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McAdams’ bill to combat human, drug trafficking passes the House

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams’ bipartisan bill that works to protect innocent victims from illegal trafficking passed in the House today with unanimous support. The Stopping Trafficking, Illicit Flows, Laundering and Exploitation (STIFLE) Act of 2020 (H.R. 7592) targets the illicit financial networks used by traffickers to stop transactions before victims are harmed. “Illegal traffickin... Read More »

McAdams’ amendment increases police funding, supports police officers and services

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West Jordan, UT—Congressman Ben McAdams today announced he is proposing an amendment that supports law enforcement in hiring and training police officers. The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) Program provides funding for local police agencies for officer recruitment, training, crime prevention, and mental and behavioral health programs. McAdams’ proposal would increase av... Read More »

McAdams’ bipartisan STEM education bill passes the House

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Washington D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams’ bill to improve and expand STEM education for rural Utah students and teachers, passed today with unanimous support in the House. The Rural STEM Education Act (H.R. 4979) provides effective and affordable online teaching tools to educators, helps with teacher recruitment, and improves broadband internet connection in rural communities. “Rural communities fa... Read More »

McAdams, Utah advocates highlight dangers and unacceptable costs of restarting explosive nuclear weapons testing

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Salt Lake City, Utah—Congressman Ben McAdams together with a nuclear weapons scientist, a Utah downwinder and other Utah advocates cited the urgent need to fight against White House plans to resume explosive nuclear weapons testing at the Nevada Test Site. The last underground explosive test occurred in 1992, ending decades of harmful release of radioactive fallout across Utah and other states. “U... Read More »

Join Congressman McAdams to discuss stopping future explosive nuclear testing and protecting Utah Downwinders

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Join Congressman McAdams for an online discussion on Thursday, September 10 at 11am, "Never Again: Protecting Utah Downwinders and Stopping Future Explosive Nuclear Weapons Testing". Participants include one of the nation’s leading nuclear weapons experts and a Utah Downwinder who knows first-hand the health consequence of explosive nuclear weapons testing. Fact Sheet: Explosive Nuclear Weapons Te... Read More »

McAdams: elevated risk to U.S. economy from growing debt burden

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West Jordan, Utah –Congressman Ben McAdams said new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) numbers on federal deficits and debt are flashing red lights warning of an unsustainable federal budget outlook. The CBO projects that the debt will eclipse the size of the entire economy next year, increasing from 79 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2019 to 104 percent of GDP in 2021. The gross U.S. de... Read More »

Increasing Mental Health Workers in Utah

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Improving accessibility and affordability of health care for Utah families is one of my top priorities, and that includes access to mental and behavioral health care. Today, the need is even greater, as feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression are on the rise due to the ongoing pandemic. To help get care to those who need it, I signed on to a bill to increase the number of mental health workers... Read More »

Stop Scams Against Seniors

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Criminals use clever tactics to try to scam unknowing victims, stealing their money and personal information. Often, they target vulnerable seniors and older adults. They infiltrate websites where products are sold and make phone calls claiming to be a legitimate government agency. Their aim is to take the victim for all they’re worth. Sometimes it’s a nest egg saved after a lifetime of work. Othe... Read More »

COVID-19 unemployment and health insurance support

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Hard-working families continue to grapple with the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. I am urging Congressional leadership to get back to the negotiating table and agree on a COVID-19 relief package that can pass in both the House and the Senate, and be signed by the President. In the meantime, here is some information on unemployment insurance benefits and health insurance coverage. As alwa... Read More »

McAdams backs America’s time-honored postal service

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Washington DC—Congressman Ben McAdams voted today to preserve the historic and valued U.S. Postal Service. The bipartisan Delivering for America Act (H.R. 8015) ensures mail delivery continues to homes, businesses, and rural communities throughout the nation. “We must protect the U.S. Postal Service and ensure it continues to serve families in Utah and across the country,” said McAdams. “Post offi... Read More »

McAdams to House leadership: take action on COVID-19 relief now

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West Jordan, UT—Congressman Ben McAdams joined a group of Republicans and Democrats on a letter to U.S. House leadership telling them negotiations on the next COVID-19 relief package must resume now. “Millions of Americans are out of work and communities in Utah and throughout the nation are still grappling with the health and economic consequences of the pandemic. We must act now,” said Congressm... Read More »

Congressman McAdams named ‘Fiscal Hero 2020’

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West Jordan, UT—Congressman Ben McAdams has been named this week as a 2020 Fiscal Hero by the nonpartisan Fix the Debt group, for his work to reduce the national debt while pushing for greater accountability and oversight measures in Congress. Fix the Debt is a Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget project that works to raise awareness about our country’s rising national debt. “Our nation’s s... Read More »

Join Congressman McAdams to "Fix the Debt"

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Debt Fixer event registration Our federal deficit will exceed $3 trillion dollars by the end of this year. As a nation, we must get this spending under control. Even while in these unprecedented times where some spending is needed to address the public health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19, we must be diligent in making spending decisions that include oversight and accountability for how ... Read More »

FEMA assistance for earthquake damage

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Was your home damaged during the earthquake that struck the Salt Lake Valley on March 18, 2020? Salt Lake County residents may be eligible to receive federal disaster assistance funds. Disaster aid may cover essential repairs to make your home safe, sanitary and habitable, disaster-related medical, dental, and child care expenses, personal property (i.e., clothing, household items), moving and sto... Read More »

McAdams votes against budget-busting six-bill spending package

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams voted against a multi-bill spending package totaling $1.3 trillion in federal spending next year. McAdams said the six-bill ‘minibus’ spending measure (H.R. 7617) would increase funding by over $200 billion compared to the previously agreed upon spending caps. “Another day, another enormous deficit-growing bill that lacks accountable budget decision-making.... Read More »