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  • The most common question I am asked by Idahoans, over the past eighteen months, is something like, "What can we do to fight back against the massive growth and indebtedness of... Continue Reading
  • "Reforming the financial system without fixing Fannie and Freddie is like declaring a war on terror and ignoring al Qaeda." -Wall Street Journal editorial, May 6, 2010 ┬áThe... Continue Reading
  • In an editorial last week, the Wall Street Journal wrote, "When President Obama signed his health-care reform last month, he declared it will 'lower costs for families and for... Continue Reading
  • "We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt" -Thomas Jefferson, July 12, 1816 "No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and... Continue Reading
  • April 15, 2010


    How many heroes do you know? Probably more than you think. They are all around us. They are America's veterans and, sadly, we too rarely hear their amazing stories of... Continue Reading
  • April 07, 2010


    This April, Americans will feel the sting of two rather unpleasant days within the span of one week. Last Friday, April 9th, was Tax Freedom Day 2010; and, as everyone knows,... Continue Reading
  • After months of debate, our country has a new health care law that I'm convinced will prove to be a historic mistake. Although there was minimal discussion about... Continue Reading
  • It's been nearly one year since the President signed the Omnibus Public Lands Act of 2009, which contained the Owyhee Initiative Implementation Act. In that year, we have... Continue Reading
  • This is the time of year when many plan their summer vacations. Each year, many Idaho families choose to visit our nation's capital, which is full of historic sites and... Continue Reading
  • We recommit ourselves to the ideas of the American Founding. Through the Constitution, the Founders created an enduring framework of limited government based on the rule of... Continue Reading
  • Many who are interested in the future of nuclear energy want to see a summit of political and nuclear industry leaders to develop an action plan and take advantage of the many... Continue Reading
  • For far too long, one of our most promising alternative energy options has been left to languish-nuclear energy. Nuclear power should be a central, key part of our national... Continue Reading
  • "By sponsoring many useful physical, mental, and social activities designed to promote self-responsibility, the Scouts strengthen the cornerstone of individual freedom in our... Continue Reading
  • Without a doubt, our current level of debt, and the path we are on in creating future debt, is both unsustainable and unacceptable. As a member of the Senate Budget Committee,... Continue Reading
  • More than ten years ago, a trip to a safe house for abused children in Twin Falls County made a lasting impression on me, one that moved and motivated me to make family... Continue Reading
  • January 20, 2010


    The President will release his budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 in early February. As a member of the Senate Budget Committee, I will be reviewing the proposal and... Continue Reading
  • "It's easy in Washington and on Wall Street to dismiss the Tea-Party movement as a disorganized fringe force. It's worth remembering, though, that in a Wall Street Journal/... Continue Reading
  • "Never in our memory has so unpopular a bill been on the verge of passing Congress, never has social and economic legislation of this magnitude been forced through on a purely... Continue Reading
  • December 16, 2009


    "The inherent generosity of Americans is also on full display during the Christmas season. In deployed areas right now, company command posts are flooded with care packages... Continue Reading
  • December 11, 2009


    Now that we have the Senate health care reform bill before us---H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act---I hope you take the opportunity to read it and... Continue Reading