During a wide-ranging interview with the Idaho Statesman Editorial Board Tuesday, Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, discussed his objection to national monument status for the Boulder-White Clouds region in Idaho.
Saying he would object if it was former President George Bush making the suggestion as well, he does not feel President Barack Obama should use his powers under the Antiquities Act to define and institute any additional federal guidelines to the pristine mountainous region in the central part of the state.
Crapo discussed his ongoing work with tax reform and a plan he and colleagues are working on that could, eventually, replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as mortgage guarantors. He also elaborated on his objection to minimum wage hikes, which he believes would hurt rather than help the economy.
I will share video in the coming days on these topics.
Crapo holds a town hall at 7 tonight at the College of Western Idaho in the Administration Building, 5500 E. Opportunity Drive, Nampa.
Listen to his comments on national monument status.