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What’s D.C. Thinkin’? – Archive

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In light of the budget deliberations in DC, what do you expect to happen to the municipal bond tax exemption and will you advocate for the exemption?

Senator Mike Lee (R)Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R)

How should Congress and the President address the “fiscal cliff?”

Senator Orrin Hatch (R) | Senator Mike Lee (R) | Congressman Rob Bishop (R) | Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R)

As we approach the heart of the 2012 campaign, what do you see as the biggest issues that will impact elections in Utah and around the country? How do those issues impact Utah’s cities and towns? (Sep-Dec 2012)

Senator Orrin Hatch (R)

Please provide a brief analysis of how the transportation authorization bill will impact local governments. (Aug-Sept 2012)

Congressman Jim Matheson (D) | Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R)

Please describe a bill or an issue you are working on that directly impacts Utah’s cities and towns. (June 2012)

Senator Orrin Hatch (R) | Senator Mike Lee (R) | Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R)

Please describe a bill or an issue you are working on that directly impacts Utah’s cities and towns. (May 2012)

Senator Orrin Hatch (R) | Senator Mike Lee (R)

Please describe a bill or an issue you are working on that directly impacts Utah’s cities and towns. (April 2012)

Senator Orrin Hatch (R) | Senator Mike Lee (R) | Congressman Jim Matheson (D) | Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R)

Where do you stand on the “Main Street Fairness Act” and/or the “Marketplace Fairness Act,” what are your concerns about the bills, and do you expect any movement on these bills in 2012?

Senator Mike Lee (R) | Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R)

What do you intend to accomplish in Congress in 2012 and how will it benefit Utah’s cities and towns?

Senator Orrin Hatch (R) | Senator Mike Lee (R) | Congressman Rob Bishop (R) | Congressman Jim Matheson (D) | Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R)

Please explain the measures that you would recommend if you were a member of the Super Committee and briefly discuss what the potential impact of the Super Committee could be on Utah.

Congressman Jim Matheson (D) | Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R)

How would you address federal transportation funding and what should cities expect from Congress on transportation funding when the temporary extension ends in six months?

Senator Orrin Hatch (R) | Senator Mike Lee (R) | Congressman Rob Bishop (R) | Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R)