Larry Craig

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Larry Edwin Craig (born July 20, 1945) is the senior United States Senator from Idaho. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Craig was born and educated in Idaho. He was elected to the Idaho State Senate in 1974. By this time he was also a farmer and rancher. He earned a B.A. from the University of Idaho in 1969.

He was a member of the Idaho State Senate until 1980, when he was elected to the United States House of Representatives, of which he was a member from 1981 until 1991, being reelected every two years. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1990, and reelected in 1996 and 2002. He was chairman of the Republican Policy Committee from 1997 until 2003. He then became chairman of the Special Committee on Aging, a position that he currently (as of April 2004) continues to hold.

In addition to his job as a Senator, he is on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association.

Senator Larry Craig plans to introduce AgJOBS bill (S. 359) as an amendment to the Iraq War supplemental bill early next week. The AgJOBS amendment would grant legal status to roughly 500,000 to 1 million illegal immigrants in farm work. However, Sen. Craig failed in his attempt because he got only 53 votes of the 60 needed to the pro-amnesty bill.

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Preceded by:
Steve Symms
U.S. Representative of Idaho's 1st Congressional District
1981-1991
Succeeded by:
Larry LaRocco
Preceded by:
James A. McClure
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Idaho
1991-
Succeeded by:
Incumbent

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