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Contact us for help with a federal agency

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My office has successfully helped more than 1,000 Utahns to overcome issues with federal government agencies. This hands-on work is one of my favorite parts of this job. Far too often, paperwork errors become roadblocks for Utahns who are owed payment or need information for veterans or Social Security. That’s where my staff and I can step in. If you or someone you know if having an issue with a f... Read more »

COVID-19 Updates for Businesses and Employees

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As we cope with the impacts that COVID-19 is having on our lives, we must continue supporting small businesses and hardworking Utahns. There are loan programs and other support methods to keep businesses open and employees getting paid. Below are a few updates and opportunities to consider. For any questions on the below information, please contact my office. We are here to help. You can email me ... Read more »

Greater accountability, trust in Congress

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Utahns often tell me that they are fed up with the way Congress operates. They say the system is broken and that we need to change the way Washington does business. I couldn’t agree more. That’s why I support the bipartisan Foster Accountability, Integrity, Trust, and Honor (FAITH) in Congress Act. It enacts commonsense reforms and tax dollar protections. The bill focuses on five central areas to ... Read more »

Clean air, clean environment, healthier Utah

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Just yesterday, I signed the first-ever Utah Climate and Clean Air Compact. It’s putting to paper my commitment to doing everything I can to help clean Utah’s air and move towards a healthier climate. The decision to join other Utah civic, business, and faith community leaders in this promise was an easy one, and something that complements my work in Congress to improve air quality, address climat... Read more »

Saving veteran lives by reducing suicides

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America’s veterans step up to serve our nation. Far too often, when their service is over, they return home only to struggle with mental health issues. And tragically, many of our veterans die by suicide. The suicide rate among veterans is one and half times higher than that of non-veterans. This is unacceptable. I am working to prevent suicides and save veteran lives. My bill, the VA High Altitud... 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 »

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 »

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 »