News Releases

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


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

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