September 07, 2006

Support For Troops Shown In Unanimous Vote

Crapo notes passage of Department of Defense Appropriations bill 98-0

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo hailed tonightâ??s 98-0 vote to approve a new spending bill for the Department of Defense as evidence of Congressâ?? unanimity in support of our nationâ??s military. Crapo is a member of the Senate Budget Committee and also serves on several Senate caucuses involved with military issues including the Senate Air Force Caucus, Senate National Guard Caucus, and the USO Congressional Caucus.In addition, Crapo noted he has traveled to meet with Idaho soldiers and discuss military issues in Iraq, Texas, Idaho, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He said the unanimous vote should be considered a tribute to the men and women of the military.â??There is funding in this measure for Idaho from university research to on-the-ground operations. But what is most important is that we are recommitting our investment to protecting Americans and our national security,â?? Crapo said. â??Despite the partisan tone on some issues in Washington, the support of our brave men and women in uniform should never be in doubt. We owe them all of our gratitude for their efforts in the war against terrorism.â??