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Chaffetz offers plenty of fight, frugality

Rep. Jason Chaffetz often leads the national GOP chorus bashing Hillary Clinton over the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, ripping federal funding for Planned Parenthood or pushing to impeach the IRS boss.

Despite such roles for the 49-year-old chairman of the often-in-the-spotlight House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Chaffetz still sleeps on a cot in his office to save money. (He's on his second after the first broke in the middle of the night.)

 

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz teaches Lehi fifth-graders how a bill becomes a law

“Shorter school hours!”

“No more homework!”

“Ban smoking!”

These were just a few of the ideas shouted out by fifth-graders at Traverse Mountain Elementary School when asked what laws they would pass if they were in Congress.

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, visited the Lehi elementary school Friday morning to teach the kids about how a bill becomes a law at the national level.

 

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Chaffetz attorney calls FEC complaint claims 'false and misleading'

ALT LAKE CITY — A lawyer for Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Friday the Utah Republican's primary opponent, Chia-Chi Teng, made "demonstrably false and misleading" claims in a request for a Federal Election Commission investigation.

In an email to Teng, Washington, D.C., attorney Matthew Sanderson refutes what Teng described to the FEC earlier this week as "concerns about poor disclosure and the misappropriation of funds" in Chaffetz's campaign account.

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Chaffetz attorney denounces campaign-spending complaint

Allegations that Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is misusing campaign funds are "uninformed and petty attacks" by his opponent, his lawyer said Friday.

The three-page letter from attorney Matthew T. Sanderson to Chia-Chi Teng puts Chaffetz's opponent in the GOP primary on notice that his claims are false, but it reads more like a political counterpunch than a legal document. Among other slaps, Sanderson accuses Teng of being uninformed, desperate and trying to prop up a doomed campaign with wads of personal cash.

 

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz unveils bill to protect users of cannabidiol oil

SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, introduced a bill Thursday in Congress to protect people who use cannabidiol oil for medical purposes in states where it is legal.

HR4779, the CBD Oil Act of 2016, would bar prosecution of people legally using cannabidiol oil for medication or research as permitted under state law.

Chaffetz said CBD oil — a marijuana extract low in THC, the chemical that causes the "high" in marijuana — has been used to successfully treat epilepsy, cancer and other illnesses.

"Patients who qualify to receive treatment should not have to fear prosecution by the federal government," Chaffetz said in a statement. "States have taken the lead on this issue, and the federal government should follow."

 

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