November 03, 2005

Crapo To Discuss Supreme Court, Ag, Budget On "Capitol Wathc"

Live statewide cable call-in program airs Tuesday, November 8th

Washington, DC â?? The nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court, the recent passage of the Agriculture Appropriations measure, and the Deficit Reduction budget package will be the topics of discussion, among others, with Idaho Senator Mike Crapo next week on â??Capitol Watch.â?? Crapoâ??s â??Capitol Watchâ?? airs the second Tuesday of each month on most cable access stations in Idaho. As a member of the Senate Budget and Finance Committees, Crapo has dealt directly with these issues recently and expects to meet personally with Judge Alito in coming weeks in preparation for Alitoâ??s nomination hearings. â??Judge Alitoâ??s nomination and the Deficit Reduction package are both serious issues being addressed by the Senate,â?? Crapo said. â??Also, with the recent allocation of funding for the Fruit and Vegetables for Schools program by the Senate, Iâ??ll share what the benefits of this program will mean to Idaho producers and children. It is important that we address these issues with serious consideration and I look forward to hearing from Idahoans on these subjects and others.â?? The program airs from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific on Tuesday, November 8th. â??Capitol Watchâ?? will air in the following cities over the following cable channels: Boise/Nampa/Caldwell 11 Coeur dâ??Alene 19 Idaho City 37 Idaho Falls/Blackfoot 19 Ketchum97Lewiston 13 Moscow 11 Pocatello 22 Twin Falls 60 The program is sponsored by the Idaho Cable Telecommunications Association (ICTA) and local cable systems throughout Idaho. Local cable systems provide access and the channel numbers may vary from month to month. Note: The Coeur dâ??Alene cable system will not air â??Capitol Watchâ?? live, but will air the show at a later date on the same channel. To directly link to this news release, use the following address: https://www.crapo.senate.gov/media/newsreleases/release_full.cfm?id=248211