January 06, 2009

Crapo Sees United Idaho Delegation In 2009

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo forecast a smooth working relationship among the members of Idaho's Congressional Delegation in the coming year as he offered his congratulations to Senator Jim Risch, Representative Mike Simpson and Representative Walt Minnick on being sworn in today as members of Congress. Crapo also praised Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter and the Idaho Legislature for their leadership and management in challenging economic times and congratulated Senator Brad Little on his selection to become Idaho's new Lt. Governor. "We will continue to work closely with Idaho state government as we advocate Idaho's interests in Congress," Crapo said.

"2009 begins in a challenging time for our state and our nation," Crapo continued. "Our nation's economy, jobs, health care, international trade, agricultural and environmental issues, national security and budget issues abound, but Idahoans can rest assured that this delegation will work together on a bipartisan basis with a solution-oriented approach on all of these issues and others. We have in common Idaho values, and a commitment to public service and collaboration.

"While I cannot speak for the other members of our delegation, I can congratulate them on their election and swearing-in as members of the 111th Congress, and look forward with optimism as we accept the challenge of doing our part as members of Congress as we manage Idaho, national and international issues," Crapo concluded.