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Sen. Hatch Seeks Support on Bill Creating New House Seats

Sen. Hatch Seeks Support on Bill Creating New House Seats

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(KSL News) Senator Orrin Hatch testified before a U.S. Senate committee today in favor of a fourth congressional seat for Utah.

Hatch told the committee that Utah missed receiving a fourth seat by only 857 people in the 2000 Census.

He reminded them Utah has only grown since then, and St. George is the country's fastest growing metropolitan area. The bill would also give a seat in the House of Representatives to the District of Columbia.

Hatch told the committee giving the district representation would rectify its undemocratic political status.

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