October 2012 E-Newsletter

Senator Mike Crapo
2012-11-05 06:00:13
If you are having trouble viewing this E-newsletter, please visit [crapo.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm for the Web Version. United States Senator Mike Crapo - Idaho Dear Friends, *Welcome to my latest edition of the E-Newsletter* *Still Working* Even though the Senate has adjourned, I have continued to split time between Washington, D.C., and Idaho as my work continues with the Gang of Eight-plus work group to reach a comprehensive agreement addressing the federal debt and reformation of our tax code and our entitlement programs.� Our national debt currently exceeds $16 trillion.� Hundreds of billions of dollars in tax increases, affecting every American, will take effect if action is not taken by the end of this year.� This coming �fiscal cliff� can be avoided with a comprehensive bipartisan agreement. Throughout October, I discussed these pressing issues again around Idaho, including with the Leadership Boise group established by the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.� The soaring national debt is the largest immediate threat to the welfare of our citizens and our safety net.� If the federal government cannot meet its obligations, it has failed in its most basic role.� The federal government must work closely with states and local governments to create and maintain conditions conducive to the growth and expansion of the economy.� This will create jobs for our citizens and revenue for our cities and counties. [image = crapo.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/MY_PHOTOS/BoiseChamber.jpg] Now is the time to enact the necessary spending cuts and reforms to grow our economy at a robust pace, and put unemployed Americans are back to work.� We must enact a comprehensive plan that caps federal spending and provides the necessary tax and entitlement program reform to get our nation on a more competitive fiscal path. While at home this month, I also took part in the dedication of the Coeur d�Alene Tribe�s opening of a $17.3 Million Medical/Wellness Center.� I congratulated the tribe and leaders of the center, noting in my remarks that it�s the �only provider of medical, dental and behavioral health services for an expansive rural area. This expansion has provided for 26 medical exam rooms, 8 dental offertories, labs, a pharmacy, a counseling office, and preventative health services.�� Those involved have worked together to accomplish this project that will provide increased access to quality health care for many years to come. [image = crapo.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/MY_PHOTOS/Crapo CDA Indian Medical Clinic Photos 10 19 2012 001.jpg]� [image = crapo.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/MY_PHOTOS/Crapo CDA Indian Medical Clinic Photos 10 19 2012 003.jpg]� [image = crapo.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/MY_PHOTOS/Crapo CDA Indian Medical Clinic Photos 10 19 2012 004.jpg]� [image = crapo.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/MY_PHOTOS/Crapo CDA Indian Medical Clinic Photos 10 19 2012 007.jpg] * [image = crapo.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/MY_PHOTOS/Voting_thumb.jpg]Election Day* �As Americans, we have a voice in determining the leadership of our nation that many do not have.� We should hold this opportunity dear.�� These words were part of my weekly op-ed this past week.� I hope that next Tuesday, November 6, 2012 more Americans will make their voice heard and vote. The official voting information website for the State of Idaho can be accessed at www.idahovotes.gov.� The website provides election forms, voter registration, polling locations and other voting information. *iTownhall* I will hold my last-scheduled iTownhall meeting of this year on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.� By that time, the President-Elect will have been determined; the U.S. Senate will have convened for a lame duck session and I expect Idahoans will have many questions about what actions are anticipated with regards to the Fiscal Cliff, and I invite you to participate in the tele-townhall forum to share your thoughts.� To sign up for the iTownhall meeting, please visit my website, www.crapo.senate.gov [link 1], and click on the iTownhall icon.� You will be directed to send an e-mail request with your contact information.� In order to ensure your participation, you need to sign up by Monday, November 12th. *Recent Editorials* October 1, 2012: Outdoor Recreation: An Unsung Economic Driver [link 2] October 8, 2012: Practicing Regulatory Oversight [link 3] October 15, 2012: Application Process Open for U.S. Military Academies [link 4] October 22, 2012: Domestic Violence Awareness Month [link 5] October 29, 2012: Voting: A Right And Responsibility [link 6] *Staying in Touch* Follow me on Twitter [link 7] Like me on Facebook [link 8] Subscribe to my YouTube Page [link 9] *Looking for more information? Please use�the�questions to�the�left to specify.* Please visit�the�Issues and Legislation [link 10]�section of my website for information that addresses many issues important to all of us. �As always, I highly value�the�opinions and concerns of my fellow Idahoans. �With that in mind, we�continue to work to improve my website. Please do not reply to this e-newsletter. �We are set up to respond to your comments,�suggestions�or concerns at my official website, www.crapo.senate.gov/contact/contact.cfm. [link 11]�Also,�please let me know if�there�are issues that you would like me to address. 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Dear Friends,

Welcome to my latest edition of the E-Newsletter

Still Working

Even though the Senate has adjourned, I have continued to split time between Washington, D.C., and Idaho as my work continues with the Gang of Eight-plus work group to reach a comprehensive agreement addressing the federal debt and reformation of our tax code and our entitlement programs.  Our national debt currently exceeds $16 trillion.  Hundreds of billions of dollars in tax increases, affecting every American, will take effect if action is not taken by the end of this year.  This coming “fiscal cliff” can be avoided with a comprehensive bipartisan agreement.

Throughout October, I discussed these pressing issues again around Idaho, including with the Leadership Boise group established by the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.  The soaring national debt is the largest immediate threat to the welfare of our citizens and our safety net.  If the federal government cannot meet its obligations, it has failed in its most basic role.  The federal government must work closely with states and local governments to create and maintain conditions conducive to the growth and expansion of the economy.  This will create jobs for our citizens and revenue for our cities and counties.

Now is the time to enact the necessary spending cuts and reforms to grow our economy at a robust pace, and put unemployed Americans are back to work.  We must enact a comprehensive plan that caps federal spending and provides the necessary tax and entitlement program reform to get our nation on a more competitive fiscal path.

While at home this month, I also took part in the dedication of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s opening of a $17.3 Million Medical/Wellness Center.  I congratulated the tribe and leaders of the center, noting in my remarks that it’s the “only provider of medical, dental and behavioral health services for an expansive rural area. This expansion has provided for 26 medical exam rooms, 8 dental offertories, labs, a pharmacy, a counseling office, and preventative health services.”  Those involved have worked together to accomplish this project that will provide increased access to quality health care for many years to come.

   

Election Day

“As Americans, we have a voice in determining the leadership of our nation that many do not have.  We should hold this opportunity dear.”  These words were part of my weekly op-ed this past week.  I hope that next Tuesday, November 6, 2012 more Americans will make their voice heard and vote.

The official voting information website for the State of Idaho can be accessed at www.idahovotes.gov.  The website provides election forms, voter registration, polling locations and other voting information.

iTownhall

I will hold my last-scheduled iTownhall meeting of this year on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.  By that time, the President-Elect will have been determined; the U.S. Senate will have convened for a lame duck session and I expect Idahoans will have many questions about what actions are anticipated with regards to the Fiscal Cliff, and I invite you to participate in the tele-townhall forum to share your thoughts. 

To sign up for the iTownhall meeting, please visit my website,

Recent Editorials

October 1, 2012:

October 8, 2012:

October 15, 2012:

October 22, 2012:

October 29, 2012:

Staying in Touch

Looking for more information? Please use the questions to the left to specify.

Please visit the Issues and Legislation section of my website for information that addresses many issues important to all of us.  As always, I highly value the opinions and concerns of my fellow Idahoans.  With that in mind, we continue to work to improve my website.

Please do not reply to this e-newsletter.  We are set up to respond to your comments, suggestions or concerns at my official website, www.crapo.senate.gov/contact/contact.cfm. Also, please let me know if there are issues that you would like me to address.

All the best,

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