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Date: Monday, 4-Dec-2017 10:09:38
President Donald Trump will go to Salt Lake City, Utah to meet with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Leadership and tour the Church’s Welfare Square.
In the afternoon, Trump will deliver a speech to at the Utah State Capitol before returning to the White House.
President Donald Trump is announcing plans to scale back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, responding to what he has condemned as a "massive federal land grab" by the government.
The president said in April his order would end "another egregious abuse of federal power" and "give that power back to the states and to the people where it belongs."
Trump is traveling to Salt Lake City on Monday to outline his intention to shrink the Bears Ears and the Grand-Staircase Escalante national monuments spanning millions of acres in Utah. The two national monuments were among 27 that Trump ordered Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review earlier this year.
Utah's Republican leaders, including Sen. Orrin Hatch, pressed Trump to launch the review, saying the monuments declared by Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton locked up too much federal land.