Idaho Examiner - Sen. Larry Craig News Releases

Wednesday, May 25, 2005


Call for a fair up-or-down vote for all nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo issued the following statement on the deal announced late last night by a handful of Senators from both parties:

“We are pleased that three of the President’s judicial nominees will receive fair up-or-down votes – it is about time. However, we continue to stress that the Constitution requires the Senate to hold up-or-down votes on all nominees. We will continue to work to ensure that is the case. Invoking the Constitutional option is still an option for the Majority Leader.

“Bill Myers of Idaho is one such nominee. He is a qualified jurist who received a majority vote in the last Congress, and we expect he will receive an even larger majority now. The Senate's action when the Myers' nomination is again brought to the floor will signify the sincerity of the signers of this deal.”

Of the fourteen Senators who signed the agreement, eight voted to invoke cloture on Myers during the last Congress.

More information is available on Senator Craig’s website at


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