March 09, 2005

Crapoâ??s September â??Capitol Watchâ?? Scheduled

Idahoans encouraged to call toll-free number to talk with Senator

Washington, DC â?? As the Senate goes into the final weeks before the end of the fiscal year, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expects that appropriations bills will take up the majority of the time. Those issues as well as the energy bill, an internet tax moratorium, Medicare/Medicaid will be just a few of the items discussed on Crapoâ??s monthly cable program, â??Capitol Watch,â?? which will be broadcast live from the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, September 9, 2003, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific. The program will air over local cable systems throughout Idaho. The audio from the program is also simulcast on Crapoâ??s website, http://crapo.senate.gov; RealPlayer must be downloaded on the computer in order to listen to the program.â??Each month, â??Capitol Watchâ?? gives me a great opportunity to hear directly from Idahoans who call into the program,â?? Crapo said. â??I appreciate the time viewers take to call, and hope to hear from many on Tuesday. The cable companies who participate in broadcasting the program are providing a great public service for our state.â??During the program, viewers are encouraged to call in to speak directly to the Senator; the phone number during the program is 1-800-SEN-TALK (1-800-736-8255). The program will also feature e-mail questions, which can be sent to CapitolWatch@crapo.senate.gov prior to the program, or AskYourSenator@saa.senate.gov during the program.â??Capitol Watchâ?? will air in the following cities over the following channels:Boise/Treasure Valley11Coeur dâ??Alene19Idaho City37Idaho Falls/Blackfoot19Lewiston13Moscow11Pocatello22Twin Falls60The program is also 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. Due to equipment upgrades or scheduling conflicts, the program is not always available on every cable system in the state.# # #