Congressman Moore’s 2021 Newsletters

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.
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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