Senator Crapo takes a call during a quarterly iTownHall meeting

Using technology to connect with Idahoans helps me keep in touch even when the Senate is in session.  In November 2007, I started hosting Tele-Townhall meetings using a telephone/Internet program.  This allows me to spend an hour or so speaking with Idahoans, who also have the opportunity to ask me questions about issues that they are concerned about.  While the program uses the Internet, it is not necessary for participants to have a computer.  All that is needed to participate is a telephone and an hour of your time. 

The Tele-Townhall meetings are never scheduled during a time when I can be out in Idaho, meeting in person with individuals and groups.  They are scheduled to allow me additional opportunity to visit with Idahoans about issues of importance.  As such, they have taken place in the middle of the week, generally on Wednesday evenings, during weeks when the Senate is in session.

The quarterly meetings will be held throughout the year, generally every three months, depending on the Senate schedule.  The calls will also likely be on a Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m. Mountain/6 p.m. Pacific. Please note that the schedule is subject to change pending the Senate voting schedule. 

2015 Schedule


  • February 25, 2015
  • September 16, 2015
  • December 2, 2015


Calls are placed starting about 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of the meeting, and will continue for about 20 minutes until all the calls are made. That means that you may end up joining the meeting a little later than the scheduled start time.

Sign Up For Tele-Townhall Meetings

To sign up for Senator Crapo's Tele-Townhall Meetings (or remove your number), fill out and submit the form below. You will be added to the call list for that evening, and will remain on the VIP call list for future calls unless you request to be removed. All that is needed to participate is a telephone; you do not need computer access or any special equipment or software. To ensure participation, your request must be received at least two days before the scheduled meeting date.

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Tele-Townhall Meeting on February 25, 2015

Please click here to listen to the audio from the most recent meeting held on February 25, 2015. The program runs 60 minutes. 

Opening Remarks
Question 2: Why are Democrats continuing their fight to fund the President's illegal Executive Orders?
Question 3: Why is the current administration not doing everything it can to protect Israel?
Question 4: When will Congress audit the Federal Reserve?
Question 5: What are your thoughts on the latest efforts by the government to ban certain types of bullet cartridges?
Question 6: What is Net Neutrality?
Question 7: What is Congress doing to be sure ISIS fighters do not make it to the United States?
Question 8: Will the 114th Congress take on tax reform and repeal Obamacare?
Question 9: Will the 114th Congress pass a balanced budget amendment?
Question 10: What is Congress doing to fight back against the President's illegal Executive Orders?
Question 11: How can Congress get the United States back on track?
Closing Remarks

Listen to previous iTownHall meetings.


Last updated 05/11/2015