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August 14, 2019

Senators: Placing Reactor Innovation Center in Idaho is a Credit to the Idaho National Lab

Idaho Falls -- In just three years, the nuclear advancement and technology plans envisioned by Idaho's U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and James Risch came to reality today at the Idaho National Laboratory. Flanked by Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Manager Bob Boston and Idaho National Lab (INL) Director Dr. Mark Peters, Crapo and Risch discussed the decision to locate the new National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) at the Idaho Falls facility. The NRIC is the result of the Nuclear Energy Innova… Continue Reading


August 12, 2019

Crapo: Collaboration and Innovation are Key to Affordable Housing

Boise - During a tour of nationally-recognized models of affordable housing today with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo said collaboration between the government and private sector, as well as innovative approaches to housing models, are key to creating more affordable housing. Crapo noted, "Everyone agrees we must try to make more affordable housing available. Here in Idaho, home prices are on the rise and demand is high. W… Continue Reading


August 08, 2019

Crapo Brings HUD Secretary Carson to Idaho to Discuss Affordable Housing

Boise -- U.S. Senator Mike Crapo, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson and local Boise leaders will host multiple housing events on Monday, August 12 to discuss affordable housing challenges and innovative, collaborative solutions. Housing affordability is a critical issue in Idaho and all across the country. Nationwide, there is a shortage of millions of affordable rental homes available to lower-income Americans, and the gap between the demand for affo… Continue Reading

Editorials


August 08, 2019

Weekly Column: Welcome Discussions On Affordable Housing

Housing affordability is a critical issue in Idaho and all across the country. Nationwide, there is a shortage of millions of affordable rental homes available to lower-income Americans, and the gap between the demand for affordable homes and the supply of new ones being built increases each year. I was proud to welcome U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to visit Idaho recently when we toured nationally recognized models of affordable housing. We discu… Continue Reading


August 01, 2019

Weekly Column: Economic Growth From Regulatory Relief

Over the last two years, Congress and the Administration have taken a number of actions to reduce burdensome and unnecessary regulations, as well as slow the massive growth of new regulations. Through a combination of issuing executive orders, utilizing the Congressional Review Act to overturn unnecessary regulations legislatively, enacting new laws focused on providing relief from onerous regulation and appointing pro-growth agency officials, deregulatory actions are creating more freedom for … Continue Reading


July 30, 2019

Weekly Column: Ending Robocall Scams

Nearly everyone has received those calls in the middle of dinner, in the middle of getting kids to sleep or in the middle of trying to finish a project. We stop what we are doing. We hurry to answer the phone only to hear a long pause followed by an automated voice trying to defraud us of our money. The calls are beyond annoying. They are invasive and can be financially destructive. Legislation I am backing would help end what are known as robocall scams. The non-partisan Congressional Re… Continue Reading

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