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February 23, 2005

Crapo: Toppling Saddam Shows â??Hands-Onâ?? Victory

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said today there can be no question about how many Iraqis feel about U.S. involvement in liberating them from the rule of Saddam Hussein. Even though the war continues, Crapo said he canâ??t help but notice the symbolism of the images of Saddamâ??s statue being pulled down by Iraqis and U.S. troops as sunset brought the day to a close in Baghdad.Crapoâ??s comments on the war and images of Saddamâ??s statue coming down today :2:30-2:35 p.m. Mountain Time/… Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapoâ??s May â??Capitol Watchâ?? Scheduled

Washington, DC â?? As the war in Iraq ends and Congress moves on to other issues, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will update Idahoans through his live monthly cable program next week. â??Capitol Watchâ?? will be broadcast live from the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, May 13, 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 program is also simulcast on Crapoâ??s website.During the program, viewers are encouraged to call in to speak directly to t… Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Debate Opens on 2004 Budget

WASHINGTONâ??Debate began today on the 2004 Budget Resolution, which provides Congress with a blueprint on taxes and spending as legislative decisions are made throughout the year.The Budget Resolution puts priority on the nationâ??s most critical needs first: protecting America at home and abroad, and job creation and economic growth. The Budget provides for an economic growth plan that would create 1.4 million jobs in 18 months and grow the economy by hundreds of billions of dollars.Some highl… Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapo to Chair International Trade Panel

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has been selected to co-chair an international parliamentary panel with Canada, and plans to bring concerns over Canadian softwood lumber imports into the United States to the discussions at the groupâ??s annual meeting next month. The Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group was set up in 1969 to exchange information and promote better understanding between Canadian and U.S. parliamentarians on common programs and concerns. Senate Majority Leader … Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapo To Meet With Local Leaders, Workers On Ineel Contract, Update Amber Alert Plans, Join Awards Ceremonies In Eastern Idaho

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will meet with Idaho Falls and surrounding area residents, officials including Mayor Linda Milam, as well as workers and management from the INEEL site Friday morning to discuss the announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy that it plans to rebid management contracts at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Crapo is holding the meeting to hear comments from local residents he can take back to DOE officials. He will discuss th… Continue Reading


February 23, 2005

Crapo To Cut Ribbon, Opening Teton Pass Trail;Speak At BYU Idaho Graduation

Boise - Following appearances in Western Idaho this week, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will end his Easter state work period with a trip to the Continental Divide Friday to open a local leg of the Teton Pass Trail. Crapo was an early supporter of the trail plans, which have been in development for more than four years as part of the Federal Highways Millennium Trails project.The Victor Section of the Teton Pass Trail is the first completed portion of an extensive system of pathways connecting the Te… 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 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 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 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

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: 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

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 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

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, 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 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 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

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