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Some convenience store owners in Idaho want the federal government to intervene in a fight between their companies and credit card companies to review certain fees stores pay to process credit cards. Store owners, will be meeting with Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo to deliver a petition signed by more than 24,000 Idahoans who want credit card fee reform. But…

Idaho's congressional delegation and Gov. Butch Otter sent a letter Monday to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, saying they will work to make sure that the sage grouse isn't added to the endangered list.  The letter to Salazar says that state efforts, including conservation agreements with with ranchers and other groups, should protect the bird that the U.S.…

Idaho Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo spoke with IdahoReporter.com Wednesday after addressing lawmakers at the Idaho Capitol. Crapo discussed federal health care and cap and trade legislation, as well as his response to resolutions and memorials aimed at Congress and the threat of sexting among teenagers. Crapo also spoke about his efforts to bring the F-35 fighter jet program to…

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch and Rep. Walt Minnick visited the Idaho Statehouse Tuesday to talk about partisanship, debt, and burdens on the legislative process in the nation’s Capitol.   Minnick, a Democrat and 1st District congressman, spoke first in an ideologically-based address to lawmakers in which he decried the partisanship of Washington, D.C., as well as in Idaho.  Minnick said…

Idaho's congressional delegation released a joint statement Monday on the arrests of 9 Idahoans apprehended in Haiti on abduction charges last week.  The group, on an aid mission to the earthquake-ravaged nation, is accused of trying to bus the children out of the country and into the Dominican Republic. Here is the statement from Reps. Mike Simpson and Walt Minnick…

Following Wednesday's night State of the Union speech by President Barack Obama, members of the Idaho Congressional delegation responded to the address. Here are their responses: Congressman Walt Minnick, Democrat: “It was good to hear the president make clear that he hears the anger and frustration of so many Idahoans about the state of our country and our economy. Like…

As week two of the Idaho legislative session wrapped up, several state and congressional lawmakers took to the Internet Friday to comment. Here's a brief summary of what some have said recently. Boise Democratic Rep. Branden Durst, on his blog: "(Health and Welfare) always has a ton of rules and this year was no exception. We are still knee-deep in…

Members of Idaho's Congressional delegation took time Wednesday to react to the election of Republican Scott Brown, who defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in a special election held in Massachusetts Tuesday.  Brown will replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in the Senate.  Brown's upset bid over Coakley was called "one of the most stunning upsets in modern political history" by Time…