Utah's four Republican members of Congress received the "Watchdog of the Treasury" award this week from a business-based group interested in keeping government spending down.

Watchdog of the Treasury Inc. gave the four each miniature golden bulldogs, described as emblematic of fighting government waste and reducing the deficit.Sen. Jake Garn, Sen. Orrin Hatch, Rep. Jim Hansen and Rep. Howard Nielson, all Republicans, have received the Watchdog award each year they have been in Congress.

Overall, 230 of the 535 members of Congress, 158 in the House and 45 in the Senate, received the awards.