Mar 25, 2021 - 1:45pm

Back to Business with Rep. Blake Moore (UT-01)

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On, March 15th, Neil Bradley sat down with the Salt Lake Chamber to get to know Congressman Blake Moore.

 

 

Who is Congressman Blake Moore? 

Elected: November 2020
Representing: Utah's First District
Party: Republican

 

In Brief

Blake Moore is a proactive problem solver from Ogden committed to representing each and every constituent of Utah’s First District. He is dedicated to reflecting Utah’s values in Congress and finding solutions to the challenges facing the district and the state. Advocating for inclusive, pro-growth, and aspirational principles, Blake is amplifying Northern Utah’s voice on a national level to ensure Utahns receive the service and representation they deserve. 

See Congressman Moore’s full bio here

Key Quotes

“We are in a world with an enormous amount of tension and folks have to be willing to rise above a lot of the tension and rhetoric to find a way to get something done.”

“I would just hope that my constituents can look back in two years and say he lived up to what he said he was going to do and he has been a productive member of congress.  That is one thing I have been pushing for a long time is productivity over partisanship.  There is a lot that we agree on that gets marked down in the political games that get played and I want to be viewed as someone that can cut through that, relieve some of that tension, and find a way to be able to implement good policy.”

Book Recommendations

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Bottom Line

Utah is known as the Beehive State, a nickname which symbolizes a community that works for the good of the whole.  Congressman Blake Moore has adopted this beehive mentality and thrives on building and being a part of a community wherever he goes, whether that is at home in Utah or in the halls of Congress.  Throughout this discussion, we learned just how important community is to Rep. Moore and how he is working to bring these Utah values to Congress.

When thinking about what a job means to Utah’s 1st congressional district, Rep. Moore thinks about it in three core elements: self, family, and community.  According to Moore, a job helps give us a sense of self worth and provide for our family in whatever shape or size that comes in.  But there is a lot more to a job than a paycheck.  For Moore, in order to feel truly fulfilled by a job, there needs to be a connection to the community and a way for one to see how their work positively impacts their community.  This connection is key to Moore and is one of the reasons he came to Washington.

Staying true to Utah’s beehive mentality, when asked about advice Rep. Moore would give to others he said, “you can kill more bees with honey.”  Moore explained that when you pour honey on a situation, you can build bridges, find common ground through new ideas, and get things accomplished.  “We are in a world with an enormous amount of tension and folks have to be willing to rise above a lot of the tension and rhetoric and find a say to get something done,” said Moore.

A member of the Committee on Natural Resources and Armed Services Committee, Moore is hopeful he can help address workforce development needs exasperated by the pandemic, responsibly leverage our nation's natural resources, and strengthening our defense industry during his first term.  Beyond that, Moore hopes to rise above partisan tension and be seen as a member willing to work across the aisle to get things done for his constituents.  “One thing I have been pushing for a long time is productivity over partisanship.  There is a lot that we agree on that gets marked down in the political games that get played and I want to be viewed as someone that can cut through that, relieve some of that tension, and find a way to be able to implement good policy,” said Moore.

At the U.S. Chamber we are grateful to have leaders like Rep. Moore who value community and understand the importance of working with others to achieve responsible governing and problem solving.  We look forward to working with Rep. Moore and all members of Congress to bring civility back into politics so that government can truly work for the people.  It is time we get back to the business of governing, and we thank Congressman Moore for joining us.

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