It may be an unusual thing for a member of Congress to say, but Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, told the Utah Legislature on Friday that he has plenty of confidence in state lawmakers but little in the federal government.
"I have great faith in you and the decisions that you will make. I have less faith in our federal government," he told the Senate. "Most of our problems are solved at the state and local level," he said, adding that the federal government often has the arrogance not only to think it has the best answer "but the only answer."
He later told the House that in Washington, the "political process is so broken right now it is going to be difficult to depend on the federal government the way you did."