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Utah's Cannon Takes on Census Bureau over Missionary Count
Utah Representative Chris Cannon yesterday opened a new front in Utah's war with the US Census Bureau over an additional seat in the US House of Representatives. Cannon introduced legislation in Congress that would freeze funding for a key Census Bureau project, effectively holding the project hostage until the Bureau makes progress on a plan for counting American citizens living overseas.

With Hatch Out of Majority, Hansen Gains Power in Utah Delegation
Rep. Jim Hansen's recent chairmanship of the House Resources Committee still has the 68-year-old Utah Republican thinking of the folks back home when he wants his anti-abortion vote recorded. He says he is still one of them after 20 years since coming to Washington. He may try to downplay Sen. Orrin Hatch's recent ouster as Judiciary chairman in the Senate, but everyone knows Hansen is challenging Hatch as the new powerhouse of Utah's congressional delegation.

Harry Reid is Key Influence in the New Balance of Power
As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah was likely the most influential and powerful political figure who was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Until two weeks ago. Now, with the Democratic Party in control of the Senate, Democratic Senator Harry Reid of Nevada moves into the spotlight as the most influential church member in politics.

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