News Releases

March 10, 2005

Crapo Encouraged By Leavitt Confirmation Vote

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says the overwhelming vote of 88-8 to confirm Utah Governor Mike Leavitt as Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency today is â??encouraging, both for the unity behind this nomination and the end of partisan debate that held up this nomination and could stall progress on other environmental issues.â?? Crapo voted in favor of Governor Leavittâ??s nomination. Crapo, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, supported Leavi… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Delegation Announces Nomination Deadline

WASHINGTON, DC â?? The Idaho Congressional delegation announced today the potential opportunity for scientific and technical experts from Idaho to participate in a study to be performed bythe National Academy of Sciences of the Superfund Site Assessment and Remediation in the Coeurdâ??Alene River Basin. The National Academy of Sciences is accepting nominations of individuals who are interested inbeing part of a multidisciplinary committee which will independently evaluate the Coeur dâ??Alene Bas… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Forest Health Legislation Progresses

Washington, D.C. - Bipartisan language drafted by a coalition of senators including Idaho Senator Mike Crapo to improve elements of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act was overwhelmingly approved by a 97-1 vote in the U.S. Senate today as final passage of a forest health bill draws near. In the wake of devastating fires in Southern California, the Senate has opened debate on H.R. 1904, and initial votes on amendments to the bill make it appear final passage could come soon.During a speech on the… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Crapo-Craig Water Measure Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. â?? Legislation that would convey title of facilities presently owned by the Bureau of Reclamation to the Fremont-Madison Irrigation District (FMID) cleared the U.S. Senate. Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig, who introduced and co-sponsored the bill (S. 520), have been working for its passage this session, and heralded the action.Senator Crapo said, â??For nearly seven years, we have been working to make this legislation a reality, and Iâ??m pleased that weâ??ve made it … Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

PACIFIC NORTHWEST DELEGATION DEFEATS RATE HIKE

Washington, DC â?? A proposal that would have required power marketing administrations (PMAs), including the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), to significantly increase rates to consumers was rejected by the Senate Budget Committee, largely through the efforts of Senators from the Pacific Northwest. The budget resolution, passed today by the Senate Budget Committee, did not include revenues associated with the proposal. The resolution, which sets up the framework for federal spending, will … Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Crapo Nominates Idaho Sheriffs ForMissing Children CaseTraining

Washington, DC â?? All of Idahoâ??s 44 county sheriffs are invited to participate in training seminars dealing with missing and exploited children, thanks to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Crapo has nominated all 44 of Idahoâ??s sheriffs for eligibility to attend the free sessions, which are held several times each year in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. â??I am pleased to join with the National Center for Missing and Explo… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Delegation Seeks Protection For Sugar In Trade Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho's Congressional Delegation is engaged in an aggressive attempt to seek protections for Idaho sugar producers in upcoming trade negotiations. Through a variety of letters and meetings, Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. "Butch" Otter are asking Bush Administration officials to ensure U.S. sugar producers do not face a flood of imported sugar at prices well below the cost of production.Senator Larry Craig, who … Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Craig, Crapo Bill To Help The Fremont-Madison Irrigation Passes Senate Committee

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Today the Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted toapprove S. 520, the â??Fremont Madison Conveyance Act,â?? which is authored by Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig. The bill intends to convey title of the Cross Cut Dam and Canal, the Teton Wells, and the Idaho Department of Water Resources Permit number 22-7702 from the Bureau ofReclamation to the Fremont-Madison Irrigation District (FMID). FMID has maintained and controlled the facilities in question since they … Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Senator chairs salmon recovery hearing, hears from Pacific Northwest

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today chaired a Senate subcommittee hearing on salmon recovery. There will be two satellite feeds today regarding the Senate subcommittee hearing on salmon chaired by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. The footage will contain soundbites from Senator Crapo and NMFS Director Bob Lohn; both speak about collaboration on recovery efforts and funding needed for successful salmon recovery. B-roll includes shots of the hearing as well as footage of salmon fishing near… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Appropriations Bill Includes Funding To Fight Mormon Cricket

WASHINGTON, DC - An amendment, backed by Idaho Senators Larry Craig and MikeCrapo, and Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), to provide $20 million to be evenly divided between Idaho, Nevada, and Utah for suppression and control of the Mormon cricket infestation on public and privatelands passed the full Senate today. The amendment was added to a $2 billion emergency supplementalspending package requested by the President and attached to the fiscal year 2004 Legislative BranchAppropriations bill. In additi… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Crapo: Veterans Awareness Week Encourages Remembrance

Washington, DC â??A resolution passed recently by the Senate and co-sponsored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo designates November 9 through November 15 as â??National Veterans Awareness Week.â?? The resolution, S. Res. 204, emphasizes the need to develop educational programs regarding the contributions of veterans to the country. â??The current events in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other areas of the world remind us of the important role our veterans have played and continue to play in maintaining our na… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Crapo To Host Meeting On Doe Contract Announcement; Also Comments On Bush Speech

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will host a meeting Friday morning in Idaho Falls to hear from local city, business, and community leaders about the Department of Energy announcement on the contract re-bid at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). Crapo made a commitment to the Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast this morning that he would aggressively represent Idahoâ??s interests to the DOE as the DOE moves through the re-bid process.… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Questions on War Expected to Dominate Crapo's February 'Capitol Watch'

Washington, DC â?? On the heels of Secretary of State Colin Powellâ??s presentation to the United Nations and President Bushâ??s strong outline of the case against Iraq, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expects that questions about Iraq and a possible war will dominate his monthly cable program. Crapo will host a live edition of his monthly electronic town meeting, â??Capitol Watch,â?? this coming Tuesday. The program will be broadcast live from the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, February 11, 2003, from 7 to … Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Crapoâ??s â??Capitol Watchâ?? Features Nuclear Energy Official

Washington, DC â?? Questions regarding the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) are expected during the June edition of Idaho Senator Mike Crapoâ??s live monthly cable program, â??Capitol Watch.â?? Crapoâ??s guest on Tuesday, June 10th, will be the Director of the Department of Energyâ??s Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology, Dr. William D. Magwood, IV. â??Capitol Watchâ?? will be broadcast live from the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, June 10, 2003, from 7 to 7:3… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Crapo Votes For Iraq Funding

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo joined with the majority on an 87-12 bipartisan vote this afternoon as the U.S. Senate approved $87 billion in emergency supplemental funding for the continuing reconstruction efforts in Iraq. Crapo said the funding contained in S. 1689 is needed as the best course of action to guarantee support and security for U.S. troops, to assist others in the rebuilding of the country, and to augment UN agreements building an international coalition that will assist the U.S… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Idaho Delegation Says Micronâ??s Trade Case â??Validatedâ?? By Ruling

Washington, DC - Idahoâ??s largest employer has, in fact, been the victim of unfair trade practices, and Idahoâ??s Congressional Delegation said that point was driven home today with a final determination of the trade case involving Micron Technology of Boise and itsâ?? Korean competitors. For several years, Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo, and Congressmen Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter have made the claim that the South Korean government was unfairly assisting Hynix, Samsung, and o… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Crapo Urges Non-Profits, Fire Departments To Apply For Grants

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo urged Idaho fire prevention groups today to apply for a portion of more than $27.5 million being offered by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Association. Applications for the funds, which are being offered as part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will be accepted through November 14, 2003. â??The residents of Idaho are intimately familiar with the threats posed by fire,â?? Crapo said. â??The purpose of these grants is to provide nec… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Crapo Part Of Idahoâ??s Homegrown LobbyEffort On Forest Health

Washington, DC - An Idaho community and an Idaho company are working with Senator Mike Crapo in a new effort to further jobs and reduce fire risks as the Senate debates long-awaited forest health legislation authored by Crapo and others. Crapo is working with the City of Cascade and Forest Concepts LLC to get information out to members of Congress about the benefits of the forest health legislation and a pilot project to create erosion control devices made from small-diameter timber thinned unde… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Drought Declaration Extended To Six Idaho Counties

Washington, DC - Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Congressmen Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter announced today that agricultural producers in six Idaho counties will be eligible for low-interest loans through a contiguous drought declaration made because of declarations in neighboring Wyoming and Nevada. Under federal law, producers in the Idaho counties will also be eligible for low-interest loans similar to their neighbors."Drought effects continue to deal a huge blow … Continue Reading


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

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