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Washington Co. Administrator John Willie, St. George Mayor Dan McArthur, County Commissioner Alan Gardner, the Congressman, Desert Reserve Administrator Bill Mader, Retired BLM Field Manager Jim Crisp and a spectator.

Congressman Matheson reads to students of Dixie Downs Elementary at the Grand Opening of "Reach Out & Read" at the Southwest Community Health Center in St. George.

Congressman Matheson serves Emery County residents during the annual Lamb Fry on July 30. The Emery County Lamb Fry is one of the largest events in the county, drawing hundreds of people annually.

Congressman Matheson along with Dixie State College of Utah President Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld and DSC associate dean of health sciences Dr. Carole Grady, listen to DSC associate professor of nursing Kristy Baron discuss student activity during a tour of a nursing lab at the new Russell C. Taylor Health Sciences Center.

Press Headlines

Matheson, Gordon Repeat Call for Passage of Bill to Ban Foreign Waste Imports

Washington, D.C.-- Utah Congressman Jim Matheson and Tennessee Congressman Bart Gordon today voiced strong support for action taken by a multi-state compact to close a loophole which has allowed small amounts of foreign radioactive waste to be disposed of in Utah.

Matheson: Agency Indecision Argues for Passage of Bill to Block Foreign Nuke Waste

Salt Lake City, UT — Congressman Jim Matheson said today's announcement by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that it will await a federal court decision before ruling on an application to import foreign nuclear waste further supports the need for passage of federal legislation banning foreign waste.

Matheson Statement on Senate Bailout Bill

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Matheson said Thursday that although he believes Congressional leadership will make sure the Senate-passed bailout bill passes, he still opposes it.

Medicare Part D

OPEN Enrollment Now

Fall open enrollment for 2009 Medicare prescription drug coverage runs from November 15, 2008 through December 31, 2008. Information for 2008 drug plan options available in Utah is now available on Medicare's website at www.medicare.gov.

There are four ways to review and compare plans:

  1. Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227, TTY 1-877-486-2048). 24 hour help is available from trained Medicare representatives.
  2. Visit www.medicare.gov. Compare costs, coverage and more. Get an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs for the year.
  3. See the listing of plans in your Medicare & You handbook and information sent to you by your plan.
  4. Talk with local Medicare experts at your State Health Insurance Assistance Program.

IRS Opens Identity Protection Specialized Unit

As part of the Service’s strategy to reduce taxpayer burden caused by identity theft, a new Identity Protection Specialized Unit opened October 1, 2008. This unit will help resolve identity theft victims’ issues quickly and effectively.

Victims can call a dedicated toll-free number, 800-908-4490, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., local time. The unit will reduce taxpayer burden by providing individualized assistance, including:

  • A single customer service representative to work with each identity theft victim to answer questions and resolve his or her issues.
  • A new and simplified process to verify taxpayer identity and identity theft.
  • A place for taxpayers to self-report identity theft before it impacts their tax accounts
  • A place for taxpayers to self-report incidents where they may be at risk for identity theft because their personally identifiable information has been compromised (for example, stolen purse/wallet).

In addition, the unit will assist taxpayers who have already had their tax accounts impacted by identity theft, but have not yet had their issues resolved. The unit will refer taxpayers to the IRS area that is working the identity theft issue and also collaborate with that area to monitor the case through resolution.