this weekend’s Republican state convention to launch its campaign to “retire” Utah Senator Orrin Hatch. FreedomWorks PAC,

Utah Delegation Tries to Block New Monuments

Republicans in Utah’s Congressional delegation are sponsoring legislation to prevent the president from designating any new national monuments in the state. This

Dysfunction in Utah’s Delegation

When you think of a dysfunctional family, the Bundys from the television show "Married with Children" might be the first thing that

Chaffetz Staying Mum on 2012 Plans

The potential Election 2012 battle between Utah Senator Orrin Hatch and Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz has just been taken to the next

Hatch Stands by Patriot Act Despite Tea Party Opposition

The loudest objections to the Patriot Act in the United States used to come from the political left. But increasingly, the right

Lee to Vote Against Patriot Act

Utah Senator Mike Lee says he’ll vote no on extending the PATRIOT Act when the Senate takes a final vote later this

Report Says Oil and Gas Tax Breaks Cost Utahns

A report from Taxpayers for Common Sense says Utahns pay $141 million a year to benefit oil and gas companies through tax

Huntsman to Set Up in Sunshine State

Not New Hampshire, not South Carolina, but Orlando, Florida. That’s where former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has reportedly picked to be his

Matheson Bill Takes on Pet Medication Costs

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson says he wants to make it cheaper for Utahns to care for their pets. This morning, he discussed

Lee: Focus on Counterrorism in Afghanistan, Draw Down Troops

Freshman Utah Senator Mike Lee isn’t aggressively calling for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan, like Congressman Jason Chaffetz, but the