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Senate committee sends Castro nomination to final vote

Senate committee sends Castro nomination to final vote

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) --A Senate committee approved the nomination of Julian Castro to be the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, sending his nomination to a final vote.
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Senate Banking Committee approves bill to shutter Fannie and Freddie

Senate Banking Committee approves bill to shutter Fannie and Freddie

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) --The Senate Banking Committee advanced legislation to make changes to the housing finance system, including getting rid of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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Senate Banking Committee clears Stanley Fischer for Fed vice chair

Senate Banking Committee clears Stanley Fischer for Fed vice chair

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Federal Reserve nominee Stanley Fischer and two others were cleared by the Senate Banking Committee, sending their nominations to the full Senate.
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Deal completed on housing mortgage reform

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- A housing reform deal, including the overhaul of mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, has been reached, Senate Banking Committee leaders said Tuesday.

Existing oil sanctions squeezing Iran, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen said Iran will lose billions of dollars in oil revenue because of sanctions pressure.
Fed stimulus to continue as Yellen takes chair

Fed stimulus to continue as Yellen takes chair

Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet Yellen said Thursday during her nomination hearing that she would continue the government's bond-buyback policy until the economy is stronger.
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GOP: Senate health bill to raise premiums

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Democratic healthcare reform proposals will mean higher premiums and higher healthcare costs, a Republican U.S. senator said Saturday.

Brooklynite to run for Idaho Senate seat

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A New York City man, appalled no Democrats could be found to run against Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho six years ago, says he's in this time.

Stevens faces expulsion votes this week

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate will decide this week whether Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens should be ousted from his seat because of his recent federal corruption conviction.

Republicans block Bush nominee to ATF

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Three Republican U.S. senators are blocking confirmation of President George W. Bush's nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Change sought in national park gun rules

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Forty-seven U.S. senators have asked the National Parks Service to allow gun owners to carry loaded weapons in federal parks and wildlife refuges.

Congress promotes health screening for men

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- Members of the U.S. Congress will undergo health screenings this week to promote testing among males who are reluctant to make annual visits to their doctors.

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 21, 2003

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I
By United Press International

Study: Snake River dams won't be missed

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- New sources of energy could easily offset the hydroelectric power that would be lost if four dams located along the Lower Snake River were torn down in order to help preserve the venerable salmon population in the Pacific Northwest, a report released Wedn
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Michael Dean "Mike" Crapo (pronounced /ˈkreɪpoʊ/ "Cray-poe"; born May 20, 1951) is the senior United States Senator from the state of Idaho. He is a member of the Republican Party. He became Idaho's Senior Senator in January 2009, as Larry Craig declined to seek reelection in 2008.

Crapo was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the son of Melba (née Olsen) and George Lavelle Crapo. He is distantly related to Henry Howland Crapo, who served as Governor of Michigan from 1865 to 1869, and William Crapo Durant, Henry's grandson, who founded General Motors. Mike Crapo and Henry Crapo are first cousins, four times removed, as Henry's father, Jesse Crapo, and Mike's great-great-great grandfather, Charles Crapo, were brothers. Crapo graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1969, then earned a B.A. in political science from Brigham Young University in 1973 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1977.

The senator married Susan Diane Hasleton in June 1974; the couple has five children.

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