Congress Archive

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Freshman Utah Senator Mike Lee isn’t aggressively calling for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan, like Congressman Jason Chaffetz, but the

Chaffetz: Bin Laden’s Death Shows Need for Intelligence, Not 100,000 Troops on Ground

With the death of the world’s most wanted terrorist, one Utah congressman is again calling on the U.S. to re-evaluate its military

Huntsman Ending Ambassadorship, What’s Next?

The speculation surrounding whether former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. will run for President in 2012 is about to turn into something

Matheson Hopes to Stop Military Funeral Protests

The Westboro Baptist Church has drawn plenty of attention around the country and even right here in Utah protesting at funerals of

Report Puts Matheson on “Endangered” Democrats List

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson has always had it tough running as a Democrat in a congressional district that’s widely considered to be

Politics Up Close: Planned Parenthood Responds to Criticism

Planned Parenthood is no stranger to scrutiny from politicians. But Republicans in Congress have sparked a fierce battle over federal funding for

Chaffetz & Federal Employees, Lee Aims to Overhaul Social Security

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz scored a victory this week in the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, successfully getting two bills

State Welcomes Delisting Amendment But Hopes for More

While the budget bill Congress is expected to pass later this week removes wolves from federal protection in the Northern Rockies, it

Lee: I’m Basically an Absolute “No” on Debt Ceiling Hike

While a government shutdown has been averted, another major consequential vote is on the horizon: whether or not to raise the federal

Matheson Bill Scrutinizes Impact of EPA Rules

Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson is teaming up with a Republican lawmaker on a bill aimed at scrutinizing rules issued by the

Politics Up Close: Matheson on Potential Shutdown

As Republicans and Democrats in Washington, DC scramble to pass a budget before midnight tonight, the prospect of a federal government shutdown

The Perils of a Shutdown, Large & Small

If the federal government shuts down, it will have a very real impact on federal employees, who will have to find another

Politics Up Close: Chaffetz on Libya, Federal Budget

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz is one of the leading voices against President Obama’s decision to intervene in Libya. We talked with the

Huntsman’s Star Rises, Hatch Gets Mad

With former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman’s brother Peter Huntsman confirming the current Ambassador to China is indeed interested in running for president,

Chaffetz Becomes Loud Voice Against Libya Intervention

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz’s Facebook page has become a flurry of conversation about the Republican’s opposition to the U.S. intervention in Libya.

Hatch, AG Blast Health Care Reform Law; Deli Owner Defends It

Senator Orrin Hatch and Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff claim to have business on their side when it comes to the federal

Chaffetz Leads TSA Grilling in Subcommittee

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz got the chance to put the Transportation Security Administration on the hot seat for its much-criticized full body

Hatch’s Campaign Manager Discusses Strategy, Criticism

The 2012 election is obviously more than a year away, but Dave Hansen isn’t taking anything for granted. The former chairman of

Bennett Works With Wilderness Society

Former three-term Utah Senator Bob Bennett is lending a hand to The Wilderness Society in his political retirement. The Republican will collaborate

Hatch’s “Dumb-Ass” Remark Doesn’t Go Unnoticed

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch helped Utah State University’s student newspaper get a lot of attention this week. The senator was recently quoted

PAC Website Indicates Potential Huntsman Strategy

A political action committee associated with former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has launched its new website. But you won’t find Huntsman’s name