February 03, 2005

***Satellite And Radio Feeds Available***Crapo Wins Senate Language To Increase Water Projects, Recreation In Idaho

Discusses milk pricing and telehealth efforts, Idahoâ??s Jefferson Award winners

Washington, DC - A satellite feed with Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is available this afternoon and includes footage and soundbites from four events on Capitol Hill that affect Idahoans. Crapo won new language authorizing funding for expansion of several Idaho water projects and water recreation projects and approving federal funding for repair and replacement of water and wastewater treatment systems in Idaho. Also, Crapo introduced legislation offering dairy producers more flexibility in government milk marketing programs. The bill could even out the ups and downs in dairy prices. Crapo also addressed a national exposition on the use of telehealth medicine, which Crapo has championed for rural areas of Idaho. Crapo is co-chair of the Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics, and helped establish a telehealth link to study diabetes and other health issues for the Coeur dâ??Alene Tribe at Plummer.Separate news releases on the above three issues will be issued shortly. The feed also contains footage of Crapo awarding the Idaho recipients of the Jefferson Award during a Capitol Hill ceremony in Washington, DC. Detailed news releases on these issues are forthcoming later today:Crapo satellite feed on water projects, milk pricing, telehealth, and Jefferson Awards:Today, 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Mountain Time / 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. PacificC-Band, Galaxy 3, Transponder 7 Horizontal, Downlink Frequency 3840, Standard Audio # # #FOR INTERESTED MEDIA: A radio actuality is available by calling 1-800-545-1267. Press 327 at any time during or after the greeting and instructions. You can also access the actuality through the Internet at .