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Utah House passes congressional vacancy bill over objections of Democrats

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here.  A hard-won compromise over filling congressional vacancies in Utah took another step forward Tuesday, earning passage through the House of Representatives on a party-line vote. The proposal seeks to resolve years of bickering that began in 2017 with the resignation of former Rep. Jason Chaffetz. The state law was largely silent on

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How Utah members of Congress see the Mueller report

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah members of Congress want to move on from special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report, but others in the state say not so fast — especially when it comes to obstruction of justice questions surrounding President Donald

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Op-ed: Utah’s governor, Legislature are both half right

Source: Deseret News In the battle over the process for replacing U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the governor and the Legislature are each half right, but their refusal to compromise is wrong for Utah. On April 19, Rep. Chaffetz announced he would not stand for re-election in the 3rd Congressional District. In the immediate aftermath, members

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Lawmaker fires warning over process for replacing Chaffetz

Sources: Deseret News and KSL.com The conflict between Utah’s governor and state Legislature escalated Thursday after Rep. Jason Chaffetz officially announced his plans to leave Congress, with legislative leadership threatening legal action over how the vacancy is filled. Gov. Gary Herbert has said he will not call a special session of the Legislature for state

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Utahns protest GOP’s vote to repeal, replace Obamacare

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune and True Viral News Rolling off the House floor on a knee-scooter after surgery on a 12-year-old foot injury, Rep. Jason Chaffetz said he had ignored his doctor’s advice and flew to Washington to vote with his GOP colleagues to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a Republican plan that

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