17 Mormons will serve in next Congress

When Arizona’s Matt Salmon retakes his seat in Congress in January, he’ll be one of 17 Mormons in the House and Senate, the most in more than a decade.

"It’s really nice to have that kind of camaraderie, to know that there’s that kind of commonality with values," Salmon said Thursday as he returned to Washington, where he previously served as a congressman. "It’s very comforting to know when you’re that far away from your home like we are, that you can always call on a fellow member to sit down and talk to them or ask them for a priesthood blessing."

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