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Letter to the Trump Administration: Allow visas for dual language teachers in Utah schools

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I joined Utah Rep. John Curtis to lead a letter to the departments of Labor, Homeland Security, and State to emphasize the importance of Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs and to ensure these programs can continue to hire well-qualified foreign language teachers in light of new visa restricts announced by the Trump Administration. This visa program allows schools to hire non-Americans only whe... Read More »

Ben Blog: Still Fighting For Affordable Health Care

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I’ve heard from too many Utahns who have said they ration or skip doses of prescribed medicine due to high costs. This is unacceptable and harmful. I continue to fight for affordable, accessible health care for all Utah families. This week, I voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 1425), which passed the House with bipartisan support. The bill would lower health... Read More »

McAdams sees urgent need for bipartisan transportation and infrastructure bill

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams says a measure to improve roads, highways, bridges and water infrastructure is overly partisan, not targeted, and too burdened by red tape to ever become law and therefore he could not support it in the House. The Moving America Forward Act (H.R. 2) is a $1.5 trillion package combining a broad range of bills, including several bipartisan stand-alone bills t... Read More »

McAdams votes to lower health care costs; protect people with preexisting conditions

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams today voted for a measure which strengthens the Affordable Care Act for individuals, families and children, incentivizes Medicaid expansion by the states and lowers prescription drug prices. McAdams supported the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 1425), which passed the House with bipartisan support. “We must make sure Utahns can ... Read More »

Q&A from this week's town hall

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We’re more than three months into dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. The effects have been severe on our economy – on local businesses and jobs. For the health and safety of Utah families, we must each do our part to slow the spread of the virus so we can safely reopen the economy and help small businesses and employees recover. This week, I hosted a telephone town hall meeting to discuss resou... Read More »

McAdams supports the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams supported legislation that puts forward effective policing reforms that will result in a more fair and just system for Black Americans. The measure is a response to recent incidents of horrific violence that have claimed the lives of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement, including the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers. “Our co... Read More »

McAdams signs onto bill to stop resumption of explosive nuclear weapons testing

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams is supporting legislation to prevent the Trump Administration from restarting explosive nuclear weapons testing. The Preserving Leadership Against Nuclear Explosives Testing (PLANET) Act (H.R. 7140) has been introduced by Nevada Representatives Dina Titus and Steven Horsford in response to the administration’s discussed plan to re-start nuclear weapons test... Read More »

McAdams: Court ruling on Dreamers a temporary but crucial win

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Washington DC—Congressman Ben McAdams hailed the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gives hundreds of thousands of young immigrants –known as Dreamers—permission to remain here and legally work and pursue their education. The ruling rejects the President’s effort to end the legal protections offered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “The individuals known as Dreamers are ou... Read More »

McAdams cheers anti-discrimination ruling from U.S. Supreme Court

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West Jordan Utah—Congressman Ben McAdams says today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that firing an LGBTQ or transgender individual violates federal civil rights law is a long-sought non-discrimination victory. The court ruled on a trio of workplace cases in three different states. “There’s no place in our country for discriminating against an employee on the basis of sex and this court ruling uphold... Read More »

McAdams: Treasury Dept. owes taxpayers answers on where PPP loans are going

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West Jordan, Utah—Congressman Ben McAdams said he is outraged by the statement this week from the Treasury Secretary that he won’t disclose the recipients of more than $500 billion in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans because it is “confidential” information. “What part of ‘it’s taxpayer money’ does he not understand? These tax dollars are meant to help Main Street businesses in cities and t... Read More »

5 Risks and Tips for Child Online Safety

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As a parent, the threats that my kids are exposed to every time they go online frightens me. I know that I’m not alone in my fears. I’m sure most of you grapple with questions about how to keep kids safe online. Digital technology is here to stay, so we must use the parental controls and safety tips to help them use it safely. I recently hosted a discussion with internet safety experts on risks th... Read More »

McAdams fights for less red tape around PPP

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Sandy, Utah –Congressman Ben McAdams, Utah Small Business Development Center Director Michael Finnerty and a local small business owner discussed help for small businesses as they apply for loan forgiveness for money received through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program. Congress provided nearly $660 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in March and Ap... Read More »

McAdams honored with inaugural award for reaching across the aisle in Congress

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams today received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship. He was one of only 20 House members to earn the award for his work during the first part of the 116th Congress. This is the first year that the Chamber has recognized members of Congress who in their actions have demonstrated a willingness to work across th... Read More »

Small business loan program improvements passed by House, Senate, become law

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West Jordan, Utah—Congressman Ben McAdams said with House and Senate passage and the President’s signature on bipartisan legislation, small businesses now have more flexibility on terms for Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness. The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (H.R. 7010) takes effect just as loan forgiveness applications are due from small businesses who first recei... Read More »