What do town halls say about Utah politicians in the wake of Trump?

Utah’s federal delegation has taken different approaches to town halls — some holding them far from constituents, others not at all — following the Trump inauguration. Out-of-sync? When it comes to town halls, at least, that may be one way to describe the congruence of Utah’s federal delegation with its constituents. Ninety-two percent of registered Utah voters say congressional members should meet with constituents in open forums, according to a Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll. Yet no in-person town halls were held by Utah’s six federal politicians for…

Polite Politics Podcast #2: A Conversation with Rep. Chris Stewart

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) joined the Polite Politics Podcast to talk about how much time members of Congress spend at their jobs, how many bills the house considers and much more. The podcast also includes in depth discussions of: The riots in Baltimore and their underlying causes Updates on the Clinton Foundation’s Finances The 4 Questions that Pick our President All that plus the first edition of “You are the Problem.” listen to ‘Week 2: Rep. Chris Stewart, riots in Baltimore, & 4 Questions that Pick our President #UTpol’ on…

Rep. Chris Stewart Questions US Negotiations with Iran

Backbenchers from small states like Utah rarely get an opportunity to shine on the national stage. With the seniority he has, Senator Orrin Hatch gets attention, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz has shown some ability to garner attention with his energy on the House’s primary oversight committee. Mia Love is noticed for the obvious reasons, but has yet to say anything particularly memorable. Monday, Rep. Chris Stewart, from Utah’s Second Congressional District, hit the big time with a well-reasoned and timely editorial in the Wall Street Journal, commenting knowledgeably on U.S.…