Situational awareness – December 13, 2019

Good morning from Salt Lake City.

It’s Friday the 13th, so let’s all be careful out there today.

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Here are the stories you need to pay attention to this morning:

  • The Utah Legislature passes a massive tax cut as part of their tax reform proposal.
  • The House Judiciary Committee will likely vote on articles of impeachment after 14 hours of debate on Thursday.
  • President Trump may not participate in the 2020 presidential debates.

Friday trivia

There is no legal requirement that a member of Congress live in the district they represent. Currently, Rep. Ben McAdams lives outside of the 4th Congressional District, but he’s not the first Utahn to do so.

Who was the first Utah member of Congress not to live inside the district they represented in Washington?

The THIRD reader with the correct answer will get the honor of asking our next trivia question. Send your guesses to me at [email protected]


Days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 45 (1/27/2020)

Days to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses: 52 (2/3/2020)

Days to the Utah presidential primaries: 81 (3/3/2020)

Days to the final day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 90 (3/12/2020)

Days to the 2020 Utah primary elections: 200 (6/30/2020)

Days to the 2020 election: 326 (11/3/2020)