Craig was a member of the Idaho Army National Guard from 1970 to 1972, attaining the rank of Private First Class (E3), In 1980, Craig was elected to an open seat in the U. House of Representatives, representing Idaho's 1st congressional district.
He succeeded Republican Steve Symms, who was leaving the House to run for and win election to the Senate against incumbent Democrat Frank Church.
Amid the controversy surrounding his arrest and guilty plea to charges of disorderly conduct, Craig temporarily stepped aside as ranking member on the Veterans' Affairs Committee and two subcommittees in August 2007.
Craig was re-elected four times, serving until 1991.While in the House, he supported President Ronald Reagan's push to expand vocational education.Defense Department officials said the reason the C-130s had not been sent to Idaho was that no new aircraft were being manufactured for the type of transport mission done by the Idaho Air National Guard unit where Craig wanted the planes delivered.Craig supports the guest worker program proposed by President George W. In April 2005, Craig tried to amend an Iraq War supplemental bill with an amendment that would have granted legal status to between 500,000 and one million illegal immigrants in farm work.Craig was not a major force as a legislator during his time in the House. In 1989 Craig was reported to have led an extended effort that pushed for more severe punishment of Representative Barney Frank for his involvement in a gay prostitution scandal.
Craig announced his candidacy for the 1990 Senate election for the seat vacated by the retiring James A. Craig defeated Idaho Attorney General Jim Jones in the Republican primary.He was reelected again in the 2002 election with 65 percent of the vote, when he spent .2 million to defeat Alan Blinken. Speaking on NBC's Meet The Press, Craig told Tim Russert: "The American people already know that Bill Clinton is a bad boy – a naughty boy.I'm going to speak out for the citizens of my state, who in the majority think that Bill Clinton is probably even a nasty, bad, naughty boy." He then became chairman of the Special Committee on Aging.At the University of Idaho, he was student body president and a member of the Delta Chi fraternity.He pursued graduate studies at George Washington University before returning to his family's Midvale ranching business in 1971.Over 30 million single people are using Zoosk to find people to date.