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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Burgess Owens addresses delegates attending the Utah Republican Party’s 2021 convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Owens has submitted an amended report on his personal finances after errors were found in a previous filing.

Utah Rep. Burgess Owens criticized for inaccurately reporting who paid him and for what

By Matt Canham | October 1, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mitt Romney at the Utah Republican Party’s 2021 Organizing Convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

In speech at BYU, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney names 3 biggest issues U.S. is ignoring

By Matt Canham | September 18, 2021, 3:45 p.m.

President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Washington. Biden is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Utah lawmakers criticize Biden’s new vaccine mandate

By Matt Canham | September 10, 2021, 2:59 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Malal, who lives in West Valley City, is seeking help to get his family out of Afghanistan, including his brother who worked for the U.S. military. To protect his family, Malal asked The Salt Lake Tribune not to use his real name or show his face.

‘Please do more,’ says Utahn seeking to get his family out of Afghanistan

By Matt Canham | September 7, 2021, 12:53 p.m.

(AP) Taliban fighters stand guard at a checkpoint near the US embassy that was previously manned by American troops, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. The Taliban declared an "amnesty" across Afghanistan and urged women to join their government Tuesday, seeking to convince a wary population that they have changed a day after deadly chaos gripped the main airport as desperate crowds tried to flee the country.

Utah congressman wants Biden to answer for what went wrong in Afghanistan

By Matt Canham | August 20, 2021, 10:08 p.m.

(Melissa Golden | The New York Times) Army cadets sort the spent shells and machine gun links collected after a training exercise, at Fort Benning, near Columbus, Ga., April 30, 2017. Utah Sen. Mike Lee opposes a bill that would require women to register for the draft.

Should women have to register for the draft? Utah’s Mike Lee says this is a man’s job.

By Matt Canham | August 16, 2021, 8:40 p.m.

(Courtesy of the Jake Hunsaker campaign) Jake Hunsaker, of Riverton, announced that he is running against Rep. Burgess Owens, R-Utah, in the state's 4th Congressional District on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021.

This Utah Republican is running against Burgess Owens, points to lawmaker’s extreme views

By Matt Canham | August 10, 2021, 10:33 p.m.

(Andrew Harnik | AP) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, walks toward the chamber as the Senate moves from passage of the infrastructure bill to focus on a massive $3.5 trillion budget resolution, a blueprint of President Joe Biden's top domestic policy ambitions, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021.

Mitt Romney celebrates bipartisan victory, calls infrastructure bill a ‘once-in-a-generation investment’

By Matt Canham | August 10, 2021, 9:46 p.m.

(J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, center, and other Senate Republicans negotiating a $1 trillion infrastructure bill with Democrats, announce they have reached agreement on the major outstanding issues and are ready to vote to take up the bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Utah's House members are wary of the measure.

Why Utah’s House members aren’t buying Mitt Romney’s argument on the infrastructure bill

By Matt Canham | August 9, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Doug Mills | The New York Times) Sens. Mitt Romney, right, and Mike Lee in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The two Utah Republicans have very different views of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.

On infrastructure bill, Romney sees benefits for Utah, Lee sees an orgy of spending

By Matt Canham | August 3, 2021, 12:44 a.m.

(J. Scott Applewhite | AP) In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Utah has joined the legal fight against national abortion rights.

Utah joins fight against abortion rights. Here’s what state GOP leaders are telling the Supreme Court.

By Matt Canham | July 31, 2021, 2:31 a.m.

(J. Scott Applewhite | AP) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and other Senate Republicans negotiating a $1 trillion infrastructure bill with Democrats, announce they have reached agreement on the major outstanding issues and are ready to vote to take up the bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

Mitt Romney celebrates as infrastructure bill advances, explains some of the money Utah could get

By Matt Canham | July 29, 2021, 2:33 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses the American Legislative Exchange Council annual meeting July 28, 2021, in Salt Lake City.

In Utah speech, Florida’s Ron DeSantis mocks new CDC recommendation on masks

By Matt Canham | July 28, 2021, 10:39 p.m.

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File) - In this Nov. 10, 2020, file photo, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Sen. Mike Lee asks Supreme Court to abandon Roe, which would trigger an abortion ban in Utah

By Matt Canham | July 26, 2021, 11:27 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) 
Rep. Blake Moore, appearing at town hall in June 2021, paid a fine recently for failing to disclose stock trades.

This Utah congressman paid a fine for violating rule on stock sales

By Matt Canham | July 26, 2021, 6:21 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Firefighters spray hot spots on a wildfire fire in Herriman on Friday, July 16, 2021. Rep. Blake Moore, R-Utah, is pushing a federal bill to help in the battle against wildfires.

Utah lawmaker wants to force states and the feds to work together to stop fires

By Matt Canham | July 24, 2021, 11:06 a.m.

(AP file photo) From left, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, meet before holding a news conference on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The three are teaming up on a bill to limit the president's war powers.

What’s this? Mike Lee and Bernie Sanders are on the same side? See which issues are uniting them.

By Matt Canham | July 21, 2021, 5:44 p.m.

(Stefani Reynolds | The New York Times) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, questions Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in Washington on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

Utah’s Mitt Romney wants COVID booster shots available ASAP

By Matt Canham | July 20, 2021, 10:50 p.m.

(Alex Brandon | AP) Tracy Stone-Manning listens during a confirmation hearing for her to be the director of the Bureau of Land Management, during a hearing of the Senate Energy and National Resources Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Washington. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is opposing her nomination.

Citing her ‘reprehensible behavior,’ Utah’s Mike Lee lines up against Biden’s pick to oversee public lands

By Matt Canham | July 20, 2021, 3:40 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mike Lee speaks with delegates attending the Utah Republican Party’s 2021 Organizing Convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Lee raised $1 million in three months for his reelection bid.

Utah Sen. Mike Lee tops $1M, a personal record, as he faces tough GOP challengers

By Matt Canham | July 16, 2021, 1:03 p.m.