News Releases

September 20, 2017

Crapo, Wyden, Bipartisan Senators to Congress: Permanent Wildfire Funding Fix Must be a Top Priority

Washington, D.C. - In the wake of historic wildfires in Oregon, Idaho, California, Washington and across the West, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Jim Risch, R-Idaho, Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., introduced an updated version of their bipartisan wildfire funding solution that would protect desperately needed funding for fire prevention and treat wildfires as t… Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Nomination of Idaho’s Ryan Nelson Clears Senate Committee, Advances to Floor for Vote

Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch congratulated Ryan Nelson of Idaho after his nomination to become Department of Interior (DOI) Solicitor passed unanimously out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today. His nomination has been sent to the full Senate for consideration. "I welcome the Energy Committee's approval of Ryan Nelson to serve as the Solicitor for the Department of Interior," said Senator Crapo. "With his solid legal credentials and having worked on a wide-r… Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Crapo Encourages Students to Apply for Senate Internship Program - 10/16 Deadline

Washington, D.C. -The deadline is rapidly approaching for Idaho students to apply for internship opportunities in U.S. Senator Mike Crapo's Washington, D.C., office, or one of his six regional offices throughout Idaho. Students who wish to be considered for a spring 2018 internship should submit their applications no later than Monday, October 16. The internship experience provides Idaho students a unique opportunity to learn about Congress and the legislative process firsthand. Interns assis… Continue Reading


September 14, 2017

Senate Confirms Idaho Senator Bart Davis to Serve as U.S. Attorney for Idaho

The nomination of Idaho State Senator Bart Davis to serve as Idaho's next United States Attorney was confirmed this evening by the United States Senate. Davis' nomination cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee by voice-vote on Thursday, September 7. Following his confirmation, U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch made the following statements: "Senator Davis is a dedicated public servant who, in this role, will uphold the law, justly prosecute those charged with crimes, and ensure all Idah… Continue Reading


September 14, 2017

Crapo Convenes Hearing on Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.

Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing entitled: "Examining the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)." The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "This morning, the Committee is meeting to receive testimony on the role of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, as it's known in the trade.… Continue Reading


September 13, 2017

Crapo Introduces Legislation to Reduce Burdensome Regulations on Sales of Automatic Knives

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo last week introduced the Freedom of Commerce Act, S. 1779, which would allow consumers to purchase an automatic knife legal in their state, regardless of where it was manufactured in the U.S. "In states allowing the possession of automatic knives, it is imperative that law-abiding citizens and sportsmen have the ability to buy and sell the tools vital to their trade," said Crapo. "This measure would remove one of the many federal regulatory burdens t… Continue Reading


September 12, 2017

Crapo Convenes Hearing Evaluating Financial Technology

Senator Crapo, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing entitled: "Evaluating the Fintech Landscape." The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "This morning, we will receive testimony on the growing financial technology, or fintech, industry. "Fintech is providing new and innovative products and services in areas such as marketplace lending, digital payment… Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Crapo Receives DOJ Commitment to End Operation Choke Point

Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo received a commitment from the Department of Justice that it has ended Operation Choke Point, an Obama-era initiative that targeted "high risk" industries and prevented them from fully participating in the economy. In some cases, the program targeted guns and ammunition businesses, effectively operating as an end-run around the Second Amendment. "I have heard from several Idaho business owners involved in the pawn broker, guns and ammunition sector who hav… Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Judiciary Committee Sends Davis Nomination to Senate

WASHINGTON - The nomination of Idaho State Senator Bart Davis to serve as Idaho's next United States Attorney has been sent to the full Senate for consideration. This morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Senator Davis by a voice-vote. While a confirmation vote for the nomination has yet to be scheduled, U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch will be working with their colleagues to ensure a swift nomination. Following today's Judiciary Committee meeting, both Sen… Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

Crapo Comments on DACA Policy Announcement

Senator Crapo commented on today's announcement by the Justice Department to suspend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program: "The appropriate treatment of children brought to the United States illegally at a young age is one of the key issues we must deal with in immigration reform legislation. However, the DACA program was created unconstitutionally without the public accountability and deliberation provided by an act of Congress. There is urgent need for Congress to ena… Continue Reading


August 30, 2017

Idahoans at INL Keeping Military Safe Earn Largest 'Spirit of Idaho' Award

Idaho National Laboratory Site - Protecting and assisting Idaho's soldiers in combat, and supporting those veterans who have separated from service takes top priority for a large group of Idahoans working as part of the Idaho National Laboratory. Their above and beyond efforts to serve others are being honored by Senator Mike Crapo with his Spirit of Idaho Award. The Specific Manufacturing Capability (SMC) project protects soldiers with advanced armor solutions. The project has manufactured … Continue Reading


August 25, 2017

Crapo Statement on Death of Governor Cecil Andrus

IDAHO FALLS - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued this statement on the news that former Governor and Secretary of the Interior Cecil Andrus died Thursday. "Governor Andrus was a dynamic and effective leader who knew how to wield authority and get things done for Idaho, and for the nation. His leadership and sense of purpose as a public servant were demonstrated repeatedly during his long career in public service. He earned my respect, and I count him as a friend. He will be forever remembered as… Continue Reading


August 22, 2017

Crapo Comments on President Trump's Proposed Action in Afghanistan

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo commented Tuesday following President Trump's proposed action in Afghanistan: "I supported our initial engagement in Afghanistan because we had a legitimate concern that our national security was at stake. The Taliban, al Qaeda and others were setting up safe havens of terrorism to target our nation and others. We need to follow the advice of our military leadership and it appears the President is doing that. America must allow our commanders and military personnel o… Continue Reading


August 21, 2017

Crapo to Honor Wake Vets, Reunion; event schedule

The heroism of civilians pushed into a World War and the Idahoans who have remembered them will be honored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo during an event Wednesday at the Veterans Memorial Park in Boise. Crapo will present Alice Ingram, an organizer of the "Survivors of Wake-Guam-Cavite" reunion, and other family members of Wake combatants, copies of his Congressional Record Statement honoring those who perished or were captured on Wake Island. Many were employees of Boise's Morrison-Knudsen Comp… Continue Reading


August 13, 2017

Crapo Responds to Events in Charlottesville

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo released the statement below following the Saturday, August 12, events in Charlottesville, Virginia. "Yesterday's tragedy in Virginia was the result of domestic terrorism. I condemn and reject the racism and hate perpetuated by white supremacist groups. In the wake of this horrific tragedy, let us gather in solidarity with those who lost loved ones and draw closer to the families whose lives have been forever shattered by Saturday's events. As others and I noted du… Continue Reading


August 01, 2017

Risch, Crapo Applaud Nomination of Ryan Nelson to Serve as Department of Interior Solicitor

Washington, D.C. - Following today's announcement that the White House intends to nominate Ryan Nelson of Idaho to be Solicitor for the Department of Interior, Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo made the following statements: "We're thankful to have a westerner who understands our issues nominated for this position," said U.S. Senator Jim Risch, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee overseeing this nomination. "I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate t… Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Wyden, Crapo Lead Bipartisan Finance Committee Senators Calling for Real Relief for U.S. Softwood Lumber Mills and Producers

WASHINGTON - Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, today released a bipartisan letter from seven members of the Senate Finance Committee calling for a clean quota agreement to address unfairly traded softwood lumber from Canada, one that provides real relief for U.S. mills and wood product companies. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Sen. Mike Bennet, D-Colo., j… Continue Reading


July 19, 2017

Veterans Service Organizations Offer Support for Crapo Veterans Health Administration Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo recently provided written testimony to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee as it considered his legislation, S. 1279, the Veterans Health Administration Reform Act, and other pending legislation affecting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Administration. During the hearing, members of various Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) provided veteran-based insight. VSOs expressed strong support for Crapo's legislation to provide better… Continue Reading


July 18, 2017

Hearing on Nominees to lead Housing and Urban Affairs Agency Conveyed by Crapo

Senator Crapo, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing on the nominations of: Mr. J. Paul Compton, Jr., of Alabama, to be General Counsel, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Ms. Anna M. Farias, of Texas, to be Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Mr. Neal J. Rackleff, of Texas, to be Assistan… Continue Reading


July 13, 2017

Crapo Convenes Hearing on Federal Reserve's Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress

Senator Crapo, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following opening remarks during a full committee hearing on the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress. The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "Today we will receive testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen regarding the Fed's semiannual report to Congress on monetary policy and the state of the economy. "Promoting economic growth … Continue Reading

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