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January 22, 2021

Crapo, Colleagues Re-Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Keep SCOTUS at Nine Justices

-U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and others to reintroduce a constitutional amendment that would limit the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to nine justices. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), Todd Young (R-Indiana), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania), Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) also co-sponsored the c… Continue Reading

January 22, 2021

Idaho Senators Will Introduce Bill to Keep Keystone XL Pipeline Construction Moving Forward

-Following President Biden's executive order blocking construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, Idaho's two U.S. Senators, Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, announced they will join Senator Steve Daines (R-Montana) and several western senators in introducing legislation to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Other cosponsors of the legislation will include Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), Roger Marshall (R-Kansas), Jerry Moran (R-Kansas), James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) and J… Continue Reading

January 06, 2021

Crapo Statement on January 6 Joint Session of Congress

-U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) released the following statement with regard to the January 6, 2021, Joint Session of Congress to record the Electoral College votes from November's presidential election: "I stand by the First Amendment rights of Americans to peaceably assemble and demand redress for their grievances. What we witnessed at the U.S. Capitol today was not peaceful; such violence is wholly unacceptable. All perpetrators should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. A… Continue Reading


January 11, 2021

Weekly Column: The Taxpayer First Act

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January 04, 2021

Weekly Column: Increasing Retirement Savings Opportunities

Saving for retirement is important but often difficult, especially when faced with the increased uncertainty of the pandemic. When paychecks have to cover mortgages, rent, car payments, food, utilities, gas, college and other important obligations, steady retirement savings is often challenging, if not nearly impossible. Unexpected medical expenses or car repairs can upset even the best retirement plans. Recognizing the challenges, Congress has taken steps to increase retirement savings oppor… Continue Reading

December 21, 2020

Weekly Column: Nez Perce-Clearwater Forests Example Of Collaboration Bringing Results

I recently had the opportunity to speak on the Senate floor about important progress underway on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests to improve the health of the Forests that is a great example of the benefits of collaborative efforts. The following contains parts of the speech and a video of the full speech can be accessed through my website at: I have been a longtime champion of collaboration to address public lands management disputes, as collaborative processes… Continue Reading