News Releases

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

July 02, 2020

Crapo Votes to Protect Children Online

- In today's U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Executive Business Meeting, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) supported legislation to keep children safe online. The Committee today voted to advance the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act (EARN IT Act) in the nature of a substitute amendment that contained technical changes to the original bill. Senator Crapo issued the following statement at the conclusion of the hearing: "At the beginning of this pro… Continue Reading

June 30, 2020

Crapo Highlights Idaho Judicial Emergency

- In a U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing to examine the Judicial Conference's recommendation for more judgeships, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) reiterated the need for a third federal district judgeship in Idaho. "Idaho is one of only three states that only has two authorized judgeships," said Senator Crapo. "Idaho was given its two federal judge positions when the state had a population of 600,000 people. Today, the population of the state is nearly 1.7 million people--nearl… Continue Reading


July 06, 2020

Weekly Column: Spurring Short Line Rail Investment

Access to affordable and reliable options for transporting Idaho goods to markets is an important part of Idaho small businesses' success and ability to grow and innovate. I am a longtime champion of tax incentives that encourage and support investment in short line railroads because of short line railroads' proven efficiency at moving Idaho goods to customers worldwide. Short line rail has been instrumental in keeping goods moving throughout the pandemic response. The enactment of legislatio… Continue Reading

June 29, 2020

Weekly Column: Justice For All

When there is a need for a major reform in our country, listening is the starting point for sound change. Recently, I had the opportunity to discuss proposed federal policy changes to address police use of force at a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing. The input of those who have worked closely on this issue is instrumental as we work to enact legislation to rebuild the lost confidence in many institutions designed for the purposes of keeping communities safe. The vast majority of law … Continue Reading

June 22, 2020

Weekly Column: Backing Clean Drinking Water Projects

Clean and safe drinking water is a necessity. We all need clean water, and it must be a priority for every community in our country. In the places where we do not have the assurance that water flowing through the faucets is safe, inadequate infrastructure should be addressed. I led a bipartisan letter urging Senate appropriators to dedicate robust funding to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). These state revolving funds (SRF) program… Continue Reading