Daily Buzz: February 9, 2017

Daily Buzz: February 9, 2017

Overview of the Day:

 

Today is the eighteenth day of the 2017 Legislative Session. The House prayer and pledge were led by guests of Representative Dan Mccay. The prayer was offered by Mark Strong. The pledge was led by Rep. McCay’s son, Cooper McCay.

Congressman Chris Stewart gave his annual report to the Utah Legislature. During his visit, he addressed Congress’ priorities, which include reforming the tax code and repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Stewart expressed that we as Americans have the responsibility to speak the truth, listen respectfully to others and protect Americans and America’s interests around the world. Click here to watch his remarks (begins at 15:34 mins).

After Congressman Stewart’s speech, Tony Award-winning Alfie Boe sang Danny Boy. After his stunning performance, he received a standing ovation from the representatives and the public seated in the gallery. Boe is best known for his performance as Jean Valjean in the musical Les Miserables.

During the Majority Caucus meeting, Congressman Jason Chaffetz gave an update on what he is working on in Washington, as well as his recent meeting with the president. During that meeting, Chaffetz asked the president to repeal the Bears Ears National Monument designation. He mentioned to the caucus that he would like to do away with the Antiquities Act in its entirety.

 

Tweets of the Day:

 

Tomorrow’s Legislative Schedule:


8:00 AM: Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM: Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM: Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee
9:15 AM: Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee
11:00 AM: House Chamber, House Floor Time
12:15 PM: Judicial Rules Review Committee
12:30 PM: Commission on Federalism
12:45 PM: Retirement and Independent Entities Appropriations Subcommittee
2:00 PM: House Chamber, House Floor Time
3:00 PM: House Judiciary Committee
3:00 PM: House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee
3:00 PM: House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee
3:00 PM: House Transportation Committee