News Releases

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


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

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