News Releases

February 04, 2005

Crapo Named â??Hero Of The Taxpayerâ??

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today received the â??Hero of the Taxpayerâ?? Award from Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) during an afternoon ceremony in Washington, DC. Crapo, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and supporter of several tax-cutting and economic stimulus measures, voted in the interests of taxpayers on 90 percent of the issues tracked by ATR. â??Good fiscal policy is a key element of our nationâ??s economic strength,â?? Crapo said. â??Our nation, its families and c… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Delegation Hopeful Federal Salmon Program Getting In Gear

Washington, DC â?? Members of Idahoâ??s Congressional Delegation are welcoming todayâ??s news that a new federal draft Biological Opinion will be released in the near future. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationâ??s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) discussed itsâ?? progress in producing the new draft document and some information about it. A Biological Opinion is a document required by federal law in which federal agencies evaluate actions that may affect threate… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Idaho Delegation Reacts To Animal Identification Grant

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Idaho Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter expressed excitement today on news that Idaho will receive $1,164,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for use in implementing the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), an identification program for livestock and poultry. The grant, announced today by USDA Secretary Ann Veneman, will be used primarily to conduct field-tests of the NAIS. "Today&… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Crapo Releases Financial Services Reform Recommendations

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who is heading up a financial services regulatory reform effort for the Senate Banking Committee, today released a matrix detailing a lengthy list of proposals and the support or opposition from a number of regulatory agencies. The matrix lists more than 130 proposals that were part of a June 2004 Senate Banking Committee hearing. It should be noted that not every proposal lists support or opposition from the federal and state regulators involved with… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Delegation Pushes For Additional Opportunities For Idahoans To Testify In Fallout Study

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo, and Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter sent a letter today to the National Academy of Sciencesâ?? National Board on Radiation, thanking the board for its responsiveness to delegation requests regarding the study of people affected by iodine-131 fallout from the 1950s and 1960s and the Radiation Exposure Compensation Program. The delegation also requested that the Board send a representative to Idaho to take oral t… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Crapo To View Fire Damage In North Idaho

Coeur dâ??Alene â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapoâ??s schedule this week will take him from a fire site in North Idaho to a conference in central Idaho. On Monday, he will tour the site of the Myrtle Creek fire with private company officials and Forest Service personnel. He will also have lunch with USFS staff and discuss forest rehabilitation efforts and collaborative efforts under the recently-enacted Healthy Forest Restoration Act. On Tuesday, Crapo will address the Western Regional Mortgage Lende… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Delegation Announces Release Of Cleanup Funds

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig and Representatives C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter, and Mike Simpson today announced $15 million in funding for mining waste cleanup work in the Coeur dâ??Alene Basin. The funding will assist with ongoing Basin cleanup efforts. â??I appreciate the EPAâ??s continued commitment to cleaning up the Basin through the dedication of this much needed funding,â?? said Crapo who sought to secure ongoing federal funding for Basin cleanup through legislat… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Crapo To Help Distribute 25,000 First Books

Washington, DC â?? Idaho children will benefit by the distribution of some 25,000 free books this week as Idaho Senator Mike Crapo joins with First Book and other sponsors to distribute books during an event Friday, October 15th at the Boise Office Solutions warehouse. The event marks the first in Idaho utilizing a new U.S. Department of Education grant Crapo assisted in obtaining that will ultimately lead to more than 200,000 books distributed statewide over the next two years. Crapo will be jo… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Crapo To Meet With Downwinders, Attend Mountain Home, Hispanic Center Events

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will spend Saturday, September 11th in Idaho by honoring veterans in Nampa and Mountain Home, attending the first anniversary celebration of the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho, and meeting in Emmett with Idaho residents concerned about fallout from bomb testing in Nevada during the 1950s. Crapo will be also be available to discuss issues surrounding the anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania on September 1… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

NAS Meeting Location/Time/Format Set

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? Idahoâ??s Congressional Delegation announced today that the location and time of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Radiation Effects Research meeting are set. Additionally, the Board has set the format of the meeting as follows. Here are the details: November 6, 2004 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM BSUâ??s Taco Bell Arena (formerly the Pavilion) Those wishing to give oral testimony must register in advance with the Board on Radiation Effects Research by contacting Dr. Isaf Al-Nabu… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Crapo Expresses Condolences On Soldierâ??s Death

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expressed his sorrow today over the loss of Marine Captain Alan Rowe, 35, of Hagerman from an explosion while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. â??My condolences go out to Captain Roweâ??s wife, children, and family during this difficult time,â?? Crapo said. â??Captain Rowe loved the Marines and was committed to his country. He served honorably in Iraq on three occasions, returning for each tour with a sense of duty and purpose. … Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Crapo Hires Idaho Students As Interns

Washington, DC â?? This week Idaho Senator Mike Crapo welcomed three new interns to his Washington, DC office for the fall semester. The interns will fulfill their duties through mid-December. â??This internship program is designed to give students a hands-on learning experience about the political process,â?? said Senator Crapo. â??Each of the interns is a valuable part of our office and this internship will help them understand how government works.â?? Intern duties include legislative support… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Crapo Urges Non-Profits, Fire Departments To Apply For Grants

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo urged Idaho fire prevention groups today to apply for a portion of $27.5 million being offered in Fire Prevention and Safety Grants by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Applications for the funds, which are being offered as part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will be accepted through September 30, 2004. â??The residents of Idaho are familiar with the threats posed by fire,â?? Crapo said. â??Idaho had 1,462 residential fires in … Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Crapo: Gonzales Well-Qualified To Become Next U.S. Attorney General

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement today concerning President George W. Bushâ??s nomination of Judge Alberto R. Gonzales, presently Counsel to the President, to take over as U.S. Attorney General, replacing John Ashcroft. â??Judge Gonzales is very well-qualified to become our next Attorney General and I am confident he will be confirmed quickly by the U.S. Senate. Gonzales has not only a long and distinguished legal career as a lawyer both in Texas and in … Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Project Search Funds Celebrated In Glenns Ferry Water Event

Washington, DC â?? A pilot project to help fund projects in smaller communities will be on display tomorrow when officials in Glenns Ferry dedicate a new water treatment plant. Glenns Ferry residents have had to take precautions with their drinking water for nearly five years while they await completion of a new water plant. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo worked with Idahoâ??s Region IV Development office to make about $55,000 available to Glenns Ferryâ??s water project as part of Crapoâ??s Project SE… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Idaho Delegation Recognized For Promoting Affordable Insurance

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) honored the Idaho Congressional Delegation with the Benjamin Franklin Public Policy Award. Idaho is the only state where all members of Congress received the award. The award honors members of Congress who consistently support a stable, affordable insurance industry. Public policy issues that were considered include ergonomics regulations, Patientâ??s Bill of Rights, insurer access to criminal records, class acti… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Crapoâ??s â??Capitol Watchâ?? Halloween Special

Washington, DC â?? â??Tis the season of tall tales, outlandish claims and downright spooky stories: and not just on the election front. The U.S. Capitol, which has been the scene of what some may call frightening political behavior, has also been the scene of ghostly events that canâ??t be explained by political pundits. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will be sharing some ghost stories about the United States Capitol on his October â??Capitol Watchâ?? program, which will air on Tuesday, October 12, 20… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Delegation Reacts To Energy Secretaryâ??s Resignation

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? Idahoâ??s Congressional Delegation offered praise today for Secretary of Energy Spencer Abrahamâ??s work, especially as it related to the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Today, Secretary Abraham announced that he will resign from President Bushâ??s cabinet once his successor is confirmed. Idaho Senator Larry Craig thanked him, stating, â??Secretary Abraham has been an asset to Idaho. His tenacity for securing the future of the INEEL and reshaping its… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Delegation/Governor React To Rad Waste Provision

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? Idahoâ??s Congressional Delegation and Governor Kempthorne reacted today to a provision in the 2005 Defense Authorization bill related to radioactive waste classification which affects cleanup activities at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Senator Craig stated, â??First, last and always this issue has been about removing any ambiguity regarding what DOE will be required to do to complete the cleanup of liquid radioactive waste that is stored in th… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Frist Taps Mike Crapo To Chair SenateCommittee on Committees

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. (R-TN) today tapped Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) to chair the Senate Committee on Committees, the organizing panel that will be responsible for determining the Committee assignments of the 109th Congress. â??Iâ??m grateful for Mike Crapoâ??s continued service to the Senate. He will do an outstanding job in negotiating Committee assignments for the 109th Congress,â?? said Frist. â??We have an aggressive agenda for the next legislative… 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