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Situational Analysis - April 22, 2021
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2 days until the United Utah Party Organizing Convention and the Utah County GOP convention (04/24/2021)
Today At Utah PolicyCommentary: To balance federal/state power, state legislators must rise to their constitutional role
By LaVarr Webb
How Freedom is Protected. In Federalist 51, James Madison wrote: "In the compound republic of America, the power surrendered by the people is first divided between two distinct governments (federal and states), and then the portion allotted to each (is) subdivided among distinct and separate departments (executive, legislative and judicial). Hence, a double security arises to the rights of the people. The different governments will control each other, at the same time that each will be controlled by itself."
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Policy NewsIt's Time for President Biden to Restore Protections for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments
In response to Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland's visit to Utah, and as we celebrate Earth Week, Anna Peterson, Executive Director of The Mountain Pact released the following statement encouraging swift action by President Biden to restore and expand protections for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments:
Sen. Romney: U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan Will Have Serious Consequences
U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today released the following statement after attending a Senate briefing with Administration officials on Afghanistan and the recently announced withdrawal of U.S. troops.
Lee and Republican Coalition Issue Joint Statement on Earmark Ban Victory
Following a vote by Senate Republicans to keep the ban on earmarks, Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Steve Daines (R-MT), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), James Risch (R-ID), Rick Scott (R-FL), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Rand Paul (R-KY), Rob Portman (R-OH), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) issued the following joint statement:
Rep. Stewart Introduces the Ensuring Access to Domestic Mineral Production Act
Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) recently introduced the Ensuring Access to Domestic Mineral Production Act. This legislation ensures America's economic and national security.
Romney Secures Measures to Counter China Threat
U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today secured seven of his amendments in the bipartisan Strategic Competition Act of 2021 aimed at developing a strategy to encourage China to play by the rules of the international community. One of his amendments would mandate a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics in light of the Chinese Communist Party's ongoing human rights abuses, including the Uyghur genocide. The bill passed the Committee by a voice vote and now awaits consideration by the full Senate.
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