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Most of Utah’s congressional delegation voted no on spending bill

Mar 23, 2018, 7:52 AM | Updated: 8:32 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Orrin Hatch was the only one of Utah’s congressional delegation to vote yes on the 1.3 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill late Thursday night.

It’s because it includes his STOP School Violence Act, which was backed by the families of 13 Parkland victims.

It calls for mandating more training for law enforcement as well as schools to spot warning signs.

The rest of Utah’s delegation voted no on the overall bill.

Senator Mike Lee did not like the last-minute disclosures and increased spending.

Representative Chris Stewart said he it was too long too late for him to review it; Representatives Mia Love and John Curtis said the bill made no effort to rein in government spending.

Representative Rob Bishop says it did not go far enough on forest policy to prevent wildfires.

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