News Releases

November 24, 2021

LETTER to Ambassador Tai: How the U.S. Can Get WTO Reform Right at MC12

- With global trade at a critical crossroads, Senate Committee on Finance Republican Leader Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and House Committee on Ways and Means Republican Leader Representative Kevin Brady (R-Texas) wrote to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai calling for the United States to demonstrate leadership by pushing for strong outcomes in reforming the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference. The letter outlines five key priorities: "First, we m… Continue Reading

November 23, 2021

Crapo, Risch, Colleagues Raise Concerns Over New Container Shipping Fees at Ports

-U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) joined Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and 12 additional colleagues in urging the Federal Maritime Commission to re-evaluate the new fees imposed for shipping container carriers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that will be imposed starting November 22. The members expressed concerns that these increased shipping costs will eventually be passed on to American consumers. "These fees, just like tariffs, ultimately will be pass… Continue Reading

November 19, 2021

Crapo: Americans Must Continue to Reject Invasive IRS Bank Reporting Scheme

-U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement on continued efforts to include a reporting scheme in the Democrats' reckless tax-and-spend legislation under which financial intermediaries report to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on customer deposits and withdrawals. "Americans are justifiably concerned about providing sensitive customer data to the IRS, an agency with an extensive history of leaks, hacks and other viol… Continue Reading


November 22, 2021

Weekly Column: Thank You, Idahoans

The great people of Idaho are foremost among the blessings I am counting this Thanksgiving season. We have been tested by challenges this year, and Idahoans have repeatedly met those challenges with kindness, hope, good judgement and optimism. Throughout Idaho, we find countless examples of Idahoans doing great work and good deeds that are helping to lift us all up: Feeding Those In Need-In Idaho Falls, the Bridge Church, led by Pastor Jay Spangenberg, has been feeding members of the com… Continue Reading

November 15, 2021

Weekly Column: Idahoans Deserve Full Vetting Of Reckless Tax-And-Spend Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives is preparing to vote this month on an updated version of the Democrats' reckless taxing and spending bill, despite many Americans-and Members of Congress-being left in the dark about what exactly is being considered and the likely resulting effects. Legislation as expansive and unprecedented as this should be fully vetted and afforded appropriate opportunity for review and debate, and demands full transparency on any possible budget gimmicks to understand the t… Continue Reading

November 08, 2021

Weekly Column: A Tribute To Atomic Veterans

Veterans Day, as we honor Idaho veterans and military families, offers a fitting time to recognize the immense service of a too often overlooked group of veterans--our nation's Atomic Veterans. I had the opportunity through a Congressional Record Statement to honor Atomic Veterans, including Idahoan Noelan 'Mac' McCormack for his efforts to ensure his fellow Atomic Veterans receive due recognition for their service and sacrifices. The following is an excerpt of the statement: Mac McCormack … Continue Reading