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4 BYU alumni among 100 senators in upcoming 113th U.S. Congress

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  • IA Cougar West Des Moines, IA
    Jan. 3, 2013 5:51 p.m.

    Crapo...did he attend in the years of Jim McMahon? Kidding. Too bad he enters this term with so much to be thinking about other than government. That is a sad story, in my opinion.

  • sls Columbia, MO
    Jan. 3, 2013 6:19 p.m.

    Bloomberg News reports that U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) is also a BYU graduate, although she probably tries to avoid mentioning it as much as possible.

    Rep. Labrador's first name is Raul, not Ral. He was nominated as Speaker of the House and received one vote for that position.

  • activ2004 Clearfield, UT
    Jan. 4, 2013 6:42 a.m.

    Taking into consideration where the world, especially the USA, is at today, I conclude it best to not have so many 'educated', elite, out of touch individuals in government.

  • Y_is_for_Yale Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 4, 2013 2:47 p.m.

    They may be in "impressive company" (i.e. Harvard and Yale), but they are all so very unimpressive people. Maybe Utah should think about electing someone who wasn't educated at Provo U. I know that Idaho will be shortly...

  • dimelo PEYTON, CO
    Jan. 4, 2013 8:18 p.m.

    Considering the level of corruption in the US government, and
    especially in Congress, it seems, at best, ill-advised to be bragging
    about high representation there. Does the DN realize that the approval
    rating for Congress has rightly varied between 10% and 20%
    recently--at all-time lows? A very reasonable case could be made for
    even a much lower approval rating given the job performance.

    I guess that is why many are called and few chosen in what really
    matters (not positions in Congress by the way), as they seek the
    things of this world and the honors of men, above all else including
    proper governance—governance on behalf of the people instead of their
    own selfish interests. If anything describes the current Congress it
    is blatant self-interest (selfishness and greed).