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2010-03-17 18:04:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Congressman Jim Matheson is the focus of a new TV ad by the League of American Voters on the upcoming vote on the Obama-Pelosi healthcare takeover plan. Matheson, who voted against Obamacare last November, is considered a deciding vote. The TV ad, titled "Watching" praises Matheson for voting "No." It also highlights President Obama's nomination of Matheson's brother Scott to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on...

2009-04-01 15:01:00

Act Builds on Momentum of States to Pass Laws Requiring CO alarms MEBANE, N.C., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately every nine minutes, a fire department in the US responds to a residential carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. To help protect families from this silent killer, 19 states have passed laws requiring CO alarms in certain residences. Now, US Congressman Jim Matheson (D-UT) has introduced the "Residential Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act," which if enacted, would expand the...

2008-10-03 09:00:03

By and Julie Hirschfeld Davis Associated Press Desperate to avoid another market-crushing defeat, House leaders won key converts Thursday to the $700 billion financial industry bailout on the eve of today's second vote. But they didn't convince Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah. He indicated he dislikes the revised proposal more than the original one and will vote against it today in the House. However, despite his opposition, Matheson added he believes congressional leadership will ensure the...

2008-09-25 09:00:47

By Lee Davidson Deseret News and Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The House, responding to growing public demand for more domestic energy, voted Wednesday to end a quarter-century ban on oil and natural gas drilling off the Pacific and Atlantic coasts - - and a more recent ban on developing oil shale in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. Extension of the bans for another year was left off a $630 billion-plus stopgap government spending bill that President Bush had threatened a veto -- possibly...

2008-09-24 09:00:41

By Lee Davidson Deseret News The method is changing, but chances appear a bit stronger that Congress will lift a moratorium on oil-shale development in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming -- although environmental groups say that would be a financial and ecological disaster. Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, said Tuesday the White House objected to including a variety of Democratic oil drilling and other energy provisions in a bill needed to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month. So it all...

2008-09-23 09:00:36

By Lee Davidson and Stephen Speckman Deseret News Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, won a huge round Monday in the fight to allow oil-shale development in Utah -- even as environmental groups redoubled efforts against it. Matheson persuaded House Democratic leaders to include in a bill a provision that would lift a ban on developing oil shale on federal lands in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. The bill is needed to prevent a government shutdown. The language would formally lift a moratorium that...

2008-09-23 09:00:36

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has endorsed Republican Bill Dew in the 2nd Congressional District. The endorsement is not a surprise, as leading Republicans and Democrats normally endorse their party's candidates. Dew is challenging four-term incumbent Rep. Jim Matheson, D- Utah, in a large district that covers eastern Salt Lake County, as well as eastern, southeastern and southwestern Utah. Romney is popular in Utah, winning 90 percent of the Feb. 5 GOP presidential...

2008-09-19 09:00:20

An environmental group is asking the governor to step in and stop legislation that would open some federal lands for oil shale development. The Sierra Club opposes an energy bill passed by the House on Tuesday that would reverse a ban on oil shale development in Utah, particularly the Book Cliffs' Tavaputs plateau and Desolation Canyon near Green River. In a statement Thursday, the Sierra Club said a provision in the bill added by Utah Rep. Jim Matheson puts "Utah's Wildlife Sanctuary" at...


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