OGDEN -- Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, issued a statement about the latest Utah Census data. "I'm proud of our state's growth over the past decade."
But he remains concerned about "thousands of American citizens living or working abroad who are not military or federal employees (who) are not adequately accounted for by the U.S. Census Bureau."
He was referring to missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In 2000, missionaries were not counted, and that loss may have cost Utah a fourth seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Bishop said he will soon be introducing legislation to correct the situation.
However, because of the 2010 Census numbers and increase in Utah's population, the state's district boundaries will be redrawn for a fourth seat.