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McAdams bipartisan bill boosts training for agents who pursue crimes financed with dirty money

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams and Ohio Congressman Anthony Gonzalez introduced a bipartisan measure providing federal bank examiners with state-of-the-art training annually to stay ahead of human traffickers and other criminals who hide their illicit acts through money-laundering and other financial fraud. The “Anti-Money Laundering Training Improvement Act” would allow whole-of-governm... Read more »

McAdams, Romney push for passage of Utah Navajo water bill

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West Jordan, UT—Congressman Ben McAdams and Senator Mitt Romney are urging action on a bill that would secure clean drinking water for Navajo Nation in Utah. McAdams and Romney sent a joint letter to the House Speaker, House Majority Leader, and House Committee on Natural Resources Chair urging passage of the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act. “Access to clean, running water is something eve... Read more »

McAdams urges agreement to block funding for explosive nuclear weapons testing in final defense bill

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Washington, D.C.–Congressman Ben McAdams is working to strike funding in the final version of an annual defense authorization bill to stop any resumption of explosive nuclear weapons testing by the Administration. McAdams and five House colleagues sent a letter to House and Senate leaders who will lead the conference committee that will resolve differences in House and Senate-passed versions of th... Read more »

McAdams helps more than one thousand Utahns cut through red tape, recover what they were owed

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West Jordan, UT—Congressman Ben McAdams announces a milestone of successfully helping one thousand Utahns overcome issues with government agencies. McAdams and his staff regularly assist Utahns to sort out frustrating problems with offices like Social Security, Veterans Affairs, and the Internal Revenue Service. “One of the most important parts of my job is breaking through barriers to help Utahns... Read more »

McAdams backs measure for greater accountability, restoring trust in Congress

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams announces his support for a bill that ensures no automatic pay increases for members of Congress and other provisions aimed at increasing accountability and transparency. The bipartisan Foster Accountability, Integrity, Trust, and Honor (FAITH) in Congress Act (H.R. 8305) enacts common-sense reforms and tax dollar protections. “This bill creates a number of... Read more »

McAdams votes against partisan COVID measure

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams voted today against the Heroes Act (H.R. 8406) which lacks bipartisan buy-in. McAdams calls on leadership from both sides of the aisle to negotiate a deal that can pass and be signed by the President. “Today’s bill is a step in the right direction but is still weighted down with partisan wish list items, unrelated to the COVID crisis. That is why I am votin... Read more »

McAdams announces bill aimed at preventing veteran suicides

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West Jordan, UT—Congressman Ben McAdams’ bipartisan bill to prevent veteran suicides passed in the House this week. The VA High Altitude and Suicide Research Act (H.R. 8173) studies the connection between living in high-altitudes and rates of suicide. The bill passed will now go to the President’s desk for his signature. “The veteran suicide rate is one and a half times higher than that of overall... Read more »

McAdams’ solar energy, clean air bills pass in the House

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams voted today for a bipartisan package that helps to build a clean energy economy, supports job growth, and addresses climate change. The bipartisan bills include two of McAdams’ measures, the Solar Energy Research and Development Act and the Background Ozone Research Study Act. They were included in the Clean Energy and Jobs Innovation Act (H.R. 4447), which... Read more »

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 »