Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today praised the nomination of Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve to replace current Chairman, Alan Greenspan.Crapo, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, said Bernanke, who currently serves as Chairman of the Presidentâ??s Council of Economic Advisers and also served as a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, would bring a wealth of experience to the chairmanship.â??Ben Bernanke has big shoes to fill with Alan Greenspanâ??s vacancy and he is highly qualified to do just that,â?? said Crapo. â??He brings a vast amount of knowledge and working experience to the job and I look forward to meeting with him in the coming weeks and participating in the nomination process as it comes through the Banking Committee. I thank Chairman Greenspan for his years of service.â??Bernankeâ??s confirmation hearings will commence through the Banking Committee in coming weeks. Chairman Greenspanâ??s term ends in January, 2006.