News Releases

March 08, 2005

CRAPO COMMENTS ON REVERSAL INCANADIAN BEEF TRADE CASE

Washington, DC - Secretary Mike Johanns has responded to concerns of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and the rest of the Idaho delegation by delaying a provision of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rule that would have allowed for the importation of beef product over 30 months of age. The U.S. border has been closed to imports of cattle and some beef products from Canada following the discovery of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Canada. However, on Dec. 29, 2004, USDA released a final … Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Idaho Fire Districts To Receive Fire Funds

Washington, DC â??Two more fire departments in Idaho will receive grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. The Mica Kidd Island Fire Protection District of Coeur dâ??Alene will receive $55,598 in federal matching funds, and the Teton County Fire Protection District will receive $61,040. â??The additional fiscal tools provided by these grants are invaluable to our fire districts, and I am pleased to learn that Idaho programs have benefited,â?? s… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Crapo-Harkin Bill To Boost Fruit, Vegetable Sales

Washington, DC â?? Both students and farmers will benefit through legislation introduced by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. Crapo and Harkin want to expand the $6 million Fruit and Vegetable Pilot Program (FVPP) created as part of the 2002 Farm Bill. The Crapo-Harkin proposal would expand the program to offer fruit and vegetables to schools in all 50 states and tribal schools.â??This is a win-win proposal for students, schools, and agriculture,â?? Crapo said. â??More of our… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Crapo Leads Forest Health Hearing As Western Fires Burn

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo opened a Senate hearing on President Bushâ??s Health Forests Restoration Act this morning, calling it â??crucial legislation,â?? that is about all elements in the forests-wildlife habitat, water quality, and even human safety. Crapo, the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committeeâ??s Subcommittee on Forestry, Conservation, and Rural Revitalization, said he agreed with recent comments by Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth about how forests should be man… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

CRAPO: BUSH LAID OUT AMBITIOUS AGENDA

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo praised President Bushâ??s State of the Union address this evening, saying that the President has set a blueprint for his second term that will ensure a better, stronger country for future generations. â??With the State of the Union and Inaugural addresses delivered just days apart, President Bush has had an important opportunity to lay out his domestic and foreign policy goals,â?? Crapo said. â??Tonight he clearly set forth an ambitious agenda that wi… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Idaho Delegation Commends Flexibility Added To Haying And Grazing

Washington, DC â?? The members of Idahoâ??s Congressional delegation, Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter, are pleased with todayâ??s announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will allow states more flexibility in implementing haying and grazing guidelines. Under the Federal Register notice published May 1, 2003, all haying and grazing had to occur after the national primary nesting season. However, the Idaho delegation … Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

CRAPO: SPENDING RESTRAINT IS PRIORITY

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo joined with his colleagues on the Senate Budget Committee as the Presidentâ??s Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 budget proposal was delivered to Capitol Hill. The Budget Committee will be holding hearings over the next month on the spending proposal as it works to develop an FY 2006 budget resolution. Crapo said, â??The President has recognized that spending restraint is needed to meet our goals for deficit reduction. It is heartening that overall discretionary s… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

CRAPO TO CHAIR TWO SENATE SUBCOMMITTEES

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will chair two U.S. Senate subcommittees during the 109th Congress. Crapo retains his chairmanship of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Forestry, Conservation, and Rural Revitalization. He also takes over as Chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance. Crapo will serve on eight subcommittees in total, related to his assignments on the Senate Finance Committee, Agriculture Committee, and Banking Committee. The lis… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

ISP To Receive Federal Funds To Combat Drugs

Washington, DC â??The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the Idaho State Police just over $3 million for 53 separate programs aimed at combating drugs and drug-related crimes, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. â??This is terrific news for the ISP, and its continued drug-fighting efforts. The programs receiving the bulk of the funds, the multi-jurisdictional Task Force and the Public Correctional Resources program will benefit from the added financial resources aimed at improving program… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Idaho Cities To Receive Fire Funds

Washington, DC â?? Three more fire departments in Idaho will receive grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. â??This is terrific news for the communities of Meridian, Challis and Salmon,â?? said Crapo. â??The addition of a firefighting vehicle for the North Custer Rural Fire District will enhance its ability to respond more effectively to fire and fire-related hazards in Challis and the surrounding area. The Meridian Fire Department will be ab… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Crapo Hires New Subcommittee Staff Director

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has hired Greg Schildwachter as the staff director on the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water. Schildwachter will begin his duties on July 23rd and will be based out of Washington, D.C.â??Greg and I share many goals regarding the issues that the EPW subcommittee handles, and he will be the point person on salmon recovery, endangered species reform and related issues,â?? Crapo said. â??His professional backg… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Idaho Delegation Commends Flexibility Added To Haying And Grazing

Washington, DC - The new terminal building recently opened at the Boise Air Terminal will soon be complemented by improvements at the airportâ??s passenger security and baggage handling areas as well as improvements to aircraft taxiways. Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Idaho Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter today announced a $7.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation that will help fund the improvements."I am glad to see Boise Airport … Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Delegation Welcomes Early Release Of Pilt Funds

Washington, DC â?? As part of an accelerated payment schedule, Idahoâ??s counties are now in receipt of millions of federal dollars from the federal governmentâ??s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. Idahoâ??s congressional delegation applauded the release of the funds by the Department of Interior. The funds compensate counties for non-taxable federal lands located within their boundaries. For fiscal year 2003, Idahoâ??s counties will receive a total of more than $15 million, which is a li… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Crapo Introduces Forest Health Bill

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln today introduced bipartisan legislation seeking to improve the health of the nationâ??s forests and preserve ecosystems and jobs. The legislation, Americaâ??s Healthy Forests Restoration and Research Act, builds on a measure (H.R. 1904, the Healthy Forest Restoration Act), that passed the House of Representatives with widespread support. H.R. 1904 is scheduled to be marked up tomorrow by the Senate Agriculture Committ… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Crapo Recognized For Telehealth Work

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo was recognized during a Capitol Hill event this week for his efforts on telehealth and interactive medical technology. The Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics presented Crapo with a Recognition Award for his work on those issues. Representatives from Idaho State University in Pocatello participated in the telehealth event; the Institute of Rural Health at ISU has provided significant leadership for telehealth technology in Idaho.… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Crapo To Announce Domestic Violence Grant, Join Sho-Ban/Doe Softball Game, And Host Salmon Recovery Meeting

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has scheduled the following events in Idaho for August 7 and 9. Media is invited to attend the events as listed. For additional information, please contact Susan Wheeler or Lindsay Nothern at the number listed above.Thursday, August 711:30 a.m.Idaho Falls â?? No-host Community Leader Luncheon, Red Lion Hotel.2:00 p.m.Idaho Falls - News conference with the Idaho Coalition on Sexual and Domestic Violence and several other assistance organizations regarding a grant and publ… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Crapo Statement On Senator Thurmond

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement today on the passing of former South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond at age 100: "It really is the end of an area for the U.S. Senate because we will never see another like Senator Thurmond. His many decades of work in Washington stand as a testament to those of us in public service. I am fortunate to have served with him in Washington. He will be missed by many in Congress, in South Carolina, and across America."… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Crapoâ??s Lewiston Office Is Moving

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapoâ??s Lewiston office is moving to a new location in downtown Lewiston this week. The office, presently located at 111 Main Street, will be closed Tuesday for the move and reopen Wednesday, July 30th, in its new location at 313 D Street, Suite 105.Crapo will host an open house at the new office location next month during a visit to the Lewiston, Moscow, and Lapwai areas. The open house, which is scheduled to coincide with morning drive time, is set to run … Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Idaho Delegation Urges Application Of EPA Guidance On Pesticides,

Washington, DC â?? Local water districts in Idaho will not have to obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for the application of pesticides and herbicides to waterways according to a recent Environmental Protection Agency guidance, and Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig and Idaho Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter are commending the EPAâ??s action and urging the full application of the guidance in EPA Region 10, which covers Idaho, Wash… Continue Reading


March 08, 2005

Crapo Amendment Brings Money To Idaho Airports

Washington, DC - Under an amendment authored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and included in todayâ??s successful passage of S. 824, the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act, Idahoâ??s airports will see an increase in the federal governmentâ??s share of certain airport improvement projects.â??This is an important funding step for Idahoâ??s airports,â?? Crapo said. â??Because so much of Idaho is owned by the federal government, our state and its local governments are limited to a much … Continue Reading

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