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Rep. Mia Love Opens New District Office

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Representative Mia Love and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams chat at the Congressowoman's new district office in West Jordan.

Utah Republican Congresswoman Mia Love opened a new district office in West Jordan on Friday. 

After returning home from a week at the U.S. Capitol, Love greeted vistors at her new district office.  She hopes it will become a gathering place for constituents to connect with her.

“The reason why we chose this location is it is former Representative Matheson’s office. We wanted people to be able to find us as soon as possible instead of trying to search.  It was fiscally responsible to do it here, because it was a lot cheaper and we wanted to save money where ever we can save money,” said Love.

Love is coming up on completing her first month representing Utah fourth district in the U.S. House.  She’s already  co-sponsoring a couple of bills.  One seeks to allow states to opt out of federal Common Core education standards. The other bill would repeal the Affordable Care Act.  While the House has voted for than 50 times to repeal the health care law, it will be Love’s first chance to vote on the issue.

“This is an opportunity for us to go in and show that we can actually repeal it and replace our health care system with more broad free market reforms that people really want,” said Love.

House Speaker John Boehner told reporters recently that House Republicans will offer alternative legislation to the Affordable Care Act.

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