News Releases

December 13, 2018

Crapo, Wyden Introduce Legislation to Provide Much-Needed Certainty for Secure Rural Schools Program

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, today introduced legislation to provide much-needed financial certainty for rural counties to ensure they have the long-term funding needed for schools, road maintenance, law enforcement and other essential services. Video of Senator Crapo's remarks can be viewed here online or by clicking the image above. The bipartisan Forest Management for Rural Stability Act makes the Secure Rural Schools program-which expired at the end of FY 201… Continue Reading

December 11, 2018

Crapo, Risch Support Bipartisan Farm Bill, Which Provides Market Access for Idaho Agriculture

Idaho's agricultural producers will have streamlined access to growing foreign markets thanks to the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, known simply as the Farm Bill. Supported by Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch the Farm Bill also includes provisions that provide resources to collaborative forest management and support for Idaho's timber industry. Thanks to bipartisan collaboration, the timely reauthorization of the Farm Bill will provide the certainty agriculture prod… Continue Reading

December 11, 2018

Idaho Senators Applaud WOTUS Regulatory Roll-Back

Idaho's U.S. Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo today applauded the Trump Administration's move to relieve Idaho's farmers and ranchers of the regulatory burden created by Waters of the United States (WOTUS), an overreaching Obama Administration rule that defined all bodies of water, including ephemeral streams created by rainfall, as subject to federal government regulation. "President Trump's new Waters of the United States definition is a significant and necessary improvement from the Obama … Continue Reading


December 17, 2018

Weekly Column: Veterans Education And Workforce Development

Veterans serve on the front lines of our national defense, sacrificing for country, community, family, friends and fellow soldiers. Many people's thoughts may go directly to how we can honor this service by better supporting our troops in combat or in memory; however, there is another component that equally deserves our consideration: supporting servicemembers when they leave the service and return home. As veterans know, military service is not a one-time event-it is a defining part of a vet… Continue Reading

December 10, 2018

Weekly Column: Protecting Children

America's children represent our nation's prospect for a bright and strong future. They are smart, hopeful, inquisitive and insightful. It is incumbent upon all of us to do what we can to keep them safe from harm and help them to have opportunities for promising and productive lives. The fact that many children in our communities are not safe in their homes is far beyond tragic. Thankfully, Americans across our country work tirelessly to end violence and turn hardship into hope for abuse vic… Continue Reading

December 03, 2018

Weekly Column: First Term On Judiciary Committee--Record Number Of Judges Confirmed

With the end of the 115th Congress, I will wrap up my first term serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee. It has been a memorable, remarkable and historic experience. We have no doubt addressed some very difficult issues that have weighed heavily on the minds of committee members and all Americans, as we have considered judicial nominations and other duties of the committee. The 115th Congress and this Administration have made significant progress in advancing a court system that preserves … Continue Reading