March 10, 2005

Crapo To Host Meeting On Doe Contract Announcement; Also Comments On Bush Speech

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will host a meeting Friday morning in Idaho Falls to hear from local city, business, and community leaders about the Department of Energy announcement on the contract re-bid at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). Crapo made a commitment to the Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast this morning that he would aggressively represent Idahoâ??s interests to the DOE as the DOE moves through the re-bid process. Crapo spoke with the breakfast this morning for about 15 minutes, sharing his thoughts about the announcement made last night and taking questions from members about it.Crapoâ??s comments on the contract announcement are available on a satellite feed this afternoon. Time and coordinates are as follows:1:45â??2:15 p.m. Mountain Time/ 12:45â??1:15 p.m. PacificGalaxy 3 (C-Band) Transponder 7 HorizontalDownlink Frequency 3840Standard AudioCrapo will also comment on the feed about the scheduled speech by President Bush tonight. Bush will address the nation this evening from the deck of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, and is expected to announce the â??end of hostilitiesâ?? in the war in Iraq.# # #FOR INTERESTED MEDIA: A radio actuality will be available after 2 p.m. Mountain/1 p.m. Pacific by calling 1-800-545-1267. Press 327 at any time during or after the greeting and instructions. If you encounter any difficulties with the system, please contact Susan Wheeler at the above number. You can also access the actuality through the Internet at http://crapo.senate.gov.