News Releases

March 15, 2005

Crapoâ??s November â??Capitol Watchâ?? To Honor Idaho Veterans

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will devote the November edition of his monthly cable program, â??Capitol Watch,â?? to Idahoâ??s veterans. The program, which airs on the second Tuesday of each month, will be broadcast on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2003, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific. It will feature an interview with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Anthony J. Principi, and Crapoâ??s annual Spirit of Freedom: Idaho Veterans Service Awards, excerpts fr… Continue Reading


March 15, 2005

Crapo To Recognize Idaho Veterans And Volunteers

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will recognize the important and heroic service of a number of Idaho veterans and volunteers on Veterans Day, November 11th, as part of his second annual Spirit of Freedom awards. The awards will be presented at the Idaho State Veterans Homes in Lewiston, Boise, and Pocatello, as well as in Post Falls and Coeur Dâ??Alene at a later date. Crapo created the award to recognize the many men and women who have fought for our country, as well as those who hav… Continue Reading


March 15, 2005

Craig Secures Senate Support For Pesticide Registration Improvement Act

Washington, DC - After months of negotiations by industry, environmental organizations and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials, Idaho Senator Larry Craig secured unanimous Senate support of the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2003, S. 1664, as an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2004 Veterans Affairs, Housing, Urban Affairs and Independent Agencies appropriations bill. The legislation would speed up the process of reviewing pesticide applications and address the backlog of pend… Continue Reading


March 15, 2005

Crapo Statement On Water-Salmon Litigation

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo released the following statement today following a plantiffâ??s coalition announcement about legal action regarding Upper Snake River water relative to salmon and steelhead recovery:â??I'm disappointed that the plaintiffs are discussing the Upper Snake in Judge Reddenâ??s court. We take this threat to Idaho water and state water sovereignty very seriously. As long as the plaintiffs pursue a litigation strategy, we will be forced to aggressively defen… Continue Reading


March 15, 2005

Full Senate Supports Idaho Agriculture

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo announced Senate support for a number of programs important to university research and Idaho farmers in the Fiscal Year 2004 agriculture funding bill approved by the United States Senate today.â??Iâ??m pleased to report that many programs essential to Idaho agriculture are supported by this appropriations bill,â?? said Senator Larry Craig, a Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee member. â??Essential agricultural research and d… Continue Reading


March 15, 2005

Crapo To Focus On Forest Health, Economic Development, And Homeland Security

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has scheduled the following events during the week of August 18th. 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 numbers.Monday, August 189:15-9:45 a.m.Coeur dâ??Alene â?? News conference regarding the healthy forest initiative and Crapoâ??s legislation which is pending in the Senate. At the Fire … Continue Reading


March 15, 2005

Crapo: Energy Bill Seeks Idaho Reactor,Doubling Of EthanolUse

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo urged a timely vote, as early as next week, on the compromise energy bill announced today by leaders of a House-Senate conference committee. Crapo said the bill contains funding for the Generation IV research nuclear reactor planned for the Idaho National Environmental and Engineering Laboratory, which could create 3,000 construction jobs and another 500 long-term positions at the site. He also predicted the biggest changes with the billâ??s passage woul… Continue Reading


March 15, 2005

Crapo Announces Assistance For Mountain Home Fire Department

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced today that the Mountain Home Rural Fire Department will receive a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant of $48,150 for fire operations and firefighter safety. The funds are provided to assist local fire departments procure the tools and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the public and their firefighting personnel.â??The beneficiaries of this grant are not only the Mountain Home firefighters, but also the community at … Continue Reading


March 15, 2005

Military Construction Funding Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idaho Senator Larry Craig, who serves on the Subcommittee on Military Construction of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Senator Mike Crapo, along with Representative Mike Simpson, a House Appropriations Committee member, and Representative C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter, announced full Senate and House support for a number of military construction projects in Idaho. The projects were included in the FY 2004 Military Construction Appropriations bill Conference report, which pass… Continue Reading


March 15, 2005

Crapo Announces Deadline For Internship Applications

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is now accepting internship applications from students wishing to work in his Washington, D.C. office this coming spring. â??The experience offered through a Washington, D.C. Senate internship is invaluable in understanding how Congress works and affects our everyday lives,â?? Crapo said. â??It can give Idaho students a unique perspective on national events and legislative issues. I have been very pleased with the interns who have served in my office ove… Continue Reading


March 15, 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 nece… Continue Reading


March 15, 2005

Crapo Amendments Protect Access, Kids, Fish, Jobs

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo joined with his colleagues on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this morning to approve a transportation funding bill that will promote rural infrastructure and transportation needs. S. 1072, which authorizes federal aid for highways, highway safety programs and transit programs, was approved by the committee and will now be sent to the full Senate for further consideration.Crapo offered a number of amendments approved by the committee, w… Continue Reading


March 14, 2005

CRAPO PRESSES JAPANESE AMBASSADOR FOR RESUMPTION OF BEEF TRADE

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and other Members of Congress met today on Capitol Hill with Ambassador of Japan, Ryozo Kato, to press for the resumption of beef trade between the U.S. and Japan. â??We had a candid exchange with Ambassador Kato,â?? said Crapo. â??We expressed our frustration that the U.S. has met the safety requirements set forth by the Japanese government and our two countries have reached an agreement to resume trade, yet we donâ??t have the finality needed to begi… Continue Reading


March 11, 2005

CRAPO: TIGHT BUDGET PRIORITIZES DEBT, SECURITY

Washington, DC â?? The Senate Budget Committee has voted to approve a budget blueprint that reduces the deficit, but still gives priority to homeland security and defense spending. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Budget Committee, supported the blueprint and expects the final document sent to the Senate will assume funding for new nuclear research at the Idaho National Laboratory and language beneficial to Idahoâ??s largest private employer, Micron Technology. â??This is a bare-bones b… 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

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 To Confront Health Crisis Facing American Men

Washington, DC â?? An alarming proportion of American men neglect their health, and Idaho Senator Mike Crapo wants to change that by establishing an office within the Department of Health and Human Services to focus on menâ??s health awareness. S. 1028, the Menâ??s Health Act of 2003, sets up the Office of Menâ??s Health, which will coordinate and promote menâ??s health issues in a manner similar to an already active Office of Womenâ??s Health within HHS. Crapo, who has gained a strong reputatio… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Day 50: Stop The Obstruction Of Gov. Mike Leavitt

Washington, D.C.-Several members of the Committee on Environment and Public Works spoke out today against the obstruction of Gov. Mike Leavitt to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Gov. Leavitt, one of the most eminently qualified and non-controversial nominees for EPA Administrator, remains in limbo--in fact, 50 days have elapsed since he was formally nominated by President Bush on September 3. Compare that time period--the day the Senate received the nomination u… Continue Reading


March 10, 2005

Crapo hires Spring Interns

Washington, DC -- Idaho Senator Mike Crapo recently welcomed three interns from Idaho to his Washington, D.C. office. They arrived in mid-January and will perform their 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. College credit is worked… Continue Reading

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