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In two months, the ski slopes and arenas of Idaho will be filled with Special Olympians from around the world. As the honorary chair of these games, I am grateful to the Senate for recognizing Idaho and especially for supporting those participants whose talents, spirit and courage will inspire us in February. [Read Press Release][Open Archive]
Financial Rescue Bill: Details, reasons and reactions.
During my nearly three decades of service in the U.S. Congress, I have worked to establish federal policies that build the West while protecting its precious natural resources and way of life. Public lands issues have been important for Idaho, and they will continue to be so - into the next Congress and beyond. [Read Editorial][Open Archive]
Two weeks ago, Congress went to work to shape a responsible legislative rescue plan from the initial demands handed us by the Treasury Secretary to allow him to buy toxic mortgage assets from at-risk financial institutions. That plan quickly evolved to include strong protections for taxpayers. Learn more in my electronic newsletter. [Open eNEWS]