News Releases

September 18, 2018

Senate Approves Full-Year Funding for Pentagon, A-10s with Crapo, Risch Support

The nation's A-10 aircraft, like those flown by the 124th Fighter Wing of the Idaho Air National Guard, will receive necessary upgrades under a measure approved by the U.S. Senate today. With support from Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, $65 million will be dedicated to upgrading the wing infrastructure for the aging but critical A-10 fleet nationwide. "The bill we approved will provide critical upgrades to A-10 aircraft, like the ones stationed at Gowen Field in Boise," Crapo said. … Continue Reading

September 18, 2018

Crapo Statement at Fintech Hearing

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing entitled ""Fintech: Examining Digitization, Data, and Technology." The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "Today, we will hear four very unique perspectives on a segment of financial technology, or 'fintech.' "Almost exactly one year ago, the committee held a hearing to explore the various secto… Continue Reading

September 14, 2018

Crapo Announces Staff Promotions and Appointments

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, today announced a number of changes in his Washington, D.C., office staff who will support his work on behalf of the State of Idaho and its people Kellie McConnell has been promoted to serve as Crapo's Deputy Legislative Director, and will take on the responsibility of overseeing the legislative activities of Senator Crapo's office. Previously, McConnell served Idahoans as Crapo's legislative assis… Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

Weekly Column: Judge Kavanaugh Will Protect Our Constitution

In a 1987 radio address to the nation, President Ronald Reagan stated, "Our judges should be faithful to the written Constitution, the bedrock of our liberties." This guiding principle remains as important today as it has always been. Our judicial system must be guided by our Constitution to protect American freedoms, which remain an inspiration to people around the world. As a member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, I recently participated in roughly a week-long hearing to consider… Continue Reading

September 10, 2018

Weekly Column: Keeping The Door Open For Veterans

Last summer, I had the opportunity to place my handprint on the civilian side of a door Melanie Foster, Jr. Vice Commander for the Department of Idaho Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), takes to veterans events. She helps raise awareness about suicide prevention, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries. Veterans have placed handprints on one side of the door, while families, friends and veteran advocates have signed the other side. As we recognize September as Suicide P… Continue Reading

September 03, 2018

Weekly Column: Protecting Against Security Threats From Foreign Bad Actors

Recently, the President signed into law the John S. McCain 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, fulfilling one of Congress's most serious responsibilities to provide for and protect our nation's military servicemembers. This legislation will strengthen our military's readiness, provide our troops a pay raise, support effective implementation of the National Defense Strategy, drive further innovation in emerging technologies to secure our military advantage, and continue to reform t… Continue Reading