‘Utah Week’ in Washington as committee sees 4 bills by delegation

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It was “Utah Week” at a congressional markup hearing on Wednesday, where legislative proposals by all four of the state’s representatives were voted on favorably.

Reps. Rob Bishop, Mia Love, Chris Stewart and John Curtis, all R-Utah, all had bills before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources dealing with a wide range of issues — from streamlining permitting for broadband in rural areas to a federal land transfer involving 2.6 acres of Forest Service property.

Bishop, chairman of the committee, said at the outset of the hearing that the Utah bills prove that it is not necessary to be from a big state or large urban area to influence policy decisions.

“The rarity of this event is noteworthy,” he said.

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