News Releases

February 22, 2005

Crapo: 9th Circuit Appeal Decision "Fundamental Error"

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement in reference to 9th Circuit Court of Appealsâ?? decision to not accept any other petitions to reconsider last year's ruling that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional when recited in public classrooms.â??Todayâ??s decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is unfortunate. The courtâ??s refusal to rehear the case illustrates the fundamental error in the courtâ??s interpretation of the Constitution. From the be… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Crapo and Allard Re-introduce Ombudsman Legislation

Washington, DC - Legislation, authored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and co-sponsored by Colorado Senator Wayne Allard, that will re-establish an independent ombudsmanâ??s office within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. The legislation would strengthen the Office of the Ombudsman by establishing an independent office within the EPA whose head would be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The Ombudsman would report directly to the E… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Crapo Urges House Action on Amber Alert

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo echoed the admonition from the parents of Elizabeth Smart and child safety advocates in calling for quick action from the U.S. House of Representatives on legislation that will assist abducted children. The AMBER Alert legislation, which authorizes $25 million in federal funds for states to implement the system, has been sitting in two House committees since late January. Crapo is an original co-sponsor of the legislation in the Senate, and has pushed … Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Craig, Crapo, urge AG Secretary to Support Sugarbeet Producers' Proposal Regarding Disaster Aid Program

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Senator Larry Craig, a member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee and Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, sent a letter Friday to Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman urging her to consider the recommendations of the sugarbeet industry regarding the administration of the disaster aid program for their crops. Sixteen additional Senators joined Craig and Crapo in sending the letter. â??We hope the Secretary will give her full consider… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

CRAPOâ??S MARCH â??CAPITOL WATCHâ?? SCHEDULED

Washington, DC â?? With the threat of war looming and domestic issues taking the forefront in Congress, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expects both topics to come up during his monthly cable program. Crapo will host a live edition of his monthly electronic town meeting, â??Capitol Watch,â?? this coming Tuesday. The program will be broadcast live from the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, March 11, 2003, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific, and air over local cable systems throughout Idaho. The … Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Salmon Recovery, Ineel Priorities Reflected in Budget Resolution

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, serving his first term on the Senate Budget Committee, scored several important victories for Idahoans as the budget resolution is introduced in the U.S. Senate. Under Crapoâ??s leadership, the Committee has upped the congressional budget request for nuclear research and development, directed more money be made available for salmon recovery efforts, and included a much-needed increase in PILT funding. Under the resolution completed by the committee, t… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

CRAPO, IDAHO FALLS MAYOR MILAM MEET IN D.C. ON INEELâ??S FUTURE

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is meeting with Idaho Falls Mayor Linda Milam today to discuss a number of issues, including the future operation and management of the Idaho National Environmental and Engineering Laboratory (INEEL). Milam is in Washington, D.C. as part of the Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) meetings in the nationâ??s capital. Crapo will deliver the keynote address to the ECA cities gathering on Thursday. The Energy Communities Alliance is the membership organization … Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Crapo and Murray Start Nuclear Education Briefings

Washington, DC â?? The Senate Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, co-chaired by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Washington Senator Patty Murray, is sponsoring a round of educational briefings on Capitol Hill, aimed at providing Members, congressional staff and others with information on the Department of Energy (DOE) environmental management program and its progress. The briefings will focus each week on a different lab or site within the DOE. Managers and officials from each site will be on hand to provide an… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Delegation Urges Idaho Producers to Sign-up for New Farm Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho's Congressional Delegation is urging Idaho producers to contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to ensure their eligibility for programs under the 2002 Farm Bill. The first deadline, April 1, is when producers must have updated their records with the FSA and agreed to new base acres and yields. The second deadline, June 1, is when producers must have completed all of their paperwork."American agriculture is in the middle of very challenging times,&q… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Crapo: Salmon Recovery Too Slow, May Require Hearing

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said today the apparent slow pace of efforts to recover endangered salmon and steelhead stocks is likely to prompt him to call for hearings In Idaho and Washington, D.C. to find solutions to the problem. Crapo, who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water, has made his own salmon proposals based in part on recommendations for increased funding. Additionally, he said the Pacific Northwest has the respon… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Craig, Crapo, Otter Introduce Bills to Help Forest Service in Silver Valley

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Congressman C.L. "Butch" Otter introduced companion bills in the Senate and House today to enable the federal government to offer certain parcels of land in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest for sale or exchange. The Forest Service has already determined that the public interest is better served by disposing of these parcels, rather than maintaining ownership.â??The current Silver Valley ranger station is in need of rep… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Crapo: Administration built the Right Case

Washington, DC â?? Following Secretary of State Colin Powellâ??s address to the United Nations this morning, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said the case against Iraq grows stronger every day. In the speech to the UN, Powell cited â??irrefutable and undeniableâ?? evidence that Saddam Hussein is hiding weapons of mass destruction.â??The President has continued to pursue every option available to our country regarding the threats posed by Iraq, and todayâ??s speech further underscores the evidence that … Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Delegation Urges Idaho Producers to Sign-up for New Farm Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho's Congressional Delegation is urging Idaho producers to contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to ensure their eligibility for programs under the 2002 Farm Bill. The first deadline, April 1, is when producers must have updated their records with the FSA and agreed to new base acres and yields. The second deadline, June 1, is when producers must have completed all of their paperwork."American agriculture is in the middle of very challenging times,&q… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Crapo to Discuss Mexican Consulate, DNA Rape Bill, Wind Power, Rural Health Spending

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo begins a week of travel across Idaho tonight as the Senate begins the traditional February Lincoln Day state work period. Crapoâ??s schedule includes a visit with Mexican Consulate Martin Torres to discuss establishing a consulate office for Mexico in the Treasure Valley and discussions with Idaho legislators over alternative energy at the Statehouse. He will present Boise Stateâ??s football team with a congressional honor and celebrate history-making im… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Crapo Pushes to Protect State Water Rights

Washington, DC â?? Using his expertise in water rights law, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has introduced legislation that will protect state water rights and ensure that federal agencies will pay their share of filing fees in water rights cases. The State Water Sovereignty Protection Act was introduced late Thursday in the U.S. Senate and is expected to be referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water, which Crapo chairs. Crapo authored and introduc… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Crapo, Micron President & CEO Appleton to Hold News Conference

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Micron Technology President and CEO Steve Appleton will hold a news conference tomorrow, Saturday, March 1st, on the steps of the Idaho Statehouse. Crapo and Appleton will discuss developments related to legislation introduced this week by Crapo that could help end unfair foreign trading practices that are damaging Idahoâ??s largest private employer. Those trading practices involve government bailouts that are keeping competitors of Micron afloat in … Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Crapo Says Decision Not to List BurbotFurthers Collaborative Effort

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said a decision announced today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service not to list the Kootenai River burbot as a threatened or endangered species will result in both help for the fish and provide a valuable example in collaboration regarding species recovery. Crapo, who has worked with a number of Idaho groups, federal agencies, and others on burbot recovery, said the decision will allow a local, collaborative process time to aid the species.Crapo is cha… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Craig, Crapo Co-sponsor Bill to Split the 9th Circuit Court

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo have cosponsored a bill in the Senate to split the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and create a new 12th Circuit Court of Appeals that would include the state of Idaho. The â??Ninth Circuit Reorganization Act of 2003" is similar to legislation Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson introduced in the House of Representatives last month. â??The West has experienced huge population growth over the last few decades and that growth has translated… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Crapo to Discuss Middle East, Idaho Terrorist Arrest on MSNBC

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will appear on â??MSNBC Reportsâ?? this evening to discuss President Bushâ??s speech tonight and Middle East policy issues. The arrest of a University of Idaho student on terrorist charges is also expected to be discussed. The program, which is hosted by Joe Scarborough, airs from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Mountain/7 to 7:30 p.m. Pacific. â??MSNBC Reportsâ?? airs throughout Idaho on local cable systems.MSNBC Reports8:00 to 8:30 p.m. Mountain/7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Pacif… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Crapo will Chair AG Subcommittee

CRAPO WILL CHAIR AG SUBCOMMITTEE Named to head Forestry, Conservation & Rural Revitalization panel Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will bring significant influence to rural legislation and land use matters critical to Idaho as he is again selected as the chairman of the Forestry, Conservation, and Rural Revitalization Subcommittee. That subcommittee is part of the Senate Agriculture Committee, which Crapo joined last Congress. Todayâ??s announcement means Crapo now chairs two Senat… Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136
Showing page   of 136