News Releases

January 16, 2007


Washington, DC â?? A vote tonight in the U.S. Senate on earmark reforms will save taxpayer dollars by limiting government spending, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo voted to support a Republican amendment offered by Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) which provides for increased transparency in the budgeting process with broad disclosure of earmarks for individual spending projects. The amendment is part of overall lobbying reform the Senate is working on this week.â??This 98-0 vo… Continue Reading

January 10, 2007


Washington, DC â?? After listening to the Presidentâ??s speech tonight outlining his plans for the war in Iraq, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says any change regarding strategy in the war should focus on two elements. Crapo says the first priority should be the security of and strong support for members of the U.S. military. Secondly, there must be an increased commitment by Iraqâ??s government to take over security operations as soon as possible. Crapo said he has concerns about increasing troop lev… Continue Reading

January 09, 2007


Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, wants to put an end to an outdated tax that is now taking aim at the countryâ??s middle class. Crapo is co-sponsoring legislation that will end the individual Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), a tax which was implemented nearly forty years ago in an effort targeted at 155 wealthy Americans who were able to legally avoid owing any income taxes. â??With inflation and other issues, the AMT now affects millions of mi… Continue Reading

January 05, 2007


Washington, DC â?? The Idaho Congressional Delegation is asking federal officials to hold public information meetings in Idaho concerning proposals to conduct a bomb test in the Nevada desert. The Divine Strake test is non-nuclear, but opponents in Idaho fear the blast could stir up nuclear particles from previous tests in the 1950s downwind to residents outside the Nevada Test Site. No date for the test has been announced.â??This matter is of great importance and should only proceed with the fu… Continue Reading

January 04, 2007


Washington, DC â?? Boise State Universityâ??s victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl has now been preserved for history in another national forum: the United States Congress. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today introduced a Congressional Record Statement applauding the Broncosâ?? efforts, singling out team members, Coach Chris Petersen and President Robert Kustra. Crapo noted how the teamâ??s effort has been mirrored by Boise being named as one of the most inventive cities in the nation over the pa… Continue Reading

December 27, 2006

Crapo: President Ford brought nation together

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement today following news of the passing of President Gerald R. Ford. "President Ford left us with a great legacy of bringing our nation together following Watergate and the Vietnam War. His decency, candor, honesty and leadership set an example for all Americans. I regret his passing, but I am sure his stature will continue to grow as one of our country's most unifying leaders."… Continue Reading

December 14, 2006

Crapo committee assignments benefit Idahoans

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo's rise in seniority as a member of the influential Senate Finance, Agriculture, and Banking Committees when the 110th Congress convenes next month will be of increased benefit to Idahoans. Crapo will also remain on the Senate Budget Committee, which designs the budget blueprint the Senate uses to outline spending parameters for federal programs. Overall, Crapo rises in seniority to 60 from 66. "These committee assignments have been critical to our effort… Continue Reading

December 06, 2006

Crapo sponsors legislation to recover endangered species on private lands

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today introduced legislation to provide financial incentives for private landowners to help recover endangered species. The bill, the Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2006 (ESRA), S. 4087, is co-sponsored by Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas), Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Max Baucus (D-Montana). Widely supported by an environmental coalition of the National Wildlife Federation, the Defenders of Wildlife and … Continue Reading

December 06, 2006

Crapo announces nominees for U.S. Service Academies

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today announced his nominations for forty Idaho students to United States service academies for the class entering in 2007. The students' applications are now being reviewed at the four U.S. service academies, where final decisions on acceptance will be made. "These outstanding young people represent some of the best and brightest in our state, and I am pleased to nominate them to our nation's service academies," said Crapo. "We in Idaho have much t… Continue Reading

November 30, 2006

Crapo calls attention to meth abuse

Washington, DC - Citing the rampant spread of methamphetamine production and its use in Idaho communities over the past few years, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today called attention to National Methamphetamine Awareness Day. "Methamphetamine use has spread into schools and communities across the state of Idaho at a tragic and frightening rate," said Crapo. "Parents are learning what law enforcement, schools, health care providers and family violence and drug abuse intervention organizations have kn… Continue Reading

November 21, 2006

Crapo supports Idaho efforts to prevent gang violence

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo applauded the announcement today of a joint effort to focus on gang-related crime in Idaho. Several Treasure Valley cities and counties are working with the state to fund a position in the U.S. Attorney's office to focus solely on gang-related incidents. "Today's announcement highlights the need in our communities to find ways to reduce the amount of gang violence in Idaho," Crapo said. "Several Idaho communities have experienced a tremendous growth of g… Continue Reading

November 17, 2006

McConnell selects Crapo to lead the Senate Republicans' Committee on Committees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell asked Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) to chair the Senate Republicans' Committee on Committees, the panel responsible for the Committee assignments of the 110th Congress. Senator Crapo also served in this capacity during the 109th Congress. The Committee on Committees negotiates the process of assigning Republican Senators to committees. After general elections, Senate party leaders negotiate the party ratios on standing committees. "Mike Cr… Continue Reading

November 17, 2006

Crapo raises awareness of teen dating violence

Washington, DC - For the second year in a row, teen dating violence awareness and prevention efforts will capture the nation's attention in February due to the efforts of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo, along with Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York), Joe Lieberman (I-Connecticut), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) and Patty Murray (D-Washington) sponsored S. Res. 621, calling for a national Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week, February 5 - 9, 2007. T… Continue Reading

November 16, 2006

Crapo bill improves No Child Left Behind Act

Washington, DC - Using input from Idaho educators, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today introduced legislation that will improve the landmark education bill, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Crapo introduced the Improving No Child Left Behind Act or INCLB, to give students, teachers and schools more flexibility in student assessment and accountability provisions. Crapo said he agrees with education stakeholders that existing evaluation methods of students' learning must be made to be more fair and… Continue Reading

November 08, 2006

Crapo Reiterates Support For 9th Circuit Split

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November 07, 2006

17 Idahoans to receive Spirit of Freedom Award

Washington, DC - Seventeen Idahoans will be honored this Veterans' Day with the Spirit of Freedom Award during ceremonies held in Boise, Lewiston, Twin Falls, Coeur d'Alene and Pocatello. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo established the award four years ago to honor veterans for their service to our nation and the volunteers who assist our veterans. The statewide nomination process includes input from a number of partners, including the Idaho Division of Veteran's Affairs, the Idaho State Veterans' Home… Continue Reading

October 26, 2006

Crapo: Border bill can promote long-term solutions

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today applauded the Presidential signing of the Secure Fence Act of 2006; President Bush signed the legislation this morning at the White House. Crapo says the bill provides both an immediate response to Homeland Security issues and lays the foundation for appropriate immigration reform in Congress. It authorizes hundreds of miles of additional fencing, more vehicle barriers, checkpoints, lighting and new technology to increase security along the border.… Continue Reading

October 24, 2006

Crapo: Academy deadline is October 31

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is reminding Idaho students that the deadline to submit applications to his office for a nomination to a U.S. service academy is approaching. Initial applications must be received in Crapo's Twin Falls office by 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2006 if the student wishes to be considered for the class entering in 2007. Every year, Crapo nominates selected Idaho students to the following: the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado; the U.S. Merchant M… Continue Reading

October 20, 2006

Record-breaking economic news noted

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said economic figures released today show more Idahoans are working over the past year, and they join other workers throughout the nation who are earning more. Figures released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show record-breaking job creation activity is continuing in Idaho as overall wages are up, gas prices nationwide are down, and the stock market is breaking records weekly. Crapo noted that the 2001 and 2003 tax relief measures saved tax… Continue Reading

October 17, 2006

Crapo announces legislative staff changes

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announces that he has made several new hires in his Washington, D.C. office and promoted one staffer. Karen Brown is the Senator's new Executive Assistant. The 18-year Capitol Hill veteran most recently served as the Office Manager for the Senate Gift Shop. Brown also worked for the Senate Small Business Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. She is originally from Sharon, Pennsylvania, and holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administrat… Continue Reading

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