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  • 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
  • December 03, 2009


    This week, the Senate Finance Committee's Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness will be holding a hearing regarding trade policy and how... Continue Reading
  • On November 21, I voted against moving forward on the health care reform proposal in the Senate because the legislation is not true reform. This bill, drafted behind closed... Continue Reading
  • Last week, pop singer Rihanna told ABC's "20/20" news magazine show that she made a mistake to go back to her boyfriend Chris Brown after he beat her up during a fight last... Continue Reading
  • "I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful... Continue Reading
  • November 04, 2009


    One of the most impressive things about the American people is the way they respect and honor the military members who work every day to protect and defend our country. We... Continue Reading
  • October 30, 2009


    The phrase "tax and spend" is a common one in politics, but given the federal government's out-of-control spending this year, and with all of the spending currently being... Continue Reading
  • Since the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, there has been ongoing debate over the federal government's jurisdiction and regulatory authority to enforce America's clean... Continue Reading
  • In Idaho, and for most people in the country, families are the most important part of life. But, to adequately provide for families, Americans often spend a significant amount... Continue Reading
  • October 01, 2009


    "When tillage begins other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization." -Daniel Webster (quote displayed in the U.S. Capitol) Fall harvest... Continue Reading