Jason Chaffetz

Julia Ritchey

A community town hall intended for members of Utah’s Congressional delegation Friday night instead brought out several state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle. 

About 30 organizations co-sponsored the "Town Hall For All" at Cottonwood High School in Murray, where hundreds of Utahns gathered to exchange ideas on a host of environmental, political and social concerns.


Facing increasing political blowback, many Republican lawmakers are choosing to skip town halls with constituents during the Congressional recess this week. Now, frustrated voters are organizing their own forums, with or without them.

Julia Ritchey, KUER

Eleven-year-old Hannah Bradshaw wasn’t even going to attend last week’s forum with Rep. Jason Chaffetz, but as her mom was leaving she thought, ‘Why not?’ and tagged along.  

Phillip Massey, KUER

Rep. Jason Chaffetz faced angry constituents during a rowdy town hall Thursday night in Cottonwood Heights, his first since Donald Trump assumed office.

Julia Ritchey, KUER


As head of the powerful House Oversight Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, says he can investigate anything at any time.

Jason Chaffetz/Flickr

Utah’s 3rd District Representative, Republican Jason Chaffetz, says he won't use his House Oversight Committee to go after Donald Trump’s potential business conflicts — at least not yet.

Chaffetz Wins GOP Nomination in Utah's 3rd District

Jun 28, 2016
Whittney Evans

 

Incumbent congressman Jason Chaffetz will be the Republican nominee in the race for Utah’s 3rd congressional district. Chaffetz defeated his opponent BYU Professor Chia-Chi Teng in the Republican primary Tuesday. 

Chaffetz, Teng talk Issues at Hinckley Town Hall

Jun 20, 2016
Nicole Nixon

Republican candidates for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District will not debate before next week’s primary. But Congressman Jason Chaffetz and Chia-Chi Teng answered questions from voters Monday in a forum hosted by the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

Brian Grimmett

The Republican candidate challenging Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz is alleging that the lawmaker is using a government website as a campaign tool.

Brian Grimmett

 Congressman Jason Chaffetz’ Republican challenger has requested an investigation into the incumbent’s campaign spending.

In a letter sent this week to the Federal Election Commission, Republican challenger Chia-Chi Teng contends that Chaffetz has been using campaign funds for personal use.

Alicia Geesman

The billion-dollar cleanup at the old Atlas uranium mill site marked the halfway point a few months ago. But this week a possible slowdown became a certainty.

Brian Grimmett

Congressman Jason Chaffetz has two challengers to his seat in Utah’s Third Congressional District.

Bob Nelson

"Regulatory overreach” has become a kind of rallying cry in conservative political circles, and now three Utahns in Congress are proposing new legislation Thursday that they say is aimed bringing federal powers back into balance. 

Whittney Evans

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz had very few nice things to say about the federal government in his speech to the Utah legislature today.

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Two Utah congressmen want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to explain how it spilled millions of gallons of polluted mine water last month into rivers the agency was supposed to protect.

Whittney Evans

Republican incumbent Jason Chaffetz is seeking a fourth term. His Democratic challenger is new to politics and not eager to embrace the attention that comes with running for public office.  

Whittney Evans

Democratic Brian Wonnacott challenged three-term Republican incumbent Jason Chaffetz to a debate Tuesday night at Utah Valley University. Both men are competing to represent Utah’s third congressional district.

Speaking about the recent White House security breach on the watch of the Secret Service, Chaffetz, who sits on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said there are clearly problems with leadership, training and protocol. Wonnacott stumbled on that topic and struggled to clearly answer a question about the federal government’s handling of the Ebola crisis.

Brian Grimmett

Representative Jason Chaffetz is giving Maryland Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings a tour of Utah. And the two congressmen hope to achieve a lot with the trip.

In June, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, took a tour of Rep. Elijah Cummings', D-MD, inner city Baltimore district. This weekend Chaffetz returned the favor by showing Cummings around some of Utah’s most picturesque locations. But Chaffetz says the trip wasn’t just a vacation. It was a chance for the two to get a better understanding of the unique challenges their constituents face.

Mitt Romney has endorsed the Count My Vote initiative in Utah, but Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT3) said Monday he is opposed to changing the state’s nomination process from a caucus-convention system to direct primaries. In his annual address to the state legislature, Chaffetz told lawmakers he could never have beat incumbent Chris Cannon without the caucus system. He said he didn’t have big name ID, and he didn’t have big money, but he did spend time talking with delegates.