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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 »

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 »

Investing in the Great Utah Outdoors

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Utah is world renowned for our unparalleled natural surroundings. Many of my favorite memories are made in Utah’s great outdoors. Caring for the areas we love takes work, and the reward is preserved lands and wildlife that visitors from near and far can enjoy for generations. In a move that will help preserve Utah’s precious lands and supports our economy, this week Congress approved the Great Am... Read more »

Featured Success Story

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Rep. McAdams helped Douglas Evans from West Jordan receive the Purple Heart that he earned while fighting in the Vietnam War. More on how we can help and to see other success stories. Rep. McAdams helped Christine from Taylorsville get $14,908 in withheld Social Security payments returned to her. Rep. McAdams helped a family get their medication while quarantined, due to COVID-19, on a military ba... Read more »

Ben Blog: NO to nuclear weapons testing

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Utahns still suffer and die from cancers caused by radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons testing that happened decades ago. These ‘downwinders’ are innocent victims of a United States government nuclear weapons testing program that set off massive bombs in Nevada. The federal government repeatedly told them there was ‘no danger’, even though they knew that was a lie. Fighting Against Future Nuc... Read more »

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 »