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. 

2014 Schedule


  • February 12, 2014
  • May 14, 2014
  • September 17, 2014
  • December 10, 2014


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 for May 14, 2014

Please click here to listen to the audio from the most recent meeting held on May 14, 2014. The program runs 64 minutes. 

Opening Remarks
Question 2: The Federal Reserve's monetary policies?
Question 3: Creating jobs in rural Idaho?
Question 4: Future of Obamacare?
Question 5: Are the attack ads on your housing finance reform legislation true?
Question 6: Majority party's control of the U.S. Senate?
Question 7: Problems at Veterans Affiars medical centers?
Question 8: Do you support term limits?
Question 9: Prospect of a highway funding bill this year?
Question 10: Immigration specifics?
Question 11: Dodd-Frank?
Question 12: How will your housing finanace reform legislation impact our housing market?
Question 13: Do you support designating the Boulder-White Clouds as a national monument?

Listen to previous iTownHall meetings.


Last updated 05/15/2014