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Matheson and members of the American Legion mark the 2009 Hyrum City Freedom Festival

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.


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Matheson Supports More Cash for Clunkers

Washington, D.C. — Following news that consumer demand for the popular “Cash for Clunkers” program might exceed supply, Congressman Jim Matheson today voted to transfer an additional $2 billion into the program from the federal economic recovery legislation passed earlier this year.

Matheson Achieves Lead Warning Label for Food Containers

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Jim Matheson successfully amended a food safety bill to include the requirement of a warning label for ceramic dishes and other food containers about possible lead content.

Matheson Continues Effort to Modify Health Care Reform Bill as it Advances in the House

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Jim Matheson today will offer changes to the draft health care bill in the House Energy and Commerce Committee as debate resumes on a comprehensive overhaul of health care.

New 10-Year EIS proposed for the Nevada Test Site

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has announced preparations for a site-wide environmental impact statement (EIS) for activities at the Nevada Test Side and other locations.

Public meetings have been scheduled in Nevada and Utah in September including:

September 18, 2009
5:30-7:30 pm
Holiday Inn Conference Center
850 South Bluff Street
St. George, Utah  

More information is at http://www.nv.doe.gov

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Apply Online for Social Security Retirement Benefits

The Social Security Administration is introducing an online application that will allow people to apply for retirement benefits from the convenience of their computer. The plan recognizes that with some 10,000 people a day becoming eligible for retirement, the old system of applying in person at a Social Security office will not accommodate the workload. The program has no paper forms to sign and usually requires no additional documents. To use the new program, please go to the secure website http://www.socialsecurity.gov and click on “Filing Online for Retirement Benefits” at the top of the page.

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.