United States Congressman Jason Chaffetz, UtahвЂ™s new 3rd District Representative, hosted a town hall meeting Thursday at the Holiday Inn in Price.
Chaffetz replaced Rep. Jim Matheson in the 3rd District because Utah boundaries were redrawn when the StateвЂ™s population earned an additional representative.
Chaffetz spoke about government spending, energy, terrorism and Social Security Reform.
вЂњWe have not had a National energy plan for decades,вЂќ Chaffetz said. вЂњYou would have thought that back in the 1970s we would have taken this more seriously.вЂќ
Chaffetz stressed the need to become less dependent on foreign energy production.
вЂњEnergy is a multi-trillion dollar challenge,вЂќ he said. вЂњWe import nearly 60% of our petroleum.вЂќ
Chaffetz questioned whether Congress had the вЂњpolitical willвЂќ to make the necessary changes.
Chaffetz can be contacted through his website https://forms.house.gov/chaffetz/contact-form.shtml.