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  • September 23, 2009

    ACADEMY DAY 2009

    One of the most important and enjoyable aspects of being a member of Congress is the ability to nominate young Idahoans to the United States military service academies. Every... Continue Reading
  • As I traveled throughout Idaho last month, Idahoans overwhelmingly expressed their concerns over the further encroachment of the federal government into their everyday lives,... Continue Reading
  • September 10, 2009

    SINCE 1787

    "Our Constitution is a document in which 'We the people' tell the government what it is allowed to do. 'We the people' are free." -Ronald Reagan, Farewell Address,... Continue Reading
  • Congress and the President are engaged in a spending spree accompanied by assertions of federal government control over the economy on a scale never before seen in America.... Continue Reading
  • President Obama has promised that anyone who makes under $250,000 a year will not see their taxes raised by a "single dime," and that 95 percent of working families will... Continue Reading
  • Last month, I wrote about the rise in the incidence of family violence during times of economic recession. A few days later, a young boy went missing in Boise. Since then,... Continue Reading
  • Last month, I wrote about my opposition to the proposed takeover of health care by the federal government because of the reduced quality of care it will bring. Government-run... Continue Reading
  • Once again, the summer has passed more quickly than many of us have realized and Idaho's students will soon be going back to school. School supply lists are out, many parents... Continue Reading
  • Recently, we had the opportunity to watch the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings regarding Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. I had the... Continue Reading
  • Everyone in Idaho - and throughout the country - somehow feels the effects of the current economic recession. Many individuals and families have dramatically reduced spending... Continue Reading
  • July 16, 2009


    "Under current law, the federal budget is on an unsustainable path" -Congressional Budget Office, Long-Term Budget Outlook, June 2009 The federal budget is growing larger and... Continue Reading
  • "Access to a waiting list is not access to health care" -Canadian Supreme Court, 2005 Each summer, many people eagerly await the release of the latest blockbuster movies.... Continue Reading
  • July 01, 2009


    There is an old adage: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. This may be the case with a number of taxpayers who are now reaping a small benefit from the American... Continue Reading
  • June 24, 2009


    "There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses. And he can double the reward on my head!" -Attributed to John Hancock upon signing the Declaration of... Continue Reading
  • The Internet has brought members of Congress, and the people who elected them, closer than ever before.   Since it is important that elected officials know what the people... Continue Reading
  • Last year at this time, Americans were watching as the price of oil climbed above $120 a barrel. Four dollars a gallon gasoline was causing "pain at the pump," and Americans... Continue Reading
  • June 04, 2009


    In a speech to the Northwest Energy Coalition conference recently I said that the conjoined issues of energy, water and anadromous fish recovery in the Pacific Northwest will... Continue Reading
  • We in Idaho understand the importance of agriculture to the state, but many of us don't understand the importance of trade to agriculture. Most of Idaho's agricultural... Continue Reading
  • When you go home Tell them for us and say For your tomorrow We gave our... Continue Reading
  • Idaho's Congressional delegation, even as it changes over the years, has a strong, bipartisan history of working together to address many of the important issues facing... Continue Reading