November 17, 2006

McConnell selects Crapo to lead the Senate Republicans' Committee on Committees

Crapo will lead negotiation on committee assignments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell asked Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) to chair the Senate Republicans' Committee on Committees, the panel responsible for the Committee assignments of the 110th Congress. Senator Crapo also served in this capacity during the 109th Congress. The Committee on Committees negotiates the process of assigning Republican Senators to committees. After general elections, Senate party leaders negotiate the party ratios on standing committees. "Mike Crapo understands how the committee process works and he did an outstanding job negotiating the assignments during the last Congress," said Senator McConnell. "Mike is a strong leader in the Senate and has the respect of his colleagues." "I am honored to be selected again for this chairmanship," Senator Crapo said. "It is important that the committee assignment process move smoothly for the 110th session, and I look forward to working with Senator McConnell to do just that."