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Situational Analysis - April 16, 2021
Good morning! It's Friday and the second half of the month already. Today is National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day - or in other words, the same as every other day in the last 13 months....
News you need to know
8 days until the United Utah Party Organizing Convention (04/24/2021)
Today At Utah PolicyOpinion briefs: In our quest for sustainability, how about 'sustainable' federal finances? . . . A small federal pre-emption of state regulations
By LaVarr Webb
One glaring omission in sustainability goals. We hear a great deal about "sustainability" these days. The goal of sustainability is being applied to every aspect of our lives. We talk about sustainable energy and natural resources. Sustainable homes, sustainable work places, sustainable communities, sustainable work processes. Most businesses, universities and non-profits have offices of sustainability. Sustainability is part of the mission of most government agencies.
Romney leads bipartisan coalition in introducing the TRUST Act
By Holly Richardson
U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today led his colleagues in introducing the Time to Rescue United States' Trusts (TRUST) Act, bipartisan and bicameral legislation which would create a process to rescue the endangered federal trust funds and rein in the national debt. Romney initially introduced the legislation last Congress. A one-pager of the legislation is available here.
Romney, Bennet, Curtis, Garamendi reintroduce bipartisan, bicameral emergency wildfire cleanup bill
By Holly Richardson
U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) with Congressmen John Curtis (R-UT) and John Garamendi (D-CA) today introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Making Access to Cleanup Happen (MATCH) Act, legislation to expedite disaster cleanup, save taxpayers money, and prevent further disasters. The MATCH Act was first introduced last Congress.
Salt Lake Tribune
Policy NewsSecond *FREE* Bilingual Covid-19 Vaccination clinic this Saturday in Ogden
Second Ogden Covid-19 vaccination clinic this Saturday (tomorrow) at the 2nd Baptist Church in Ogden
Sen. Lee introduces 4 bills to improve U.S. aviation industry
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has this week introduced four bills to improve and encourage innovation in the U.S. aviation industry:the Aviation Empowerment Act, the Flight Sharing Freedom Act, the Screening Partnership Reform Act,andthe Air Traffic Control Safe Operations and Readiness Act.Details about the bills can be found below:
Lee, colleagues introduce Head Start Improvement Act
Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) today introduced the Head Start Improvement Act, a bill to improve the Head Start program by eliminating bureaucracy and giving money directly to states through block grants. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) has sponsored companion legislation in the House.
Rep. Stewart's statement on the House Intelligence Committee's first hearing
Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held its first public hearing of the 117th Congress. Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) released the following statement:
Students help Gov. Cox and Lt. Gov. Henderson celebrate their first 100 days in office
The Cox-Henderson administration marked its first 100 days in office by visiting students from Morgan Elementary, Morgan Middle School and Morgan High School. Gov. Spencer Cox, Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson and First Lady Abby Cox met with students from all three schools and talked about government, service and community to reflect the core values of the administration.
On This Day In History
"I saw the need in the community for leadership, so I decided to pitch my hat."
~Lelia Foley-Davis, the first Black female mayor in the US
"Used to be when politicians broke the law, they stuffed an envelope full of $100 bills and met their contact in a parking garage. Now they just Venmo a buddy with an emoji of an envelope stuffed with cash."
- SETH MEYERS
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