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Utah Congressman Blake Moore introduced legislation aimed at addressing staffing shortages at the Forest Service and mitigating wildfire risk Wednesday.

Moore represents Utah’s 1st Congressional District and Summit County in the House of Representatives and announced the legislation late Wednesday.

The “Save Our Forests” act is a joint effort between Moore, a Republican, and Democratic California Congressman Jimmy Panetta. The bill is aimed at addressing staffing shortages at the U.S. Forest Service and improving wildfire mitigation and response measures.

If passed, the bill would appropriate $46 million over the next two fiscal years to address these issues.

Congressman Moore said “As fires continue to threaten our communities and natural resources, we must act to improve our ability to effectively manage these forests to ensure their health and longevity.”

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Current Position: US Representative of UT-01 since 2021
Affiliation: Republican

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Utah Congressman Blake Moore introduced legislation aimed at addressing staffing shortages at the Forest Service and mitigating wildfire risk Wednesday.

Moore represents Utah’s 1st Congressional District and Summit County in the House of Representatives and announced the legislation late Wednesday.

The “Save Our Forests” act is a joint effort between Moore, a Republican, and Democratic California Congressman Jimmy Panetta. The bill is aimed at addressing staffing shortages at the U.S. Forest Service and improving wildfire mitigation and response measures.

If passed, the bill would appropriate $46 million over the next two fiscal years to address these issues.

Congressman Moore said “As fires continue to threaten our communities and natural resources, we must act to improve our ability to effectively manage these forests to ensure their health and longevity.”

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Blake Moore 1

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Blake Moore is a proactive problem solver from Ogden committed to representing each and every constituent of Utah’s First District. He is dedicated to reflecting Utah’s values in Congress and finding solutions to the challenges facing the district and the state. Advocating for inclusive, pro-growth, and aspirational principles, Blake is amplifying Northern Utah’s voice on a national level to ensure Utahns receive the service and representation they deserve.

Before being elected to Congress, Blake worked for small businesses and in the foreign service, experiences that now guide his work on domestic and foreign policy. As a Principal at Cicero Group, Blake worked primarily in the social impact, marketing research, and strategy practice areas leading projects and serving clients throughout Utah and the nation. He has expertise in education, financial services, public policy, healthcare, transportation, supply chain, and waste industries, and this work informs his customer service and problem solver approach in Washington, D.C., as he identifies ways to help the federal government better work for Northern Utah. His passion for helping organizations manage the change process drives his ambition to overcome partisan gridlock, improve federal agencies, and smartly streamline the nation’s bureaucracy.

Previously, Blake worked abroad in business development in the healthcare and financial services industries, which led him to understand the challenges that small businesses grapple with on a daily basis. Blake was also honored to serve in the Foreign Service for the U.S. Department of State, where he gained first-hand knowledge of the international threats that America faces. This experience taught him to take seriously the United States’ diplomatic apparatus, the readiness of the Armed Forces, and the nation’s commitment to strengthening partnerships and alliances across the globe.

Blake is a proud product of the First District, and he knows that this community is defined by family, service, and doing the right thing—even when it’s hard. Born and raised in Ogden, Blake learned hard work and responsibility from his dad and optimism and service from his mom. The Ogden community’s tremendous teachers, coaches, families, and mentors inspired Blake and taught him the privilege of leadership and the power of giving back.

Blake obtained a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University. He graduated from the University of Utah after serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Seoul, South Korea, and signing a scholarship to play as the quarterback at Utah State University. In high school, he was awarded the Wendy’s National High School Heisman, an award honoring one male and one female senior for excellence in athletics, academics, and citizenship. He remembers fondly a conversation with a Heisman trustee after the ceremony. The trustee mentioned that it was Blake’s Eagle Scout and other service projects that set him apart. Blake recalls thinking at that moment, “I’m not special; that’s just the way kids are raised in Northern Utah!”

Blake is married to Jane Boyer, his amazing, humorous, and very candid wife, who encourages him to take risks and pursue big things. Blake and Jane have three awesome and active boys who keep them on their toes, Max, George, and Winston. Even after being sworn in, Blake’s most prized title is “Little League Coach.”

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House Committee on Armed Services

House Committee on Natural Resources

Caucuses  

Adoption Caucus

Alzheimers Task Force

Arts Caucus

Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus

Congressional Future Caucus

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Direct Selling Caucus

F-35 Caucus

Global Investment in America Caucus

Humanities Caucus

Hypersonics Caucus

Job Corps Caucus

Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus

National Guard Caucus

Navy & Marine Corps Caucus

Problem Solvers Caucus

Western Caucus

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Blake David Moore (born June 22, 1980)[1] is an American politician and former diplomat from the state of Utah. He is the U.S. representative for Utah’s 1st congressional district, serving since January 2021.

Early life and education

Moore was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. He attended Ogden High School, graduating in 1998.[2][3] During high school, he was a quarterback for the football team.[4] In 1997, he won the Wendy’s High School Heisman.[5] He is an Eagle Scout.[6]

After graduating from high school, Moore enrolled at Utah State University on a football scholarship.[7] His freshman year roommate was American-born Azerbaijani NBA player Spencer Nelson. During his freshman year, Moore’s football scholarship was rescinded by a newly installed football coach after he left to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Seoul, South Korea.[8]

After returning from his mission, Moore transferred to the University of Utah, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in behavioral science and business. He earned a master’s in public policy and administration from Northwestern University.[9][10]

Career

Moore briefly served as a United States Foreign Service officer in the United States Department of State, and worked as a business consultant for the Cicero Group, a management consulting firm based in Salt Lake City.[11]

U.S. House of Representatives

Elections

2020

In February 2020, Moore declared his candidacy for Utah’s 1st congressional district in the 2020 elections.[11] In a field of 12 primary candidates, Moore advanced out of the Republican nominating convention in second place, together with Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson. Two other candidates, Davis County commissioner Bob Stevenson and Kaysville mayor Katie Witt, also secured their spot in the primary by gathering signatures. During the party nominating process, Moore was criticized for not living within the congressional district.[12] At the time, he resided on the east bench of Salt Lake City, 15 miles outside the district. Congressional candidates are not required to live inside the district they represent, only in the same state. Moore then won the four-way June 30 Republican primary with just over 30% of the vote.[13]

In the general election, Moore defeated Democratic nominee Darren Parry with 69.5% of the vote to Parry’s 30.4%.[14] He took office on January 3, 2021, marking the first time an incumbent had not run in 18 years and maintaining Republican control of the district since 1980.[15][16] Moore has said that despite being elected to one of the most powerful political bodies in the world, the title he most prizes is “Little League coach”.[17]

2022

Moore faces two primary challengers, Tina Cannon and Andrew Badger. On May 15, State Senate President Stuart Adams endorsed Moore in an editorial in the Deseret News.[18]

Tenure

Moore voted against the second impeachment of Donald Trump.[19]

On May 19, 2021, Moore voted for bipartisan legislation to establish the January 6, 2021 commission meant to investigate the storming of the U.S. Capitol.[20] The bill to establish this commission was blocked in the Senate. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy had earlier advocated for congressional action to form such a commission on January 13, stating that “[he thought] a fact-finding commission … would be prudent.”[21] Moore voted against the currently operating United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack.[22]

Moore was among the few House Republicans who voted to keep Liz Cheney as conference chair both times a vote was held.[23] In an interview with the Deseret News editorial board, Moore stated he felt no pressure to vote one way or another from Republican leadership, and said it was important for the Republican leadership team to hold “broad appeal.”

Moore failed to disclose stock trades on time as required by the STOCK Act. The total value of the stocks in question is unknown but is between $78,000 and $1.1 million. Moore has acknowledged paying a “late filing fee” to the House Committee on Ethics in July 2021; the value of that fee generally starts at $200.[24]

Moore voted against the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.[25]

In the wake of the Taliban’s conquering of Afghanistan, Moore introduced the Afghanistan Accountability Act to investigate what the Biden administration knew before deciding to leave Afghanistan.[26]

As of November 2021, Moore voted with Joe Biden’s preferred positions 16% of the time, according to FiveThirtyEight‘s tracker.[27]

In 2021, Moore co-sponsored the Fairness for All Act, the Republican alternative to the Equality Act.[28] The bill would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity, and protect the free exercise of religion.

On July 19, 2022, Moore and 46 other Republican Representatives voted for the Respect for Marriage Act, which would codify the right to same-sex marriage in federal law.[29]

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Caucus memberships

Personal life

Moore and his wife, Jane Boyer, have three sons.[36][37] In October 2020, Moore, Jane, and their three children all tested positive for COVID-19, though none were hospitalized with the illness.[38]

References

  1. ^ Bautista, Lillian (November 30, 2020). “Rep.-elect Blake Moore (R-Utah-01)”. The Hill. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  2. ^ Standard-Examiner, TIM VANDENACK. “Ogden native, former U.S. foreign service officer launches U.S. House bid”. Standard-Examiner. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  3. ^ “Blake Moore – General”. National Football Foundation. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  4. ^ “Ogden quarterback is so much Moore than a good football player – Deseret News”. Deseret.com. November 4, 1997. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  5. ^ “House hopeful Blake Moore puts focus on foreign service, work with Utah’s economy | Government”. standard.net. June 16, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  6. ^ “Ogden’s Blake Moore named national winner of High School Heisman – Deseret News”. Deseret.com. December 13, 1997. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  7. ^ “Another Utah congressional candidate runs in a district where he does not live”. The Salt Lake Tribune.
  8. ^ “How Utahn Blake Moore went from a political unknown to GOP nominee for Congress”. The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  9. ^ “Blake Moore”. Cicero Group. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  10. ^ KUTV (June 16, 2020). “Blake Moore – 1st Congressional District candidate”. KUTV. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  11. ^ a b “Ogden native, former U.S. foreign service officer launches U.S. House bid | Government”. standard.net. June 16, 2020. Archived from the original on September 13, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  12. ^ “Utah’s 1st District Republican primary features plenty of controversy”. The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  13. ^ “Blake Moore wins Utah’s tight 1st Congressional District GOP race”. The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  14. ^ “Utah House Results”. CNN. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  15. ^ “AP: Blake Moore wins Utah’s 1st Congressional District”. KSLNewsRadio. November 4, 2020. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  16. ^ “Blake Moore will be a new Utah face in Congress as Reps. Chris Stewart, John Curtis also win big”. The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  17. ^ “Meet Representative Blake Moore”. U.S. Congressman Blake Moore. January 3, 2021. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  18. ^ “Opinion: Utah Senate president believes we need a congressman like Blake Moore”. Deseret News. May 15, 2022.
  19. ^ “Congressman Blake Moore Statement on Impeachment Vote | Representative Blake Moore”. Blakemoore.house.gov. January 13, 2021. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  20. ^ LeBlanc, Paul (May 19, 2021). “Here are the 35 House Republicans who voted for the January 6 commission”. CNN. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  21. ^ Harwood, John. “Analysis: Dismissed in 2012, this diagnosis of GOP ills has now become undeniable”. CNN. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  22. ^ “House creates Jan. 6 select committee”. Roll Call. June 30, 2021. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  23. ^ “Rep. Liz Cheney supported by Utah Rep. Blake Moore – Deseret News”. Deseret.com. May 24, 2021. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  24. ^ “This Utah congressman paid a fine for violating rule on stock sales”. July 26, 2021. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  25. ^ “Blake Moore defends ‘No’ vote on national infrastructure bill”. Cache Valley Daily.
  26. ^ Taylor, Casey (August 23, 2021). “Utah Congressman Blake Moore Introduces Afghanistan Accountability Act”. www.upr.org.
  27. ^ Anna Wiederkehr and Aaron Bycoffe (November 19, 2021). “Does Your Member Of Congress Vote With Or Against Biden? | FiveThirtyEight”. Projects.fivethirtyeight.com. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  28. ^ “Fairness for All Act (H.R. 1440)”.
  29. ^ Schnell, Mychael (July 19, 2022). “These are the 47 House Republicans who voted for a bill protecting marriage equality”. The Hill. Retrieved July 25, 2022.
  30. ^ “Congressman Blake Moore Selected to Serve on the House Armed Services Committee | Representative Blake Moore”. blakemoore.house.gov. January 25, 2021. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  31. ^ “Congressman Blake Moore Selected to Serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources | Representative Blake Moore”. blakemoore.house.gov. January 25, 2021. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  32. ^ “Congressman Blake Moore Appointed to the House Budget Committee | Representative Blake Moore”. blakemoore.house.gov. June 27, 2022. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  33. ^ “MEMBERS”. RMSP. Retrieved March 1, 2021.
  34. ^ “Member List”. Republican Study Committee. Archived from the original on January 1, 2019. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  35. ^ “Homepage of Republican Governance Group”. Republican Governance Group. December 14, 2019.
  36. ^ “Meet Blake”. Elect Blake Moore for Congress. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  37. ^ Oglesby, Jon. “Former High School Heisman winner giving back”. Standard-Examiner. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  38. ^ “1st District candidate Blake Moore tests positive for COVID-19”. Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved November 8, 2020.

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Rob Bishop

Current Position: US Representative since 2003
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2021 US Senator

A public school teacher turned public servant, Rob Bishop is a life-long resident of the First District, with the exception of two years he spent in Germany while serving a mission for the LDS Church.

Rob is a devoted public servant. He has served his community in the State Legislature. During his sixteen years representing the Brigham City area, Rob distinguished himself as a leader. His last two years he was unanimously elected to serve as Speaker of the House. He also co-founded the Western States Coalition, a multi-state organization dedicated to protecting states’ powers and promoting Western interests and values.

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