WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (R-UT) has scheduled a telephone town hall meeting to take place on Wednesday, April 17.

“It’s been a great several months engaging with Utahns across the 1st District at in-person town halls, community events, facility tours, schools and much more,” according to Moore.

“We’ve also enjoyed hosting regular town halls via telephone and we’re looking forward to our next one on April 17 at 12:30 p.m.”

The telephone town hall is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Constituents from Utah’s 1st Congressional District can join the discussion by calling 833-305-1678.

In recent weeks in Washington, Moore has been busy as a member of the House Budget Committee helping to pass appropriation bills for 2024, something that Republicans haven’t been able to accomplish for more than a decade.

Those 12 appropriation bills, covering only the discretionary spending in the federal budget, will nevertheless lead an approximately $2 trillion cut from the federal budget over six years while providing a substantial pay raise to our active-duty personnel and fully funding several key defense programs at Hill Air Force Base.

“It’s important to note,” Moore adds, “that…the real national debt drivers are found in the mandatory/direct portion of the budget.

“Congress doesn’t even vote on this gargantuan $4.5 trillion budget each year; it just gets spent on autopilot.

“To best address this rapidly and dangerously growing mandatory budget, we need to embrace the Fiscal Commission Act that we passed out of the House Budget Committee two months ago.”

Moore encourages Utahns to read about this bill and the ways it will bring collaboration and transparency to the federal  budget process in Washington.

The congressman promises to answer questions and discuss everything including federal budget reform, the ongoing crisis at the southern border, national security policy and Utah’s public lands issues during the upcoming telephone town hall on April 17.

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