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Curtis looks forward to building new relationships if he should win the U.S. Senate race

June 3, 2024

Salinity in the Colorado River is a huge problem and threatens to impact seven states, 30 Native American tribes and Mexico because all those entities share this finite resource that flows for more than 1,400…

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Curtis votes to stop foreign influence in local elections

May 28, 2024

Representative John Curtis (R-UT) voted for a bill stopping non-citizens from voting in Washington, D.C. elections. “Voting is a right and privilege for citizens of the United States,” said Rep. Curtis. “Washington, D.C. is home to…

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New poll: John Curtis has commanding lead in 2024 GOP U.S. Senate primary race

May 16, 2024

Rep. John Curtis appears to have a big lead over his Republican rivals ahead of the June primary election in Utah’s U.S. Senate race, according to a new poll. The survey, which queried 600 likely…

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Advanced nuclear technology development gets a boost from Rep. Curtis

May 13, 2024

The House recently passed the Advanced Nuclear Reactor Prize Act introduced by Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, which authorizes the U.S. Secretary of Energy to award grants to cover fees assessed by the U.S Nuclear Regulatory…

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Utah GOP Senate candidates want Trump tax cuts extended

May 10, 2024

The four Republican U.S. Senate candidates on the June primary ballot all agreed during a panel discussion Friday that former President Donald Trump’s nearly $4 trillion tax cuts should not be allowed to expire next…

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US House passes Rep. John Curtis’ bill to remove ‘red tape’ around nuclear power

May 9, 2024

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday aimed at accelerating nuclear power projects, which was sponsored by Utah Rep. John Curtis. Curtis, a Republican and founder of the Conservative Climate Caucus, has long been…

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House passes Curtis bill to protect public lands

May 8, 2024

In a significant victory for land conservation and the preservation of Utah’s natural heritage, the U.S House of Representatives has passed the Western Economic Security Today (WEST) Act. Spearheaded by Representative John Curtis (UT-03), the…

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Utah Republicans battle Biden admin’s new Public Lands Rule, pass Rep. Curtis’ bill in U.S. House

May 7, 2024

Last week, Rep. John Curtis’ Western Economic Security Today (WEST) Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives, co-sponsored by Reps. Celeste Maloy, Blake Moore and Burgess Owens. Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney co-sponsored a similar…

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Curtis’ bill to repeal BLM public land policy gets green light from House

May 2, 2024

Utah Republican Rep. John Curtis’ bill to repeal a controversial new public lands policy is gaining traction after passing out of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. The WEST Act — short for Western…

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Curtis’ bill to repeal BLM public land policy gets green light from House

May 1, 2024

Utah Republican Rep. John Curtis’ bill to repeal a controversial new public lands policy is gaining traction after passing out of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. The WEST Act — short for Western…

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Rep. John Curtis speaks on House floor against BLM rule that would limit use of public lands

April 30, 2024

Reps. John Curtis, Celeste Maloy, Blake Moore and Burgess Owens and nine other members of Congress’ Western Caucus sponsored legislation to withdraw the rule, alleging it would limit access to public lands. The rule, titled “Conservation and…

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Guest opinion: A vision for Utah: Why I’m running for the US Senate

April 24, 2024

Utah deserves a senator who understands its unique challenges and opportunities. I want to take my real-world experience and proven track record of getting things done for Utahns to the U.S. Senate. Utah families deserve…

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John Curtis says voters are ‘tired’ of politicians not getting things done

April 24, 2024

“This is the reality of elected office — you have to show leadership,” he said. “I’ve got two roles: I’m a candidate, and I’m a member of Congress. If I put my candidate hat on,…

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Rep. John Curtis wants to heal a climate of distrust in the Senate

April 24, 2024

Rep. John Curtis visited Utah’s oil country, which had just been incorporated into his 3rd Congressional District, with the conviction that showing up and sitting down with constituents was the surest way to change hearts…

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Curtis, Maloy host subcommittee ‘field hearing’ to discuss possible highway through conservation area

April 22, 2024

Utah Representatives John Curtis and Celeste Maloy hosted a subcommittee “field hearing” at Sand Hollow’s Rock Bowl Monday afternoon. Joined by fellow congressman Blake Moore, the hearing was intended to call attention to what is…

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Rep. John Curtis questions U.S. Forest Service chief about wildfire management

April 18, 2024

Rep. John Curtis participated in a legislative hearing with the Subcommittee of Federal Lands Wednesday morning in Washington, considering a bill on how to better manage wildfires in the U.S. During the course of the hearing, Curtis…

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Rep. John Curtis introduces bipartisan bill to protect Utahns from PFAS cleanup costs

April 15, 2024

Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) introduced a bill in Washington D.C. last week called “Water Systems PFAS Liability Protection Act” to ensure water utilities continue focusing their efforts on water quality and keep Utahns from paying…

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Curtis fundraising report shows strong support from Utahns

April 15, 2024

John Curtis for U.S. Senate campaign announced it has raised $1.4 million for the first quarter across all fundraising committees. Curtis’ campaign continues to show strong backing from Utahns and follows a consistent drumbeat since…

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Utah representatives split on reauthorization to US government surveillance program

April 12, 2024

Utah’s four Republican representatives were split over a vote on Friday to reauthorize and reform a key U.S. surveillance tool after what Rep. John Curtis called a “gnarly” debate between House colleagues. The Foreign Intelligence…

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House passes bipartisan Curtis bills to bolster outdoor rec across nation

April 12, 2024

Four pieces of legislation led by U.S. Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) on Tuesday passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of a larger package the congressman also supported that would expand access to America’s…

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Former Rep. Chris Stewart endorses John Curtis in US Senate race

April 11, 2024

Rep. John Curtis has earned support from a former colleague in his race for the Senate, announcing an endorsement from former Rep. Chris Stewart on Thursday. Stewart and Curtis served alongside each other in Congress…

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EXPLORE Act passes in House with hopes to boost outdoor recreation, public lands access

April 11, 2024

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the EXPLORE Act, spearheaded by Representative John Curtis (R-UT). The package includes bills aimed at enhancing access to the nation’s public lands and waters. The legislation—comprising the SOAR…

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Former Rep. Chris Stewart endorses John Curtis in U.S. Senate race

April 11, 2024

Former Utah Rep. Chris Stewart announced his endorsement of Rep. John Curtis on Thursday in Curtis’ bid to replace Utah Sen. Mitt Romney. Stewart and Curtis served together in Congress from 2017 to 2023, when…

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Big recreation measures pass the House to improve public access

April 11, 2024

Four key pieces of legislation under the umbrella of the EXPLORE Act passed the House this week, helping to improve and expand access to public lands and waterways. The measures were led by Rep. John…

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John Curtis Receives Endorsement from Former U.S. Representative Chris Stewart

April 11, 2024

Provo, UT — U.S. Representative John Curtis announced today that he has received the endorsement of former U.S. Representative Chris Stewart for Curtis’ bid to be Utah’s next Senator. Congressman Stewart, who served alongside Curtis in…

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Rep. Curtis on TikTok’s response to bill that would force its sale

April 1, 2024

The phones in Rep. John Curtis’ office were ringing off the hook a couple weeks ago. It was before the House voted on the bill requiring TikTok to divest from ByteDance, a Chinese company. “We…

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John Curtis Visits Price to Host Town Hall

April 1, 2024

Utah U.S. Representative John Curtis visited Carbon County for a town hall on Thursday afternoon. This town hall was hosted at the Southeastern Regional Development Agency (SERDA) beginning promptly at noon. Rep. Curtis jumped right…

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John Curtis continues to be tough on China and to hold them accountable

March 27, 2024

Utah Rep. John Curtis is committed to protecting human rights, and the safety and personal freedoms of all Americans. Recent legislation that he’s put forth is designed to curb support of unethical Chinese business practices…

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Curtis offers bill to quash Chinese theft of American IP

March 14, 2024

U.S. Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) on March 11 sponsored legislation to impose sanctions on anyone in China determined to have stolen the intellectual property (IP) of American companies. Specifically, the Combatting China’s Pilfering of Intellectual…

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Rep. Curtis revives effort to stop Chinese intellectual property theft with bill banning some visas

March 12, 2024

As Congress debates a ban on Chinese-owned Tik-Tok, Utah U.S. Rep. John Curtis introduced another bill this week to help punish Chinese companies that steal American intellectual properties. It’s not the first time a congressional…

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Inside Utah Politics: Congressman John Curtis

March 10, 2024

This week we spoke with Congressman John Curtis, a Republican considered by many to be the frontrunner. Curtis initially dismissed the idea of running for the seat but changed his mind after what he said…

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It’s not a TikTok ban, Rep. John Curtis says

March 9, 2024

Rep. John Curtis said the bipartisan bill requiring TikTok to divest from its parent company, ByteDance, is not a ban on the app. Curtis spoke to the Deseret News on the phone Friday about a…

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Representative John Curtis on Keeping American Data Out Of China

March 8, 2024

Utah remains on the front lines of the battle to regulate social media, not just for the sanity of our children, but for the safety of our nation. Representative John Curtis has remained one of the biggest…

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Rep. Curtis votes for bill requiring ByteDance to sell TikTok as it advances in U.S. House

March 7, 2024

This week we spoke with Congressman John Curtis, a Republican considered by many to be the frontrunner. Curtis initially dismissed the idea of running for the seat but changed his mind after what he said…

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China-focused bills draw sponsorship from Rep. Curtis

March 7, 2024

“China is a threat to global stability with their posture towards Taiwan, which ultimately impacts our homeland and economy. It is deeply concerning to witness CCP intimidation and coercion of international students, human rights activists,…

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John Curtis: Lessons from the border

March 5, 2024

I recently had the opportunity to visit the southern border for the third time. The situation has always been challenging but this time was much worse. I saw firsthand how policy decisions by this Biden administration have…

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Congress passes bill to accelerate advanced nuclear projects

February 29, 2024

Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, said the reforms are badly needed and testified in favor of the bill, which included components of some financial provisions he authored. “The Advanced Nuclear Reactor Prize Act would authorize the…

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Geothermal regulations, permitting need overhaul, Curtis says

February 23, 2024

Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, is sponsoring legislation to streamline regulations and get more of the energy in the nation’s power portfolio. “Geothermal is a critical piece of our energy strategy and helps to ensure a future that…

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Curtis sponsors No Forced Labor on TV Act

February 21, 2024

Legislation sponsored on Feb. 15 by U.S. Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) would prohibit television advertising in the United States for products that were made using forced labor from China. “I was shocked to see multiple…

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‘Natural Asset Companies’ and Utah’s efforts to shut the door on them

February 16, 2024

“Wall Street shouldn’t be allowed to control Utah’s land just to meet (environmental, social, governance) goals,” said Curtis. “Western communities rely on public lands for their livelihoods, recreation, and more. This rule, and any similar…

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Temu Super Bowl ad prompts Rep. John Curtis to introduce new bill

February 16, 2024

Rep. Curtis is introducing a new bill after the Chinese-owned company Temu aired several ads during the Super Bowl. One ad consisted of animated people and a catchy song with the phrase “Shop like a billionaire.” “I…

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Rep. John Curtis: Border crisis is ‘the worst possible humanitarian situation’

February 9, 2024

Curtis, a Republican who represents Utah’s 3rd District, introduced the Border Security State Reimbursement Act, which seeks to reimburse states for using their resources to secure the border on Feb. 7. “Congress has the power…

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Rep. John Curtis: Fentanyl threat makes US-Mexico border security issue so significant to Utah

February 8, 2024

“I came today with a specific purpose — to learn about the control of the border. And what I learned is that the border is controlled — not by the U.S. government, but by the…

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Curtis wants to help states impacted by neighbors’ wildfire smoke

February 1, 2024

Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, wants to make sure states are not punished by federal regulators if a neighboring state’s wildfire creates unhealthy air pollution or the fire is happening on land owned by the federal…

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Cox, Curtis to visit US-Mexico border amid debate over border bill

February 1, 2024

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox and Rep. John Curtis are planning trips to the southern border next week as congressional Republicans appear to have soured on talks for a bipartisan budget deal. Curtis, a member of the…

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Rep. John Curtis introduces bill to stop or slow funding to United Nations

January 30, 2024

Utah Rep. John Curtis (R-District 3) introduced a bill in Washington, D.C. that would rank and potentially stop funding to United Nations programs deemed to be against U.S. interests. The bill, called the Determining Excessive Funding…

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U.S. Senate hopeful hosts meet and greet event for Cache Valley residents

January 25, 2024

The campaign to replace outgoing Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) is a 16-way horse race. But that multitude of hopefuls doesn’t bother U.S. Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), who is arguably one of the front-running candidates. “I’m…

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John Curtis holds Senate campaign launch party

January 22, 2024

Rep. John Curtis gestured to his staff to wrap up their introduction before stepping into the limelight himself. Without wasting a breath, the Utah representative dove right into the reason why more than 500 people…

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Curtis introduces bill to prevent Wall Street from controlling Utah’s land

January 21, 2024

Representative John Curtis (R-UT) introduced a bill to protect Utah’s public lands from Wall Street activist investors. The bill prohibits Natural Asset Companies, or any similar entity, from entering into any agreement that would impact…

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Rep. John Curtis says Biden border policies are ‘hurting Utahns’ and ‘hurting Americans’

January 17, 2024

Utah Rep. John Curtis spoke during a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations meeting Wednesday, where he called the Biden administration’s border policies an “unmitigated, embarrassing, unforgivable disaster.” Curtis, who represents Utah’s 3rd District, said he…

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Legislators Introduce Bill to Connect Rural America

January 12, 2024

Washington, D.C. — Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) and Congresswoman Kuster (D-NH) introduced the Rural Broadband Protection Act to combat waste fraud and abuse in federal broadband programs. The Senate version of this bill was introduced…

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New poll shows Rep. John Curtis with a big lead over rivals in Utah’s 2024 U.S. Senate race — if he runs

December 15, 2023

State Sen. Mike Kennedy said Friday he is forming an “exploratory committee” in anticipation of running for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District next year. If Rep. John Curtis decides to jump into the race to replace…

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