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Crapo Plans North Idaho Town Meetings

Offers reminder about telephone town meeting Wednesday night

Coeur d'Alene - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will visit north Idaho this week for a continuation of his series of town meetings.  The local listening sessions come as the senator also plans another statewide town meeting via the telephone tomorrow night.  The tele-town meeting begins at 7:00 PM Mountain Time/6:00 PM Pacific Time.  To participate in Crapo's tele-town meeting Wednesday evening, Idahoans must sign up in advance on Crapo's website at

As a part of his visits with Idahoans throughout the state, Crapo has used presentation materials to help illustrate the growing danger of the national debt now in excess of $18 trillion.  He notes that, left unchecked, the cost of interest alone in repaying the mounting debt could soon surpass federal spending on our military programs.

In the new Congress, Crapo has already sponsored several bills stemming from concerns raised by Idahoans.  Crapo introduced a bill to remove controls put on states relating to the use of federal dollars for education.  He sponsored another to resolve gun issues on federal lands and co-sponsored legislation to balance the federal budget and put it on a two-year cycle.

Crapo's north Idaho schedule includes the following events:

Friday, February 27:


1:30 PM       Hauser        Town Meeting, Embers Restaurant, 12008 N. Woodland Beach Drive


3:00 PM       Dalton Gardens    Town Meeting, Dalton Gardens City Hall, 6360 North 4 th Street.


Saturday, February 28:


8:00 AM      Fernan        Town Meeting, Michael D's Eatery, 203 Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive


3:00 PM       Athol           Town Meeting, Saddle Up Steakhouse, 5751 Highway 54