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Chaffetz Statement on Secretary Zinke’s Bears Ears Recommendation
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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement following recommendation released by the U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument: “I join my rural Utah constituents in celebrating today’s recommendation. This is an important first step in reversing President Obama’s gross abuse of the Antiquities Act. Secretary Zinke’s exemplary effort to engage with local Utahns is to be commended. A locally-drive... Read more

Chaffetz Letter to Utah's 3rd Congressional District
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Dear 3rd District Constituents: Serving you in the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly nine years has been a rare honor and privilege. When I first ran for Congress in 2008 I promised I would get in, serve, and get out. I told voters I did not believe Congress should be a lifetime career. I knew from day one that my service there would not last forever. As you know, after careful consideration and long discussion with my wife, Julie, we agree the time has come for us to move on from this pa... Read more

Chaffetz Statement on House Passage of AHCA
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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after voting in favor of the American Health Care Act (AHCA): "Obamacare has driven premiums beyond what most of my constituents can afford to pay. Several of the counties I represent have just one insurer available to them on the exchange. The costs and deductibles continue to rise. This situation is simply not acceptable. States need the ability to manage health care locally. More local control ensures flexi... Read more

Chaffetz Applauds Executive Order to Review Antiquities Act
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WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after President Trump signed an Executive Order calling for a review of Antiquities Act designations – including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah. "Unilaterally locking up millions of acres of land for political gain was not the original intent of the Antiquities Act. Imposing such designations without any kind of local support from those who will bear the burden is an abuse o... Read more

Members demand President Trump remove IRS Commissioner
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House Oversight Committee - Yesterday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and 37 House members sent a letter to President Trump demanding the removal of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner, John Koskinen. The letter highlights how Koskinen provided false testimony before Congress and his obstruction of the congressional investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative political groups. Excerpts from the Letter: “By applying additional r... Read more

Chaffetz and Grijalva Introduce Resolution for National Day of Awareness for Native Women
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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced a resolution designating May 5, 2017 as a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. According to Department of Justice data, American Indian women are murdered at a rate as much as 10 times higher than the national average. The resolution seeks to commemorate the lives of missing and murdered American Indian and Alaska Native women whose cases are documented and undocum... Read more

Chaffetz, Lee seek to roll back EPA rules rejecting Utah air quality control efforts
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Wyden, Chaffetz, Conyers Introduce Bill To Crack Down on Warrantless Tracking by the Government, Use of Cell-Site Technology
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Washington, D.C. – As government agencies expand their use of cell-site simulators or “stingrays” and other digital tracking technology, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Rep. John Conyers, Jr., D-Mich., today introduced The Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act, to create clear rules for when agencies can access and track an individual’s geolocation information. Wyden: “Outdated laws shouldn’t be an excuse for open season on tracking Americans, and owning a smartphone ... Read more

Chaffetz introduces Cell Location Privacy Act
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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced H.R. 1061, the Cell Location Privacy Act, which will protect the privacy of every American who uses a cell phone by limiting the abuse of cell site simulator devices. Commonly known as “Stingrays,” these devices can capture data from a person’s cell phone by imitating a cell tower. “The abuse of cell site simulators can lead to blatant violations of privacy by anyone who can purchase such a device. If probable cause exists, g... Read more

Chaffetz Introduces Land Management Bills
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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after reintroducing two bills dealing with the 67 percent of the State of Utah that is under federal ownership. “It’s time to get rid of the BLM and US Forest Service police. If there is a problem your local sheriff is the first and best line of defense. By restoring local control in law enforcement, we enable federal agencies and county sheriffs to each focus on their respective core missions. “The long... Read more