As several Mormon senators step away from their positions in Congress, some observers wonder whether the moves will alter the unusual access that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has had on Capitol Hill. That political power has brought results on matters that include clearing the way for Mormon missionaries abroad and brokering land deals between Utah and the federal government.
"Romney Is Running for Senate. Even If He Wins, the Mormon Church Has Already Lost Powerful Status in D.C." is from the February 16, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Pulliam Bailey and narrated by Jenny Hoops.