Rep. Blake Moore gets 2 big committee assignments

Congressman Blake Moore was assigned to the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Utah’s First District includes Hill Air Force Base, the service’s second largest base and home to all depot work for the F-35 fighter jets and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile programs. The District also hosts the Ogden Air Logistics Complex and the Utah Test and Training Range, the country’s largest overland restricted airspace for military exercises and testing. The First District has been represented on the House Armed Services Committee since 1987 by the district’s preceding congressmen, Reps. James Hansen and Rob Bishop. Congressman Moore will use his experience in the Indo-Pacific as well as in management consulting to address the threats that America faces and help solve Hill Air Force Base’s challenges, including competitive hiring and building improvements. 

“Rep. Blake Moore’s experience in the Indo-Pacific will make him a critical asset to the House Armed Services Committee,” said Ranking Member Mike Rogers (AL-03). “I’m pleased he will continue Utah’s First Congressional District’s representation on the committee, and I’m confident he will be committed to achieving valuable reforms in the armed services community.” 

The House Armed Services Committee has jurisdiction over the funding and oversight of the United States’ defense policy, military operations, Department of Defense, and portions of the Department of Energy.

His second committee asignment on the House Committee on Natural Resources, which is the committee that oversees legislation related to the United States’ public lands, Native American tribes, and development and conservation of the nation’s natural resources. 

“I am honored to represent Utah on the House Committee on Natural Resources,” said Congressman Blake Moore. “Utah ranks second in the country for percentage of land owned by the federal government, and with that reality comes many challenges and opportunities. I am looking forward to spearheading Utah’s representation on the Committee to address our unique values and interests, including recreation, conservation, energy, and development.”
“Utah has some of America’s most beautiful public lands and richest resources, and I know Rep. Moore will bring that important perspective and background to the Natural Resources Committee,” said Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (AR-05). “I’m really looking forward to getting to know him better as we work together on our shared goals of conservation and environmental stewardship. Welcome to the team!”