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Idaho delegation praises Obama’s rhetoric, call for action

Idaho’s four Republican members of Congress heard things they liked in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, but now want to see policy changes and results. Obama spoke for more than an hour Tuesday evening, outlining broad principles … Continue reading

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Wolf delisting plan ends in Senate despite efforts from Crapo, Risch

Efforts to end federal protection for Idaho wolves may have to wait until next year and the next Congress. Legislation to remove wolves from the endangered species list failed in the U.S. Senate despite support from Idaho Sens. Jim Risch … Continue reading

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Risch, Crapo join Senate GOP to block on DREAM Act, ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal

Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo joined with a majority of Senate Republicans in voting down proposals that would allow homosexuals to openly serve in the military and allow young people in the U.S. illegally to remain in the country … Continue reading

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Crapo backs debt reduction plan while pointing out flaws

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo will back a plan to bring down the national debt that he says is incomplete but will prevent the U.S. from becoming a second-rate world power. Crapo announced his support for the plan along with fellow Senate … Continue reading

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Crapo still mum on deficit reduction commission vote

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo said he likes some parts of a proposal to lower the American government’s debt, but won’t say whether he’ll vote for the entire package on Friday. Crapo serves on the fiscal reform commission created by President … Continue reading

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Lame duck may be too soon for Congress to act on wolves

Idaho Republicans serving in Congress say that it’s uncertain whether Idaho will regain the authority to manage its gray wolf population this year. All of Idaho’s delegation supports the state’s claims that wolves shouldn’t be protected by the endangered species … Continue reading

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Idaho GOPers say lame duck session will focus on budget, taxes

Idaho’s three Republicans in Congress expect budget and tax issues to dominate the lame duck session in Washington, D.C. Congress is back in session this week, following the general election earlier this month. Republicans took control of the House of … Continue reading

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Crapo, Risch plan to support earmark moratorium

Earmarks will be shelved next year if things go the way of Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo. Idaho’s senators jointly announced Monday afternoon that they support an earmark moratorium, for Republicans, that South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint is … Continue reading

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Idaho lawmaker wants to seize federal lands via eminent domain

Earlier this year, the Utah Legislature passed a bill authorizing the state government to seize federally-managed lands through eminent domain.  Utah legislators, frustrated with what they feel to be mismanagement of public lands, approved legislation on the belief that the … Continue reading

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Crapo examining proposal to reduce the federal deficit

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo is reviewing a set of proposals released by a blue ribbon commission on how to lower the national deficit. The draft recommendations include reducing spending by $200 billion in the next five years, reforming the tax … Continue reading

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