April 01, 2005

CRAPO UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE

Site features new video & interactive features

Washington, DC â?? New search and interactive features, plus video and audio clips are featured as Idaho Senator Mike Crapo offers an updated website for constituents. As Crapo moves into his second term in the Senate, he is expanding the services available on his Senate site.A new multimedia content section includes video and audio clips from the Senator and offers content ranging from proposed legislation to his renewed efforts in fighting cancer. A full text search engine will allow web surfers to search keywords across the site including issues, legislation, and news release content.â??We are adding new information and services to reach an expanded audience of Idahoans from students to retirees to persons with disabilities,â?? Crapo said. â??I hope that Idahoans will visit the site to try out these changes and let me know how they feel about them. This website is something that should keep Idahoans involved in their government and I expect we will continue to add features and information to it each week.â?? Besides the redesigned graphics on the site, Crapo is expanding his legislative section featuring recent voting activity and bills he has introduced. He is also adding interactive sites for users to request tour services in Washington, DC, or to simply learn more about Idaho.â??Idahoans can now go right to their computer to send an opinion, purchase a flag or obtain information on a particular piece of legislation,â?? Crapo said. â??We have also worked to revise pages on the new site so they can be downloaded more quickly. It is all an effort to bring Idahoans the most current information in a convenient, efficient manner, so please visit often.â??The website address for Crapoâ??s site remains the same. It is http://crapo.senate.gov.