Utah Congressmen win re-election, noting challenge with Democrats in control
(KUTV) -- Three Republican Congressmen from Utah won re-election Tuesday night, knowing their work in D.C. will be more challenging now that Democrats have gained control of the House.
Rep. Mia Love’s fate was unclear late Tuesday.
Rep. Rob Bishop, who represents North Idaho’s District 1, said Republicans will still move forward with their goals and concepts.
“If we’re the majority, we move forward easier,” Bishop said. “If we’re in the minority, it’s much more difficult; but, we will find a way to be successful and make things happen.”
Rep. Chris Stewart of District 2 said his fourth term will be “very different.”
“All of the positive things we’ve been working for in the last two years, much of that comes to a screeching halt if our Democratic colleagues have the majority,” said Stewart. “We’re going to be talking about investigations and Russia and Trump and a lot of things that aren’t going to really help the American people, I’m afraid.”
Still, Stewart is hoping for bipartisanship to tackle the issues. He said health care and immigration reform remain undone.
“It might be this is an opportunity for some collaboration that we haven’t seen in the past, and I think, again, would help and benefit Utahns and Americans,” Stewart said.