News Releases

January 28, 2005

Crapo Speaks With Concerned Idahoans During January â??Capitol Watchâ??

Washington D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo kicks off the 2004 â??Capitol Watchâ?? on Tuesday, January 13, 2004, with a series of questions from Idahoans. The taped questions range from water sovereignty to war in the Middle East. â??Capitol Watchâ?? will air from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific next Tuesday, over local cable systems throughout Idaho. The audio from the program is also simulcast on Crapoâ??s website, http://crapo.senate.gov; RealPlayer must be downloaded on the com… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

CRAPO ADDS TO DC STAFF

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has added two new staff members to his D.C. staff, and changed the duty station of another from Idaho to Washington, DC.Alison Aikele, from Arco, Idaho, will work as Deputy Communications Director and will assist with news releases, speeches, and other media-related items. Aikele is a native of Arco, Idaho, and most recently served as the Communications Director for the College Republican National Committee. She graduated from Utah State University in … Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo Cites â??Critical Timingâ?? Of Trade Forums

Washington, DC - Noting that foreign trade of agriculture commodities is entering a â??criticalâ?? phase, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today announced a series of farm trade meetings aimed at bringing farmers, ranchers, commodity groups and other interested parties together to discuss interests and concerns with current and upcoming trade agreements, ways to break down existing trade barriers and expand new market opportunities for Idaho agriculture. Crapo, who is involved in foreign trade issues as… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Hearing Held For 9th Circuit Court Nominee

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Larry Craig chaired a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today regarding the nomination of William G. Myers III to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Senator Craig had the following to say regarding Mr. Myers:â??As an attorney, Mr. Myers has an impeccable record of being an effective advocate for his clients. As a judge, Mr. Myers will be an unimpeachable advocate for the law.â??Mr. Myersâ?? nomination has been exploited by some environmental groups as an opportun… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo Urges Creation Of Menâ??s Health Office

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo pushed for the creation of an Office of Menâ??s Health within the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) in a letter sent this week to HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson. The proposed office, which Crapo said could be modeled after the existing Office of Womenâ??s Health, would coordinate and promote the status of men's health in the United States. Crapo pointed out what he calls â??a noticeable problemâ?? in menâ??s health in his letter of supp… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Idaho To Receive Salmon Funding

Washington, DC - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig and Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter announced today that Idaho is now included for funding under the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund. The $5 million is included in the 2004 funding bill signed by President Bush last Friday. The delegation also announced today the Bush Administration intends to increase this fund for the coming budget year of 2005. If Congress approves the increase for future years, it will su… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

CRAPO NAMES SCHILDWACHTER SPECIAL ASSISTANT

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has named a former subcommittee staff director for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee as a Special Assistant to the Senator. Dr. Greg Schildwachter served as the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water Staff Director during Crapoâ??s tenure as the subcommitteeâ??s chairman.â??Gregâ??s primary responsibility will be to work on a bipartisan, bi-cameral effort to update and strengthen the Endangered Species Act,â?? Crapo said. â??His … Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo, Craig Announce Senate Youth Program Delegates

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig today announced the appointment of two Idaho high school students as delegates to the 42nd Annual United States Senate Youth Program in Washington D.C. Jacqueline Dahle of Meridian and Kylie Jackson of Rexburg were named by Dr. Marilyn Howard, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, to attend the program in Washington D.C., and receive a $5,000 college scholarship.â??Congratulations to Jacqueline and Kylie on their selection to part… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Idaho Closer To State Control Of Wolves

Washington, DC â?? With this afternoonâ??s announcement by Interior Secretary Gale Norton regarding the official transition to state management of wolves, Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig and Idaho Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter joined together to applaud the action, which validates Idahoâ??s leadership in the conservation of wolves. More than 450 wolves are located in Idaho, with a total of at least 850 wolves in the Idaho-Montana-Wyoming area.â??This demonstra… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo To Address Domestic Violence, Latino-Tribal Issues Friday In Boise

Boise - Building partnerships to end domestic violence in Idaho, as well as the rising political influence among Idaho minorities, will be among the topics addressed by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo during a visit to Boise this Friday. Crapo will keynote the â??Partners for Justiceâ?? Celebration Luncheon to offer updates on legislation regarding domestic violence as well as a public awareness campaign on the issue. â??Partners for Justiceâ?? has focused on assistance to victims of domestic violence … Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Workshops Scheduled For Assistance To Firefighters Grant Program

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is encouraging local Idaho fire departments to learn more about the 2004 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Several workshops are planned for Idaho over the next two months. The free workshops are sponsored by the U.S. Fire Administration and will detail the competitive grant program and application information offered to fire service personnel through the Department of Homeland Security.The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program provides $750… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

CRAPO WELCOMES INTERNS TO DC OFFICE

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has three Idaho students joining his DC office staff for the semester. The interns began work this week and will assist in office operations and legislative duties through May 2005.Sara Bartles, Parma, will receive a Bachelorâ??s degree in journalism/mass communications from the University of Idaho in Spring 2005. She has consistently been on the Deanâ??s List. She is a 2001 graduate of Parma High School. Bartles has been active in domestic violence ab… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo: Proposed Budget Keeps Priorities, Adds Discipline

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expressed his support today for the priorities in President Bushâ??s proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 budget, while urging fiscal discipline among lawmakers. Crapo, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, said he will closely monitor the Presidentâ??s proposals as oversight hearings are held in the coming weeks to ensure concerns about the federal deficit are addressed.â??With todayâ??s budget proposal, the President has identified and provided support … Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Idaho Congressional Delegation Members React To Release Of Doe Draft Requests For Proposals

WASHINGTON, DC - Idaho's Congressional delegation today made public a letter sent to Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Spencer Abraham on January 30, 2004. In the letter, the delegation members laid out principles they believe should guide the DOE approach to its solicitation for management and operating contractors at the new Idaho National Laboratory. Yesterday, DOE released for public comment two draft requests for proposals - one for the environmental clean up mission and one for labo… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Senators Say Idaho Wolf Control Is Imminent

Washington, DC - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig today praised news that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approves of Idahoâ??s state management plan for wolves. The Senators said they appreciated that the USFWS Director Steve Williams, in a letter to the state, has acknowledged the hard work of Idahoâ??s people, its Legislature, and its Governor to advance an effective and agreeable plan.Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who chairs the Senate subcommittee with jurisdiction over the ESA, sai… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

CRAPO VOTES IN SUPPORT OF CABINET NOMINEES

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo voted with the majority today as the U.S. Senate confirmed the first four members of President Bushâ??s second term Cabinet. Crapo supported Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice because of her strong background and career in foreign policy both in and outside of government and says Rice also brings other qualities for consideration, saying she offers continuity at the U.S. Department of State. Additionally, Crapo says Rice stands out as a su… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

CRAPO ANNOUNCES STATE STAFF CHANGES

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has added new staff in his Boise and Lewiston offices and announces a new in-state staff assignment for veteransâ?? issues in Idaho. Sandy Bachman is returning to Crapoâ??s staff as a Constituent Services Representative after a 14-month leave of absence. Bachman is a Montana native, although she and her husband Bill have lived in Idaho for 15 years. Bachman is finishing her English degree with an emphasis on writing at Boise State University and worked… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo, Craig Announce Senate Youth Program Delegates

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig today announced the appointment of two Idaho high school students as delegates to the 42nd Annual United States Senate Youth Program in Washington D.C. Jacqueline Dahle of Meridian and Kylie Jackson of Rexburg were named by Dr. Marilyn Howard, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, to attend the program in Washington D.C., and receive a $5,000 college scholarship.â??Congratulations to Jacqueline and Kylie on their selection to part… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo Sends Senate Computers To Idaho Schools

Washington, DC â?? Twenty-five U.S. Senate computers are on their way to five Idaho public schools this week, courtesy of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and the Senate â??Computers for Schoolsâ?? program. The program helps public schools take advantage of current technology by channeling excess federal computer equipment to public schools. â??Technological training has become an essential part of our education system,â?? Crapo said. â??Computer skills are increasingly necessary in a changing economy. … Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo: Tsunami Aid Donations To Be Tax Deductible

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a newly selected member of the Senate Finance Committee, has joined in support of legislation aimed at encouraging private donations for tsunami disaster relief. H.R. 241, which has been spearheaded by leaders of the Finance Committee, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this morning where all revenue bills must originate. The Senate took up the bill this afternoon. Both houses passed the measure by unanimous consent and it will now be… Continue Reading

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