Congressman Moore 2022 Newsletters

 


Dear Fellow Utahn,
I hope you are having a great start to 2022! I had a productive week in the First District, and it feels good to be back engaging with constituents after spending the holidays with my family.
Debt and Deficit Task Force Meeting
I had another great meeting with my Debt and Deficit Task Force, which includes local leaders across several industries. We discussed how our federal spending and national debt are impacting our daily lives, from healthcare to unemployment, manufacturing to housing costs, military operations to entitlements. We are working toward a set of solution-based initiatives, and I look forward to continuing these task force meetings and using my role in Congress to reverse our current excessive federal spending and stabilize our economy.
Local City Council and Mayoral Swearing-In Ceremonies
Congratulations to all public servants who were recently sworn-in to their city council and mayoral positions! I was honored to attend the Layton swearing in ceremony on Monday and the Kaysville ceremony on Thursday.
The Great Salt Lake Summit
I was honored to attend the Great Salt Lake Summit organized by Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson. As a Utahn, I know how easy it can be to take for granted the importance of the Great Salt Lake and the critical role it plays in our environment, air quality, snowfall, recreation industry, and economy. As the Great Salt Lake’s water levels fall to record lows, I am grateful Speaker Wilson is bringing attention to this issue and highlighting the work being done to find solutions, including my Saline Lake Ecosystems in the Great Basin States Program Act, which would establish a scientific monitoring and assessment program to better manage conservation efforts for saline lakes, such as the Great Salt Lake. It is imperative that we address the problems facing the Great Salt Lake to conserve this natural treasure.
Utah Eagle Forum
This weekend, I participated in the 2022 Utah Eagle Forum Annual Convention. I shared the ways I have defended these values during my first year in Congress by opposing vaccine mandates, promoting pro-life causes, and advocating for fiscal responsibility.
Meeting with United Way of Northern Utah
It was a pleasure to sit down with the leadership team at the United Way of Northern Utah and Chuck Leonhardt of the Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce to talk about Corporate Social Investing. Corporate Social Investing has been an ongoing interest of mine and a concept I hope to promote while in Congress.
January 6th Anniversary
Last Thursday marked one year since the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. That was my third day in Congress and an event that deeply influenced my first year in office. One year later, I have three main thoughts as we move forward:
  • Our law enforcement and first responders continue to deserve our utmost respect; the Capitol Police were heroes that day.
  • Political violence of any kind is 100% unacceptable, and we need to drastically tone down rhetoric that harms our relationships and communities.
  • Congress must clarify our constitutional role with respect to counting electoral votes. Election authority must remain at the local level, and Congress must abide by that principle to ensure election integrity is never leveraged by political gain.
Update from IRS on Economic Impact and Child Tax Credit Payments
The Internal Revenue Service recently released updated information regarding Economic Impact Payments and/or Advance Child Tax Credit payments. If you received one or both of these benefits, you will receive letters from the IRS indicating the amount of money you received. Be sure to keep these letters with your tax records, as they will be necessary to receive the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit and the 2021 Child Tax Credit if you are eligible.
Please refer to the Get Ready to File and Year-Round Tax Planning guides to avoid processing delays during tax season. As always, feel free to contact our district office for further assistance.
Newsletter Updates: We Want to Hear from You!
This weekly newsletter is one of my favorite services we provide constituents, and we’ve received great feedback on it this past year. We want to make sure it continues to be a valuable resource this year, and we’d love your input! If you have any thoughts as to how we could make this newsletter more helpful to you, please contact our office at (801) 625-0107. Thank you in advance!
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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