News Releases

November 14, 2019

ICYMI: Crapo Launches #MilitaryMonday

Idaho is home to many veterans and currently-serving members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have demonstrated exemplary military service during their careers. On Veterans Day 2019, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) launched a new monthly social media feature to highlight an Idaho servicemember's or veteran's service to our country. The new feature, #MilitaryMonday, will take place on the second Monday of each month. "Idaho's servicemembers and veterans have made a lasting impact through their … Continue Reading

November 12, 2019

Crapo, Risch, Simpson Announce Late November, Early December Senior Outreach Schedule in the Magic Valley

TWIN FALLS, ID - Today, U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and Rep. Mike Simpson announced that representatives from their Twin Falls regional offices will be holding outreach hours at senior centers throughout the Magic Valley in late November and early December. Staff members will be available from 11:00am - 1:30pm at each visit to discuss federal issues and concerns. Representatives from the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) and CSI Office on Aging will also be available t… Continue Reading

November 07, 2019

Crapo, Risch Praise DOE-Idaho Spent Fuel, Waste Cleanup Agreement

- Idaho Governor Brad Little and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden today reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that will allow research quantities of commercial spent nuclear fuel to be brought to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). U.S. Senators for Idaho Mike Crapo and Jim Risch issued the following statements, praising the agreement. "This agreement is a good step forward for Idaho and the Department of Energy to ensure successful treatment and shipment of remaining… Continue Reading


November 11, 2019

Weekly Column: Honoring Veterans Beyond Veterans Day

Thank you, veterans, for your service to our nation and support of your fellow veterans and military families. We honor veterans beyond Veterans Day by fully supporting their service beyond their deployments. Congress has been advancing legislation to improve veterans services. Transition to Civilian Life: I have been proud to lead a coalition focused on implementing improvements to support veterans transitioning from military service to civilian life. This led to the reintroduction of the b… Continue Reading

November 04, 2019

Weekly Column: An Unprecedented Impeachment Process

The unprecedented impeachment process House Democrats have undertaken lacks transparency and due process. I am a strong supporter and co-sponsor of a Senate Resolution highlighting the shortcomings of these proceedings and calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to provide the President of the United States basic principles of due process. On October 24, 2019, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) introduced S.Res. 378 that specifies serious concerns with the impeachment proceedings … Continue Reading

October 28, 2019

Weekly Column: Getting Fire Equipment Where It Is Needed

Ranchers are well positioned and have the understanding of the land necessary to provide quick and effective initial responses to wildfire outbreaks. Rangeland Fire Protection Associations (RFPAs) are largely comprised of farmers and ranchers who use their skill, knowledge of the land and expedient response times to assist with firefighting efforts on the range. Transfers of fire equipment no longer used by federal agencies to local cooperators further fuel these partnerships between local lan… Continue Reading