News Releases

November 08, 2017

Crapo Honors 22 Idaho Veterans & Volunteers with Spirit of Freedom Award

WASHINGTON - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will recognize 22 Idahoans nominated by veterans' organizations for serving our nation and military veterans through The Spirit of Freedom: Idaho Veterans Service Award. The award, began by Crapo in 2002, is a small way to recognize and acknowledge the contributions of Idaho's veterans and volunteers to the wider Idaho veterans' community. Each Spirit of Freedom Award recipient will receive a certificate for their service as well as a United States flag tha… Continue Reading


November 07, 2017

Banking Committee Advances North Korea Sanctions Bill

Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, led by Chairman Mike Crapo, advanced the "Otto Warmbier Banking Restrictions Involving North Korea Act of 2017." The bill is titled in honor of Ohioan Otto Warmbier, who lost his life after being held prisoner by the North Korean regime. The bill, as amended, was passed unanimously by the Banking Committee. "The time has come for the U.S. to take the lead to ensure that all nations work together to isolate the Kim regime … Continue Reading


November 06, 2017

Crapo, Risch Welcome Bangerter, Frasure Appointments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch today welcomed the appointments of Layne Bangerter and Evan Frasure to serve Idaho as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In a USDA announcement, Bangerter has been appointed to serve as State Director for USDA Rural Development in Idaho and Frasure to serve as State Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency. Both positions are based in Idaho. "We congratulate Layne and Evan on being appointed to these important positions that will… Continue Reading


November 03, 2017

Crapo Comments on the Passing of Former Idaho Representative Orval Hansen

WASHINGTON - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued this statement on the news of the passing of Former Idaho Representative Orval Hansen. "Representative Hansen demonstrated a high standard of service to the people of Idaho, and I join with all of Idaho in sending comfort and peace to his family at this challenging time. He was a strong leader and represented Idaho well during his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, whether it was helping shape the growth of what became the Idaho National La… Continue Reading


November 01, 2017

Senators Announce Bipartisan Agreement on North Korea Sanctions Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), joined by Banking Committee members Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland), reached an agreement on bipartisan legislation to strengthen and expand current U.S. sanctions on North Korea. The legislation is scheduled to be acted on by the Banking Committee next week. The bill is titled the "Otto Warmbier Bank… Continue Reading


November 01, 2017

Crapo Convenes Hearing on Export-Import Bank Nominees

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing on the nominations of The Honorable Scott Garrett, of New Jersey, to be President of the Export-Import Bank; Ms. Kimberly A. Reed, of West Virginia, to be First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank; The Honorable Spencer Bachus III, of Alabama, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the… Continue Reading


October 30, 2017

Crapo, Risch, Bipartisan Western Senators Press White House to Extend Critical Lifeline Funding in Future Disaster Aid Request

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch joined a bipartisan group of western senators today in urging the White House and the White House budget office to fulfill the federal government's promise to rural communities by extending a critical lifeline that funds road repairs, schools and law enforcement in rural communities in any future emergency disaster supplemental funding bill it sends to Congress. The senators pushed for a two-year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Sch… Continue Reading


October 19, 2017

Crapo, Risch, Wyden, Cantwell, Murray Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Fight Record-Breaking Wildfires

Washington, D.C. - In the wake of another historic wildfire season, Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch have cosponsored bipartisan legislation introduced by Energy and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) to better prepare for and prevent costly wildfires. The Wildland Fires Act of 2017 will help further the Federal and State firefighting agencies' "National Cohesive Fire Strategy" by authorizing additional funding for at-risk communities and directing Feder… Continue Reading


October 18, 2017

Crapo, Risch, Wyden, Press Senate Leadership to Include Bipartisan Wildfire Funding Fix in Upcoming Disaster Aid Legislation

Washington, D.C. - With deadly fires still raging in California and across the West, a bipartisan group of senators led by Sens. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Jim Risch, R-Idaho, Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, and others today pressed Senate Leaders Mitch McConnell and Charles E. Schumer in a letter to include a wildfire funding fix in disaster aid legislation the Senate will soon consider. In addition to Crapo, Risch, and Wyden, the senators who signed the letter are: Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Jeff Merkley,… Continue Reading


October 17, 2017

Crapo Honors Former Idaho Senator Andreason

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued this statement on the passing of long-time Idaho State Senator John Andreason of Boise: "Idaho's prayers go out to the family of former Idaho State Senator John Andreason following his passing. I remember his service in the Legislative Budget Office when I served in the Idaho Legislature. He gave much to the people of Idaho-more than forty years of public service." # # #… Continue Reading


October 11, 2017

Crapo, Risch, Western Senators Introduce Bill to Improve Fire Recovery and Mitigation Efforts

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Jon Tester (D-MT), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Wildfire Mitigation Assistance Act to provide resources to assist communities recovering from damaging wildfires. The bill treats wildfires in the same manner as other natural disasters by making available Hazard Mitigation Assistance funding to states affected by catastrophic wildfires. The measure would provide states affected by wildfires access … Continue Reading


October 06, 2017

Senate Passes Rubio, Shaheen, Crapo Bill to Strengthen Anti-Hizballah Sanctions

Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act (S. 1595), bipartisan legislation led by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID. The bill would strengthen and expand the scope of economic and financial sanctions imposed by the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015 (Public Law 104-102), w… Continue Reading


October 05, 2017

Crapo, Wyden, Risch, Bennet Note Fire Funding Included in Disaster Spending Recommendations

Washington, DC - Following numerous discussions among Western U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), and Michael Bennet (D-Colorado), and Administration leadership and agency officials, initial federal funding to begin fixing shortages in fire-fighting efforts known as "fire borrowing" are now being included in hurricane disaster budget recommendations. Crapo, Wyden, Risch, Bennet, and other Western senators have pushed for a fire borrowing fix in the fir… Continue Reading


October 05, 2017

Crapo Praises Responsible Budget Framework that Balances, Restrains Spending

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, lauded a proposed budget resolution that will serve as a guide for greater tax reform. "This is a responsible budget that balances, proposes appropriate spending restraints, and will set the stage for pro-growth tax reform, something that we have badly needed in this country for years and now will have an opportunity to do," said Crapo Wednesday afternoon during his opening statement before the Senate Budget Committee. "This bud… Continue Reading


October 04, 2017

Crapo Opening Statement at Equifax Hearing

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing entitled: "An Examination of the Equifax Cybersecurity Breach." The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "This morning we will hear testimony from Richard Smith, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Equifax, who held those positions until last week. "I understand that you are now serv… Continue Reading


October 03, 2017

Chairman Crapo Convenes Hearing on Wells Fargo

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing entitled: "Wells Fargo: One Year Later." The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "Before we begin today, let me acknowledge that our nation is still mourning and remembering the lives lost in Las Vegas. "Our condolences go out to the families affected by this heinous crime, and our thanks g… Continue Reading


October 02, 2017

Crapo Response to Las Vegas Shooting

Senator Crapo today issued the following statement in response to the shooting in Las Vegas: "As our nation mourns and remembers the lives lost in Las Vegas, we gather in solidarity to uplift those left to heal and those left to grieve. I commend the selfless actions of first responders and everyday citizens who rushed to save, protect and care for their fellow man. Instances like this heinous crime seek to destroy our sense of security and aim to divide. May we unite in the fight against ev… Continue Reading


September 28, 2017

Crapo Leads Hearing to Evaluate Sanctions Enforcement on North Korea

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing entitled: "Evaluating Sanctions Enforcement and Policy Options on North Korea: Administration Perspectives." The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared and submitted to the record, is below. "This morning, the Committee will receive testimony from Administration witnesses on the efforts made by the Treas… Continue Reading


September 26, 2017

Western Senators, Ag Secretary Agree: Wildfire Funding Must Be Fixed Now

Washington, D.C. - A bipartisan group of western senators pushing for their legislation to fix "fire borrowing" heard strong evidence from Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and fire experts at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Forest Service that Congress should pass their bill to end fire borrowing. The Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, introduced by Sens. Mike Crapo, Jim Risch, Ron Wyden, D-Ore. and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and five other bipartisan senators, would treat wildf… Continue Reading


September 26, 2017

Crapo Leads Hearing on Oversight of Securities and Exchange Commission

Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing entitled: "Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission." The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "Today we will receive testimony from Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton regarding the work and agenda of the SEC. "Thank you, Chairman Clayton, for testifying today.… Continue Reading

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