Cravaack scores final legislative success

WASHINGTON – He may have been defeated last month but one-term U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack has managed to see one of his bills pass both chambers of Congress.

On Wednesday, the Senate approved the Republican lawmaker’s bill to eliminate the need for fishing guides on Lake Millie Lacs to get an expensive federal boating license. The House approved the measure in August.

The bill now heads to the White House for President Obama’s signature.

“It’s been an honor and a privilege to help bring resolution to this important issue,” said Cravaack in a statement.

Cravaack will be replaced next month by DFLer Rick Nolan.