WASHINGTON — Sen. Mike Crapo, the top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, is striking a new pose this week, announcing that he joined Instagram, an online social media service for sharing photos.

So far the Idaho Republican has posted a dozen photos, with several taken on a recent tour of a Greek yogurt factory in his home state. The account also includes some scenic shots of Idaho along with a photo of him and Idaho Gov. Butch Otter. Crapo has 36 followers and is following 37 people, including fellow GOP banking panel members Sens. Jerry Moran of Kansas and David Vitter of Louisiana, along with several journalists, including NBC's Chuck Todd and Politico's Ginger Gibson.

"Staying connected to my constituents is a top priority and with today's technology, there are so many avenues to do that," Crapo said in a press release. "Like other social media platforms, Instagram will allow Idahoans to connect with me on a more personal level and follow my day-to-day actions representing them in the U.S. Senate. When Idahoans follow my Instagram account, they will be able to learn more about what is going on in Congress and throughout Idaho."

Crapo is also active on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and recently launched a redesigned website, according to the release.

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