Tag Archives: Jason Chaffetz

Rep. Jason Chaffetz Enters Race For House Speaker

One of the first things Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) did after being elected was to introduce a House bill that would have overturned same-sex marriage in Washington DC. Now he wants John Boehner’s job. The Hill reports: The Utah Republican’s late entry into the race to replace outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has changed the dynamic of the contest. Before Chaffetz …

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House Judiciary Committee Approves Asylum Bill For Homeschooling Families

Shut down the borders! Except for Christian homeschoolers! The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would allow people to seek asylum in the USA if they are persecuted by their governments for homeschooling their children. At the same time, the bill would make it tougher for children fleeing gang and drug violence in Central America to gain refuge …

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GOP House Rep Backs Immigration Reform (For Christian Homeschoolers Only)

We last heard from Rep. Jason Chaffetz when he threatened to have the mayor of DC arrested over the legalization of marijuana. Today Chaffetz filed a bill to grant asylum to foreign homeschoolers. Via press release from Home School Legal Defense: Amid the immigration debate in Washington, D.C., a new bill would make it possible for families who are persecuted …

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Tea Party’s Debt Solution: Sell Pristine Federal Lands To Corporations

Tea party darling Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) wants to sell millions of acres of pristine federally-protected park land. Leading the list of potential buyers? Timber, mining, and petroleum corporations, of course. The two-term Utah Republican cites a 1997 report, which Congress ordered the Clinton administration to produce, listing public lands that were not otherwise set aside for oil and gas …

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Mormon Congressman Submits Bill To Overturn DC Marriage Recognition

Rep. Jason Chaffertz (R-UT) has submitted a bill that would overturn Washington DC’s brand new marriage recognition law. And fellow GOP House member Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has submitted a bill to block the city’s domestic partnership bill. Neither bill is expected to make it through the House Rules Committee. They’re both just playing to the hate crowd.

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Mormon Rep. Jason Chaffetz Vows To Bring Congress Into DC Marriage Battle

Freshman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), a Mormon, has vowed to have Congress intervene in DC’s decision to recognize same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions. Chaffetz, who is the ranking Republican on the House subcommittee that oversees the district, says he is in discussions with House minority leaders on which of several options they will use to try to thwart the sanction …

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