No political party has a monopoly on good ideas. That's what Washington, D.C., fails to understand. As chairman of the Utah Republican Party, I have reached out on behalf of all Utah Republicans to many different groups to understand their perspectives and work together to make Utah better.
Just this past week. the state GOP supported a bill in the Legislature being run by a Democrat to allow Election Day voter registration. We are proud to work with our Democratic colleagues to improve Utah's lackluster voter participation.
That's why it was troubling when we learned that in the midst of serious sequestration budget cuts, crushing deficits and debt, record unemployment and a complete lack of common sense in Washington, that Rep. Jim Matheson is spending his time, energy and taxpayer money running federal legislation to mandate how Utahns can vote instead of joining in the fight to increase voter participation in Utah.