June 26, 2008

Crapo And Bennett To Visit Idaho National Lab

Idaho Senator invites Utah colleague and Appropriations Committee member

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Senator Robert Bennett (R-Utah), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, will visit projects and employees at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) next week during a visit to Idaho Falls. Crapo invited Bennett to tour the site and speak at the Idaho Falls City Club. Bennett accepted the invitation and will visit Idaho Falls on Wednesday, July 2.

"With Senator Craig's retirement, Idaho will lose a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee," Crapo noted. "I have enjoyed a lengthy friendship with my colleague from Utah, Senator Bob Bennett, who is also a member of the Appropriations Committee. We have discussed the regional importance of keeping the INL, our nation's leading nuclear lab, strong. We both support the need for a long-term commitment to research that is the hallmark of the INL. The timing is right for a visit to the site and to discuss energy issues with Idahoans in Idaho Falls."

Crapo and Bennett will meet with employees and management of the INL and discuss projects ranging from nuclear research to alternative fuels to mixed waste treatment. Crapo will introduce Bennett where he will address the City Club at a luncheon event.


Senators Bennett and Crapo visit the Idaho National Laboratory and Idaho Falls City Club:
Wednesday, July 2

Noon Idaho Falls Speak to City Club, Bennion Student Union Building (SUB) Ballroom, University Place, 1776 Science Center Drive

1:30 p.m. Idaho Falls Media availability following City Club speech
Outside West Entrance, Bennion Student Union
University Place, 1776 Science Center Drive