News Releases

January 19, 2019

Crapo Statement on President’s Proposal for Border Security and to Reopen Government

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement after President Trump offered a proposal to reopen the remainder of the government and fund border security: "The appropriate treatment of children brought to the United States illegally at a young age, as well as addressing the crisis at our southern border have been key issues facing Congress. I will work with President Trump and my colleagues in Congress to pass legislation that adequately addresses both of these issues and that will re… Continue Reading

January 16, 2019

Idaho National Laboratory to benefit from Nuclear Innovation Legislation Signed Into Law by President

President Trump signed into law S.512, the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act, or NEIMA. Championed by Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, the legislation will make needed reforms to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and require the commission to establish a licensing framework for next-generation advanced reactors. "The research being completed at Idaho National Lab to develop modern, clean and efficient energy contributes immensely to our nation's domestic energy por… Continue Reading

January 11, 2019

Crapo, Risch Seek Third Federal Judge for Idaho

Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch have introduced legislation, S.103, to establish an additional federal district judgeship in Idaho for the first time in more than sixty years. Idaho is one of only three states (North Dakota and Vermont are the others) with only two authorized judge seats for the entire state. In contrast, the Central District of California and the Southern District of New York each have 28 authorized judgeships. If passed, the Crapo-Risch legislation, would add a thir… Continue Reading


January 21, 2019

Weekly Column: Laws Enacted To Combat Human Trafficking

The Administration reports that there are nearly 25 million victims of human trafficking worldwide, and more than 8,500 human trafficking cases were reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline here in the U.S. last year alone. Congress passed and President Trump signed four pieces of legislation recently to help end this horrible crime. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I co-sponsored two bills under the jurisdiction of the committee to help combat human trafficking. In D… Continue Reading

January 14, 2019

Weekly Column: Reflections On Success, Achievements At Banking Committee

Committees are essential to the legislative process. I am privileged to serve on committees that encourage pro-growth economic policies and prioritize constitutional principles. Beginning in 2017, I had the honor to begin serving as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, a post that I will continue to hold in the 116th Congress. In the 115th Congress, we ushered dozens of bills through the committee and into law, exercised important oversight of the financial … Continue Reading

December 31, 2018

Weekly Column: Roadmap For Progress--Bipartisan Work Of This Congress

Bipartisan legislative achievements often get lost in the din of partisan rhetoric. But, the bipartisan accomplishments of the 115th Congress and this Administration are representative of how we can work together in the 116th Congress ahead to make further progress for our country. The following are some highlights as the 115th Congress draws to a close: Economic Reform-As Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, I worked with the Administration and my colleagues in Congress to enact bipa… Continue Reading