News Releases

March 23, 2017

Risch, Crapo Introduce Legislation to Prevent Labor Union Slowdowns

Today, U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-ID), David Perdue (R-GA), and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced the Prevent Labor Union Slowdowns Act (PLUS), legislation that would protect local businesses and ensure they can continue importing and exporting goods during maritime labor union disputes. As a recent contract negotiation tactic, maritime labor unions have been involved in "slowing down" instead of striking, which causes substantial financial loss to local businesses that are attempting to import and e… Continue Reading

March 20, 2017

Crapo, Brown Request Proposals to Foster Economic Growth

Today, United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Chairman Mike Crapo and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced a process for soliciting legislative proposals to increase economic growth. "Ranking Member Brown and I have designed an orderly process for consideration of proposals that will help consumers, market participants, and financial companies responsibly participate in the economy in a more effective and efficient manner," said Chairman Crapo. "We we… Continue Reading

March 20, 2017

Crapo: Gorsuch will be a servant of the law, not a maker of it

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee today described Judge Neil Gorsuch as a someone who believes that the role of a judge is to be a servant of the law and not to legislate or create laws from the judicial bench. Crapo delivered his statement today during the opening session of Judge Gorsuch's confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Judge Gorsuch will fill the seat left vacant by the late Antonin Scalia. "I've … Continue Reading


March 20, 2017

Clearing Out The Mess Of Overregulation

In a Presidential Executive Order issued February 24, 2017, President Trump called for an extensive review of existing federal regulations to determine whether they should be eliminated. This step to clear out regulations saddling Americans with unnecessary restrictions, paperwork and financial burden is a needed and sensible undertaking to help invigorate American investment and ingenuity. The order establishes task forces in every government agency charged with reducing regulation and lim… Continue Reading

March 13, 2017

Opportunities For America

In his recent speech before Congress, President Donald Trump outlined a message of optimism that resonated with many. He laid forth an ambitious agenda that, if we work together to implement, will strengthen America. The President offered an agenda rooted in personal liberty and economic freedom with three bold agenda priorities: to strengthen our national security; provide for our veterans; and unleash robust job creation. Many military families, including those at Idaho's own Moun… Continue Reading

March 07, 2017

Top Priority: Improving Veterans' Access To Care

Many Idahoans, especially those in eastern Idaho, are aware that there are extensive delays with reimbursement to health care providers through the Veterans Choice Program (Choice program). Some providers have had to stop serving veterans through Choice because they were not getting paid. These payment challenges have impacted the ability of Idaho veterans to use the program. I am committed to fixing this, along with the other problems with the Choice program, to ensure Idaho veterans are able… Continue Reading