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February 04, 2005

Crapo: Small Business To Gain Under Jobs Bill

Washington, DC â?? Idaho stands to gain millions under the American Job Creation Act conference reported approved by the U.S. Senate today, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced. H.R 4520 passed the Senate on a vote of 69 to 17; it was approved by the U.S. House late last week and will now be sent to the President for his signature. â??Small businesses will benefit significantly through a number of provisions in the jobs bill,â?? Crapo said. â??From technology and software investment to tax suspens… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Owyhee Commissioners Discuss Initiative In D.C.

Washington, DC â?? Owyhee County Commissioners are leading an Owyhee County delegation visiting Washington, D.C. this week to meet with Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, House leadership, agency leaders and others about the Owyhee Initiative. The Initiative seeks to end decades of land management disputes in Owyhee County by preserving grazing rights, designating 500,000 of wilderness while releasing 200,000 acres of wilderness study area, and establishing a Board that will make recommendations to the B… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Crapo Health Awareness Booths Featured On September â??Capitol Watchâ??

Washington, DC â?? On the heels of a successful month of health care screenings at state fairs throughout Idaho, Senator Mike Crapo will discuss his Health Awareness Booths this month on â??Capitol Watchâ??. Featuring footage taken at the North and Western Idaho state fairs, the program will air Tuesday, September 14th, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. Mountain/6:00 p.m. Pacific on the public access channel of many Idaho cable television systems. â??Four years ago, I started the Mike Crapo Health Awareness Bo… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Crapo Supports Intelligence Improvements

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo voted with the 96-2 majority today as the Senate approved an overhaul of the nationâ??s intelligence gathering systems, including the establishment of a national intelligence director. The changes come in response to the September 11 commission report calling for reforms. The bill now goes to the U.S. House. â??With todayâ??s vote, the Senate has taken steps to dramatically improve and reform the way our nation collects and processes intelligence and o… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Crapo Lauds Energy Provisions In FSC/ETI Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? After a flurry of eleventh hour legislative activity on the Senate floor, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo applauded the passage of the American Jobs Creation Act by the Senate today in vote of 69-17. A number of important tax provisions originally included in the energy bill are included. These provisions will benefit economic development and business in Idaho. The bill that resolves a trade dispute with the European Union over export programs also includes key energy provisions: â… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Crapo Bill To Aid Potato Growers

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo introduced a bill this week to correct an expensive federal excise tax that has been incorrectly applied to Idahoâ??s potato industry. Under present law, potato farmers have faced an inconsistent and confusing history with regard to the enforcement of the excise tax. The bill, S. 2807, would exempt truck-mounted bulk beds from the excise tax currently levied on heavy trucks and trailers. Such beds are used primarily in potato farming to move agricultur… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Domestic Violence, Water Issues On Crapo Schedule Next Week

Washington, DC â?? Ongoing improvements in federal assistance to victims of domestic violence and awareness of the problem will be discussed by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo during visits to Southwest Idaho later this week and next. Crapo recently won committee approval to increase protection for women in dating relationships who become victims of domestic violence. He will keynote a fundraiser in Caldwell and meet with advocates in Weiser regarding plans to fight ongoing violence. Crapo will also di… Continue Reading


February 04, 2005

Crapo To Assist At Fair Health Booths

Coeur dâ??Alene â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will work at the Mike Crapo Health Awareness Booths at fairs in Garden City and Coeur dâ??Alene over the next week as part of his efforts regarding prostate cancer and other health issues. Crapo will also discuss collaborative efforts and endangered species issues during visits to Orofino and the University of Idaho in Moscow. Times listed in the following schedule are local; the schedule is subject to change. Saturday, August 2111:30-12:30 p.m. Garde… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

U.S. Senate Clarifies Bill Does Not Jeopardize Batt Agreement

Washington, DC - An amendment approved today by the U.S. Senate clarifies that language included in the Department of Defense Authorization Bill to allow South Carolina to clean up itshigh-level waste will have no impact on the court-backed nuclear waste cleanup agreementbetween the State of Idaho and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Idaho Senators MikeCrapo and Larry Craig also included statutory language to make clear that the South Carolinalanguage has no precedent and is not binding on I… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo To Announce Free Cancer Screenings

Boise - During a news conference on Friday, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will urge men to take part in free health screenings for prostate cancer. Crapo will be joined by representatives of Pfizer Incorporated, local doctors and other health care professionals Friday in Downtown Boise. He will be in Boise to promote the annual Mike Crapo Health Awareness Booths and act as official starter for the â??Main Street Mile - A Mile for Menâ??s Healthâ?? run and walking event.Crapo will host the news confer… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo: Statesâ?? Rights Behind Marriage Vote

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo voted in favor of a cloture motion to allow a vote on Senate Joint Resolution 40, saying a Constitutional Amendment may be the only way to uphold statesâ?? rights in determining marriage laws from state to state. Crapo had resisted efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution over the marriage issue, but said he became convinced states will be forced into accepting guidelines from the courts without a constitutional amendment giving states the right to make th… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo: Child Nutrition Bill Will Benefit Idaho Students, Farmers

Washington, DC â?? Legislation passed by the Senate this week will benefit both Idaho children and agricultural producers, said Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. He praised Senate passage of S. 2507, the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, which increases fruit and vegetable consumption in schools and requires that milk continue to be offered as a part of school meals. The measure cleared the Senate early Wednesday evening without objection and will now be sent to the House for consider… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo: Forest Health A Long-Term Commitment

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo opened a Senate subcommittee review on the Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA) today by warning the timetable to healthier forests could take years, not months, but federal agencies must work hard to get input from communities surrounded by forested public lands regarding the immediate fire danger on those lands. As chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committeeâ??s Forestry subcommittee, Crapo chaired the hearing to gather an update on how the Healthy … Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Craig, Crapo Introduce Water Settlement Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo introduced legislation late yesterday to codify the Snake River Basin Adjudication (SRBA) Settlement.The legislation will direct the Secretary of the Interior and the heads of other Federal agencies to carry out an Agreement resolving some of the largest outstanding issues with respect to the SRBA in Idaho. It strives to achieve a fair, equitable, and final settlement of all claims of the Nez Perce Tribe and other parties with rights… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Cancer Screenings Top 100

Boise - The turnout of Idahoans seeking free screenings for prostate cancer has topped the century mark as Idaho Senator Mike Crapo leads a coalition urging men to take part in free health screenings related to the â??Main Street Mile - A Mile for Menâ??s Healthâ?? race tomorrow. Crapo will join representatives of Pfizer Incorporated, local doctors and other health care professionals tomorrow to promote the present and upcoming opportunities men and women have to get their health checked this su… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo To Meet With Advocates, Law Enforcement At Long Valley Domestic Violence Center

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will meet with Long Valley Families in Crisis, a non-profit group dedicated to providing intervention services to victims of domestic violence, during a visit to Cascade next week. Crapo, who has been active in domestic violence prevention efforts in Idaho and the U.S. Senate, will learn more about Families in Crisis programs and address the challenges in combating domestic violence in rural Idaho during his visit to the center on Wednesday, August 4th… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Idaho Delegation Welcomes Livestock Feed Drought Assistance

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Idaho Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter applauded todayâ??s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announcement that it will provide assistance to livestock producers in Idaho who have been impacted by continuing drought. Secretary Ann Veneman announced today that the USDA will provide surplus stocks of non-fat dry milk to livestock producers in areas hardest hit by the drought. â??We are pleased that the USDA … Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Craig, Crapo Support Food Aid Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo sent a letter today supporting the Food for Peace (P.L. 480) program, which provides American-grown food to citizens in other countries. Thirteen other Senators joined them on the letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick.The letter is sparked by proposals at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to eliminate food donations in exchange for monetary ones. History demonstrates that monetary donations are often siphoned off by co… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo To Visit Deployed Idaho Soldiers, Address Drinking Water Challenges Next Week

Washington, DC â?? Idahoans in training for deployment to Iraq will get a visit next week from Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. On Monday, July 26, Crapo will visit Idaho National Guard members of the 116th Cavalry Brigade who are currently stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas, on their way to the war in Iraq. Earlier on Monday Crapo will participate in a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee field hearing in Tulsa, Oklahoma analyzing the cost of clean drinking water to municipalities. Crapo, wh… Continue Reading


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

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