News Releases

February 03, 2005

Crapo Honored For Cutting Taxes

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapoâ??s consistent votes to cut taxes and ensure budget discipline have earned him top honors for the fifth straight year from a Congressional watchdog group in Washington, DC. The American Conservative Union (ACU) awarded Crapo its Best and Brightest of 2003 Award for his votes on a number of issues including taxes, health care, and defense.â??We considered a number of critical issues in the Senate during 2003,â?? Crapo said. â??From judicial appointments… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo Goes To Bat For Rehabilitation Facilities

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo wants to keep seniors, persons with disabilities, and others from being hurt by a proposed Medicare rule change. Crapo joined with 79 Senate colleagues to protect Medicare reimbursements for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF), facilities which serve patients with a multitude of diagnoses including stroke, orthopedic conditions, arthritis, spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Crapo and his colleagues sent a letter today to Health and Human S… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Defense Projects Approved For Eastern Idaho

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? The Idaho Congressional Delegation announced that Congress today approved several projects for southwest Idaho in the Fiscal Year 2005 Defense Appropriations bill. â??Idaho should be proud of its role in our nationâ??s defense. These projects underscore the amount of research, development, and training Idaho provides and will continue to provide,â?? said Craig. â??More importantly, this bill continues funding our troops who stand in harmâ??s way to protect our freedoms and t… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo: Idaho To Receive School Nutrition Grant

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced today that Idaho will receive $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund school programs promoting healthy eating and physical activity. The Idaho Department of Education will receive a Team Nutrition (TN) Training Grant as part of President Bushâ??s HealthierUS School initiative. The initiative seeks to develop and implement behavior-focused nutrition education and provide assistance to child nutrition professionals, including … Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo Addresses National Telehealth Expo

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo outlined the importance of telehealth and other distance medicine options during a speech today opening the eleventh annual Capitol Hill Health Care Information Technology Demonstration & Discussion. Crapo is an honorary Co-Chair of the Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics, the group who put on the event, which featured live, interactive health care displays and demonstrations on telemedicineâ??s evolving technol… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo Lauds LDS President Hinckley

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will join other dignitaries at the East Room of the White House this afternoon to honor LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley and other Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients. Hinckley is among thirteen individuals being honored by President Bush this year for their contributions to the country.â??President Hinckleyâ??s years of service speak volumes about his commitment to reaching out beyond the boundaries of religious belief,â?? Crapo said. â??D… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo Moves Idaho Projects Into Water Bill

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has included a number of Idaho water-related projects and a plan to assist wildlife in the committee markup of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) for Fiscal Year 2005 and S. 2547, the Migratory Bird Treaty Reform Act of 2004. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the legislation today. Crapo is a member of the committee, and chairs the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water. â??Idaho water projects and increased poten… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo: Local Control Is In This Roadless Rule

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo supports President Bushâ??s new Roadless proposal announced today in Boise because it offers more local input and local options than the previous Roadless rule. Crapo says offering state governors the opportunity to influence management of roadless areas is a critical component to making local input work.â??This new Roadless initiative begins with a much stronger chance to succeed because it offers local input and suggestions from stakeholders, land use … Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Idaho Student Artwork To Be Displayed In Crapoâ??s D.C. Office

Washington, DC â?? Two Idaho student artists will have their artwork displayed in Idaho Senator Mike Crapoâ??s Washington D.C. office, after receiving Senatorâ??s Awards in the Idaho Space Grant Consortium â??Exploring Marsâ?? Art Contest. The works by Chase Wasden, Boise, and Dan Lawrence, Post Falls, were selected from a state-wide applicant pool and will remain on display for the duration of the year. â??The landing and successful mission of the Mars Rovers was truly a phenomenal event that f… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo Announces U Of I Transportation Technology Funding

Washington, DC â?? The University of Idaho's National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT) will receive a $680,000 award from the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to continue its efforts in such areas as biodiesel fuel research and traffic signal control technology, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced today. Crapo has been a proponent of NIATT in Congress, and as a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is working to ensure future funding autho… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

2nd Annual Idaho Rangeland Summit To Focus On â??Making The ESA Work Better For All

Boise, Idaho â?? Idaho ranching on public lands is at a turning point, and the future and sustainability of rangelands will be the focus of a summit meeting hosted by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo on August 17 and 18 in Boise. This yearâ??s forum, co-sponsored by the Idaho Rangeland Committee, is the second annual gathering sponsored by Crapo. The Rangeland Summit will include forums featuring: USDA Deputy Undersecretary of Natural Resources and Environment Dave Tenny, Interior Department Director of… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

***Satellite And Radio Feeds Available***Crapo Wins Senate Language To Increase Water Projects, Recreation In Idaho

Washington, DC - A satellite feed with Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is available this afternoon and includes footage and soundbites from four events on Capitol Hill that affect Idahoans. Crapo won new language authorizing funding for expansion of several Idaho water projects and water recreation projects and approving federal funding for repair and replacement of water and wastewater treatment systems in Idaho. Also, Crapo introduced legislation offering dairy producers more flexibility in governmen… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo: Stop Stroke Act Benefits Patients, Telehealth Providers

Washington, DC -Idaho Senator Mike Crapo recently signed on as a co-sponsor of the STOP Stroke Act, a bill that authorizes four new programs to increase awareness and prevention of heart stroke. The bill, S. 1274, also provides a grant program to educate medical professionals about newly-developed diagnostic technologies like telehealth, presenting a unique opportunity for Idaho residents.â??In addition to addressing the need for increased awareness of heart stroke, this bill generates opportuni… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo: Elder Maxwell Set, Lived High Standards

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expressed admiration for Elder Neal A. Maxwell today as well as condolences to his family on news of Maxwellâ??s death. Maxwell, a long-time General Authority in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away Wednesday night after a long battle with leukemia. Crapo said, â??Elder Maxwell influenced countless lives during his long history of service to faith, family, and country. His eloquent expressions of love and commitment to his churc… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Idaho, America Post Strong Job Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Members of Idaho's congressional delegation said they were delighted by Friday's news that another 2,400 Idaho jobs were created in May as employers expressed growing confidence in America's economic future.Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Congressmen Mike Simpson and C.L. "Butch" Otter said President Bush's economic policies are responsible for that optimism, and workforce numbers that show Idaho has gained 13,400 jobs over the past year - and… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo Chosen As Safari Clubâ??s â??Legislator Of The Yearâ??

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has been named â??Legislator of the Yearâ?? by the Washington chapter of the Safari Club for his efforts in Congress on behalf of hunting, second amendment rights and wildlife conservation efforts. Crapo, who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water, was given the award during a dinner held Wednesday evening. â??Hunting is both an enjoyable pastime and an effective tool in species conservation,â?? Cra… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo: Idahoans Can Breathe Easier

Coeur dâ??Alene - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today applauded a federal announcement to certify that all of Idaho has met federal air quality fine-particulate standards. Some regions of the state, including Ada Countyâ??s air quality, have been a concern over the past several years due to carbon monoxide levels. However, state and local officials have worked to reduce carbon monoxide concentrations over the years. The new designation represents a strong benchmark to make continuous improvements in … Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Defense Projects Approved For University Of Idaho And Lewis And Clark Bicentennial

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? The Idaho Congressional Delegation announced that Congress today approved several projects to be based at the University of Idaho in addition to funding for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial. The projects are included in the Fiscal Year 2005 Defense Appropriations bill. â??Idaho should be proud of its role in our nationâ??s defense. These projects underscore the amount of research, development, and training Idaho provides and will continue to provide,â?? said Craig. â??More i… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo Bill Aims To Bring StabilityTo Milk Prices For Producers

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo introduced a bill in the Senate today aimed at ensuring the continued availability of an important risk management tool for dairy producers. The bill would make permanent the dairy forward contracting pilot program, a program that allows producers and processors to enter into voluntary, long-term contracts for their milk supplies. Idaho Senator Larry Craig is an original co-sponsor of the legislation.â??Without question, dairy producers are subject to … Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo Ensures Cancer Research Funding

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has prevented a reduction in funding to cancer research programs that target prostate, ovarian, breast and other forms of cancer. Crapo led a successful fight to restore funding for the Department of Defenseâ??s (DoD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Programs after language in the Senateâ??s 2005 DoD Appropriations bill threatened to reduce the amount allocated to the initiatives. The restored funding includes an allocation of $85 million for prostate can… Continue Reading

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