Congressman Moore’s 2021 Newsletters

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