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Crapo to chair Senate GOP’s ‘Committee on Committees’

For the fourth time in a row, Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has been selected to chair the Senate Republicans'  Committee on Committees - yes, that's really what it's called - to handle GOP committee assignments for the 112th Congress. "Mike is a trusted advisor and has the respect of his colleagues,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “He has a proven track record and the entire Republican conference is honored to have him once again leading our negotiations on committee assignments.” Said Crapo, "I look forward to working to ensure my colleagues have the best possible opportunities to make a mark on the important agenda of the 112th Congress." Click below to read McConnell's full press release.

McConnell Selects Senator Crapo to Lead Committee on Committees

Washington, DC – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has selected Idaho Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) to chair the Senate Republicans’ Committee on Committees, the panel responsible for the Committee assignments during the 112th Congress. The assignment marks the fourth consecutive Congressional two-year term that Senate leadership has asked Crapo to chair negotiations among his Republican peers in the Senate.

"Mike is a trusted advisor and has the respect of his colleagues,” Senator McConnell said. “He has a proven track record and the entire Republican conference is honored to have him once again leading our negotiations on committee assignments.”

The Committee on Committees negotiates the process of assigning Republican Senators to committees. After general elections, Senate party leaders negotiate the ratios on standing committees. Crapo will provide leadership in the negotiations surrounding subsequent committee assignments.

“I appreciate the honor and trust represented by this appointment. Partnering with Senate Republican Leader McConnell, I look forward to working to ensure my colleagues have the best possible opportunities to make a mark on the important agenda of the 112th Congress. With so many critical decisions facing the next Congress, our expanded conference has a lot of work ahead of it to meet the needs of the American people,” Senator Crapo said.

Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) will be assisting in the committee selection process in the 112th Congress.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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