News Releases

October 12, 2018

Crapo, Rubio, Shaheen Hizballah Sanctions Bill Heads to President's Desk

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate passed the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act, authored bySenate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-OH), U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), , and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY). The bill now heads to the President to be signed into law. The bill strengthens and expands the scope of economic and financial … Continue Reading


October 11, 2018

Senate Confirms Ryan Nelson of Idaho Falls to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Senate this evening voted to confirm Ryan Nelson of Idaho Falls to serve as a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. "Ryan has been widely recognized by his colleagues for his judgement and legal expertise and will serve our nation well on the Ninth Circuit," said Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "In his new position, Ryan will respect and be a servant of the law. He understands that a judge is responsible for interpreting and app… Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Crapo, Risch Support Idaho’s Water Users and Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. - Supporting Idaho's water users and the critical infrastructure they rely on, U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) voted in favor of the America's Water Infrastructure Act. Among many important upgrades to our waterways, irrigation systems and dams, the bill will help ensure water delivery to Idaho ranches and farms, and will increase water storage in the West. It also removes unnecessary red tape, making billions of dollars in deauthorizations to help reduce th… Continue Reading


October 06, 2018

Crapo Votes to Confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, this evening voted to confirm the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. Regarding his vote, Crapo issued this statement: "Judge Kavanaugh is a mainstream jurist with a clear record of applying the law as written, consistent with the Constitution. His record as a member of the D.C. Circuit Court shows he has voted with the majority of that court 97 percent of the time, and… Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

Crapo, Risch Support Efforts to Fight Opioid Abuse and Overdose in Idaho

Washington, D.C. - Recognizing the need for responsible, community-driven solutions to the growing opioid epidemic across America, U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) supported legislation that will help reduce the use and supply of opioids, improve local response and resources, and drive innovation and long-term solutions. The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act passed the Senate today and heads to the President. "The legislation passed today by the Senate will help Idaho… Continue Reading


October 02, 2018

Crapo Statement at Hearing on Implementation of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing entitled "Implementation of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act." The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "Today, we will hear from four agencies responsible for the supervision and regulation of banks or credit unions. "Each will provide an overview of its efforts,… Continue Reading


October 01, 2018

Crapo Statement on U.S. Trade Agreement With Mexico and Canada

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement regarding the trilateral agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada (USMCA). The USMCA is a renegotiation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The deal must be approved by Congress before it can take effect. The Senate Finance Committee has jurisdiction over matters of trade and will be actively involved in the consideration of this new agreement when it is taken … Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Senate Approves Full-Year Funding for Pentagon, A-10s with Crapo, Risch Support

Washington, D.C. - The nation's A-10 aircraft, like those flown by the 124th Fighter Wing of the Idaho Air National Guard, will receive necessary upgrades under a measure approved by the U.S. Senate today. With support from Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, $65 million will be dedicated to upgrading the wing infrastructure for the aging but critical A-10 fleet nationwide. "The bill we approved will provide critical upgrades to A-10 aircraft, like the ones stationed at Gowen Field in Bo… Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Crapo Statement at Fintech Hearing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing entitled ""Fintech: Examining Digitization, Data, and Technology." The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "Today, we will hear four very unique perspectives on a segment of financial technology, or 'fintech.' "Almost exactly one year ago, the committee held a hearing to explore the … Continue Reading


September 14, 2018

Crapo Announces Staff Promotions and Appointments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, today announced a number of changes in his Washington, D.C., office staff who will support his work on behalf of the State of Idaho and its people Kellie McConnell has been promoted to serve as Crapo's Deputy Legislative Director, and will take on the responsibility of overseeing the legislative activities of Senator Crapo's office. Previously, McConnell served Idahoans as Crapo'… Continue Reading


September 13, 2018

Crapo Votes to Advance Nelson Nomination to Full Senate

WASHINGTON - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today joined with committee colleagues to advance the nomination of Ryan Nelson to the full Senate for consideration. An attorney from Idaho Falls and sixth-generation Idahoan, Nelson has been nominated by President Trump to serve as a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Today's vote follows a July 11 nomination hearing, chaired by Crapo, where Nelson was introduced by Risch and answered questions about… Continue Reading


September 13, 2018

Crapo, Risch, Whitehouse Measure to Improve Nuclear Research, Drive Innovation Heads to President's Desk

Washington, D.C. - Bipartisan legislation led by Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), James Risch (R-Idaho) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) cleared the House of Representatives today and will now go to President Trump for his signature. The measure, S.97, the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (NEICA), would create partnerships between private-sector innovators in nuclear energy and government researchers to create the next generation of clean, advanced nuclear power. The measure led… Continue Reading


September 07, 2018

Crapo Questions Kavanaugh: SCOTUS Hearing Day 3

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Crapo yesterday questioned Judge Brett Kavanaugh during the Senate Judiciary Committee's second round of questioning as part of its week-long hearing to consider Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. Senator Crapo asked Judge Kavanaugh to again clarify the difference between the Supreme Court's holding in Morrison v. Olson and the current special counsel system. Crapo further explored the role of the Chevron doctrine in executiv… Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Crapo Looks Into Kavanaugh Judicial Record on SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing Day 2

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Crapo yesterday questioned Judge Brett Kavanaugh during the Senate Judiciary Committee's first round of questioning as part of its week-long hearing to consider Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. During a 30-minute question and answer session, Senator Crapo asked Judge Kavanaugh about his judicial jurisprudence and the proper role of a judge. In an effort to delve deeper into Kavnaugh's true judicial record, Crapo highlighted… Continue Reading


September 04, 2018

Crapo: Kavanaugh Qualifications Indisputable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today described Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a judge's judge who understands the role of a judge as a servant to the law, not a maker of it. Crapo delivered his remarks during today's opening session of Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing to serve as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Judge Kavanaugh will fill the seat left vacant following Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement in … Continue Reading


August 25, 2018

Crapo Comments on the death of Arizona Senator John McCain

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following comment following news that Arizona Senator John McCain died this evening: "Senator John McCain was a fighter in every sense of the word, and I am saddened by his death. As both a respected member of Congress and a veteran of the United States Navy, he truly represented unwavering commitment to the service of his fellow Americans. His imprisonment as a Prisoner of War during the Vietnam War and this hard-fought battle with canc… Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

Crapo: Kavanaugh Understands Proper Role of a Judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Judge Brett Kavanaugh understands the proper role of a judge in our legal system-to fairly interpret the law, not create it. That is conclusion of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who spoke at length this afternoon from the floor of the United States Senate in support of the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who has been nominated to serve as a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. "Judge Kavanaugh is a respected jurist, with a sterling reputation for intellectual rigor and atten… Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Crapo, Bennet Introduce Bill to Increase Access to Veterans’ Services

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo (R) and Colorado Senator Michael Bennet (D) today introduced bipartisan legislation to enhance access to essential resources for veterans, servicemembers, and their families by supporting local "network hubs." "The transition out of military service into the civilian world can prove a particularly overwhelming and daunting task for veterans and their families," Crapo said. "Many community-based and nonprofit organizations across the nation, including in Idaho, have ste… Continue Reading


July 30, 2018

Crapo, Stabenow Introduce Legislation to Improve Servicemember Transition to Civilian Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow today introduced S.3299, the Improving Preparation and Resources for Occupational, Vocational, and Educational (IMPROVE) Transition for Servicemembers Act. The IMPROVE Transition for Servicemembers Act would make needed reforms to the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), a multiagency program responsible for providing pre-separation counseling, training and assistance to servicemembers returning to civilian life an… Continue Reading


July 24, 2018

Crapo, Corker, Announce Series of Hearings on Russia

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today announced their committees will hold a series of hearings on Russia. "We worked closely together to write the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which substantially expanded sanctions on Russia and overwhelmingly passed both the Senate and House last summer, and are eager to continue the important work being done by… Continue Reading

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