News Releases

June 01, 2020

Crapo Statement on Killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor

- U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) issued the following statement on the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor: "The senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have rightfully hurt and angered Americans across the country. Their deaths should be investigated and dealt with to the fullest extent of the law. I endorse the right of Americans to exercise their First Amendment right to peaceably assemble and demand of redress for their grievance… Continue Reading

May 21, 2020

Idaho Delegation Encourages Farmers to Submit CFAP Applications

- Starting on Tuesday, May 26, eligible farmers and ranchers can begin submitting applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program is the result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was supported by the entire Idaho Delegation, and includes $16 billion to provide immediate relief through direct payments to farmers and ranchers. Given the rapidly evolving nature of the pandem… Continue Reading

May 18, 2020

Crapo, Risch Urge Regulatory Relief to Spur Economic Recovery

- Last week, U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) joined Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) and 25 of their Republican colleagues in urging leadership to provide businesses with regulatory relief in the wake of the economic crisis caused by the global pandemic. "In contrast to unsustainable increases in federal spending, the easing of regulatory burdens - estimated to cost businesses as much as $1.9 trillion - will have broader macroeconomic effects by promoting compet… Continue Reading


June 01, 2020

Weekly Column: Supporting Rural Communities

As Congress works with the Administration to consider the next phases of federal support to address the impacts of the pandemic, I am advocating for getting resources to smaller communities to ease recovery. Enacting a long-term solution for the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act (SRS) and Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) programs is a priority to provide much-needed certainty to rural communities. In April, I co-led a bipartisan letter with Senators James E. Risch (R-Id… Continue Reading

May 25, 2020

Weekly Column: 75-Years Later--American Fortitude The Foundation Of Recovery

On May 8, 1945, Americans, with our allies around the world, celebrated Nazi Germany's surrender ending World War II in Europe. Many American troops stationed in Europe were soon after sent home or to the Pacific Theater. Concentration Camps and communities across Europe were liberated, Japan formally surrendered on September 2, 1945, and people turned from the dreadfulness of war to working to heal and rebuild. In a broadcast to the American people announcing the surrender of Germany, Presi… Continue Reading

May 18, 2020

Weekly Column: Idaho Pulling Together

Even in these uncertain times, as the pandemic has torn across our world taking lives and livelihoods, Idahoans are moving forward. I have been proud to work closely with Governor Brad Little and fellow members of Idaho's Congressional Delegation, Senator Jim Risch and Representatives Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher, to support Idahoans throughout the state's response to the pandemic. From the beginning, the Idaho Congressional Delegation worked with the Governor's office to assist with testing… Continue Reading