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Housing & Development

Justice Department Asks Federal Court to Shut Down Utah Promoters of Solar Energy Tax...

wo Utah companies are running a nationwide abusive scheme that purports to use false tax deductions and claims of the solar energy credit to reduce their customers’ federal income tax liability, according to a complaint filed today by the Justice Department.  The United States’ complaint seeks to stop Utah companies RaPower-3 LLC and International Automated Systems Inc

Hatch Works to Repeal Costly “Waters of the United States” Rule, Urges EPA to...

Senator Orrin Hatch, the senior Republican in the United States Senate, has joined 46 other Senators in introducing a joint resolution disapproving of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE). The rule massively expands the scope of federal authority over land and waterways

New Affordable Rent-to-Own Housing in Francis, Utah

Utah Housing Corporation and Mountainlands Community Housing Trust are hosting an open house for four new affordable CROWN (Credits-to-OWN) homes in Francis. The CROWN program seeks to bring homeownership within the reach of ower income households while helping local governments to revitalize neighborhoods. These homes will help four households realize the dream of homeownership as they build equity with their low monthly rent payments

Homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding...

As part of the Department of the Interior’s commitment to responsible and balanced domestic energy development, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a draft Master Leasing Plan (MLP) for public lands in east-central Utah, the first such plan in the state. The draft Moab MLP will serve as a roadmap to facilitate balanced and orderly leasing and development of energy resources on public lands while protecting important conservation areas that support outdoor recreation opportunities for local communities and their visitors.

Hatch Speaks on Importance of Trade to Home State of Utah

In a speech on the Senate floor today, Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) addressed the importance of international trade to the state of Utah and the benefits of the passage of Trade Promotion Authority.

Bishop Statement on U.S. Forest Service Decision to Officially Withdrawal Controversial Groundwater Directive

Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to the announcement today from the U.S. Forest Service on the agency’s decision to officially withdrawal its Proposed Directive on Groundwater Management.

Bishop Statement on Report From GAO on Energy Development on Indian Lands

Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) today issued the following statement in response to a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) titled, "Indian Energy Development: Poor Management by BIA Has Hindered Energy Development on Indian Lands."

EPA Study Damaging to Administration’s Push for Federal Fracturing Rule

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to the study issued today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on hydraulic fracturing activities and drinking water resources.

Lee Says Latest EPA Power Grap Threatens Utah’s Economy

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Waters of the United States rule.

Stewart’s Statement on the EPA’s Water of the United States Rule

"Today, the Obama administration finalized their Waters of the USA Rule, the most significant power grab ever by the EPA. The rule would expand EPA regulatory authority to streams, ditches and maybe even puddles. The House has already passed legislation stopping this rule. I call on my friends in the Senate to act and stop this executive overreach. I will continue to fight to make sure this rule is not enacted."

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Reps. Stewart & Frankel Call for Oversight of Unregulated Sober Homes

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) have sent a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’ investigative arm, requesting a review of federal and state oversight of sober homes

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Utah-Based Lenders Agree to Pay Nearly $10 Million to Resolve Alleged...

Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. (PRMI) and SecurityNational Mortgage Company (SecurityNational) have agreed to pay the United States $5 million and $4.25 million, respectively, to resolve separate allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly originating and underwriting mortgage loans insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) that did not meet applicable requirements, the Justice Department announced today.  Both lenders are headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah