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October 14, 2020

Crapo Reviews Judge Barrett’s Rulings In Final Day of Questions

-U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) questioned Judge Amy Coney Barrett during the Senate Committee on the Judiciary's second round of questioning as part of its week-long hearing to consider Barrett's nomination to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Senator Crapo reviewed statistics of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's record while being on the Seventh Circuit, to again clarify her record as a judge who would follow precedent. Senator Crapo said, "Your majority op… Continue Reading


October 13, 2020

Crapo, Barrett Discuss Judicial Philosophy on Day 2 of SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing

-U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), a member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, today questioned Judge Amy Coney Barrett during the Committee's first round of questioning as part of its week-long hearing to consider Judge Barrett's nomination to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. During a 30-minute question and answer session, Senator Crapo asked Judge Barrett about her judicial jurisprudence, the principle of stare decisis, the Chevron deference an… Continue Reading


October 12, 2020

Crapo: Judge Barrett Overwhelmingly Qualified

-U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), a member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, today described Judge Amy Coney Barrett as overwhelmingly qualified and dedicated to interpreting the law as written. Crapo delivered his remarks during today's opening session of Judge Barrett's confirmation hearing to serve as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Judge Amy Coney Barrett will fill the seat left vacant by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "Judge Amy Coney Barre… Continue Reading

Editorials


October 19, 2020

Weekly Column: The Abraham Accords Peace Agreement--A Historic Achievement

One of the greatest world challenges of our time, without a doubt, has been the pursuit of peace in the Middle East. Although we have seen progress at various times, lasting, concrete peace has eluded world leaders, and its attainment has eclipsed administrations. The recent Abraham Accords Peace Agreement is a significant step in bringing this important part of our world closer together, and it is worthy of commendation. On September 15, 2020, the Abraham Accords Peace Agreement was signed … Continue Reading


October 12, 2020

Weekly Column: The Congressional Award--Challenging Youth

Young people throughout our communities working to earn the Congressional Award are challenging themselves, learning from their achievements and inspiring their peers to contribute to community and national efforts. I had the opportunity recently to congratulate four young Idahoans, who are 2020 Congressional Award Gold Medal recipients, for the time they are spending bettering themselves and our communities. In order to earn Congressional Award Gold Medals, youth dedicate more than 800 hours… Continue Reading


October 05, 2020

Weekly Column: Advancing Emergency Wildfire Legislation

The 2020 wildfire season has been one of the most active on record. So far, 44,174 wildfires have burned 7.1 million acres, with over five million acres in California, Oregon and Washington alone. In Idaho, 15 wildfires have burned more than 200,000 acres so far. The damage these fires have caused is disastrous. Thousands of people have lost their homes and property. Numerous communities have been destroyed. Millions of people have spent weeks breathing air choked with smoke and ash. And,… Continue Reading

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