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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 »

McAdams’ bipartisan STEM education bill passes the House

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Washington D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams’ bill to improve and expand STEM education for rural Utah students and teachers, passed today with unanimous support in the House. The Rural STEM Education Act (H.R. 4979) provides effective and affordable online teaching tools to educators, helps with teacher recruitment, and improves broadband internet connection in rural communities. “Rural communities fa... Read more »

McAdams, Utah advocates highlight dangers and unacceptable costs of restarting explosive nuclear weapons testing

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Salt Lake City, Utah—Congressman Ben McAdams together with a nuclear weapons scientist, a Utah downwinder and other Utah advocates cited the urgent need to fight against White House plans to resume explosive nuclear weapons testing at the Nevada Test Site. The last underground explosive test occurred in 1992, ending decades of harmful release of radioactive fallout across Utah and other states. “U... Read more »

McAdams: elevated risk to U.S. economy from growing debt burden

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West Jordan, Utah –Congressman Ben McAdams said new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) numbers on federal deficits and debt are flashing red lights warning of an unsustainable federal budget outlook. The CBO projects that the debt will eclipse the size of the entire economy next year, increasing from 79 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2019 to 104 percent of GDP in 2021. The gross U.S. de... Read more »

McAdams backs America’s time-honored postal service

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Washington DC—Congressman Ben McAdams voted today to preserve the historic and valued U.S. Postal Service. The bipartisan Delivering for America Act (H.R. 8015) ensures mail delivery continues to homes, businesses, and rural communities throughout the nation. “We must protect the U.S. Postal Service and ensure it continues to serve families in Utah and across the country,” said McAdams. “Post offi... Read more »

McAdams to House leadership: take action on COVID-19 relief now

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West Jordan, UT—Congressman Ben McAdams joined a group of Republicans and Democrats on a letter to U.S. House leadership telling them negotiations on the next COVID-19 relief package must resume now. “Millions of Americans are out of work and communities in Utah and throughout the nation are still grappling with the health and economic consequences of the pandemic. We must act now,” said Congressm... Read more »

Congressman McAdams named ‘Fiscal Hero 2020’

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West Jordan, UT—Congressman Ben McAdams has been named this week as a 2020 Fiscal Hero by the nonpartisan Fix the Debt group, for his work to reduce the national debt while pushing for greater accountability and oversight measures in Congress. Fix the Debt is a Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget project that works to raise awareness about our country’s rising national debt. “Our nation’s s... Read more »

McAdams votes against budget-busting six-bill spending package

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams voted against a multi-bill spending package totaling $1.3 trillion in federal spending next year. McAdams said the six-bill ‘minibus’ spending measure (H.R. 7617) would increase funding by over $200 billion compared to the previously agreed upon spending caps. “Another day, another enormous deficit-growing bill that lacks accountable budget decision-making.... Read more »

McAdams votes against big spending in four-bill package

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Washington, D.C.--Congressman Ben McAdams voted against a measure totaling $260 billion in federal spending next year. McAdams said the four-bill “minibus” spending legislation (H.R. 7608) would increase funding for nearly all covered programs compared with last year’s fiscal spending levels. “At a time when we are hitting all-time record monthly deficits, we have to look for ways to tighten our b... Read more »