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February 14, 2019

Crapo Supports Bill to Fund Border Security Priorities

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo this afternoon voted to support a measure that will keep the government open while also funding projects to secure our border. Following the vote, Crapo issued this comment: "I supported today's measure because it takes a step toward making our communities safer. Bicameral, bipartisan appropriators diligently advanced a compromise proposal that addresses urgent priorities in the seven outstanding appropriations packages. For homeland security, this agreement provide… Continue Reading

February 12, 2019

Lands Bill Contains Owyhee Boundary Changes Sought by Crapo

A public lands package, S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act, containing boundary changes for three wilderness areas in Owyhee County authored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo passed the Senate this evening. Crapo sought the changes to keep the boundaries in line with the original Owyhee Initiative collaborative land use agreement. That agreement led to the designation of wilderness areas in Owyhee County along with other conservation and land use measures. "The minor changes in three wilder… Continue Reading

February 05, 2019

Pro-Growth, Pro-Jobs Economic Policies Have Helped Our Nation See Economic Growth Benefiting the American Worker

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, made the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump's second State of the Union Address: "In his second State of the Union address, President Trump outlined a powerful and comprehensive agenda to keep the nation on an upward trajectory and build on previous bipartisan accomplishments by advancing further bipartisan solutions in the 11… Continue Reading


February 18, 2019

Committee Assignments Set: We Have Idaho Covered

Congressional committees are central to the legislative process. Committees provide oversight of federal governmental operations and identify issues suitable for legislative review. A committee can dig into the details of issues under its jurisdiction and advance legislation to be considered by the full U.S. Senate or House of Representatives. At the beginning of each Congress, committee assignments are determined. The breadth of our committee assignments for the 116th Congress, which have n… Continue Reading

February 11, 2019

Weekly Column: Planning Now For Spring Washington, D.C., Visit

, is a popular tourist destination at all times of year, but March through June are especially busy times for tours. People from all over the world visit our capital in the spring to see the cherry blossoms that frame the Tidal Basin in a cloud of light pink. The National Park Service explains there are more than 2,500 Yoshino cherry trees along the Tidal Basin and other parts of the city. If you are planning to travel to Washington, D.C., this spring, now is a good time to start planning and… Continue Reading

February 04, 2019

Weekly Column: Enactment Of The New Farm Bill

On December 11, 2018, with my support, the U.S. Senate passed the final version of the new Farm Bill by an overwhelmingly, bipartisan vote of 87-13. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the legislation the next day also by a broad, bipartisan vote of 369-47 before it went to President Trump to sign into law. Enactment of the new Farm Bill provides certainty agriculture producers in Idaho and across the nation need as they continue to face a challenging farm economy while ensuring the conti… Continue Reading