February 03, 2005

Crapo To Visit Deployed Idaho Soldiers, Address Drinking Water Challenges Next Week

Senator will also present flag at veterans cemetery dedication, speak to Idaho groups

Washington, DC รข?? Idahoans in training for deployment to Iraq will get a visit next week from Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. On Monday, July 26, Crapo will visit Idaho National Guard members of the 116th Cavalry Brigade who are currently stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas, on their way to the war in Iraq. Earlier on Monday Crapo will participate in a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee field hearing in Tulsa, Oklahoma analyzing the cost of clean drinking water to municipalities. Crapo, whose Water Infrastructure Financing Act would provide assistance to water and wastewater systems throughout the United States, will join EPW Chairman Jim Inhofe to hear from municipalities struggling with the cost of providing clean drinking water to their citizens. On Thursday, July 29, Crapo will update the Idaho Consumer-Owned Utilities Association on the happenings in Congress with regards to the Endangered Species Act and fish flows during a speech at their annual meeting. That afternoon, he will view the arson fire damage to the Idaho Falls Post Office and discuss U.S. Postal Service response to the blaze with local union officials. On Friday, July 30, Crapo will travel to Sun Valley where he will promote a statewide domestic violence awareness campaign at the Idaho State Broadcasters Association annual meeting. He will also discuss efforts in Washington to curb indecent programming. Saturday, July 31, Crapo speak at the public dedication of the Veterans Cemetery in Boise. Crapo will present a flag flown over the United States Capitol in appreciation of the many men and women who have passed away in service to their country. The schedule of events includes the following. Times listed are local time and the schedule is subject to change. All events listed are open to the media. Monday, July 26th: 1:00 p.m. Tulsa, OK Attend Environment and Public Works field hearing to examine the cost of clean water and drinking water regulations to municipalities. 5:00 p.m. Ft. Bliss, TX Visit and dinner with members of the 116 Calvary Brigade who are stationed at Ft. Bliss on their way to Iraq. Thursday, July 29th: 10:00 a.m. Idaho Falls Speak at the annual meeting of the Idaho Consumer-Owned Utilities Association. Update on issues in Congress. At the Shilo Inn, one half mile north of Broadway Ave. on Lindsay Drive. 12:00 p.m. Idaho Falls View the arson fire damage to the Idaho Falls Post Office. Crapo will tour the building with Chris Santos, President of Idaho State American Postal Workers Union, and Bill Scouten Acting Postmaster. At the Idaho Falls Main Post Office, 605 4th Street. Friday, July 30th: 12:00 p.m. Sun Valley Speak to television and radio station managers from across Idaho at the Idaho State Broadcaster Association annual meeting. Discuss Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign and indecency legislation in Congress. At the Sun Valley Lodge. Saturday, July 31st: 10:00 a.m. Boise Speak at the public dedication of the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. 1010 N. Horseshoe Bend Road. # # #