News Releases

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


March 09, 2005

Idaho Delegation Sponsors Legislation To Clarify Patriot Act

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Congressmen Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter are supporting legislation to amend and clarify several particularly controversial provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act, P.L.107-56, that permit the FBI to monitor activities of Americans unrelated to terrorism, with minimal or inadequate judicial oversight. The bill would not impede law enforcementâ??s ability to investigate terrorism, and would not amend pre-PATRIOT Act law. Senato… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo To Speak At Hispanic Center Opening,Join Air Force Appreciation Parade

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will be in Mountain Home and Nampa tomorrow to join in two major cultural events: the grand opening of the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho in Nampa and Air Force Appreciation Day festivities in Mountain Home. Crapoâ??s schedule is as follows:Saturday, September 6th:Mountain Home10:30 a.m. Participate in the 43rd Annual Air Force Appreciation Day Parade and other related activities. Parade begins near the Fire Station, 2nd Street South & South 3rd Street Eas… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Idaho Delegation Announces Public Broadcasting Grant

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Idaho Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter announced today that Boise State University will receive a grant for $63,930 from the Department of Commerceâ??s Public Telecommunications Facilities Program. The funds would be used to upgrade radio facilities in the Wood River Valley and activate a new public radio repeater station on 91.1 MHz in Sun Valley, including a digital-capable transmitter, antenna, transmissio… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo Brings Books, Praise To OpeningOf Shelter For Women & Children Today

Caldwell - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will join local and state leaders fighting against domestic violence today when he assists in a fundraiser and grand opening for the Hopes Door Shelter in Caldwell. Crapo will speak at the event planned by Advocates Against Family Violence, Inc., during the event planned for noon today at the Albertson College South Dining Room on the Caldwell campus.Advocates Against Family Violence is opening the Caldwell facility to improve services, safe refuge, and counse… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo Salmon Tour To Showcase Efforts For Endangered Fish & Local Economy

Salmon - The collaborative efforts Idaho is making to improve conditions for endangered salmon and steelhead will be highlighted this weekend as Senator Mike Crapo leads a tour and discussions in Leadore and Salmon. Crapo, chairman of the Senate subcommittee dealing with anadromous fish issues, is fighting to get Idaho more money under the federally funded Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund. Saturday, he will meet with local landowners, ranchers, fish advocacy groups, and state and federal age… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Crapo: First Responders Need Tools Against Terrorism

Washington, DC -Idaho Senator Mike Crapo gave his approval to legislation that would enhance the capabilities of first responders to prepare for and respond to both natural disasters and terrorism incidents. The measure, S. 930, the Emergency Preparedness and Response Act of 2003, was reported out by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this morning and will be scheduled for a vote by the full Senate.â??Our first responders are the ones who arrive immediately on the scene of an acci… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Winchester To Receive Fire Funds

Washington, DC â?? The Winchester, Idaho volunteer fire department will receive $22,500 in a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who was notified of the grant today.. â??The addition of one firefighting vehicle made possible by this grant will enhance the Winchester Fire Departmentâ??s ability to respond more effectively to fire and fire-related hazards in Winchester and the surrounding area,â?? said Crapo. â??The Assistance to Firefighters… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Delegation Announces Emergency Haying And Grazing Approved For Some Idaho Counties

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved emergency haying and grazing on land designated under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) for twenty Idaho counties including Bannock, Bingham, Lincoln, Blaine, Bonneville, Bear Lake, Caribou, Cassia, Jefferson, Clark, Franklin, Fremont, Jerome, Lemhi, N. Custer, Minidoka, Oneida, Owyhee, Teton and … Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Idaho Students Working In DC For Crapo

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has hired four interns to fill positions in his Washington, D.C. office. Summer internships typically run from May through August.The congressional intern program is targeted for college students who are interested in learning more about the federal government and how Congress operates. Selection is made through an application process that includes submitting a cover letter, resume, and references. College credit is worked out on an individual basis wi… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Idaho Delegation Commends NAFTA Panel Decision

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig and Idaho Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter welcomed the news that a North American Free Trade Agreement panel has upheld the U.S.-imposed tariffs on lumber imports from Canada. The five-judge panel determined that the United States can maintain the tariffs, which are generally 8.42% Canada-wide. The tariff has been imposed since May of last year after a determination by the International Trade Commission that the … Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Delegation Applauds ITC Decision

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Congressmen Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter applauded the ruling today by the International Trade Commission (ITC) that the domestic DRAM industry was materially injured by Hynix Semiconductorâ??s subsidized DRAM imports into the U.S. This ruling paves the way for the Department of Commerceâ??s previously determined 44.29% tariff on Hynix to go into effect.â??Hynix and the Korean government have been officially caught with … Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Crapo Works To Assist Idahoâ??s Small Businesses

Washington, DC â??Drought disaster assistance for Idahoâ??s small businesses will be easier to obtain due to legislation recently passed with the assistance of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. The drought assistance language was one of several provisions the Senator co-sponsored and supported as part of the reauthorization of the Small Business Administration (SBA). The legislation is expected to be vote on by the Senate this week.â??Small businesses are an integral part of the stateâ??s economy, and a… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Craig, Crapo Vote To Uphold U.S. Sovereignty On Immigration

WASHINGTON, DC - Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo voted â??nayâ?? yesterday on H.R. 2758, the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which passed the Senate by a vote of 66-31, and H.R. 2739, the U.S.-Singapore FTA which passed the Senate by a vote of 66-32. Both Senators feel that free and fair trade is important to the U.S. economy, but expressed serious concern that these two agreements contained improperly negotiated language that would potentially subject U.S. immigration law to int… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Delegation Secures Epa Funding For North Idaho Cleanup

Washington, DC - Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo, and Congressmen Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter, today announced increased funding for cleanup work in the Coeur dâ??Alene Basin. The Idaho Delegation wrote EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman in early June, seeking a commitment from the agency for fiscal year 2003. A copy of the EPAâ??s letter is enclosed:"I am very pleased that the Idaho delegation was able to get this money released from the EPA," Senator Craig… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

CRAPOâ??S â??CAPITOL WATCHâ?? TO AIR LIVE VIEWER CALLS

Washington, DC â?? This month, Idaho Senator Mike Crapoâ??s monthly cable program will air live and take viewer calls and questions during the half-hour program. Calls will be taken during the broadcast of â??Capitol Watch,â?? scheduled to air on Tuesday, February 8th, at 7:00 p.m. Mountain/ 6:00 p.m. Pacific on most public access cable stations across Idaho. Viewers are invited to call 1-800-SEN-TALK (1-800-736-8255) during the half-hour program. â??Due to the Senate schedule, it has been sever… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

CRAPO VOTES TO CONFIRM GONZALES

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo voted today to confirm Alberto Gonzales as the U.S. Attorney General. The final vote in the U.S. Senate was 60 to 36. Gonzales most recently served as White House Counsel to President Bush. â??Todayâ??s vote has been the focus of much protest and media reporting, and I fully reject the characterization that the vote is about the issue of torture,â?? Crapo explained. â??Like the President and Alberto Gonzales, I condemn torture and my record in Congress… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Crapo, Panel Agree Unity, Commitment Key To Salmon And Steelhead Recovery

Washington, DC - Increased commitment to salmon and steelhead programs and better coordination on fish actions between the federal agencies, states, and tribes are critical if Northwest salmon and steelhead are to be removed from the Endangered Species list. That theme was a common thread at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing chaired by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today in Washington. Crapo called the hearing of the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water Subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Wo… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Crapo Keeps Rural Focus In Medicare Reform

Washington, DC â?? In an early morning vote by the United States Senate, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo voted in favor of S. 1, the Prescription Drug and Medicare Reform Act of 2003. The measure passed the Senate on a vote of 76 to 21. The House also passed similar legislation today, and the differences between the two bills will be worked out in a conference committee.Crapo, who is a strong advocate for rural health care, voted in favor of the bill because it â??brings us closer to the type of reform… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Crapo: Energy Bill Creates Jobs,Moves Toward National Energy Policy

Washington, DC - The U.S. will soon be a big step closer to a permanent national energy policy that could create an estimated half-million new jobs and expand renewable energy sources, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo said a compromise reached tonight between Senate Republicans and Democrats means a bill shelved last year is now being substituted for the energy bill that was being debated earlier this week. Crapo said the 84-14 vote meant both parties compromised on last yearâ??s ene… Continue Reading

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