News Releases

February 22, 2005

Crapo wants Congress on Record on Micron

Washington, DC â?? Following a trade policy meeting with the Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Jon Huntsman, Jr., Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will introduce a congressional resolution that will put Congress on record against the unfair trading practices used by the South Korean government and Korean semi-conductor manufacturer, Hynix. Crapoâ??s resolution comes amid lay-off announcements by Idaho-based Micron Technologies. It is co-sponsored by Virginia Senator George Allen, whose home s… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Crapo, Craig Introduce Measure to Help Eastern Idaho Water Company

Washington, D.C. â?? Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig today introduced legislation that intends to convey title of facilities presently owned by the Bureau of Reclamation to the Fremont-Madison Irrigation District (FMID). FMID has maintained and controlled the facilities in question since they were built. The facilities include the Cross Cut Dam and Canal, the Teton Wells, and the Idaho Department of Water Resources Permit number 22-7702 from the Bureau of Reclamation to the Fremont-Mad… Continue Reading


February 22, 2005

Crapo: Estrada Nomination Deserves A Vote

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will support Miguel Estrada, the Presidentâ??s judicial nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Estradaâ??s nomination has been met with intense opposition by most Senate Democrats, who are threatening to filibuster the nomination. If the minority achieves a filibuster, it will be the first time in Senate history that a filibuster has been carried out on a circuit court nomination. In fact, other than the 1968 bipartisan filibuster … Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

Crapo Makes Staff Changes

Washington, DC â?? With the New Year, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has named a new Administrative Assistant and Legislative Director as well as a number of other staff changes.Peter Fischer, who has been serving as Legislative Director since August 2001, has been promoted to Administrative Assistant and will oversee office operations in Washington, D.C. Fischer also worked for Crapo in Boise as the State Director of Business, Education, Labor and Technology. Prior to his service for Crapo, Fischer w… Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

Crapo reminds Farmers of AG Cenus

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo reminds Idaho farmers that time is running out to be counted in the 2002 Census of Agriculture. The census, which is conducted every five years by the USDAâ??s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), puts together comprehensive information on agriculture production, inventories, sales and expenses for all states and counties.â??It is vital that Idahoâ??s agricultural producers participate in the census,â?? Crapo explained. â??It is used to hel… Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

Bull Trout Comment Period extended for 90 Days

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo, Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter, and Governor Dirk Kempthorne, praised the announcement late yesterday by the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service (USFWS) extending the comment period for the USFWSâ??s proposal to designate critical habitat for Columbia River Basin bull trout for ninety days. The proposal would affect 8,958 miles of streams and 205,639 acres of lakes and reservoirs in the State of Idaho. â??Thanks to thi… Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

Crapo: Bush delivered the right message

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo called President Bushâ??s State of the Union address a â??timely and needed message.â?? Crapo, who attended the speech in the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol, issued the following statement:â??At a time when many Americans are anxious about the state of our economy, our national security, and our international objectives, President Bushâ??s speech was a needed message. The President addressed issues that Americans are concerned about in a bold and co… Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

Crapo To Keynote Local MLK Banquet

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will keynote the 12th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Banquet in Idaho Falls on Saturday, January 18th. The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the ISU/U of I Student Union Building in Idaho Falls. It is sponsored by the Idaho Falls chapter of the NAACP. Crapo will focus his remarks on the renewed focus on race relations in our country as well as the national theme of â??Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off!â?? â??The issue of race was agai… Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

Crapo will join MLK March, Statehouse Events

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will join local NAACP President Wade Dawson, Governor Dirk Kempthorne, and a host of others Monday, January 20th, during events to commemorate the Martin Luther King, Junior holiday. Crapo will take part in the March to the Capitol from Boise State University down Capitol Boulevard between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. He will join Kempthorne and others for brief remarks at the Statehouse and inside the rotunda for the Human Rights Rally 2003 and MLK Day events fo… Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

AMBER ALERT BILL REINTRODUCED BY CRAPO, OTHERS

Washington, DC - Federal assistance for a voluntary program to help locate missing children is a priority that should pass this Congress, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo has joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to reintroduce S. 121, the â??AMBER Alert Network Act.â?? Similar measures passed in both the House and Senate last year, but time ran out before the differences between the measures could be worked out.â??As a parent, I feel the establishment of an AMBER Alert system is a… Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

Craig, Crapo Co-Sponsor Ag Drought Relief Bill

Washington, DC - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig have co-sponsored a new attempt to get disaster assistance to farmers and ranchers affected by drought conditions. Both senators joined Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS), Sam Brownback (R-KS), and Mike Enzi (R-WY) to introduce the Emergency Agriculture Assistance Act of 2004. The bill would provide eligible producers with $3 billion in emergency disaster assistance for the 2001 and 2002 crop years. Producers would choose between crop years 200… Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

Delegation Congratulates Al Lance

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and U.S. Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter sent congratulations to former Idaho Attorney General Alan G. Lance. Sr. upon congressional receipt of his nomination to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. President Bush submitted Lanceâ??s name to Congress yesterday. Lance was initially nominated for this position last September, but no action was taken on it prior to the end of the 10… Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

Crapo Congratulates Senior Senator Craig

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo offered his congratulations to Idaho senior Senator Larry Craig upon his swearing-in to fill a third term in the U.S. Senate. Crapo escorted Craig to the ceremony, which was held in the Senate Chambers in the U.S. Capitol this afternoon.â??Senator Craig has been a phenomenal leader for the state of Idaho,â?? Crapo said. â??During his tenure in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, he has made Idaho his priority and worked hard to represent … Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

Crapo: Jobs and Security Important to the State of the Union

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expects President Bush will expand on his economic recovery plans and homeland security initiatives during tonightâ??s State of the Union Speech. Crapo will attend the speech in the U.S. House Chambers and said he supports the Presidentâ??s blueprint for economic stimulus efforts including tax cuts to bolster private sector investment and create new jobs.â??Having the private sector create new jobs is always preferable to long-term government programs th… Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

Craig and Crapo Support $3.1 billion in Farm Drought Aid

Washington, DC - Farmers and ranchers in Idaho and other states may be able to file for more than $3 billion in federal drought assistance under an amendment approved today by the full U.S. Senate on a 59-35 vote. Senator Larry Craig, a member of the Appropriations Committee, and Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Agriculture Committee, both sought the additional assistance offered in the amendment offered by Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS)â??Drought has struck a significant economic blow to farmer… Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

Craig, Crapo Praise President's Economic Growth Package

WASHINGTON, DC - Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo issued the following statements today regarding President Bush's economic growth package:â??Under the Presidentâ??s plan, everyone in America who pays taxes will benefit from tax reductions. Senior citizens, families, married couples, small business people, and investors will all receive significant tax relief,â?? Senator Craig said. â??This plan encourages consumer spending that will continue to boost economic recovery and it promot… Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

Craig And Crapo Want Stable Funds For Home Heating Program

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig want continued support for a federal program that helps low-income households and senior citizens pay their home energy bills. Under the proposed budget for 2002-2003, the Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a $300 million cut in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In a letter sent to the President, Craig and Crapo are urging support for $1.7 billion in each fiscal year 2003 and 2004 to continue the… Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

Amber Alert Passes Senate

Washington, DC - Missing children and their families may be reunited more quickly if the U.S. House, as expected, follows the lead of the Senate and approves a bill to expand the AMBER (Americaâ??s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alert system. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who co-sponsored the measure which was passed by the Senate last night, says several Idaho-based alert systems may be interested in matching federal grants for the voluntary programs aimed at alerting the public when childr… Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

Crapo receives President's Budget

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo had his first opportunity to begin review of the delivery of President Bushâ??s request for fiscal year 2004 budget. As a member of the Senate Budget Committee, Crapo joined with other Committee members at the delivery of the budget on Capitol Hill. Total government spending contained in the proposal will be $2.2 trillion, a 4.2 percent increase over 2003 levels. The budget outline keeps interest on federal debt below 10 percent, and reduces the federa… Continue Reading


February 11, 2005

Crapo: Columbia Crew "True Heroes"

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo joined with the nation today in mourning the loss of the crew of the space shuttle Columbia. The shuttle, ending a 16-day science mission, apparently exploded just minutes before its scheduled landing in Texas. Recovery and investigation efforts by NASA are underway. "I join with a stunned nation today as we mourn the loss of the seven-member crew of the space shuttle Columbia," Crapo said. "This tragedy is a far too real reminder of the dangers that exi… Continue Reading

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