News Releases

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


March 09, 2005

Crapo â??Dismayed By Politicsâ?? In Estrada Case

Washington, DC - Partisan politics have apparently destroyed the chances for the nationâ??s first Hispanic to serve as a U.S. Circuit Court judge in Washington, DC, and Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today condemned the actions preventing a simple up or down vote to confirm Miguel Estradaâ??s nomination. Crapo said the actions by Democrats in blocking a vote seven times in the Estrada case may not bode well for judicial nominations in general:â??I am dismayed that political tactics have blocked the na… Continue Reading


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

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