News Releases

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

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

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 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: 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

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, 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

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 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

Crapoâ??s October â??Capitol Watchâ?? To Focus On Healthy Forests And Energy

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will host the October edition of his monthly cable program, â??Capitol Watch,â?? which will be broadcast live from the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, October 14, 2003, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific. The program will air over local cable systems throughout Idaho. The audio from the program is also simulcast on Crapoâ??s website, http://crapo.senate.gov; RealPlayer must be downloaded on the computer in order to listen to the program.â??Th… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo Says â??Deja-Vuâ?? At WTO But AG Trade Is Still Top Priority

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, returning to Washington, DC from the World Trade Organization talks in Mexico late today, said the failure to reach agreement at the WTO meeting is a result of other countries being unwilling to be as aggressive as the U.S. on cutting both subsidies and tariffs. Crapo says the WTO talks broke down when developing nations refused to agree to include in the ministerial text market access issues like tariff reductions. Crapo noted the U.S. was willing to d… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Craig, Crapo Announce Renewable Energy Grants For Idaho

WASHINGTON, DC - Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo announced today that three farmers in Idaho will be receiving U.S. Department of Agriculture grants totaling $1.010 million for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvement. The grant program is part of the Bush Administrationâ??s overall effort to increase Americaâ??s energy independence through the development of renewable energy resources as well as improving efficiency of existing systems.â??These three projects will be… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Spirit Of Idaho Awards To Be Given

Washington, D.C. â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will present two Blaine County residents with Spirit of Idaho awards at a ceremony to be held in their honor on August 21 in Memory Park in Ketchum, Idaho. The two women are being recognized for the efforts to improve the quality of life in Blaine County.Jenny Busdon, originally from Great Britain and a world champion gold medal recipient in cross country skiing, has worked on multiple fundraising projects over the past decade to benefit the Harriman… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo And Craig Hail Bipartisan Forest Bill

Washington, DC â?? After weeks of negotiations on healthy forest legislation, Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo joined with several colleagues in filing a compromise amendment that would ensure that legislation proposed to restore forest health is passed by the Senate. The amendment would replace the current Title I in H.R. 1904, the Healthy Forest Restoration Act. A summary of the amendment follows this news release.H.R. 1904 was passed overwhelmingly by the House, and was reported out … Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Caldwell, Riggins, Eastern Idaho To Receive Rural Development Grants

Washington, DC â?? Caldwell, Riggins, and communities in Eastern Idaho will all benefit from three Department of Agriculture rural development grants, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced today. According to figures released by the USDA Rural Development Project, the Caldwell Housing Authority, City of Riggins, Eastern Idaho Development Corporation, and the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency will all benefit from the awards.â??This money coming to Idaho means more support for economic oppo… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Senate Clears First-Ever Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idahoâ??s Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo hailed final Senate passage this week of the first-ever appropriations bill for the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS), by unanimous voice vote. This is the first fiscal year 2004 appropriations Congress has sent to the President for his signature.â??This is an historic time as Congress and the President have put in place a coordinated, focused strategy to make our borders more secure and our people safer in a post-September… Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo, Salvation Army To AnnouncePlans For Veterans Shelter

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Major Jack Phillips of the Salvation Army will announce plans Tuesday for a new housing and treatment facility in Boise that will assist Idaho veterans. The facility, to be built in Boiseâ??s North End in partnership with the Veterans Administration, will help ease the chronic shortage of temporary housing and related services that are not presently available to homeless veterans in Idaho. Salvation Army officials worked with Crapo to request funding through … Continue Reading


March 09, 2005

Crapo To Hold Grazing Summit, Field Hearing On BullTrout

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has scheduled the following events during the week of August 25th. 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, August 259:00 a.m. Boise -- Host roundtable discussion on public lands grazing policy. Participants include the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Id… Continue Reading

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