4th and 1 Update: February 27, 2023

4th and 1 Update: February 27, 2023

Securing Our Students Act

As a father of six and grandfather to 16, school safety is one of my top priorities in Congress. In response to unspeakable tragedy and every parent’s worst nightmare, I introduced the Securing Our Students Act to green light billions in untouched funding from the American Rescue Plan. My bill will help America’s schools implement safety measures that protect our children and prevent future acts of senseless violence. I am proud to reintroduce this critical legislation today and will continue working to ensure every child in America has a safe environment to learn, grow, and thrive.

Old Glory Only Act

The Stars and Stripes should be the only flag representing America over our U.S. embassies. Anything else is a slap in the face to the American heroes who fought to defend this nation and protect our freedoms. I co-sponsored the Old Glory Only Act to prohibit any flag other than the American flag from being flown over American embassies or consulates.

Condemning the Chinese Surveillance Balloon

House Republicans passed a resolution condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s use of a surveillance balloon – and it was unanimous. Joe Biden sent a dangerous signal to the CCP when he let a high-altitude surveillance balloon fly across American airspace for days before shooting it down. The American people deserve answers.

Blocking DC’s Radical Criminal Code

Our Nation’s Capital has become a lawless haven for violent criminals, yet the radical D.C. Council voted to drastically reduce mandatory penalties on crimes like carjackings, robberies, and home invasions. Congress has the Constitutional authority to act, and I voted to protect residents from this dangerous law.

Prohibiting Non-Citizens from Voting in U.S. Elections

Allowing non-citizens to vote in our elections is a slap in the face to every single American and makes a mockery of this country. I oppose the D.C. Council’s latest attempt to erode the rights of American citizens and destroy the democratic institutions our nation is built on.

Ending the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate on International Travelers

Last week, House Republicans passed a bill to end the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for international travelers. President Biden said it himself – the pandemic is over. It’s time to get our country back to normal.

Ensuring Workers Get PAID Act

The Biden administration’s decision to scrap the PAID program will burden small businesses and employees both in my district, and across the country with an inefficient and outdated employee compensation system. I strongly support the Ensuring Workers Get PAID Act to restore the PAID program, offload burdensome regulations for small businesses, and compensate hard working Americans promptly.

Career and Technical Education Month Resolution

In my district, vocational education and job-ready programs have a proven track record of preparing students for success in high-demand careers and opening the door to high-quality opportunities. I am proud to support this House Resolution in recognition of the invaluable contributions of career and technical education to expand opportunities for students in Utah and across the nation.

Protecting U.S. Agriculture from Foreign Adversaries

China is our single greatest adversary and a grave threat to our nation’s safety, security, and prosperity. There is no excuse for why the CCP has been allowed to buy American farmland. I am proud to support the PASS Act to take a strong stand against the CCP’s malign influence and protect America’s economic and national security interests.