‘The Rundown’: Rep. Blake Moore missed a stock reporting deadline ... again

Utah congressman was fined by House Ethics Committee in July for missing previous deadline

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Blake Moore missed a stock reporting deadline...again

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Blake Moore talks about his experience in the Capitol on January 6, during a town hall meeting at the Weber County Library North Branch, in North Ogden, on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

For the second time this year, Rep. Blake Moore missed a legally required deadline for reporting stock trades.

Insider reports Moore was alerted to three stock-option trades made on his behalf in mid-August. But Moore did not file disclosure of the trades until September 24, which was several days past the legal deadline.

This is the second time this year Moore has missed a federal deadline for reporting trades. In July, Moore failed to disclose more than 70 trades worth between $700,000 and $1.1 million. The House Committee on Ethics fined Moore for the previous late filing.

Here’s what you need to know for Friday morning

🏛 The Senate broke a deadlock on raising the debt ceiling despite “no” votes from Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney. Romney scolded Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer after the vote for his speech blaming Republicans. [Tribune]

🚨 President Joe Biden will announce the expansion of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments today. The monuments were reduced by former President Donald Trump. [Tribune]

👀 Gov. Spencer Cox’s campaign manager resigned following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. The investigation also found Austin Cox (no relation) engaged in other “hostile conduct” toward campaign staff. [Tribune]

🏛 Trump has told his former aides not to cooperate with the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection. [WaPo]

🚗 Tesla announced it is moving the company’s headquarters to Austin, Texas. Company head Elon Musk had clashed with politicians in California, which prompted the move. [BBC]

⚡️ A natural gas shortage is sending companies scrambling and prices soaring ahead of the winter season. [WSJ]

📰 Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The two were recognized for their work to preserve freedom of the press in the Philipines and Russia. [WaPo]

Friday morning’s Utah news roundup


  • Suspect in critical condition after police pursuit and shooting near Zion National Park. [Tribune]

  • There’s lots of rain in the forecast for Utah — and some snow. [Tribune]

  • Utah man discovers fossilized ‘fish-lizard’ at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. [Tribune]

  • Utah group works to provide support for sex trafficking victims. [Fox 13]


  • More Utahns have now died of COVID-19 than victims killed in the 9/11 attacks. [Tribune]

  • Affordable at-home COVID-19 tests hard to find in Utah, but more may be on the way. [Deseret News]


  • Opposing protesters show up ahead of Utah education board meeting on gender identity. [Fox 13]


  • Lawmakers prep bill to protect Indigenous children in Utah’s child welfare system. [Tribune]

  • Utah Sen. Mike Lee to the Department of Justice: Leave parents alone. [Deseret News]


  • Chris Phillips: We must work together to take politics out of public health. [Tribune]

  • Matt Ray: Members of LDS Church should follow their prophet’s advice on vaccines. [Tribune]

  • Tim Chambless: Utah’s Independent Redistricting Commission out to limit partisan gerrymandering. [Tribune]

— The Tribune’s Jordan Miller contributed to this report.