Congressman Moore’s 2021 Newsletters

 


Dear Fellow Utahn,
It was a busy week in Washington passing a bill through the House Natural Resources Committee, opposing the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandates on the House floor, and witnessing the longest ever floor speech by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as Republicans stood in opposition to the majority’s $1.85T reconciliation spending package. Read on to learn more.
Team Moore wishes you and your family a very happy and safe Thanksgiving! We have much to be grateful for, and I hope you enjoy time with your loved ones as we reflect on all our blessings this year.
Telephone Townhall on Dec. 7th
My team and I are finishing my first year in Congress strong and working on issues that matter most to you. Please join me for a public telephone townhall event on Tuesday, December 7th at 1pm Mountain Time. We will talk inflation, immigration, the Democrats’ spending agenda, and ways we have served the First District this year. Please call in!
Date: Tuesday, December 7th, 2021
Time: 1pm MT
Call in: (833) 305-1678
My Vote Against the Democrats’ Reconciliation Spending Package
I voted against the Democrats’ $1.85T Build Back Better reconciliation package on Friday. As soon as the Senate became a 50/50 split, Democrats committed to trying to spend as much money as possible by abusing the budget reconciliation process. The narrow margins in Congress demonstrate that a radical tax-and-spend agenda is not what the American people want. Instead of rising to this moment for bipartisanship, Democrats have left us with inflated prices that have jumped to their highest levels in 31 years on everyday goods from gas to groceries. These federal spending packages are directly hurting hardworking Utah families. Rather than pushing these massive spending bills, our government needs to focus on tackling the crippling inflation, supply chain, and workforce shortages resulting from liberal policies. I will continue to work with my colleagues on ways we can more responsibly respect Americans’ tax dollars and improve our economic outlook.
I was happy to back up Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy during his record-setting 8.5-hour House floor speech opposing this liberal spending agenda.
You can also read my statement on this vote here.
Vaccine Mandate Updates and Floor Speech Opposing OSHA Mandate
Earlier this month, President Biden’s administration issued a mandate that businesses with 100 employees or more must require their employees to either be vaccinated or subject to weekly testing. However, the administration does not have the authority to do this. I spoke on the House floor in opposition to President Biden’s vaccine mandate on businesses issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed is a major misuse of power.
The COVID vaccines are effective and have saved many lives, but we must uphold the principles enshrined in our Constitution that protect an individual’s ability to make their own decisions.
You can watch my House floor speech here.
Passage of my Saline Lakes Bill through the House Natural Resources Committee
I am thrilled the House Committee on Natural Resources Committee passed my Saline Lake Ecosystems in the Great Basin States Program Act last week. The value of Utah’s Great Salt Lake and its neighboring, regional saline lakes cannot be overstated. These lakes provide habitats for millions of migrating shorebirds and waterfowl, and they are critically important for Utah’s brine shrimp industry, ski industry, broader recreation industry, water users, extraction industry, and more. I introduced this bill to help us study and better understand what is happening in our saline lake ecosystems to ensure that our water users, animals, habitats, and industry can stay healthy far into the future.
Meeting at the Pentagon with General David Allvin
This week I attended a breakfast meeting at the Pentagon with General David Allvin, the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. As Vice Chief, General Allvin helps preside over the organizing, training, and equipping of not only our service members at Hill Air Force Base, but of the 689,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and abroad. I was invited to the Pentagon to get to know General Allvin as a new member of the House Armed Services Committee and discuss key Air Force provisions in this year’s defense authorization. This meeting was an invaluable opportunity to build relationships with DOD leadership and highlight Hill’s key contributions to the National Defense Strategy as I advocate for Utah’s defense community throughout the defense authorization process. Specifically, we discussed improvements to veterans hiring, the expansion of spouse employment opportunities, and increased DOD flexibility to attract and retain technology experts.
Virtual Meeting with United Ways in Utah
I had the opportunity to virtually connect with the United Ways in Utah, tremendous organizations that serve countless individuals in their aim to foster long-term change in several areas including child care, preschool, affordable housing, broadband access, mental health services, tax credits for families, and workforce development. I specifically connected with the local United Way organizations that serve our Utah community: United Way of Salt LakeUnited Way of Northern Utah, and United Way of Utah County. I thank them for their efforts and look forward to working with them in the future.
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Please reach out to my Ogden office at (801) 625-0107 if you need help scheduling a meeting or have issues with a federal program or agency, including the IRS, Social Security, VA, USCIS, or Medicare. It is an honor to serve you.
Visit us at www.blakemoore.house.gov and follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @RepBlakeMoore
Washington, D.C.
1320 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
Phone: (202) 225-0453
Fax: (202) 225-5857
Ogden
324 25th Street
Ogden, UT  84401
Phone: (801) 625-0107
Fax: (801) 625-0124

Dear Fellow Utahn,
After voting against suspending the debt ceiling which would set up Democrats to add trillions more to our national debt, I spent time in the First District hosting public townhalls, meeting with the Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative, speaking to county officials, and more.
Fall In-Person Townhalls
I will be hosting in-person townhalls in Weber and Davis Counties in November, and I’d love to see you there! We will talk about inflation, immigration, the Afghanistan crisis, Hill Air Force Base, and anything else you’d like to discuss. See below for details.
Debt Ceiling Vote
Last Tuesday, Speaker Pelosi called the House back into session and passed legislation to suspend the debt ceiling, steeping our nation into an even grimmer economic position and opening the door for liberal priorities including taxpayer-funded abortions, the Green New Deal, a $2.1 trillion tax increase on businesses and hardworking American families, and much more.
I voted against this legislation. As our national debt rapidly approaches $30 trillion, we must come to terms with the stark realities—and inevitable consequences—of our addiction to spending taxpayer money without consideration of our debt-to-GDP trajectory. I could not vote for a debt limit increase absent any substantive debate over spending reductions and reforms. Instead of discussing future spending and assessing an economy that is bouncing back from the pandemic, Democrats are doubling down on a $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend package that will jeopardize the stability of Social Security and Medicare, impose taxes and inflation on the working class, and abandon any fiscal restraints. This week, I convened a debt and deficit task force in Ogden led by community leaders where we identified pro-growth policies, addressed wasteful spending, and advocated for ways to put our debt-to-GDP ratio on a downward trajectory.
Roundtable Series: Pro-Life
I continued my roundtable series on Wednesday, hosting a discussion on pro-life issues with local advocates, including Gayle Ruzicka from the Utah Eagle Forum and Aaron Bullen from Pro-Life Utah. We talked about ways I have been active in Washington cosponsoring legislation that protects life and supports expecting mothers and families, including the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act and the Protecting Life in Crisis Act. I also joined Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) in cosponsoring the Care for Her Act to establish a commitment to care for expecting mothers and their unborn children through expanding the Child Tax Credit, providing state and federal resources, distributing grants for housing, job training, and more.
Utah is committed to supporting life, and I look forward to continuing our efforts on this critically important issue.
Meeting with the Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative
I enjoyed meeting members of the Utah Advanced Materials Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) to discuss current supply chain challenges, reshoring efforts, and ways my team can help Utah’s advanced manufacturing industry recover from the pandemic on the federal level. UAMMI does great work to bolster our statewide economy, and I thank them for meeting with me.
Speaking at the Western Interstate Region Annual Conference
I was happy to share my work on the House Natural Resources Committee at the Western Interstate Region Annual Conference on Thursday. Part of the National Association of Counties, the Western Interstate Region champions public land issues and economic development. Their annual conference brings together hundreds of county commissioners and elected officials to discuss solutions to current challenges impacting rural communities, including wildfires, drought, degradation of wildlife habitats, and more. I shared my bipartisan efforts to mitigate rural Utah’s pressing issues, including my MAPLand ActFIRESHEDS Act, and Saline Lake Ecosystems in the Great Base States Program Act. I enjoyed meeting with leaders from our rural communities, and I thank them for their hard work.
Meeting with Elected Officials in Cache County
I met with several elected officials in Cache County to discuss the area’s current priorities, including housing affordability, infrastructure needs, and telecommunications. Special thanks to Cache County Executive David Zook for organizing a productive meeting.
Remembering Gen. Colin Powell
In the late ‘90s, I attended an event honoring Gen. Colin Powell, and I will never forget meeting him. I always respected his leadership, and my thoughts are with his family as they mourn his passing.
Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel!
We are now on YouTube! Click here to subscribe to our channel and watch my floor speeches, committee hearings, and more.
Please reach out to my Ogden office at (801) 625-0107 if you need help scheduling a meeting or have issues with a federal program or agency, including the IRS, Social Security, VA, USCIS, or Medicare. It is an honor to serve you.
Visit us at www.blakemoore.house.gov and follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @RepBlakeMoore
Washington, D.C.
1320 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
Phone: (202) 225-0453
Fax: (202) 225-5857
Ogden
324 25th Street
Ogden, UT  84401
Phone: (801) 625-0107
Fax: (801) 625-0124

Dear Fellow Utahn,
It was a busy week in Washington as Republicans voted against the Abortion on Demand Act and raising the debt ceiling. I introduced two bipartisan bills, and we hosted another telephone townhall on Thursday. Read on to learn more.
Thursday’s Telephone Townhall
Many thanks to all who participated in Thursday’s telephone townhall! I enjoyed engaging with you and answering your questions. Be sure to follow along on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram @RepBlakeMoore to receive details on my next telephone townhall in December.
I hosted the telephone townhall right before a late-night practice for the Congressional Baseball Game between Republicans and Democrats this week! I’m still a Mets fan—don’t be fooled by the hat.
Fall In-Person Townhall Schedule
I’m hosting in-person townhalls this fall, and I’d love to see you there! Due to the House being unexpectedly called back into session by Speaker Pelosi in August, we had to postpone our Logan and Box Elder townhalls. Those townhall events have now been rescheduled for October 12th, and we’ve added stops in Weber and Davis Counties. See below for details.
Advocating for Life on the House Floor
I spoke on the House Floor to express my intense opposition to the majority’s H.R. 3755, the Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act. States have long had the ability even under Roe v. Wade to pass laws to protect life and women’s health. But this bill would override the will of my constituents and the American people, throwing out commonsense Utah laws like parental consent guidelines and legalizing abortions in Utah up until birth.
My wife is 6 months pregnant, so this issue is especially heavy on my heart. We should focus on ensuring every child has opportunities, no matter the circumstances of their conception or birth, and that pregnant women and mothers have the resources they need to support their families.
You can watch my full remarks here.
House Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
Last week, the National Defense Authorization Act passed the House. I am proud of the bill my House Armed Services Committee colleagues and I prepared for the House Floor. This legislation serves as a sharp rebuke of the Biden Administration’s significant defense cuts by restoring funding to adjust for inflation, maintaining our competitive edge against great power competitors, and modernizing our depots.
As expected, the majority included several amendments at this stage in the process that I voted against, but I will work with the Senate and conference committee to further refine this bill and keep the National Defense Authorization Act focused on its primary intent: to support military members, their families, and the warfighter. As Utah’s sole representative on the House Armed Services Committee, I will continue advocating for Hill Air Force Base and fight to ensure the interests of Utah’s defense community remain in the final bill.
I also testified before the House Committee on Rules to offer a floor amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act requiring the Secretary of State and Director of National Intelligence to report on incidents of human rights violations by the Taliban. The American people deserve a comprehensive report on the Taliban’s misconduct to ensure the Taliban faces full accountability for their crimes.
Read more about my provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act here, and watch the House Floor speeches I gave on the NDAA here and here.
House Democrats Vote to Suspend the Debt Ceiling and Incur More National Debt
Our national debt has surpassed $28 trillion. Yet President Biden has proposed digging $8.2 trillion deeper over the next 10 years. Under the president’s spending plan, debt, as a share of the economy in 2024, would rise to its highest level in our nation’s history, even higher than the debt-to-GDP ratio of 106% seen just after World War II.
We cannot continue to spend money without consequences. First, undisciplined spending threatens our national security. We cannot afford to confront the next pandemic, natural disaster or foreign conflict from a position of weakness. Second, excessive government deficits increase interest rates, crowd out private investment, reduce credit access, and lower aggregate demand. Third, rising interest rates are a tax on the working class.
Next month, the federal government will hit the debt ceiling, which is a cap on the debt the federal government can accumulate to meet its legal obligations. On Tuesday, House Democrats voted to suspend the debt ceiling without any discussion about future spending. We must regain control of our spending and national debt, just as leaders from both parties did in 1997.
Read my opinion piece on this issue with Doug Hervey in the Deseret News here.
Introduction of the Saline Lake Ecosystems in the Great Basin States Program Act
Utah’s Great Salt Lake is a critically important ecosystem, habitat, and driver of tourism and business. But today, its water levels are at their lowest in recorded history, leading to a loss of habitat, decreased water flows, and air quality issues. Unfortunately, saline lakes in Great Basin states are facing these same challenges.
That is why I was proud to introduce the bipartisan Saline Lake Ecosystems in the Great Basin States Program Act last week with Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA), which will create a multi-year, cooperative program at the U.S. Geological Survey to study and identify solutions to this pressing issue.
You can read more about the Saline Lake Ecosystems in the Great Basin States Program Act here.
Introduction of the Save Our Forests Act
In Utah, we appreciate and understand the value of our lands. We also understand the importance of proactive management actions that protect these lands. As fires continue to threaten our communities and natural resources, we must act to improve our ability to effectively manage these forests to ensure their health and longevity. That is why I was proud to introduce the Save Our Forests Act with my friend Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), which will fill critically important vacancies in the U.S. Forest Service to help reduce the risk of wildfire and improve our overall land management.
Learn more about the Save Our Forests Act here.
Remembering Utah’s Fallen Heroes
My team and I are deeply saddened to learn of Staff Sgt. Paul Lincoln Olmstead’s passing. We send our condolences to his wife and children, and we are tremendously grateful for his service to Utah and our nation.
I was honored to attend Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover’s funeral service on Friday before he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. We honor and remember his devotion to our nation as he served his final days in Afghanistan defending our freedom.
Ogden Office Job Opening
Our district office in Ogden is hiring! We are seeking to hire a Staff Assistant to greet visitors, answer office calls, address constituent requests, and assist with outreach efforts and casework. This role is full time and in-office, with a salary range of $38,000-$40,000. Please visit the job posting on my website: https://blakemoore.house.gov/services/job-openings.
Please reach out to my Ogden office at (801) 625-0107 if you need help scheduling a meeting or have issues with a federal program or agency, including the IRS, Social Security, VA, USCIS, or Medicare. It is an honor to serve you.
Visit us at www.blakemoore.house.gov and follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @RepBlakeMoore
Washington, D.C.
1320 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
Phone: (202) 225-0453
Fax: (202) 225-5857
Ogden
324 25th Street
Ogden, UT  84401
Phone: (801) 625-0107
Fax: (801) 625-0124

Dear Fellow Utahn,
I had a great week in the First District hosting townhall events, continuing my Summer Roundtable Series, and showing the Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Bruce Westerman, northern Utah’s impressive conservation projects. Read on to learn more!
August Townhall Updates
Many thanks to all who joined us for my townhall events in Davis and Summit Counties! I enjoyed hearing your concerns and answering your questions.
Since the House has been called into session this week, we will unfortunately have to reschedule today’s townhall events in Cache and Box Elder Counties. Check my website and follow me on Twitter and Facebook for rescheduling information in the coming weeks.
Despite the unexpected scheduling changes, Thursday’s townhall events in Morgan and Weber Counties are still on. Click here for details. I look forward to seeing you there!
Introduction of the Afghanistan Accountability Act
In addition to the casework my team has been doing around the clock to safely bring home our citizens and Afghan partners, we introduced legislation to examine how this withdrawal from Afghanistan went so drastically wrong and to ensure that an avoidable humanitarian and geopolitical crisis on this scale never happens again. I introduced the Afghanistan Accountability Act to require the intelligence community to assess the effectiveness of intelligence and information provided to the President and to impose sanctions on Taliban officials and other who are threatening peace and security and committing human rights violations in Afghanistan.
Please reach out to my district office at 801-625-0107 if you have questions or need assistance regarding the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.
Ranking Member Westerman’s Visit to the First District
I was honored to show Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR), the Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, some of what and who makes Utah’s First District so special. During a tour of shared stewardship projects along the Upper Provo River and at meetings in the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, we discussed some of the most pressing issues facing our lands, including our ongoing drought, forest and habitat health, energy production and transmission, and more. I thank Ranking Member Westerman for his visit and great leadership.
Summer Roundtable Series: Cybersecurity
As part of my Summer Roundtable Series, I hosted a cybersecurity roundtable discussion last week at the Utah State Capitol to hear from cybersecurity leaders in industry, small business, government, military, and academia and to learn about the challenges Utah companies face in the cyber sphere. We discussed the rapidly changing cyber environment and how government can better integrate with private industry to protect cyber superiority, national defense, and cyber infrastructure. I also spoke on the Better Cybercrime Metrics Act, bipartisan legislation I am cosponsoring that seeks to improve the federal government’s understanding, measurement, and tracking of cybercrime. Many thanks to all our participants.
Please reach out to my Ogden office at (801) 625-0107 if you need help scheduling a meeting or have issues with a federal program or agency, including the IRS, Social Security, VA, USCIS, or Medicare. It is an honor to serve you.
Visit us at www.blakemoore.house.gov and follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @RepBlakeMoore
Washington, D.C.
1320 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
Phone: (202) 225-0453
Fax: (202) 225-5857
Ogden
324 25th Street
Ogden, UT  84401
Phone: (801) 625-0107
Fax: (801) 625-0124

 

Mobile Office Hours
In July, my staff will be traveling to each county in the First District to host mobile office hours. Come and bring questions, thoughts, or any issues with federal agencies straight to Team Moore. Our team will be in Rich, Cache, Box Elder, Daggett, Uintah, Weber, Davis, Morgan, Duschene, and Summit counties. See below for when my team is coming to you:
Visit my website at www.blakemoore.house.gov and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @RepBlakeMoore for details.

Dear Fellow Utahn,
This week in Washington was particularly special with my family in town! It’s been great to show my boys around the Capitol in between meetings and votes.
Upcoming Telephone Townhall Event
I will be hosting a telephone townhall next Wednesday, June 30th at 7pm MT! Be sure to join us as we talk workforce development, immigration, national security, family values, my visits to Hill Air Force Base, and more. I will also be sharing information on my upcoming in-person townhalls and my staff’s mobile office hours throughout the summer. Dial in at (833) 305-1678. I look forward to hearing from you and addressing your questions.
Team Moore Is Growing!
My family and I are thrilled to announce that our crew is growing! My wife, Jane, and I are expecting boy #4 later this year. We are grateful for the all the well wishes we received last week.
Meeting with the Salt Lake Community College
I met with I met with the Salt Lake Community College’s President Deneece Huftalin and Vice President of Government Relations Tim Sheehan last week to talk about workforce development and policy, and to congratulate SLCC’s soccer teams for winning first and second place at nationals. Go Bruins!
Remarks at the Washington Oil and Gas Forum
On Thursday, I gave remarks at the Washington Oil and Gas Forum. I joined Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle and leaders in the energy industry to discuss challenges the industry is facing as well as impacts of the Biden administration’s energy agenda. The oil and gas industries are essential to northern Utah’s economy and livelihood, and I will continue to advocate for those in our energy workforce.
Constituents Visit Our DC Office
My DC team has been thrilled to welcome constituents back into the office this past month! With easing restrictions, we look forward to seeing more Utahns come through our door. If you and your family are in DC, be sure to let us know!
Exciting Transportation Funding Requests Update
Federal transportation programs provide important funding to communities across our nation to build roads, bridges, transit services, and more. Recently, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee solicited submissions from members of Congress to address the most pressing infrastructure needs across the country. More than 2,300 projects were submitted this year.
My office coordinated closely with communities across the First District to identify critical infrastructure needs. I am thrilled to share that all six of the projects we submitted are included in the Committee’s INVEST in America Act, which includes only about 50% of the total funding requests submitted.
While I disagree with some of the majority’s policies in the legislation, it is encouraging to see the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recognize the great projects happening in northern Utah.
House Natural Resources Committee Hearing on the Bear River Heritage Area Study Act
The Bear River area has long been an important part of Utah and Idaho’s shared history. I was proud to introduce the Bear River Heritage Area Study Act with my friend, Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID), in order to authorize a study to determine the area’s suitability for designation as a National Heritage area. I spoke on this bill at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing last week. I am pleased that this bill enjoys significant local support in both Utah and Idaho, and I’m honored to lead this important legislation. You can watch my full remarks here and read more about the Bear River Heritage Area Study Act here.
Visiting Gettysburg
Gettysburg has been on my bucket list for a while, and it was great to visit with my family this weekend and learn more about how the Union troops changed the tide of the Civil War.
Wildfire Prevention
Like many of you, I am looking forward to enjoying summer with my family and spending time outdoors. During this historic drought season, I encourage all Utahns to be cautious of activities that may cause wildfire. Click here for information on how to keep you and your loved ones safe this summer.
Please reach out to my Ogden office at (801) 625-0107 if you need help scheduling a meeting or have issues with a federal program or agency, including the IRS, Social Security, VA, USCIS, or Medicare. It is an honor to serve you.
Visit us at www.blakemoore.house.gov and follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @RepBlakeMoore
Washington, D.C.
1320 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
Phone: (202) 225-0453
Fax: (202) 225-5857
Ogden
324 25th Street
Ogden, UT  84401
Phone: (801) 625-0107
Fax: (801) 625-0124

Dear Fellow Utahn,
I had a full and productive week in the First District before returning to Washington to work with my colleagues. There is amazing work happening all across the First District, and it is an honor to engage with Utahns who are doing great things in our communities.
Summer Roundtable Series: Wildfire Prevention
I am thrilled to be holding a series of roundtable discussions with stakeholders from various industries and interest groups in Utah this summer. To kick off my issue roundtables, I met with local, state, and federal leaders to discuss Utah’s efforts to combat wildfire. Wildfire prevention has been a top priority across Utah as we face extreme drought conditions, and I had a productive conversation with stakeholders and experts—including Chad Hudson of the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Dr. Frank Lutz from Utah State University—on best wildfire management and land maintenance practices. Utahns will get through this difficult time together, and I am thankful for our local leaders as we navigate this wildfire season.
District Office Meetings
I spent Thursday holding meetings in my Ogden office with organizations and leaders doing great work for our communities in the First District, including representatives from the Weber Prosperity Center of Excellence, Success in Education, and Utah’s members of the American Nurses Association. I also hosted Jared Hales to talk about the mission and vision behind his nonprofit, Develop Ogden. Develop Ogden seeks to bring awareness to and unite software companies north of Salt Lake City and the greater Ogden area as well as draw talent to Ogden by promoting career opportunities available in Develop Ogden’s member companies. Jared and his team are doing great work to strengthen Ogden’s workforce, and I appreciate their hard work.
I met with Gina Corina, Executive Director of Utahns Against Hunger, to discuss food insecurity in Utah. We talked about ways to assist families who rely on school-provided meals while school is not in session during the summer months. Utahns Against Hunger is also advocating for a series of bills that would reauthorize child nutrition programs. It is a privilege to meet with Utahns who are trying to make a difference in our communities.
The Mormon Women for Ethical Government do important work to encourage women to get involved in government. We had a great conversation about my recent votes, upcoming legislation, and ways we can integrate our faith into our political work. I am thankful for MWEG’s mission and impact.
House Depot Infrastructure Funding Letter
Much of the work happening in the First District to sustain the Air Force’s readiness is done in antiquated World War II-era facilities. While the professionalism and expertise of our workforce exceeds high standards of readiness, maintenance backlogs are increasing costs and hurting morale. I joined my fellow House Depot Caucus Co-Chair Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) in sending a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting that depot facilities be included in any upcoming infrastructure package. You can read the letter here and press release here.
Utah Delegation Letter to POTUS on National Monuments
I joined the Utah delegation in requesting a meeting with President Biden to discuss Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s national monument report before he makes his final decision on the boundaries of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. Meeting with the president would be an excellent opportunity to collaborate on a legislative solution that can best balance the needs of all involved. You can read the letter here and press release here.
House Natural Resources Committee Hearing on the MAPLand Act
I was thrilled to speak during the House Natural Resources Committee hearing on my MAPLand Act. This bipartisan legislation would bring mapping records into the 21st Century by digitizing paper files and modernizing our record systems so fishers, hunters, bikers, and all who seek to enjoy our federal lands have better access to the information they need. The MAPLand Act will allow Americans to better access and enjoy the great outdoors, and I am honored to promote this effort. You can watch my full remarks here.
Please reach out to my Ogden office at (801) 625-0107 if you need help scheduling a meeting or have issues with a federal program or agency, including the IRS, Social Security, VA, USCIS, or Medicare. It is an honor to serve you.
Visit us at www.blakemoore.house.gov and follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @RepBlakeMoore
Washington, D.C.
1320 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
Phone: (202) 225-0453
Fax: (202) 225-5857
Ogden
324 25th Street
Ogden, UT  84401
Phone: (801) 625-0107
Fax: (801) 625-0124

Dear Fellow Utahn,
We had another productive week in Washington, and I am proud of the work we have been able to accomplish.
Natural Resources Republican Forums
House Natural Resources Republicans hosted two public forums on pressing issues in the energy and resources space. On Tuesday, we held a forum on the importance of securing a domestic supply chain of critical minerals. We were able to hear from several expert witnesses, and I had the opportunity to ask Reed Blakemore of the Atlantic Council about how we can keep up with our allies and adversaries’ refining capabilities. You can watch the full forum here.
On Wednesday, we held a forum on the catastrophic drought happening across the West. I had the pleasure of inviting and introducing Tage Flint of the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District to testify at the hearing, and he spoke about the unprecedented challenges Utah is facing during this drought season, which are exacerbated by Utah’s rapidly growing population. Mr. Flint and his team are doing great work to navigate our drought situation, and I thank him for sharing his insight with the Committee. You can watch the full forum here.
Armed Services Committee Hearing
The House Armed Services Committee held a full committee hearing on Wednesday to receive testimony from the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service on their recommendations to the Department of Defense to make improvements in military outreach, personnel management, and more. I asked the Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Joseph J. Heck, about how we can retain more veterans in the federal government following their retirement. You can watch the full hearing here.
Utah Nonprofits Association Virtual Townhall
On Friday, I participated in a virtual townhall with the Utah Nonprofits Association to discuss how we can best support nonprofits as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Utah Nonprofits Association does great work supporting thousands of nonprofits in Utah, and their commitment to giving these vital organizations the resources they need to succeed is critical. I spoke on the role nonprofits play in helping Utah’s economy recover from the pandemic and how we can best aid nonprofits during this challenging time.
Visit to the Huntsville Monastery
I traveled to Huntsville on Friday to visit the Huntsville monastery with property managers and members of the Ogden Valley Land Trust. We discussed their efforts to preserve this historic site, which was established by World War II veterans in 1947.
Congressional Baseball Practice
I never thought I’d put my Little League coaching skills to work in Washington, but I am now a member of the Republican Congressional Baseball Team! It’s been a great way to meet fellow Republicans from the House and Senate. We look forward to playing against, and defeating, our colleagues from across the aisle at Nationals Park in September. You can find updates on the Congressional Baseball Game’s TwitterFacebook, and Instagram. Let’s play ball!
Please reach out to my Ogden office at (801) 625-0107 if you need help scheduling a meeting or have issues with a federal program or agency, including the IRS, Social Security, VA, USCIS, or Medicare. It is an honor to serve you.
Washington, D.C.
1320 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
Phone: (202) 225-0453
Fax: (202) 225-5857
Ogden
324 25th Street
Ogden, UT  84401
Phone: (801) 625-0107
Fax: (801) 625-0124
Dear Fellow Utahn,
It was another busy week in Washington with several votes on the House floor and productive committee hearings. It is a privilege to represent the First District’s interests in DC, and I am grateful for your support.
Radio Townhall with KVNU
On Monday evening, I participated in a radio townhall event with Jason Williams on KVNU live from the Capitol Rotunda. I enjoyed engaging with our listeners and answering questions from constituents. We discussed a broad range of topics including infrastructure, the Biden Administration’s oil and gas moratorium, the Forest TECH Improvement Act, and more. Many thanks to all who joined us, and I look forward to joining KVNU for another townhall again soon. You can listen to the full townhall event here.
House Armed Services Committee Hearings
It was a busy week on the House Armed Services Committee, and I was glad to participate in two engaging hearings. First, the Readiness and Tactical Air and Land subcommittees had a joint hearing on the F-35 program and its accomplishments, issues, and risks. Second, we had a full committee hearing on U.S. military activities in the Middle East and Africa, and I was able to ask our witnesses about the Biden Administration’s recent decision to withdrawal troops from Afghanistan and our future force posture in Africa. You can watch the joint subcommittee hearing here and the full committee hearing here.
Virtual Meetings
I enjoyed virtually meeting with several organizations and interest groups this week. On Wednesday, I met with the First District’s members of the American Veterinary Medical Association to discuss current animal welfare legislation, as well as the Utah Bar Association to talk about how to better expand access to legal aid for low-income Utahns. I also met with Utah’s Rural Electric Cooperatives to learn about their work and legislative priorities, including ways to protect the electric sector from burdensome carbon and drilling regulations and expand access to rapid electric vehicle charging stations.
On Thursday, I had a townhall with employees of Edwards Lifesciences, a cardiovascular biomedical company. The townhall offered my constituents and other Utahns the opportunity to discuss regulatory challenges and healthcare goals. Edwards Lifesciences created the first commercially available heart valve in 1958, and they are currently most known for their minimally invasive heart valve replacement technology. Throughout the pandemic, Utahns kept their plant running to continue offering heart valve replacements to COVID-19 patients experiencing heart complications.
Virtual Press Conference on Military Families
On Thursday, I participated in a virtual press conference with Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-VA), Congressman Mike Waltz (R-FL), and members of the military family community on H.R. 475, the Health Care Fairness for Military Families Act. This legislation would greatly help our nation’s military families by allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ TRICARE until they are 26, mirroring the current provision in private civilian healthcare policies. By extending the policy for young adults in military families, we can relive the financial burdens brought on by healthcare and ensure they receive quality insurance for as long as possible. Utah is home to over 143,000 veterans and 8,000 National Guardsmen, and I am honored to represent them in my support of this bipartisan, commonsense legislation. You can read more about the Health Care Fairness for Military Families Act here.
Our office celebrated Earth Day this week, and we are grateful to represent Utah and its natural wonders. I am excited to participate in the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s Every Kid Outdoors Initiative, which encourages kids to spend time outside for better well-being and development. I look forward to doing more outdoors with my kids in the coming months, and I encourage others to participate as well.
We have had many opportunities this month to serve constituents by securing passports, facilitating tax refunds, resolving immigration issues, and assisting with complex personnel problems. Please reach out to my Ogden office at (801) 625-0107 if you need help navigating a federal agency, addressing casework, or scheduling a meeting. It is an honor to serve you.
Washington, D.C.
1320 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
Phone: (202) 225-0453
Fax: (202) 225-5857
Ogden
324 25th Street
Ogden, UT  84401
Phone: (801) 625-0107
Fax: (801) 625-0124

Dear Fellow Utahn,
It was a busy week in the First District witnessing the amazing work happening around northern Utah.
Visit to Box Elder County
My week started in Box Elder County where I met with Weber Basin District Water Conservancy Trustees and Box Elder County Commissioners to learn about their current priorities. I visited Bailey Farms, an inland port site, which ships alfalfa and other products around the world.
I also got to tour Storm Products with Steve Kloempken, the company’s Vice President of Marketing. Storm Products is the world’s largest manufacturer of bowling balls, and it’s headquartered in the heart of Brigham City. The Storm Products team let me try out a few bowling balls, and I even bowled a few strikes!
Hill Air Force Base with Acting Secretary Roth
A major highlight of the week was visiting Hill Air Force Base with Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth. Team Hill did an incredible job walking us through their impressive daily operations and contributions to our national defense. It’s an honor to represent the men and women at Hill Air Force Base, and I was grateful Acting Secretary Roth was able to meet the team and see their amazing work. Thanks for having us, Team Hill!
Northern Utah’s Vaccination Efforts
The First District is answering the call to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and I visited two vaccine centers that are working hard to efficiently vaccinate Utah. On Thursday, I went to Weber-Morgan’s vaccination clinic at the Dee Events Center. Weber-Morgan Health Department is coordinating 100 volunteers at this site daily, and 60-70 vaccinations are administered every 15 minutes. In addition, Walmart and Sam’s Club recently announced that their pharmacies will provide vaccines, and we are fortunate to have 10 participating stores in the First District. On Friday, I visited the Walmart and Sam’s Club in Logan and talked to the pharmacists leading the vaccination effort. They are going above and beyond to help Utahns protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19, and we are grateful for their work.
Virtual Meetings and Committee Hearings
I participated in several virtual meetings this week, including a discussion with the Public Lands Council. Cattle and sheep ranchers from across the nation were in attendance, and we had a productive conversation about the challenges western states are facing in regard to land management and ways we can improve. The Public Lands Council is working hard to advocate for western ranchers, and the First District appreciates their efforts.
Though virtual, we were busy with committee work throughout the week. The Natural Resources Committee hosted a hearing on the Biden Administration’s plans for public land management, and the Armed Services Committee held hearings on a range of topics including the Department of Defense’s operations in cyberspace, training mishap prevention, and extremism in the military. I am grateful to serve on these committees and learn about policies and programs that impact the First District.
Please reach out to my Ogden office at (801) 625-0107 if you need help scheduling a meeting, navigating a federal agency, or addressing casework. It is an honor to serve you.
Washington, D.C.
1320 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
Phone: (202) 225-0453
Fax: (202) 225-5857
Ogden
324 25th Street
Ogden, UT  84401
Phone: (801) 625-0107
Fax: (801) 625-0124