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Recognition & Awards

It is an honor to represent the people of Idaho. It is my goal to do so in a manner that reflects the values and traditions of Idahoans. During the course of my public service, I have been fortunate to be recognized by many organizations. Many of these awards are based on my voting record, and my efforts to serve the people of Idaho. The following list, broken down by category, is intended to thank those organizations who have recognized my efforts on their behalf. Please click on the category to view the recognition detail in that area.

Agriculture

Idaho has a diverse, abundant agriculture industry that contributes significantly to Idaho's economy. Through my position as a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Rural Revitalization, Conservation, Forestry and Credit, I have the opportunity to advocate for Idaho's agriculture producers and businesses. To learn more about my position on the issues facing agriculture, please visit the Agriculture section of this website. Below you will find listed the awards I have received for my efforts in agriculture issues:

Business and Economic Development

My philosophy on business and economic matters is firmly rooted in the free and open market. We must find the economic paths that work best for our communities; that includes favorable tax rates, international trade policies and federal budget goals. To learn more about my position on the various issues facing our country regarding business and economic development, please visit the Economy & Business, Taxes and Transportation sections of this website. Below you will find listed the awards I have received for my efforts regarding business and economic development:

Education

My philosophy regarding education is guided by support for public education and preserving state and local decision-making authority. Our society must have a strong educational foundation, but we need to create a system that appropriately uses federal resources and recognizing the importance of local control. To learn more about my position on various educational issues facing our country, please visit the Education section of this website. Below you will find listed the awards I have received for my efforts in education:

Energy

It is imperative for our country's economic and national security to have a realistic, workable national energy policy--one that includes diverse energy sources, not just the traditional fossil fuels. Renewable and alternative energy sources along with conservation are important parts of that energy mix. To learn more about my positions on the various issues related to energy facing our country, please visit the Energy section on this website. Below you will find listed the awards I have received for my efforts in energy issues:

Environment and Public Lands Management

Protecting our environment doesn't have to be at odds with private property rights. Idaho has tremendous natural resources that contribute significant to the quality of life of many--not just in recreational value, but in many ways, including economic. It has been my experience that a commonsense approach using collaboration and cooperation can resolve many of the challenging issues that involve our land, environment and natural resources. To learn more about my position on the various issues involvement environmental and public land policy, please visit the Environment & Natural Resources section of this website. Below you will find listed the awards I have received for my efforts in environment and public lands issues:

Family

So many issues that confront Congress touch our families, which are the bedrock of a healthy society. It's important to find the most effective ways to provide policies that assist in rearing healthy, educated children who will contribute to the fabric of our society. To learn more about my positions on issues affecting family and social policy, please visit the Cultural Diversity, Education and Criminal Justice & the Courts sections of this website. Below you will find listed the awards I have received for my efforts in family and social policy:

Fiscal Policy

To learn more about my positions on the various issues involving fiscal policy, please visit the Budget & Fiscal Responsibility and Taxes sections of this website. Below you will find listed the awards I have received for my efforts in sound fiscal policy:

Health Care

To learn more about my positions on specific issues regarding health care, please visit the Health Care section of this website. Below you will find listed the awards I have received for my efforts in health care:

Seniors

Below you will find listed the awards I have received for my efforts in advocating for Idaho's seniors: