News Releases

March 10, 2005

CRAPO PUSHES TELEHEALTH AS MEMBER OFSENATE HIGH TECH TASK FORCE

Washington, DC â?? The U.S. Senateâ??s Republican High Tech Task Force for the 109th Congress will look more closely at the relationship between technology and issues like tax reform and health care, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo and 17 of his colleagues have been asked by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to serve on the Task Force. It is Crapoâ??s second consecutive session to receive the assignment. â??High tech issues are everywhere in our lives,â?? Crapo told a news conferenc… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Crapo Joins Bipartisan Vote To ApproveLeavitt Nomination

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo joined a majority of members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today in approving the nomination of Utah Governor Mike Leavitt to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The 16-2 bipartisan vote sends Leavittâ??s nomination to the Senate floor for a vote.â??Governor Leavitt has a great deal of courage to take on the significant responsibility as the next Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agen… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Crapo Says Selective Nature of Iraq Strike Could Shorten War, Offers Security Updates

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says the selective nature of last nightâ??s pinpoint attacks against Iraqi leadership demonstrates that there is the possibility for a shorter conflict. Crapo also reacted to the latest developments in the Iraqi conflict by adding Americans should be vigilant to the threat of terrorism in this country.Crapoâ??s comments on the war in Iraq and terrorism are available:2:30â??2:45 p.m. Mountain Time/ 1:00â??1:45 p.m. PacificGalaxy 3 (C-Band) Transponder 2… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Crapo Radio Actualities Available

FOR INTERESTED MEDIA: Radio actualities with Senator Mike Crapo are available by calling 1-800-545-1267. Press 327 at any time during or after the greeting and instructions. You can also access the actuality through the Internet at http://crapo.senate.gov or www.senate.gov/src/radio.Crapoâ??s comments on the $2.9 million in federal economic development funding for the Silver Valley as well as comments on the successful adoption of an amendment that will assist in airport improvement funds for Id… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Craig & Crapo Join Defense Of Medicare Bills' Rural Health Provisions

(Washington, DC) A recent story in the Washington Post has ignited a protest from the U.S. Senate Rural Health Caucus, of which Idaho Sens. Larry Craig and Mike Crapo are members. The Gem State duo joined yesterday with a large number of other senators in a letter sent to the Postâ??s editor â?? a letter which outlines the concerns of rural states when it comes to Medicare reimbursement rates. â??It is a simple fact that health care providers in rural states like Idaho get less money when it com… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Crapo: Common Sense Prevails on Water Quality

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said that the Bush Administrationâ??s decision to officially withdraw ill-advised water quality regulations demonstrates that common-sense voices were heard on the matter. The proposal dealing with the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program would have added financial, time and management burdens to already financially-strapped state clean water programs. The TMDL program provides a process for determining a â??pollution budgetâ?? for an impaired strea… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Crapo to Attend Columbia Memorial Service

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will travel to Houston, Texas, tomorrow to take part in efforts to honor the crew aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. The memorial at NASAâ??s Johnson Space Center will begin on Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. Central in Houston. Later this week, Crapo is also expected to address a group of Idaho teachers who are scheduled to tour the Houston facility as part of the International Space Station Educators Conference. The teachers will also have the opportunity to s… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Crapo Expresses Condolences On Soldierâ??s Death

Washington, DC â?? A second Idahoan became a casualty in Operation Iraqi Freedom last week. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expressed his sorrow over the loss of Army Cpl. Richard P. Carl, 26, of Glenns Ferry, Idaho, in a helicopter crash in Iraq last week. "My condolences and prayers go out to Corporal Carl's wife, his childre, and family on their tragic loss this past week," said Crapo. "He joins a long list of Idahoans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their count… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Landmark Forest Legislation Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo called tonightâ??s passage of H.R. 1904, the Healthy Forests Restoration Act, a â??very big victory for America.â?? The U.S. Senate, following three days of debate, approved the measure that expedites management actions to lessen the risk of catastrophic fire on public lands and allocates more than $700 million to do so.â??There are 100 million acres of lands at risk today,â?? Crapo said while helping to manage the bill on the Senate floor just before … Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Winnemucca Native Interns in U.S Senate

Washington, D.C. -- Idaho Senator Mike Crapo recently welcomed Diana Black, a Winnemucca native, as an intern in his Washington, D.C. office. She arrived in mid-January and will perform her duties through the beginning of May. The Congressional intern program is targeted for college students who are interested in learning more about the political process and how Congress operates. Selection is made through an application process that includes submitting a cover letter, resume and references. Col… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

American Dream One Step Closer For Many

Washington, DC -- Low-income families came one step closer to the dream of home ownership today, as the American Dream Downpayment Act was reported out of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee this morning. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who sits on the committee and is an original co-sponsor of the bill, praised both the bill and the committeeâ??s action. The measure has been endorsed by the Administration and is considered a priority by President Bush.â??Homeownership is an integ… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo Responds To Bombings In Iraq, Jerusalem

Washington, D.C. â?? In the wake of two terrorist attacks in the Middle East hours apart today, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo voiced his concern over these efforts to hinder the peace process. â??At least 40 innocent men, women, and children perished today, victims of calculated, evil efforts to destroy the peace process happening in Iraq and between the Israelis and the Palestinians,â?? said Crapo. â??Terrorists are purveyors of violence who seek to hinder the reconciliation and rebuilding efforts m… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo To Hold Grazing Summit, Field Hearing On BullTrout

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has scheduled the following events during the week of August 25th. The events listed are open to the public and all times listed are local. If you need additional information on any of the events listed, please contact Susan Wheeler or Lindsay Nothern at the above-listed numbersMonday, August 259:00 a.m. Boise -- Host roundtable discussion on public lands grazing policy. Participants include the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Id… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Senate Clears First-Ever Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idahoâ??s Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo hailed final Senate passage this week of the first-ever appropriations bill for the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS), by unanimous voice vote. This is the first fiscal year 2004 appropriations Congress has sent to the President for his signature.â??This is an historic time as Congress and the President have put in place a coordinated, focused strategy to make our borders more secure and our people safer in a post-September… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo, Salvation Army To AnnouncePlans For Veterans Shelter

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Major Jack Phillips of the Salvation Army will announce plans Tuesday for a new housing and treatment facility in Boise that will assist Idaho veterans. The facility, to be built in Boiseâ??s North End in partnership with the Veterans Administration, will help ease the chronic shortage of temporary housing and related services that are not presently available to homeless veterans in Idaho. Salvation Army officials worked with Crapo to request funding through … Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapoâ??s October â??Capitol Watchâ?? To Focus On Healthy Forests And Energy

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will host the October edition of his monthly cable program, â??Capitol Watch,â?? which will be broadcast live from the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, October 14, 2003, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific. The program will air over local cable systems throughout Idaho. The audio from the program is also simulcast on Crapoâ??s website, http://crapo.senate.gov; RealPlayer must be downloaded on the computer in order to listen to the program.â??Th… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo Says â??Deja-Vuâ?? At WTO But AG Trade Is Still Top Priority

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, returning to Washington, DC from the World Trade Organization talks in Mexico late today, said the failure to reach agreement at the WTO meeting is a result of other countries being unwilling to be as aggressive as the U.S. on cutting both subsidies and tariffs. Crapo says the WTO talks broke down when developing nations refused to agree to include in the ministerial text market access issues like tariff reductions. Crapo noted the U.S. was willing to d… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo And Craig Hail Bipartisan Forest Bill

Washington, DC â?? After weeks of negotiations on healthy forest legislation, Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo joined with several colleagues in filing a compromise amendment that would ensure that legislation proposed to restore forest health is passed by the Senate. The amendment would replace the current Title I in H.R. 1904, the Healthy Forest Restoration Act. A summary of the amendment follows this news release.H.R. 1904 was passed overwhelmingly by the House, and was reported out … Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Caldwell, Riggins, Eastern Idaho To Receive Rural Development Grants

Washington, DC â?? Caldwell, Riggins, and communities in Eastern Idaho will all benefit from three Department of Agriculture rural development grants, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced today. According to figures released by the USDA Rural Development Project, the Caldwell Housing Authority, City of Riggins, Eastern Idaho Development Corporation, and the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency will all benefit from the awards.â??This money coming to Idaho means more support for economic oppo… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Spirit Of Idaho Awards To Be Given

Washington, D.C. â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will present two Blaine County residents with Spirit of Idaho awards at a ceremony to be held in their honor on August 21 in Memory Park in Ketchum, Idaho. The two women are being recognized for the efforts to improve the quality of life in Blaine County.Jenny Busdon, originally from Great Britain and a world champion gold medal recipient in cross country skiing, has worked on multiple fundraising projects over the past decade to benefit the Harriman… Continue Reading

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