News Releases

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

August 07, 2006

Crapo Chairs Farm Bill Hearing in Moscow, Reviews Fires, Elk Collaborative, Water Issues

Idaho Falls â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will spend this week in the Idaho Falls and Lewiston-Moscow-Orofino areas working on a broad range of issues from federal energy policy to follow-up work on his Elk Initiative and water issues relating to recreation in Hells Canyon. Crapo will also be chairing a Subcommittee on Forestry, Conservation and Rural Revitalization of the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry field hearing to hear testimony on federal farm policy.… Continue Reading

August 04, 2006

Pensioneers and Plans Win in Pension Reform

Washington, DC â?? A major provision, authored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, to reduce the regulatory and financial burdens on pension plans and their beneficiaries was included in the pension reform conference report (H.R. 4) passed by the Senate last night. Crapoâ??s amendment package lifts investment restrictions that could result in an increase in retirement income for those who belong to pension plans. The pension reform package, which has already passed the U.S. House, cleared the Senate la… Continue Reading

August 04, 2006

Crapo Affirms Protections For Indian Children At Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo hailed the Senate passage of legislation that will expand reporting of child abuse allegations and convictions in Indian country and require increased mandated background investigations of those working with children. â??This legislation will help better track those who victimize children on Tribal lands and strengthen the law to better protect Indian children from the tragedy and terrible crime of physical, emotional and sexual abuse,â?? said Crapo.… Continue Reading

August 04, 2006

Crapo, Dorgan Raise Awareness on Vascular Disease

Washington, DC â?? Efforts to raise awareness about peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are being advanced through a Senate resolution introduced by Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota). The resolution designates September 18-22 as National Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Week. It was approved last night by the Senate. PAD, a disease that occurs when narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs, affects 8 to 12 million Americans. It is the leading cause of lowe… Continue Reading

August 03, 2006

Crapo Introduces Owyhee Initiative

Washington, DC â?? With five years of collaborative work backing him, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today introduced wide-ranging legislation that could set a standard for future public lands management. The Owyhee Initiative Implementation Act will end decades of public lands conflict in southwestern Idaho and establish a path for future management of that area. Ranching will continue, traditional uses are preserved, water rights are protected, wilderness is designated and a path to the future is se… Continue Reading

August 02, 2006


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August 02, 2006

Crapo: College Savings Plans Good Addition to Pension Reform

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is optimistic that a tax-free college savings plan included in the pension reform bill will remain. Tax benefits for families saving for college in 529 College Savings Plans were included in H.R. 4, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives late Friday night and has been sent back to the Senate. Crapo, a member of the Senate Finance Committee and a leader in supporting 529 plans, has lobbied in support of extending the tax benefits of 529 plans pe… Continue Reading

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