News Releases

July 23, 2020

Crapo, Risch Support Bill to Provide for the Common Defense, Including Idaho Priorities

- Today, U.S. Senators for Idaho Mike Crapo and Jim Risch voted in support of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to support our military personnel and their families and strengthen our national defense strategy. This is the 60th consecutive year that Congress has fulfilled its constitutional duty to "provide for the common defense." "This bipartisan NDAA signals to our nation's heroes in the Armed Forces that the country has their back as they defend our republ… Continue Reading

July 09, 2020

Idaho Delegation Hails Changes to USDA Coronavirus Program for Idaho's Potato Industry

BOISE, Idaho -- Today, the Idaho Delegation hailed the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision to revise the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to better address the needs of the potato industry. Initially, CFAP based the potato payments solely on data for the fresh potato industry market, which only encompasses a small piece of the potato market. The newly announced revisions to the CFAP program will better reflect the intricacies of the potato industry by including the marke… Continue Reading

July 07, 2020

Crapo Hosts Two New Interns for Summer 2020

- Two interns have joined U.S. Senator Mike Crapo's (R-Idaho) Washington, D.C., office for the summer term. "It is undoubtedly a challenging and unprecedented time in Washington, D.C.," said Senator Crapo. "The interns who have joined my office this summer have already risen to the challenge of navigating a new working environment complete with social distancing and enhanced sanitation. They have conducted their work with optimism and have demonstrated resiliency in the face of the current p… Continue Reading


August 10, 2020

Weekly Column: Making The National Suicide Hotline More Accessible

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports: "Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. One person dies by suicide every 11 minutes. In 2017, 10.6 million American adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.2 million made a plan, and 1.4 million attempted suicide. People who have experienced violence, including child abuse, bullying, or sexual violence are at higher risk for suicide." Idahoans have shared stories with me about the tragic loss of friends … Continue Reading

August 03, 2020

Weekly Column: Providing For Our National Defense

One of the most critical jobs of Congress is providing for our national defense, and this is the 60th consecutive year that Congress has fulfilled its constitutional duty. Our country's Founders delineated this responsibility in Section 8 of our Constitution, providing Congress with the power to fund the common defense of the United States. Congress has been moving forward with enacting the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (FY21 NDAA) to support our nation's servicemembers a… Continue Reading

July 27, 2020

Weekly Column: Advocating For A Third Federal Judge For Idaho

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on June 30, 2020, to discuss the Judicial Conference of the United States' most recent recommendations for more federal judgeships. The Judicial Conference has recommended a third judgeship for Idaho consistently since 2003. As a member of the Committee, I reiterated the need to put aside partisan differences and create a third federal district judgeship in Idaho to meet this increasing judicial need. As I stressed during the hearing, … Continue Reading