The session is starting to quickly pick up speed. It has been a very busy second week at the Capitol.


Getting ready for a Business and Labor standing committee meeting

After a controversial day on the floor, I headed to the Business and Labor standing committee that I chair. It is good to be back chairing that committee with Representative Marc Roberts.


Meeting with the Utah Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation

On Tuesday, the Utah Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation met with Representative Dunnigan in his office in the Capitol. They are a student advocacy group interested in the potential of bringing nuclear energy production and use to Utah, which would provide employment, education, and other opportunities to our state. It was interesting to learn about possible energy production alternatives that could benefit our state.


Wednesday was the busiest day by far. I did a training session for my fellow representatives on procedures for standing committees, left that quickly to present my bill HCR 13 in committee, and then headed straight to the Business and Labor standing committee to chair it.


Coach Kalani (BYU), Coach Whittingham (Utah), Coach Warren (SUU), Coach McClure (Dixie), Coach Hill (Weber), Coach Wells (USU)

My intern waving the Utah flag for me and getting a fist bump for it from Coach Whitt

Coach Whitt discussing his program at the U

Coach Whitt and I

Guest lecturing at the U about healthcare in Utah

Thursday was my favorite day this week. A great surprise was planned for our Majority Caucus meeting. The head football coaches for all of the universities in Utah came and spoke to us and I had the pleasure of introducing Coach Whitt from the University of Utah. I enlisted the help of my Aggie intern in waving the flag that I keep in my office. Later that afternoon, I was able to guest lecture at the U, my alma mater, on the future of healthcare in Utah. It was a great Utah day.


Meeting with some of my constituents

Amid all of my other meetings on Friday, I was able to meet with some of my constituents and even have some of them join me on the floor. Thank you for coming to the Capitol, whether pictured or not.

Weekly Fun Fact

I keep a University of Utah flag in my office as well as a small football that plays the fight song.