News Releases

May 04, 2005

CRAPO ACTS ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FUNDING

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo wants to keep a billion-dollar fund for Crime Victims untouched by other federal government programs. The estimated $1.2 billion in the Crime Victims Fund is used in part in a federal program to assist victims of domestic violence.Crapo has alerted his Senate colleagues to a proposal to remove the money from its designated purpose and has co-authored a letter seeking Senate support to keep the money where it is. Crapo will discuss the fund on Thursday … Continue Reading


April 29, 2005

CRAPO TO ATTEND FIRST ESA FIELD HEARING

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will be a part of the first Congressional field hearing this year on renewed efforts to improve the Endangered Species Act. The hearing, tomorrow, Saturday, April 30th, will be held in Jackson, Mississippi. It is an outgrowth of the effort announced last February in Washington, DC to find consensus for ESA improvements. Crapo, Senator Lincoln Chaffee (R-Rhode Island and Chairman of the Senateâ??s ESA subcommittee), Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California and … Continue Reading


April 28, 2005

CRAPO: BIRD REDISCOVERY FITTINGPRELUDE TO ESA HEARING

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says the rediscovery of a once-thought extinct species of woodpecker in the Southeast United States is a boost of encouragement for the Congressional field hearing on improving the Endangered Species Act planned for this weekend in Jackson, Mississippi. Crapo, former chairman of the Senate subcommittee overseeing the ESA, will attend the hearing Saturday with House Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo (R-California).â??The rediscovery of the ivor… Continue Reading


April 28, 2005

DELEGATION: CURRENT RECA PROGRAM NOT EQUITABLE

Washington, DC â?? The Idaho congressional delegation reacted today to the long-awaited release of the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) report on the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). The report, released late this afternoon, makes a series of recommendations for Congress that could lead to a nationwide, science-based expansion of the RECA. The delegation concurs with the reportâ??s conclusion that the present RECA program is not equitable and that any future program should be base… Continue Reading


April 27, 2005

CRAPO CELEBRATES DIA DE LOS NINOS

Washington, DC â??Nearly 2,000 books will be donated to Idahoâ??s children in events taking place in libraries and learning centers across the state this week commemorating Dia de los Ninos (Day of the Children) through the efforts of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Dia de los Ninos is a holiday celebrated by many countries to recognize and celebrate the importance of children and Idaho was the first state in the nation to officially recognize it. Crapo co-sponsored the holiday in an official resoluti… Continue Reading


April 27, 2005

TAX REFORM PART TWO: HOW IT AFFECTS YOU

Many Idahoans can relax now that April 15 has come and gone. Another season of complicated forms and confusing instructions is behind us (for another nine months, at least). Taxes arenâ??t the most exciting topic of conversation, but they affect us in a fundamental way. The Presidentâ??s newly-formed Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform has finished its first phase of examination of the existing tax system. The panel held public meetings in seven major cities across the United States over the pa… Continue Reading


April 21, 2005

CRAPO APPLAUDS PORTMANâ??S STANCE ON TRADE

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said today he will support Representative Robert Portman to become the next U.S. Trade Representative. Portman, President Bushâ??s nominee to replace Robert Zoellick, appeared before the Senate Finance Committee today. â??Representative Portman indicated he would approach trade issues by seeking to level the playing field. That is music to my ears and those of others in Congress who have long felt past trade agreements benefit our trading partners more… Continue Reading


April 20, 2005

CRAPO: DROUGHT, POLITICS NECESSITATE LOCAL WATER SOLUTIONS

Washington, DC â?? Idaho residents must continue to work together to find solutions to ongoing water issues or risk the threat that the federal government or interests from out of state will step in to override local interests, warned Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo spoke by satellite this morning to attendees at the Idaho Statesman and Andrus Centerâ??s â??Troubled Waterâ?? conference at Boise State University. â??The federal government now offers the â??carrot and stickâ?? of landowner incenti… Continue Reading


April 19, 2005

CRAPO: WATER SOLUTIONS MUST START LOCALLY

Washington, DC â?? In a live satellite feed to the Andrus Centerâ??s â??Troubled Waterâ?? conference, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will tell attendees that local, collaborative solutions are critical to the success of Idaho and Western states in maintaining local control of water rights. Crapo is slated to speak to the â??Troubled Water: Exploring Solutions to the Westâ??s Water Crisisâ?? conference at Boise State University at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Crapo says Idaho history contains several n… Continue Reading


April 18, 2005

IDAHO WATER PROJECTS PASS SENATE COMMITTEE

Washington, DC â?? Federal approval for a number of Idaho water projects, which were included in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) last year that was not passed by Congress prior to adjournment, have been included again this year. WRDA authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers planning, construction and operation activities of water resources facilities. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who included the projects in the WRDA bill, expects the legislation to pass the full Senate this year. The aut… Continue Reading


April 15, 2005

CRAPO INTRODUCES RIGHT TO RIDE

Washington, DC â?? Recreational trail use on federal lands got a boost this week with the Right to Ride Livestock on Federal Land Act (S. 781) introduced by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. The bill will improve the ability to maintain trails and facilities for pack and saddle stock on federal lands. â??Idahoans all over the state have voiced their frustration over the reduction of trails available to them for riding activities that many of them helped establish,â?? Crapo said. â??With so much of Idaho… Continue Reading


April 14, 2005

CRAPO VOICES STRONG CONCERNS WITH CAFTA

Washington, DC â?? During a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee today on the United States â?? Central America - Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said U.S. sugar producers made a compelling case that they will be harmed by CAFTA. Crapo said he takes that threat seriously and that it adds to his concerns over the CAFTA proposal. â??Our trade agreements have to achieve mutually beneficial trade,â?? Crapo said. â??Through current law, CAFTA countries… Continue Reading


April 13, 2005

WE CAN ALL SPEAK OUT

Many adults carry the emotional scars of a terrible crime hidden from family and friends for decades. It may have started when they were very young and touched inappropriately. They may have been date-raped as a teenager. They may have been sexually assaulted by a trusted authority figure.Chances are you know someone who has been affected by this crime. Whether it was the trauma of personal experience or the aftermath of it happening to a family member or a friend, this exists in every community… Continue Reading


April 08, 2005

CRAPO PRESSES RURAL ENERGY, ECONOMICS

Washington, DC â?? The future expansion of renewable energy will come in large part from rural America and Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is teaming with a bipartisan group of Senators seeking full funding for energy and economic programs that are already bearing fruit under the 2002 Farm Bill. Crapo and the group of 16 other Senators are writing the leadership of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development and Related Agencies, asking appropriators to maintain the high le… Continue Reading


April 06, 2005

CRAPO EXPRESSES CONDOLENCES ON BOISEANâ??S DEATH

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expressed his condolences today to the family and friends of Sergeant Kelly S. Morris, who died due to enemy fire in Iraq. Sgt. Morris was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Stewart, Georgia. He spent much of his life in Idaho and Boise before moving to Georgia. The Army announced late yesterday Sgt. Morris died in Baghdad on March 30th.â??My heartfelt sympathy is with Kellyâ??s family during this time of loss,â?? Crapo said. â??There are … Continue Reading


April 06, 2005

CRAPO: DIVISIVE SEC VOTE SIGNALS TROUBLE AHEAD

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, expressed disappointment today after a divided Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3-2 to approve the Regulation NMS (National Market Structure) rule. The new set of regulations for stock market trading in the U.S. will significantly change the way trading occurs in the country and removes a level of investor involvement and choice. The proposed trade-through rule will dictate at what pric… Continue Reading


April 05, 2005

CRAPO HIGHLIGHTS CANCER TREATMENT/HEALTH AWARENESS BOOTHS ON â??CAPITOL WATCHâ?? PROGRAM

Washington, DC â?? As Idaho Senator Mike Crapo enters the final week of his radiation treatment for prostate cancer recurrence, he will highlight the Mike Crapo Health Awareness Booths at local Idaho fairs. He will also discuss the radiation treatments and the reactions he has received from constituents regarding the cancer recurrence. â??Capitol Watchâ?? airs statewide on Idaho cable television stations the second Tuesday of each month, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific on Tue… Continue Reading


April 04, 2005

CRAPO PRAISES SERVICE OF POPE JOHN PAUL II

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement today regarding Pope John Paul II: â??Pope John Paul II will be remembered for the way he has used his considerable influence in an effort to improve world peace, human rights and issues of human dignity. At the same time he has set an example for all of us with his selfless service and sacrifice. â??His ongoing crusade for human rights and human dignity related to his native Poland helped defeat Communism in the former S… Continue Reading


April 01, 2005

CRAPO UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE

Washington, DC â?? New search and interactive features, plus video and audio clips are featured as Idaho Senator Mike Crapo offers an updated website for constituents. As Crapo moves into his second term in the Senate, he is expanding the services available on his Senate site.A new multimedia content section includes video and audio clips from the Senator and offers content ranging from proposed legislation to his renewed efforts in fighting cancer. A full text search engine will allow web surfe… Continue Reading


March 23, 2005

CRAPO: KEEP RESOLVE TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE

Washington, DC â?? The conclusions reached in the 2005 Social Security Trustees Report continue to demonstrate the need to update the program, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said. The report, released today, shows a small deterioration in financial status from last year and concludes that the Trust Fund will be exhausted one year sooner--in 2041--than last yearâ??s projection. In addition, the Social Securityâ??s total future financial burden has grown from $10.4 trillion to $11.0 trillion. The Social… Continue Reading

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