Rep. Stewart’s resignation statement

Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) announced his planned resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives.

“It has been one of the great honors of my life to serve the good people of Utah in Congress,” said Rep. Stewart. “My wife and I have made so many dear friends and memories throughout our journey. I can say with pride that I have been an effective leader for my beloved home state, and I’m honored to have played an important role in guiding our nation through some troubled times. But my wife’s health concerns have made it necessary that I retire from Congress after an orderly transition can be ensured.

“My family and I have been very blessed by this experience. Thank you to all those who have supported and sacrificed to help us. The fight goes on. God bless all of you, and God bless our nation.”