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The Buzz

This is our daily update about what happens on the Hill during the Session. Here you can see photos from around the House, videos, media reports, new blog posts, just about everything you want. Except taffy.

Week in Review

During the legislative session we will post regular updates and summaries of key issues that were debated

The Utah House of Representatives’ Blog

“Do we have laws or do we just have pinky swears on the way processes supposed to work?” – Speaker Greg Hughes.

Yesterday during joint House and Senate media availability, a reporter continued to state that Congressman Chaffetz says he won’t change his mind about his intent to resign on June 30. Watch Speaker Hughes explain why we have laws to create an open, transparent and understandable process that the public can depend on instead of basing laws on pinky swears.

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Speaker Greg Hughes, Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, and Minority Leader Brian King answer media questions after the special Information meeting about separation of powers concerns. ... See MoreSee Less

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LIVE: House special informational meeting to discuss concerns related to separation of powers. ... See MoreSee Less

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We will be streaming the special informational meeting with the whole House beginning at noon on Facebook. More info about the meeting can be found here: goo.gl/t9eXq4.

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Today marks the 240th anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. The American flag serves as a symbol of freedom and opportunity that exist in this great democracy. Read more here: goo.gl/WDQlc8

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Utah legislative leaders expressed support for U.S. Department of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s initial review and recommendations on the Bears Ears National Monument. Speaker of the House Greg Hughes and President of the Senate Wayne Niederhauser issued the following statement:

"The people of the American West are frustrated with heavy-handed land management decisions from Washington D.C. The priorities and local knowledge of Western people have too often been ignored. It is incredibly refreshing to interact with an administration that values collaboration with those closest to the land." Read more here: goo.gl/e1lxFZ.

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Press Release: Utah House Leaders Commend U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Zinke’s Interim Report on the Bears Ears National Monument.

“It is refreshing to have an Administration that desires to collaborate with local officials, tribal leaders and citizens to generate optimum methods to manage our lands,” said Speaker Greg Hughes. “Western states have often been overlooked and ignored, but that has changed drastically since January.”

Read more here: goo.gl/ooMUAV.

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ICYMI: "Utah's investment in education is increasing year over year," Rep. Dan McCay. Watch the interview here: goo.gl/OyNiMe.

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73 years ago today, brave troops charged the beaches of Normandy to fight oppression and defend our freedom against incredible odds.

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Stay updated about what is happening in June at the Utah House of Representatives here: goo.gl/E58aNQ.

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