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UTAH FIRST DISTRICT 1 — On KVNU’s For the People program last week we featured all of the Republican candidates for the First Congressional District.  The winner will be determined in the primary election to be held on June 28th.

Incumbent Blake Moore took part in a radio town hall that was held on KVNU and also on radio in the Uintah Basin.

He answered a question about voter disconnect and cynicism, people feeling that their vote doesn’t really matter and that Congress is not getting things done on their behalf.

I would say as a taxpayer myself, I have many concerns about how much grandstanding and inability there is in this environment in solving our nations biggest problems.  That’s what it boils down to, and again, our debt and deficit, the deficits that we run each year, immigration, obviously inflation comes from a lot of issues, but it can come from economic policy that’s been driven, our energy policy,” he said.

In his work on congressional committees, Moore is involved with the Western Wildfire Caucus.

“For us it’s less about authorizing and appropriating money; what I can do and (where) we have an area of influence is things like the Fire Sheds Act. We’ve got a couple other fire-related bills that we’ve got going in, but I think the most important one for us is fire shed.”

This bill allows other states to enter into agreements like Utah has with federal agencies, which Moore says does a better than average job of reducing wildfire risk.

He wants other states do that, particularly states like California and Oregon who permeate Utah with wildfire smoke on a regular basis.

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