News Releases

March 09, 2005

Crapo Votes To Give Ftc Clear Authority For Do-Not-Call

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo joined with his Senate colleagues this afternoon in denouncing actions taken yesterday to halt the implementation of a national â??Do-Not-Callâ?? list. The Senate overwhelmingly passed H.R. 3161 on a vote of 95 to 0, which explicitly gives the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the authority to create and implement such a list. The measure already passed the House earlier today on a vote of 412 to 8. On Wednesday, a federal judge based in Oklahoma stopped … Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo: Leavitt Has Commitment To A Clean Environment

Washington, DC â?? Following this morningâ??s hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the nomination of Utah Governor Mike Leavitt as EPA Administrator, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expressed his support for the Governor. Crapo, a member of the committee, said that during the hearing, Leavitt focused on issues he'll address at EPA and fielded questions about President Bush's environmental policy. If confirmed, Leavitt would succeed former New Jersey Governor Chris… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Delegation To Host â??Academy Dayâ?? Across Idaho

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Idaho Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter are hosting the third annual â??Academy Dayâ?? in three locations across Idaho on Saturday, September 20, to explain the application process for U.S. military academies.The informational sessions will be held in three locations:Idaho Falls: Skyline Senior High School, 1767 Blue Sky DriveCoeur dâ??Alene: Kootenai County Administration Building, 451 Government Way, Rooms 1… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo, Idaho Leaders To Announce ESA Agreement, School Nutrition Award Today

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will join state and federal leaders at noon today to announce an agreement aimed at stopping a potential endangered species listing in Idaho. Details of the agreement will be released during a break at the Idaho Grazing Summit now underway in the Boise City Hall Council Chambers. Crapo will also join with the Idaho Food Bank at 2:00 p.m. today to announce a Congressional Award honoring the Food Bankâ??s new after-school childrenâ??s nutrition program. The â??Kids… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo Water, Salmon Talks Recess As PartiesAgree No Intent To Sue Will Be Filed Monday

Boise - A plaintiffâ??s coalition of groups that had filed a notice of intent to sue over salmon and water issues in Idaho announced today they had decided not to re-file that notice of intent this coming Monday. The announcement came as collaborative talks initiated by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo recessed today at the Idaho Statehouse. Crapo said the announcement would extend efforts to collaborate, rather than litigate, salmon recovery issues. The plaintiffâ??s coalition could re-file the legal n… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Craig, Crapo, Simpson React To Ineel Aquifer Monitoring Results

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Congressman Mike Simpson reacted today to groundwater monitoring results from the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Although some of the readings showed that levels of radionuclide contamination are declining, monitoring results from a new aquifer monitoring well near INEELâ??s high level waste tank farm have found unexpected levels of the radioactive el… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Delegation Secures Money For Wildfire And Cricket Infestations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Legislation containing vital funds to fight catastrophic wildfires and control Mormon cricket infestations in Idaho is now on its way to the President.The House and Senate both approved the $3.54 billion FY 2004 Legislative Branch Appropriations Conference Report that included $320 million for both fighting wildfires and completing preventive projects. Due to prolonged drought and a hot fire season, many agencies were scrambling to fund necessary fire fighting activities. Seve… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo: President Strikes â??Right Balanceâ?? InMaking Iraq Case To The UN

Washington DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today applauded President George W. Bushâ??s strong remarks before the United Nations regarding the future of Iraq. â??The President has struck the right balance between U.S. leadership and UN involvement regarding future help for the Iraqi people and the Iraqi government. As a nation, we welcome and appreciate the assistance both with troop support and financial help that UN member nations will offer, but the President is correct in saying we canâ??t rus… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo Lauds Leavittâ??s â??Collaborationâ??Background As Choice To Head EPA

Idaho Falls - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says President Bush has made a strong choice in proposing Utah Governor Mike Leavitt become the next Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Crapo says Leavitt has a record of handling environmental and other issues by forming collaboration groups to find solutions they can agree on. Plus, he says Leavitt represents Western land use issues as a Western state governor. Crapo is a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Com… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo Marks Constitution Anniversary

Washington, DC - To mark the 216th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution on September 17, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is providing copies of the historic document to local high school classes. On Wednesday, Crapoâ??s Regional Directors in Caldwell and Lewiston will present copies to government classes in the state.â??For 216 years, our Constitution has withstood the test of time,â?? Crapo said. â??While the 4th of July celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence with firework… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Idaho Delegation Reacts To INEEL Management Changes

WASHINGTON, DC - Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter, reacted today to the announcement of changes in the management team at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) by Bechtel BWXT Idaho, including the departure and retirement later this year of President and General Manager Dr. Bill Shipp. â??I want to thank Dr. Shipp for his service to the INEEL. The list of accomplishments under Billâ??s tenure sho… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo Encourages Hop Producers To Participate In USDA Hearing

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, is encouraging Idahoâ??s hop producers to participate in a public hearing on the promulgation of a proposed federal hop marketing order. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced late last week that the hearing will be held over a period of days in Portland, Oregon, and Yakima, Washington, and will involve hops grown in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and California.â??I am pleased that the USDA listen… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo: Idaho Statehouse Site Of Water, Salmon Talks Beginning Saturday

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will sit down face-to-face with Idaho water users, salmon advocates and environmentalists, federal agency leaders, state legislators, and others on Saturday at the Idaho Statehouse to begin talks aimed at resolving conflicts over Idaho water relative to salmon recovery. At Crapoâ??s request, four conservation groups temporarily dropped plans for a lawsuit over water for salmon. Idaho water user and agricultural coalition leaders have agreed to join Crapo at the t… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo: Patriot Act Oversight Must Be In Place

Washington, DC â?? At a news conference on Capitol Hill this afternoon, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo joined a bipartisan group of Senators to endorse changes to the USA Patriot Act. S. 1709, the Security and Freedom Ensured (SAFE) Act, would amend and clarify several provisions of the Patriot Act, including delayed notice and multi-jurisdictional warrants, wiretaps, and library records and surveillance.â??We must always keep the U.S. Constitution in mind as the guideline as Congress works on issues,… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo, Craig Seek Orofino Funding

Washington, DC - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig are teaming with Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico) in an effort to bring $1 million in federal funding to Orofino and Clearwater County to mitigate the economic loss caused by the drawdown of Dworshak Reservoir for salmon recovery. The three Senators joined in a discussion on the Senate floor known as a colloquy. Such a discussion is considered a permanent part of the Senate record and wi… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Governor, Delegation Call For Bull Trout Status Review

Boise, ID â?? Idahoâ??s Congressional Delegation and Governor Kempthorne called on Interior Secretary Gale Norton today for a formal status review of the bull trout.â??The need for a status review is particularly timely,â?? the letter to Norton said. â??Great progress has been made to recover the species in Idaho and other States, and a considerable amount of new information is available on the status of bull trout and elsewhere.â??A copy of the full letter is attached.[30]August 18, 2003The Hon… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo, Craig Push For Faster Pesticide Review

Washington, DC â?? Legislation supported by Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig will aid farmers in crop production. The measure, introduced this week in the U.S. Senate, would provide the Environmental Protection Agency with the resources needed to reduce the backlog of registration applications for pesticides. It sets up a timeline for EPA review of the pesticide and also ensures that the fees collected for pesticide registration are used for their intended purpose of pesticide review. U… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo Chooses â??Angel In Adoptionâ??

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has chosen Treasure Valley resident Meri Brennan as an â??Angel in Adoptionâ?? for her work with foster care and adoption programs in Idaho. Brennan, who works for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and produces a weekly television news segment featuring foster children from throughout the state, will be honored with other recipients in an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. on Tuesday night. She was instrumental in introducing the â??Wednesdayâ?… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Future Of Ranching Economics, Use OfPublic Lands Is Focus Of Idaho Grazing Summit

Boise â?? Idaho ranching on public lands is at a turning point, and the future and sustainability of grazing activities on public lands will be the focus of a summit meeting hosted by Idahoâ??s congressional delegation on August 25th in Boise. Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo have sponsored grazing workshops throughout Idaho and those discussions will culminate in public forums featuring U.S. Undersecretary of Agriculture Mark Rey and Bureau of Land Management Director Kathleen Clarke. … Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo Works To Increase Awareness Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo joined with his Senate colleagues in passing a resolution to bring attention to the growing concerns with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The resolution, S. Res. 229, was introduced and passed by the Senate late Tuesday and designates November 2003 as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month. A similar resolution, H.Con.Res. 6, passed the House of Representatives in July.â??Each year, an estimated 10,000 people are diagnosed … Continue Reading

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