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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


January 28, 2005

CRAPOâ??S BOISE, POCATELLO OFFICES MOVE

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has moved his offices in Boise and Pocatello, offering better access and parking for constituents. Crapoâ??s Boise office is now located at 251 East Front Street, Suite 205. The new location, near the Ada County Courthouse and the Idaho Water Center, allows for free parking for constituents. The former location was in the Borah Post Office at 8th & Bannock, which has been acquired by the State of Idaho for future office use.Crapoâ??s Pocatello offi… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

CRAPO PRAISES WORK OF DOEâ??S McSLARROW

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo praised the work of Deputy Secretary of Energy Kyle McSlarrow following McSlarrowâ??s announcement that he intends to leave his post at the Department of Energy. Crapo said McSlarrow has been a â??strong and substantial partnerâ?? in the improvements being made at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.â??I am sorry to see him leave. Having worked closely with Kyle throughout his tenure at DOE and his service in the Senate, I can a… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo Hails Sage Grouse Decision

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is applauding the decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reject a proposal to put the eastern sage grouse on the list of endangered species. The Service is now considering sage grouse conservation throughout the bird's range in light of continuing efforts by the State of Idaho, other Western states, and private organizations."The Fish and Wildlife Service has made the sensible decision to study sage grouse conservation as a whole inst… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo Reaction To State Of The Union Available By Satellite, Internet, Telephone

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will react to the Presidentâ??s State of the Union Address tonight via satellite, telephone, and on his website following the speech.Crapo is available for telephone interviews by contacting Susan Wheeler or Lindsay Nothern at the numbers listed above.Crapoâ??s comments on the State of the Union Address are available:8:30-8:45 p.m. Mountain Time/ 7:30-7:45 p.m. PacificGalaxy 3 (C-Band) Transponder 22 VerticalDownlink Frequency 4140Standard Audio# # #FOR … Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo Leads Effort To Expand School Fruit And Vegetable Program

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Iowa Senator Tom Harkin are asking President George W. Bush to increase funding for a program that places domestically-grown fruits and vegetables in schools as healthy snacks. This program benefits both students and produce farmers. Crapo enlisted the support of Senator Larry Craig and a bipartisan list of Senators in the letter to the President requesting that the Administration include funding in the fiscal year 2006 budget to expand the Fresh F… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Idaho Delegation Voices Concern Over Australian Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter, along with their colleagues in Congress, sent a letter today to President Bush and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick urging them to consider the impact on U.S. dairy producers of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) being negotiated between the United States and Australia. The delegation wrote:â??In particular, we want you to ensure that our dairy industry, especially dai… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

CRAPO: INAUGURATION SHOULD UNITE NATION

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says the Inauguration Ceremony for President George W. Bushâ??s second term should serve to unify and focus Americans and their government as the President enters his second term. Crapo will attend the Washington, DC ceremony today along with a number of Idahoans.â??This is a great day for all Americans. It serves as a reminder of what freedom means as people from across our nation come together in the Inaugural ceremony and the many related celebratio… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo To Hold Forest Access Town Hall, Announce Health Care Advances In North Idaho

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will hold a town hall meeting in Sandpoint on Saturday to hear public comment on forest and public lands access issues during a three day visit to Lewiston, Coeur dâ??Alene, Plummer, Genesee, Bonners Ferry, and Sandpoint. Crapo will meet with local leaders to talk about forest health, trade and job issues and also meet with recipients of his Spirit of Idaho Award in Lewiston and Coeur dâ??Alene. During a visit to Plummer, Crapo, leaders of the Coeur dâ??Alene Tri… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Delegation Applauds State Handling Of Slickspot Peppergrass

Washington, DC - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig, and Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter, today welcomed a federal decision to allow the State of Idaho to take the lead in managing habitat for slickspot peppergrass, avoiding a federal listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The slickspot peppergrass grows in sagebrush deserts in Southwestern Idahoâ??s Snake River plain and Owyhee plateau areas. Senator Crapo chairs the Senate subcommittee with jurisdiction … Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Canyon & Kootenai Counties To Receive Workforce Investment Grants

Washington, DC â?? Workers in two Idaho counties will receive assistance with job training and placement as a result of two U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Investment Act grants announced today, said Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. The Idaho Department of Labor will receive $205,330 for employment-related assistance in Canyon County, and $320,500 for similar efforts in Kootenai County. The grants are targeted at workers dislocated as a result of the closure of the Nampa J.R. Simplot plant, as well … Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

CRAPO PUSHES PULMONARY HEALTHDURING LEAVITT CONFIRMATION HEARING

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is asking Health and Human Services Secretary-designate Michael Leavitt to bring a new focus on pulmonary health issues if he is confirmed as HHS Secretary. Crapo, as a member of the Senate Finance Committee beginning Leavittâ??s confirmation hearings today, expects Leavitt will be confirmed. The Committee did not vote today but a vote on Leavittâ??s nomination is expected later this month.â??Chronic-obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the fourt… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo Wins Added Funds For Rural Transit

Washington, DC - During a markup today renewing a six-year authorization for federal transit programs, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo won an increase in formula transit funding for Idaho of 148% over the life of the bill. The changes mean bus programs, vanpools, and other mass transit efforts in Idaho will see an increase from $33.4 million over the past six years of the program to $82.5 million over the next six years.Working with Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) and Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota), Crapo … Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Senators Ask Secretary Of Agriculture To Create Special Envoy To Deal With Mad-Cow Disease Trade Issues

WASHINGTON, DC - Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and several other Senators sent a letter today to Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman, requesting that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) create a special, high-level envoy who will maintain a persistent and productive dialogue with each of the countries that have imposed a ban on the importation of U.S. beef products, and with any other country that is considering imposing a similar ban.Craig and Crapo wrote, â??Swift a… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Delegation Seeks INEEL Cleanup Funds From Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? Idahoâ??s Congressional Delegation is part of a bi-partisan coalition of Members of Congress asking President Bush to fully support the cleanup budgets for the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) and other similar sites around the country. In a letter co-signed by 23 members of the House and Senate Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter are asking President Bush… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

SENATORS WANT NEGOTIATIONS TO SETTLE LUMBER DISPUTES

Washington, DC â?? Spurred by yesterdayâ??s decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to revise duty calculations, Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig are calling on U.S. and Canadian officials to step up talks that could resolve a long-running dispute over Canadian lumber imports into the United States. Both senators joined with Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) in a colloquy made a part of the Congressional Record in asking Canada to abide by numerous World Trade Organization (WTO) and Nort… Continue Reading


December 03, 2004

Crapo: Sage Grouse Effort Working, Keep It Up

Washington, DC â?? Idahoans and others in Western states are successfully caring for sage grouse through existing conservation measures which appear to be working. Thatâ??s the assessment of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee with jurisdiction over the Endangered Species Act. Crapo is linking on-the-ground activities preserving sage grouse with todayâ??s announcement by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Director Steve Williams that field bio… Continue Reading


December 03, 2004

Crapo Hails Idea Reauthorization

Washington, DC â?? President Bush signed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) today, an action lauded by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. â??Reauthorization of this important legislation reiterates the federal governmentâ??s commitment to ensuring that children with disabilities have an opportunity for equal educational benefits,â?? said Crapo. â??This reauthorization contains provisions aimed at encouraging positive intervention for children with behavioral challenges and will contri… Continue Reading


August 13, 2004

Crapo Plans Summit On Esa Reform, Grazing;Honors Life-Saving Idahoans

Idaho Falls â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo continues his work and travel during the August work period by discussing the future of Idaho passenger bus service in Idaho Falls and reform of the Endangered Species Act during his second annual Grazing Summit in Boise. Crapo will also honor Idaho scouts and a trio of women for their part in a pair of life-saving volunteer efforts with his â??Spirit of Idahoâ?? Award. Times listed in the following schedule are local; the schedule is subject to change. M… Continue Reading


August 13, 2004

Crapo Plans Summit On ESA Reform, Grazing;

Idaho Falls â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo continues his work and travel during the August work period by discussing the future of Idaho passenger bus service in Idaho Falls and reform of the Endangered Species Act during his second annual Grazing Summit in Boise. Crapo will also honor Idaho scouts and a trio of women for their part in a pair of life-saving volunteer efforts with his â??Spirit of Idahoâ?? Award. Times listed in the following schedule are local; the schedule is subject to change. M… Continue Reading

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