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Lowering prescription drug costs

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I often meet families with diabetic children struggling to afford insulin, seniors who are choosing between paying for their medication or for their household bills, and Utahns who ration their prescribed drugs to cut back on costs. This is unacceptable. And it’s the reason I work every day to lower prescription drug costs. I voted for both the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3) and the Republican ... Read more »

Working for Utahns

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As a new year approaches, I am taking a moment to reflect on 2019. What a year it was. I had the privilege and honor of being sworn in as a member of Congress, representing my home state that I love, serving Utah’s 4th Congressional District. My commitment on that day and every day since has been the same: I am working hard for Utahns. I do that by listening to Utahns, working across party lines w... Read more »

Demanding action for Utah jobs and a strong economy

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I went to the House floor to stand up against the dysfunction in Washington that is threatening Utah jobs. The U.S. – Mexico – Canada trade agreement (USMCA) will bring NAFTA, the previous trade deal approved in 1994, up to date. It is past time to modernize that agreement. Washington politicians must stop dragging their feet and act to move USMCA forward. The USMCA trade agreement represents prog... Read more »

Grateful for America's veterans

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In my job, I have the privilege of meeting and talking with many Utah veterans. Something that gets me every time I meet these men and women, is the amount of devotion they have for our country. This Veterans Day, I reflect with gratitude on all America’s veterans. I am humbled by their sacrifice and uplifted by their example of service. I use my time in Congress to support veterans. This year, th... Read more »

McAdams backs legislation making trade school more affordable, accessible

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I’m backing bipartisan legislation that will help students pay for career and technical schools so they can learn valuable job skills and fill the skills-gap in Utah’s growing economy. The JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Businesses by Supporting Students) expands Pell Grants eligibility to trade school programs. Extending this proven federal grant program will support students, businesses, and entire comm... Read more »

McAdams questions Mark Zuckerberg on keeping kids safe

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McAdams' opening statement at the House Financial Services Committee, questioning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Statement as prepared for delivery) Mr. Zuckerberg, in addition to my job as a Member of Congress, I also hold the title of “Dad” to my four children –ages 8, 11, and 14-year-old twins. And keeping them safe – not just for them but for the thousands of kids that live in my District - is ... Read more »

Health and Wellness Forum

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We recently had a great community discussion on health and wellness at the Midvale Senior Center. In Congress, I'm working to improve access to health care and reduce health care costs for Utahns. I appreciate local partners who are also working to improve the health and wellness of Utahns and provide useful resources. At the event, we heard from representatives from Salt Lake County Aging and Adu... Read more »

Utah welcomes refugees

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The Trump administration announced a limit to the number of refugees that can be admitted into the United States. That same day, I sent a letter asking the administration to reconsider. Utah has a proud legacy of bipartisan support for a robust resettlement program and of engagement from our faith communities to welcome those fleeing violence and persecution. In Utah and across the nation we have ... Read more »

Working for Utah families

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As a lifelong Utahn and father of four, I understand and appreciate how much we value families. That's why I've worked on key issues that support the health and well-being of Utah kids and families. Here is more detail on my work in these areas: Utah families deserve reliable access to health care. Taking steps to improve health care by controlling costs and protecting people with pre-existing con... Read more »