News Releases

November 18, 2020

Senate Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Impact Aid

-The U.S. Senate unanimously agreed to a Senate Resolution celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Impact Aid Program, which President Harry Truman signed into law in 1950. The Resolution, introduced by U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), along with Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and a bipartisan coalition of 28 additional Senators, recognizes the importance of the Impact Aid program in delivering resources for federally impacted school districts to provide high-quality education and access to … Continue Reading

November 17, 2020

Crapo, Bipartisan Group Introduce Legislation to Revitalize America's Nuclear Infrastructure

-U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) joined Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) and Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) and Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) in introducing bipartisan legislation to revitalize the United States' nuclear infrastructure. S. 4897, the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act of 2020, will enable U.S. international leadership, preserve America's nuclear fuel supply chain, reduce carbon emissions and strengthen the nation's… Continue Reading

November 10, 2020

Crapo Honors 22 Idaho Veterans and Volunteers with Spirit of Freedom Award

-U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) today announced he would recognize 22 Idahoans with the 2020 Spirit of Freedom: Idaho Veterans Service Award. Veterans' service organizations across Idaho nominate awardees for their service to fellow veterans and the nation. "The Spirit of Freedom Award recognizes the commitment and dedication veterans and volunteers have in our communities and across our state," said Crapo. "I have met many veterans across Idaho who not only courageously served our nation… Continue Reading


November 23, 2020

Weekly Column: Thanksgiving 2020

This Thanksgiving has me thinking back over all this year has brought-both the enormous challenges and the progress. Like so many Americans do during Thanksgiving, I am counting my blessings, and I look to this ending year and the year ahead with an expectation fueled by American resilience seen in all corners of our great country. I am thankful for living in this free country, for our Constitution, which gives us so many rich blessings. Not the least of these blessings are our personal freed… Continue Reading

November 16, 2020

Weekly Column: 2020 Spirit Of Freedom Awardees

In Idaho, we do not have to look far for good works. So many Idahoans work hard to lift burdens and brighten the days of others. This year's Spirit of Freedom: Idaho Veterans Service Award recipients are a reminder of the great Idahoans who make our state such a wonderful place to live. The Spirit of Freedom: Idaho Veterans Service Award is presented in two categories: veterans and volunteers who assist veterans. Their examples of selfless service are beyond worthy of recognition and are a t… Continue Reading

November 09, 2020

Weekly Column: Veterans Day: Working Together For Idaho Veterans

It is a great benefit to our state that more than 115,000 veterans choose to make Idaho their home. Idaho veterans offer a helping hand to their fellow veterans, military families and broader communities time after time. I look to Idaho veterans, the veterans organizations they lead and the veterans program staff they work with for their helpful insight in ensuring federal programs truly support their service while deployed and when they return home. I am proud to lead a collaborative effor… Continue Reading