News Releases

March 15, 2005

Crapo Plans For Health Booths For 2004

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today released results from the Mike Crapo Health Awareness booths at four regional fairs in Idaho. The booths, which operated during August and September, provide free or reduced cost cancer screening tests, including prostate specific antigen (PSAs) tests for prostate cancer. Information on cancer detection and other health issues is also available at the booths. Crapo also plans to host the booths at the four fairs again during the 2004 season. The … Continue Reading

March 15, 2005

Crapo Pushes Awareness On Prostate Cancer And Pulmonary Conditions

Washington, DC â?? Americans need to pay closer attention to their health, and Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has focused on two efforts on Capitol Hill to bring attention to two health conditions that can be diagnosed in the early stages. The Senate adopted a resolution that recognizes September as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Crapo, who is a prostate cancer survivor, co-sponsored the resolution and was recently awarded the William A. Schwartz Distinguished Leadership by National Prostat… Continue Reading

March 15, 2005

Craig, Crapo, Simpson Vote For Iraq/Afghanistan Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Representative Mike Simpson voted today to approve an $87.5 billion supplemental appropriations bill to provide the necessary funding to support our troops and aid in the rebuilding of Iraq and Afghanistan. â??This important funding is not only critical to the support of our brave men and women in uniform, it is also critically needed to help build a safe and democratic society for the peoples of Iraq and Afghanistan,â?? said Senat… 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 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 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: 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 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: Watersheds, People Canâ??tAfford Delays In Forest Health Bill

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo took to the Senate floor today urging his counterparts to agree to conference the recently-passed Healthy Forests Act with U.S. House members who have now set their conferees to settle the matter. While House conferees may have concerns about protections for old growth timber built into the Senateâ??s compromise, Crapo said the 80-14 vote shows overwhelming bipartisan support that should allow a conference bill to be passed quickly. â??Nearly 3.8 million… Continue Reading

March 15, 2005


Boise â?? Former members of the United States military are invited to attend a Veterans Business and Benefits Conference scheduled for Saturday, March 26th at the Hatch Ballroom in the Student Union Building at Boise State University. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is co-sponsoring the seminar entitled â??Opening Doors for Americaâ??s Heroes.â?? All veterans and active duty personnel are eligible to apply for services through the seminar. Planners say the conference is aimed at providing veterans and … Continue Reading

March 15, 2005

Fire Funds To Nez Perce And Moyie Springs

Washington, DC â?? The Nez Perce and Curley Creek, Idaho fire departments will receive grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. â??These grants will enhance the ability of these two rural fire departments to respond more effectively to fire and fire-related hazards in their surrounding areas,â?? said Crapo. â??The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program has received a $390 million boost for Fiscal Year 2003. These grant awards will substantial… Continue Reading

March 15, 2005

Crapo: Ineel Contributions Central To Yellow Bus Development

Washington, DC â??A modernized version of the traditional Yellowstone National Park tour bus aimed at providing an all-season, alternative transportation choice for our national parks, was unveiled at a news conference held today on Capitol Hill. At the event, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo spoke to a diverse group of public and private interest, praising the collaborative effort in developing the low-emission, cost-effective bus. Interior Secretary Gale Norton and Montana Senator Conrad Burns also sp… Continue Reading

March 14, 2005


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


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 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

Craig, Crapo and Ottter Introduce Silver Biocide Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo, and Senator John Ensign (R-NV) introduced the Wood Preservation Safety Act of 2003 into the Senate today. If enacted, this legislation would authorize the Forest Products Laboratory of the U.S. Forest Service tostudy the effectiveness of silver-based biocides as a wood preservative treatment. According to silverexperts and academics, silver biocides could serve as a viable, safe and cost effective woodp reservative.Idaho Congressman C… Continue Reading

March 10, 2005

Crapo: Partial Birth Abortion Not Often Used

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said a 64-34 Senate vote today in favor of a partial birth abortion bill shows the procedure is not one most Americans can tolerate. Even so, he noted the legislation expected to be signed by President Bush contains provisions to allow the procedure to protect the life of the mother. "Passage of this legislation is an important step because this procedure is rarely, if ever, needed,â?? Crapo said. â??Medical experts agree that a partial birth aborti… 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

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