Power on Capitol Hill: A look at the Utah delegation's committee assignments

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 19 2013 12:04 p.m. MST

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Newcomer Chris Stewart joined Rep. Rob Bishop on the House Committee on Natural Resources in January. The position covers the committee responsibilities of considering legislation about energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, irrigation, reclamation and others.

Stewart is also a member of the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, which is chaired by Bishop, and a member of the Subcommitee on Water and Power.

"Utah's Second District has been blessed with an abudance of natural resources," Stewart said in a news release upon accepting the subcommittee assignments. "I look forward to playing an active role on both of these subcommittees, whose work has such dramatic impact on my constituents."

He also said he believes that together, he and Bishop have the ability to "continue to help protect Utah’s land.”

>> House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio performs a mock swearing in for Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington as the 113th Congress began.
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