News Releases

February 03, 2005

Crapo Comments On 9/11 Commission Report

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo commented today on the release of the 9/11 Commission Report. Crapoâ??s remarks on the 9/11 Commissionâ??s Report: 4:00-4:15 p.m. Mountain Time / 3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Pacific C-Band, Galaxy 3, Transponder 2 Vertical, Downlink Frequency 3740, Standard Audio # # #… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo To Review Forest Legislation Implementation

Washington, DC â?? Six months after the passage of legislation designed to improve the health of our nationâ??s forest, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will chair a Senate hearing to learn how the measure is being implemented. The Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Rural Revitalization will take place on Thursday, June 24, at 9:30 a.m. in 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.Noting the severe wildfire outlook for 2004, Crapo stated, â??This historic legislation … Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo Praises Streamlined Pesticide Regulations

Washington, DC â?? Both wildlife and farmers will benefit from new regulations announced today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and NOAA Fisheries, says Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo lauded the new review procedures which institute a more efficient approach to ensure protection of threatened and endangered species as part of the approval process for pest control products. â??In the interest of conservation, we must be certain that the products farmers use do not harm endangered spec… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo Water Bill Clears Committee

Washington, DC â?? Legislation authored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo that would provide assistance to water and wastewater systems throughout the United States has cleared the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. S. 2550, the Water Infrastructure Financing Act, deals with the central problem that most clean water systems in the country haveâ??that of crumbling infrastructure with growing upgrade costs. The measure will provide authorized spending for water and wastewater infrastructure … Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Defense Projects Approved For Eastern Idaho

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? The Idaho Congressional Delegation announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee today approved several projects for eastern 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 p… Continue Reading


February 03, 2005

Crapo To Take Calls On July â??Capitol Watchâ?? Program

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate will be working several issues before the annual August Recess, making this time of year a busy one. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will discuss issues before the Senate, as well as Idaho issues such as the Owyhee Initiative and the Healthy Forests Restoration Act, next Tuesday evening during the July airing of his â??Capitol Watchâ?? program. The program airs statewide on the public access channel of Idaho cable television stations the second Tuesday of each month. Id… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo Reacts To Sage Grouse Plans

Coeur dâ??Alene - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee with jurisdiction over the Endangered Species Act, says todayâ??s announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to initiate a status review of the greater sage grouse population had been expected for several months. Crapo notes the agencyâ??s initiation of a so-called â??90-day findingâ?? could be followed this December with a proposal to add the bird to the list of endangered specie… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo To Address Hispanic Youth Symposium

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will meet with Hispanic students and leaders from around Idaho Saturday during the annual Hispanic Youth Symposium being held at the Sun Valley Resort. Crapo will speak to the group and also take questions on issues before the Congress.The Hispanic Youth Symposium is an annual three-day event where Idaho students compete for scholarships and take part in workshops covering chemistry, engineering, robotics, decision-making, college admissions, career ch… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo Urges NAS To Include Public InputIn North Idaho Review

Wallace - The National Academy of Sciences has the opportunity to better address the concerns of local residents in a review of cleanup actions in North Idaho. That was the message carried by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today to the NAS board during a public hearing in Wallace. The NAS is conducting the hearing as part of its independent review of EPA actions in the Coeur dâ??Alene Basin.Last month, Crapo criticized an EPA ombudsman report on the agencyâ??s actions in the Basin. He said the ombudsm… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo Celebrates â??Dia De Los Niñosâ??

Washington, DC â?? Nearly 1,000 books will be donated to local Idaho libraries in honor of â??Dia de los Niñosâ?? (Day of the Children) through the efforts of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Dia de los Niños is a holiday celebrated by many countries to recognize and celebrate the importance of children. Idaho was the first state in the nation to have an official â??Childrenâ??s Day,â?? which was passed by the State Legislature in March of 2003. Crapo is an original co-sponsor of Senate Resolution 34… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo, National Director Will Keynote 10th Anniversary Of Idaho Coalition Against Sexual And Domestic Violence Event

Washington, DC - Advocates in the fight to prevent domestic violence in Idaho will get a report on the latest Congressional efforts regarding abuse and violence against women Friday evening at the 10th Anniversary of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence banquet. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will keynote a dinner gathering in Boise with Lynn Rosenthal, Executive Director for the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Sue Fellen, Executive Director for the Idaho Coalition, Boar… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo: Conservation Programs Produce Real Environmental Benefits

Washington, DC â?? Citing Idaho conservation success stories, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo praised the 2002 Farm Billâ??s conservation programs during an oversight hearing today in the Senate Subcommittee on Forestry, Conservation, and Rural Revitalization. Crapo, who chairs the subcommittee, called the hearing to analyze the Farm Bill programs and the progress made since the bill was signed into law. â??I continue to assert that the Farm Bill is one of the most environmentally significant pieces of… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Amendment Restores Funding For Idaho Nuclear Waste Cleanup

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate today approved an amendment that preserves funding for the existing nuclear cleanup agreement in Idaho (known as the Batt Agreement). The amendment to the Department of Defense Authorization bill sponsored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and supported by Idaho Senator Larry Craig removes limitations on funding that would have prevented Idaho from accessing the funding intended for cleanup of radioactive waste.The amendment removed restrictions to the $350 million bud… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo To Keynote Symposium To Promote Math, Science And Technology Education

Washington, DC â?? On Monday, May 24, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will keynote a symposium targeted at promoting more study in math, science and technology fields. Crapo worked with local, state and federal government agencies as well as a number of Idaho businesses and business organizations in setting up â??Charting the Course for Idahoâ??s Children: The Senator Mike Crapo Math, Science and Technology Education Symposium.â?? The one-day symposium brings together school superintendents, principals… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo To Take Viewer Calls On June â??Capitol Watchâ??

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapoâ??s monthly cable program returns to a live broadcast format on Tuesday, June 8, 2004. During the half-hour program, Crapo will take calls from viewers on issues before Congress. â??Capitol Watchâ?? airs statewide on Idaho cable television stations on Tuesday, June 8th, from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific. Idahoans are invited to call in on a toll-free number set up during the program, 1-800-SEN-TALK (1-800-736-8255). E-mail question… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo To Lead Senate Efforts OnBanking, Credit Union Regulation Reform

Washington, DC - The chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama), has asked Idaho Senator Mike Crapo to lead efforts in the U.S. Senate to seek consensus on regulation reform for credit unions and banking institutions, a move that could offer consumers more choices and save them money. Shelby asked Crapo to craft regulatory reform legislation that will begin in the Banking Committee. The committee today heard testimony on the state of the banking industry from th… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Idaho Delegation Seeks Appeal In Wheat Trade Case

Washington, DC - Idahoâ??s Congressional Delegation has requested a formal appeal of a World Trade Organization ruling that puts Idaho grain growers in an unfair trade and marketing position regarding wheat sales to Canada. The delegation wrote Ambassador Robert Zoellick, the U.S. Trade Representative, to express concern with the WTO ruling against the U.S. claim that the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) violates trade laws by using monopolistic tactics. This results in unfair trade practices against … Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo Hires New Coeur Dâ??Alene Regional Director

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo this week welcomed a new addition to his staff. Stefany Bales has been named Regional Director for Crapoâ??s Coeur dâ??Alene office. She will be based in the Coeur dâ??Alene office, but will cover the region from Coeur dâ??Alene north to the Canada border. Bales most recently served as the Vice President of Communications for the Intermountain Forest Association (IFA).â??Stefany brings a strong presence to my staff,â?? Crapo said. â??She has a wealth o… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo Lauds Grant For Sandpoint Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? United States Senator Mike Crapo applauded the hard work and history of success of Unicep Packaging of Sandpoint, Idaho today, upon news that the company will receive a $79,925 Small Business Innovation Research Program grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). â??Unicep Packaging is an example of a thriving successful small business that has used innovation and dedication to bring needed jobs to Sandpoint,â?? said Crapo, a member of the Senate Small Business Com… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo Helps Kick Off National Menâ??s Health Week

Washington, DC â?? During a speech today to kick off National Menâ??s Health Week, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo highlighted the need for increased health awareness and efforts among men. National Menâ??s Health Week activities are held across the country, bringing together corporations, government agencies, religious groups, and fraternal organizations to focus on menâ??s health issues. In his remarks, Crapo pointed out a continual problem in menâ??s health. â??Too frequently, men ignore warning sig… Continue Reading

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