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Utah

Utah: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


 

Name Party Increase Decrease Net Spending Agenda # of Increase # of Decrease
Hatch, Orrin R $4,281 ($97,138) ($92,857) 7 6
Lee, Mike R $14 ($159,676) ($159,662) 3 7
Average   $2,148 ($128,407) ($126,260) 5 7
             
Bishop, Rob R $6,388 ($188,178) ($181,790) 12 10
Chaffetz, Jason R $4,758 ($121,077) ($116,319) 8 9
Matheson, Jim D $4,147 ($1,844) $2,303 17 5
Stewart, Chris R $9,968 ($244,833) ($234,865) 13 12
Average   $6,315 ($138,983) ($132,668) 13 9

 

  • Utah’s House delegation supported, on average, $133 billion in net budget cuts. That was the lowest average of any state’s House delegation.
  • Congressman Chris Stewart supported legislation that would, on net, reduce federal spending by $235 billion if enacted, the 5th lowest spending agenda of any Representative in the House.
  • The average U.S. Senator supported $53 billion in net budget cuts. Utah’s Senate delegation, on average, supported spending reductions of about $126 billion.

 

The full report contains lots of other data points, including the cost of all bills introduced in each Chamber and a look at fiscally-related member caucuses such as the Tea Party Caucus.

Resources:

National Taxpayers Union Foundation
108 North Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-5700, fax: 703-683-5722, e-mail: ntuf@ntu.org
www.ntu.org/ntuf
This report should not be construed as an attempt to aid or hinder the passage of any bill before Congress or as reflecting on a Member’s fitness to serve.