Idaho lawmakers briefed on kidnapped U.S. soldier

Idaho Sens. Mike CrapoMichael (Mike) Dean CrapoOvernight Finance: Mulvaney asks Congress to retake power over consumer agency | Backs House in fight over Dodd-Frank rollback | Why Corker thinks tax cuts could be one of his 'worst votes' ever | House panel advances IRS reform bills Mulvaney backs House efforts to amend Senate Dodd-Frank rollback Overnight Finance: Trump thanks Xi for promises on trade | McConnell urges GOP to call Trump about tariffs | China files WTO case against tariffs | GOP dismisses report tax law will add .9T to debt | What to expect from Mulvaney hearing on CFPB MORE (R) and Jim RischJames (Jim) Elroy RischChanging the rules won't fix congressional dysfunction Senate approves .3 trillion spending bill, sending to Trump Overnight Health Care: FDA takes first step to cut nicotine levels in cigarettes | Trump's health chief backs official at center of abortion fight | Trump opioid plan will reportedly include death penalty for some drug dealers MORE (R) are being updated about Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier kidnapped in Afghanistan earlier this month, spokesmen for the senators said on Monday.

The Taliban released an Internet video this weekend showing Bergdahl, a 23-year-old native of Ketchum, Idaho, speaking of his capture.

Staffers for both senators declined to provide details about conversations with the family or armed forces representatives.

A Crapo spokesman said Crapo’s office is working with the military on an “information sharing” basis and has been in contact with the family. He declined to comment further, noting that Bergdahl’s family asked for public statements to be kept to a minimum.

The office of Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), who represents Ketchum, did not comment for this article.