July 25, 2019 Press Release
“… a good move for our national security …”
In 1974, then Vice-President Gerald Ford addressed the graduating seniors of Utah State University. During those remarks, Ford said that, ‘truth is the glue that holds government together, and compromise the oil that makes government go.’ This budget deal is an example of compromise making government go. This deal will continue the crucial task of rebuilding our military after the deleterious years of the prior administration. Today’s move will only bear successful fruit if Democrats live up to their commitments.
July 17, 2019 Press Release
This agreement will help to address the persistent and devastating wildfire problem. The state has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to wisely manage the land and now Utah will be all the more armed to combat these fires through active management. Utah resources will be supported; Utah communities will be safer; and Utah watersheds will be protected.
June 27, 2019 Press Release
“This agreement has been a long time coming. During the development of this settlement, a great number of stakeholders have come together to get this right. My thanks to Navajo Nation President Nez and Governor Herbert, as well as Senator Romney for agreeing to shepherd this through the Senate.”
June 25, 2019 Press Release
“ … there are Utahns ready to defend.”
While armed conflict must be an absolute last resort, should Iran fail to comply, it is critical that the U.S. stand ready to face any further provocative actions. With a recent Middle Eastern deployment of F-35s from Utah’s 388th & 419th Fighter Wings, it is heartening to know that should any need arise, there are Utahns ready to defend.
May 2, 2019 Press Release
“When compared to other bases around the world, Hill shines.”
It is always heartening to get a reminder that Utah’s Hill Air Force Base is strong. We have always known that Hill’s active duty and civilian workforce is strong. Now we can take comfort knowing the Air Force acknowledges the resiliency and strength of the base itself. When compared to other bases around the world, Hill shines.
May 1, 2019 Press Release
University of Utah to Award Posthumous Doctorate
“This is a fitting tribute to the memory of a man whose life was lived in the service of others. Major Taylor deserves our praise for the life he lived. I hope that the example set by his commitment to education will forever stand for the students of Utah and the world. The University of Utah was made all the better by having had Brent walking its halls.”
April 18, 2019 Press Release
I am encouraged that we may now turn the page on this distracting chapter of US history. The office of the Attorney General and the Special Counsel have concluded that there was no collusion and no obstruction. I am satisfied with these conclusions and ready to move forward. I urge all my congressional colleagues to return their attention to legislating and serving our constituents.
March 25, 2019 Press Release
The conclusion of this investigation is welcome and encouraging and I am heartened to learn the Special Counsel has arrived at these determinations. While I am pleased with the outcome of this investigation, I am all the more pleased to be able to now put these questions behind us and get on with the important duty of working for the American people without an overshadowing political distraction. America deserves our full attention. Now, onward and upward!
March 21, 2019 Press Release
“… it can stand as a humble reminder of the citizen soldier who lost his life in the service of others.”
On Thursday, March 21, 2019, President Donald Trump signed S.49, which designates the outstation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden, UT as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation. Rep.
March 20, 2019 Press Release
I am pleased to learn of the safe release of these two young men. I admire their willingness to serve their fellow man and wish them the very best. I am also proud to come from a place where the spirit of volunteerism and missionary work is so interwoven into the fabric of our youth.