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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


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

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