News Releases

March 09, 2005

Craig, Crapo Announce Renewable Energy Grants For Idaho

WASHINGTON, DC - Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo announced today that three farmers in Idaho will be receiving U.S. Department of Agriculture grants totaling $1.010 million for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvement. The grant program is part of the Bush Administrationâ??s overall effort to increase Americaâ??s energy independence through the development of renewable energy resources as well as improving efficiency of existing systems.â??These three projects will be… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo: Water, Salmon Talks Will Continue

Washington, DC - Talks between various water users and interests in Idaho made enough progress for negotiations over a threatened lawsuit to continue, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo brought more than 50 people representing water users, environmentalists, federal agencies, state legislators, tribal officials, and others together over the weekend to discuss the issue. The six-and-a-half hour session was the first face-to-face meeting of the groups. At Crapoâ??s request, four conserva… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

White House Re-Opens For Public Tours On Tuesday

Washington, DC â??With the announcement from the White House last week that it will re-open for public tours beginning tomorrow, September 16th, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo reminds Idahoans who plan to visit the nationâ??s capital over the next year to plan in advance. Crapo says that updated and more restrictive tour policies by the White House mean that there will no longer be a general public distribution of tickets, but all tour requests now must go through a Member of Congress.â??It is great t… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

HAILEYâ??S FRIEDMAN AIRPORT GETS SAFETY AREA FUNDING

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig and Congressman Mike Simpson announce Haileyâ??s Friedman Airport is receiving $4.5 million in funding from the Department of Transportation. The funds will assist the airport in making incremental improvements toward the goal of compliance with Federal Aviation Administration safety area guidelines. The airport serves the Hailey, Ketchum, Bellevue, and the Sun Valley areas. â??Safety is our top concern and this funding will improve co… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Bull Trout Recovery Hearing

ashington, D.C. â?? Bull trout recovery efforts will be on the agenda for an upcoming hearing held in Boise by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, chairman of the Senate Fisheries, Wildlife & Water Subcommittee. â??The bull trout issue will have a significant impact on the credibility of the Endangered Species Act,â?? said Crapo. â??The bull trout was listed only after a long debate on whether listing was necessary and its populations continue to do well in many places in Idaho. The recovery program s… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo Announces Staff Changes

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced two new staff members and a promotion in his Washington D.C. office today.Laura Thurston Goodroe has been promoted to Staff Writer, after working as Deputy Press Secretary. Goodroe, who is originally from Sandpoint, Idaho, holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Religious Studies from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Her duties include writing guest editori… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo, Health Institute Cite Alarming Stats For Womenâ??s Health

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expressed alarm today about an increase in heart disease in American women and wants medical care providers to be more diligent in advising women on heart health matters. At a briefing on Capitol Hill this week, sponsored by the Jacobs Institute of Womenâ??s Health, a new report by the Institute was publicly released, identifying ways to overcome the barriers that currently keep women from receiving the best possible preventive services for cardiovascu… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Congressional Delegation Goes To Bat For Idaho Wheat Farmers

Washington, DC â?? In testimony submitted today to the U.S. International Trade Commission, Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Idaho Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter spoke out strongly in favor of countervailing duties regarding certain wheat imports from Canada. The Trade Commission held a hearing today on the final phase countervailing duty and antidumping investigations for Durum and Hard Red Spring wheat from Canada.In the statement submitted today, the dele… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Committee Supports Funds For Salmon Recovery In Idaho

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee supports Idaho receiving $5 million for salmon recovery through the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF). The PCSRF was created in 1999 to meet obligations of the Pacific Salmon Treaty and recover threatened and endangered salmon stocks. Craig and Crapo have worked hard over the past several years to have Idaho added to this program. Current law includes Washington, Orego… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo Announces U Of I Biofuel Grant

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today announced the University of Idahoâ??s Biofuels Research Program will receive a $190,000 federal grant for work on a biofuel fuel education program. The new money assists efforts to continue biofuel research work and educate the public about the effort on the Moscow campus that has become a model for the nation. Crapo toured the facility on the Moscow campus during a visit on August 27th.The new federal funding through the U.S. Department of Agricul… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo To Speak On Housing Issues And Domestic Violence During Visit

Washington, DC -Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has scheduled the following events during the week of October 6th. 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, October 611:15 a.m. Garden City - Participate in news conference to unveil new commuter vans for the Ada County Highway District Commuteride. At ACHD Offices, 318 E. 31st S… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapoâ??s September â??Capitol Watchâ?? Scheduled

Washington, DC â?? As the Senate goes into the final weeks before the end of the fiscal year, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expects that appropriations bills will take up the majority of the time. Those issues as well as the energy bill, an internet tax moratorium, Medicare/Medicaid will be just a few of the items discussed on Crapoâ??s monthly cable program, â??Capitol Watch,â?? which will be broadcast live from the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, September 9, 2003, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Delegation Commends USDA Sugar Beet Program

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig and Idaho Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter issued the following statement regarding the announcement of a sugar beet disaster program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture:â??The program announced today by the USDA is much-needed by Idaho growers. It will help meet outstanding financial obligations while our sugar beet producers work to recover from the losses they have experienced through adverse weather conditi… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo: EMS Funding Gets A Shot In The Arm

Washington, DC â?? Under an amendment co-sponsored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and included in the Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations bill (H.R. 2660), rural emergency medical services (EMS) will receive an additional $1 million in funding. The amendment supports the Rural EMS Training and Equipment Assistance Program which was enacted by the last Congress. The funding is available for competitive grants to recruit, train and retrain volunteer EMS personnel. It can also be used to purchase more … Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Statement on September 11th Anniversary by Senator Mike Crapo

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement regarding the two-year anniversary and remembrance of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks: â??As with many of you, there are many thoughts going through my mind as we remember the attacks two years ago on September 11th. All of the scenes from that day are indelible--police and fire crews rallying and getting everyone out of danger; people searching for loved ones; explosions; the fire at the Pentagon; the collapse of th… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo Brings Idaho Students To Washington, DC

Washington, DC â?? Four Idaho college students will have the opportunity this semester to learn about Congress firsthand as they fill internships in the Washington, D.C. office of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. The fall semester interns hail from Boise and Idaho Falls.â??This internship program is designed to give students a hands-on learning experience about the congressional process,â?? said Crapo. â??These students are a valuable part of our office and this internship helps them understand how gov… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Eastern Idaho Irrigation Bill Signed By President

Washington, DC â?? With the signature of the President this morning, the title of the facilities operated by the Fremont-Madison Irrigation District (FMID) can now be transferred to the irrigation district. Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig and Idaho 2nd District Representative Mike Simpson have worked to enact legislation permitting the transfer through Congress and applaud todayâ??s concluding action. Crapo and Craig introduced the Senate bill, which passed in June; Simpson introduced … Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo: Fire, Forest Health Plans Begin With Jobs In Cascade

Boise - A small Idaho town now nearly ringed by forest fires may be a key to building consensus around forest health plans before Congress and the American people, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo is joining Cascade Mayor Larry Walters, Valley County Commissioners, and nearly 50 local residents, workers, conservationists, and agency leaders for a town rally Thursday to celebrate the creation of jobs and potential for growth in the utilization of forest biomass and small-diameter timb… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo Encourages Capitol Hill Security Forces To Use Idaho Training Center

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo wants security forces and law enforcement on Capitol Hill to be aware of a facility in Idaho that may provide critical training in hostage survival. The Fort Sherman Institute (FSI), located at the North Idaho College in Coeur dâ??Alene, runs a nationally-recognized training program. In a letter sent today to the Senate Sergeant at Arms, Crapo outlined some of the expertise and training at FSI. The Sergeant at Arms is the chief law enforcement officer … Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo Health Awareness Booths Expand

Boise - A major source for low-cost, convenient health screenings is expanding across state and county fairs in Idaho this summer. This is the third year Idaho fairgoers can receive free cancer screenings at the Mike Crapo Health Awareness Booth, and this year the facilities will be expanded at fairs in Boise, Blackfoot, Coeur dâ??Alene, and Twin Falls.The Mike Crapo Health Awareness Booths were established in cooperation with national sponsors and local health care providers after Crapo was cur… Continue Reading

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