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September 14, 2006

Crapo: Port Security Bill Is Progress

Washington, DC â?? On a vote of 98 to 0, legislation overwhelmingly passed by the U.S. Senate today to upgrade port security is a reflection of the Senateâ??s ongoing commitment to improve security conditions for all Americans, while protecting the needs of our trade-dependant economy, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo, a member of the Senate trade and export committees, says Senators are working on the real security and economic needs of our ports in reasoned trade and travel-conscio… Continue Reading

September 14, 2006

Former Idaho DEQ Director Recommended For Interior

Washington, DC â?? The former director for Idahoâ??s Department of Environmental Quality could soon join his former boss at the U.S. Department of Interior. Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo today introduced C. Stephen Allred before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Allred has been nominated to become Assistant Secretary of the Interior under Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne.Craig, who chaired the hearing, commented, â??I have known Steve for a number of years and lo… Continue Reading

September 14, 2006

Crapo Notes Support For Collaboration, Owyhee Initiative

Washington, DC â?? In remarks delivered via satellite to the Idaho Land Use Summit today, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo heralded a collaborative process where all sides possible are surveyed as the best way to solve land use issues raised by growth in a 21st Century Western United States. â??There seems to be a common sense, realistic set of Idaho values that permeate how we approach the future. We all have it, and that will always be our common ground.â?? Crapo said. He noted how the collaborative a… Continue Reading

September 12, 2006

Meth Not Just A Homegrown Problem Anymore

Washington, DC â?? The longtime war on illegal methamphetamine is taking a new turn, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo; one that has moved it out of American backrooms and across our borders. Testimony today before the Senate Finance Committee, on which Crapo sits, clearly demonstrates that illegal smuggling of manufactured methamphetamine from Mexico and other countries vastly outpaces manufacturing within our borders and requires renewed attention. â??Meth is the number one illegal drug of… Continue Reading

September 12, 2006

Idaho Delegation Applauds Signing Of Softwood Lumber Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig and Idaho Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter say todayâ??s signing of the U.S. â?? Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement is a necessary final step to provide for the implementation of this long sought resolution. The delegation commends the hard work and perseverance of the Bush Administration and Prime Minister Harper in reaching the agreement.U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab and Canadian Minister for Internatio… Continue Reading

September 11, 2006

GAO Report Shows ESA Reforms Needed

Washington, DC â?? A newly-released General Accountability Office (GAO) report says that species recovery under the Endangered Species Act would be improved with changes, and Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says his CRESA bill (Collaboration for the Recovery of the Endangered Species Act, S. 2110) offers some of the needed solutions. Crapo introduced the CRESA bill last December with Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas). He was one of the members of Congress who requested the GAO to review the success … Continue Reading

September 11, 2006

Crapo Notes Commitment To Freedom On 9/11

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement today on the five-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center in New York, led to the downing of aircraft in Pennsylvania, and an attack on the Pentagon in Washington, DC.â??We will never forget our feelings that day. While each of us was affected in different and personal ways, the dangers and threats were real and lasting to each one of us,â?? Crapo said. â??Although we can never be 1… Continue Reading

September 07, 2006

Record Turnouts, Legislation Help Cancer Effort

Washington, DC â?? The effort to fight prostate cancer has gained the support of the United States Senate as record numbers of men and women seek cancer screenings at free and low-cost health booths established by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo, a survivor of prostate cancer, established the Mike Crapo Health Awareness Booths at four Idaho fairs to offer screenings. He joined ten fellow Senators in sponsoring a resolution urging increased efforts to fight prostate cancer that was approved unani… Continue Reading

September 07, 2006

Support For Troops Shown In Unanimous Vote

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo hailed tonightâ??s 98-0 vote to approve a new spending bill for the Department of Defense as evidence of Congressâ?? unanimity in support of our nationâ??s military. Crapo is a member of the Senate Budget Committee and also serves on several Senate caucuses involved with military issues including the Senate Air Force Caucus, Senate National Guard Caucus, and the USO Congressional Caucus.In addition, Crapo noted he has traveled to meet with Idaho soldie… Continue Reading

September 05, 2006

Crapo: Teen Dating Funding Makes A Difference

Washington, DC â?? Teenagers across Idaho will be more informed about how to recognize and stop domestic violence thanks to a new federal grant, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo, a recent speaker at a statewide domestic violence summit in Pocatello, today lauded the effort behind the Idaho Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Project. The Project, coordinated by the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, has just received an $843,888 federal grant to develop t… Continue Reading

September 01, 2006

Crapo To Attend Eastern Idaho State Fair

Blackfoot â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will participate in the Eastern Idaho State Fair Parade on Saturday, September 2nd before returning to Washington, DC. Congress ends its state work period and resumes work in Washington next week. Crapo will ride in the Fair parade between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. He will also discuss issues with constituents during a visit to the Mike Crapo Health Awareness Booth at the fair. The booths offer free screenings for prostate cancer and cholesterol levels. The… Continue Reading

August 31, 2006

College Savings Plans Protected, Burley To Receive Economic Grant

Burley â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will join Burley Mayor Jon Anderson and Mike Field, the Idaho State Director for USDA Rural Development later today to announce a federal grant for the City of Burley. The grant will assist the city with economic development in the purchase and upgrade of water infrastructure and with other needs. The announcement follows Crapoâ??s tour of a Minidoka dairy employing a new anaerobic digester designed to produce energy from animal wastes.Crapo will meet Friday w… Continue Reading

August 30, 2006

Crapo To Honor Magic Valley Sportsman

Twin Falls â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will honor Magic Valley sportsman George Warrell, III today with the Spirit of Idaho Award by noting Warrellâ??s nationally-recognized conservation efforts. Warrell and Crapo will meet with board members of Idaho Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife in Twin Falls, where Warrell will be honored for efforts including the restoration of wildlife habitat areas which were once part of a local landfill. Crapo noted Warrell has been involved with several projects, inc… Continue Reading

August 28, 2006

Caldwell Receives $1 Million For Downtown

Caldwell â?? The City of Caldwell today got a big boost toward the revitalization of its downtown area along Indian Creek when Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced the city will receive $1 million in Economic Development Initiative (EDI) funding. Crapo joined Caldwell Mayor Garrett Nancolas alongside Indian Creek at 10th Avenue to announce funding he has earmarked for Caldwell in the FY 2007 Housing and Urban Development spending bill. The two men met alongside the creek four years ago as Nancolas… Continue Reading

August 24, 2006

Crapo, Caldwell Plan Economic Announcement

Caldwell â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Caldwellâ??s leaders, including Mayor Garrett Nancolas, will make a major announcement Monday morning affecting the future of economic development for downtown Caldwell. Crapo and Nancolas have chosen the banks of Indian Creek to make the announcement Monday at 10:00 a.m. Both men met four years ago along Indian Creek to discuss renovation efforts and Mondayâ??s announcement will be a major step for those efforts.Crapo will also join Ada County Commissio… Continue Reading

August 19, 2006


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August 15, 2006

Crapo, Risch, Owyhee Work Group Plan Rally

Boise â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will join Governor Jim Risch, Shoshone-Paiute Tribal Chairman Terry Gibson, Owyhee County Commissioners, members of the Owyhee Initiative Work Group, and others this Friday to rally support for the Owyhee Initiative Implementation Act. The rally and press conference is planned inside the Governorâ??s Office at 1:30 p.m. It is designed to show the broad base of support for S. 3794, the Owyhee Initiative Implementation Act, which Crapo introduced in the U.S. Sena… Continue Reading

August 08, 2006

Crapo Lauds Ruling On Specialty Hospitals

IDAHO FALLS, ID â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo praised the lifting of the moratorium on the construction and development of specialty hospitals by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Today, CMS released its final report commissioned by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 in which it immediately ended the ban on the prohibition of specialty hospitals and provided for disclosure of physician ownership in medical facilities to both CMS and patients. â??Itâ??s about time we put a morat… Continue Reading

August 08, 2006

Land Board Endorses Crapo's Owyhee Initiative

Boise â?? The five members of the Idaho Land Board today voted unanimously to endorse the Owyhee Initiative comprehensive land management bill introduced in the U.S. Senate last week by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo discussed via telephone the Initiative with Board members during the meeting and after the vote expressed his appreciation for the unanimous endorsement.Governor Jim Risch, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, Superintendent of Public Instruction Marilyn Howard, State Controller Keith… Continue Reading

August 08, 2006

Idahoans Can Help Shape New Farm Bill

Moscow â?? The testimony of Idahoans on farm policy will be included as Congress gathers input across the nation through more than a dozen field hearings regarding the next farm bill. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who chairs the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Forestry, Conservation, and Rural Revitalization, will conduct a field hearing Friday, August 11th, in Moscow regarding federal farm policy.The hearing begins at 9:00 a.m. at the University of Idahoâ??s Menard Law Building. It will feature … Continue Reading

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