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October 5, 2021

Any objective study of American history brings us to the realization that there are many Americans who quietly made, and continue to make, great sacrifices for our national security. Many of these women and men willingly give of themselves to ensure that our country remains free.

Salt Lake City
June 29, 2021

The last 18 months presented many challenges for our nation and healthcare system. The pandemic also highlighted areas in which we must adapt and innovate to meet the needs of the future. Throughout our history, “We the People” have consistently risen to the occasion, turning hurdles into opportunities, and overcoming adversity to make progress and build a better tomorrow.


Planned Parenthood Sign
June 25, 2021

The headline in a recent weekend edition of The New York Times was stark, “I’m the Head of Planned Parenthood: We’re Done Making Excuses for Our Founder.” The author of the piece, Alexis McGill Johnson, went on to proclaim that her organization, the prime progenitor of abortion in the United States and perhaps worldwide, would have to “reckon” with their founder, Margaret Sanger, and h


April 19, 2021

In 2019, I spoke before the House Judiciary Committee on reparations from my perspective as the great-great-grandson of a slave.


phone screen with apps
April 9, 2021

We the People — the most powerful three words in our nation’s history — is built on the principles of democracy and freedom. Our Founding Fathers understood that preserving what they meticulously created requires a free and vibrant flow of information.


labor union banner
March 25, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic rocked the American economy and affected workers from every walk of life. At the height of the pandemic last April, the national unemployment rate was nearly 15% nationwide. By the end of 2020, the unemployment rate dipped to 6.7%, but racial and ethnic minorities were still experiencing unemployment rates of up to 19%.

Burgess with bill
February 7, 2021

As I sat outside the door to Rep. Burgess Owens’ office in Washington on Thursday, Fox News played on the TV. A familiar face appeared — Jason Chaffetz, former Utah representative-turned-Fox News contributor. Owens has taken the opposite route: first stop Fox News, next stop Washington. I grinned at the coincidence.

state of utah
January 18, 2021

As I stood on the floor of the U.S. House chamber for the first time on January 3rd, I found myself reflecting on the profound differences that a few generations can make.

My great-great-grandfather, Silas Burgess, was brought to America as a child in the belly of a slave ship. He died a successful and respected entrepreneur.


January 3, 2021
An Article about the 117th United States Congress