News Releases

February 02, 2005

Crapo Encourages Farm Energy Applicants

Washington, DC - Idaho farmers interested in becoming more involved with renewable energy have an opportunity to get a boost from the federal government. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is encouraging farmers, ranchers, and rural business owners to contact their local USDA Rural Development office to see if they are eligible for assistance under a renewable energy grant program to increase farm energy production. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that nearly $23 million in grants will be… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo: Ronald Reagan Legacy, As The Man,Larger Than Life

Idaho Falls - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement today on the passing of Ronald Reagan:â??If ever there is to be a president who could be called â??larger than life,â?? truly that President is Ronald Reagan. From leading Congress through tough budget times, to appearing on the big screen as an actor, to calling for the Soviet Union to tear down the Berlin Wall and see it happen, to becoming our longest-living President, Ronald Reagan leaves some of the largest footprints in … Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo Sees Role For Home Health CareIn Chronic Illness

Washington, DC - Home care health treatment can play a key role alongside traditional health care facilities in the fight against chronic illness, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo told a national conference on health care issues today in Washington, DC. Crapo, who founded the Congressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Caucus on Capitol Hill, was invited to speak before the American Association for Homecare Conference.During his speech, Crapo said the federal government should take better… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo Announces Conservation Hearing

Washington, DC - A national water group is honoring Idaho Senator Mike Crapo with an award marking Crapoâ??s role in â??providing outstanding serviceâ?? regarding water issues. The American Water Works Association award, which comes during the week when Earth Day is recognized, honors recipients for â??providing better water for people.â?? The organization makes one award per year.Crapo is Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water. He has … Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo To Honor Union Members, Shelter

Boise - The many hours of volunteer service and the commitment to safety evident at a Boise shelter for women and children will be spotlighted Monday as Idaho Senator Mike Crapo presents his â??Spirit of Idahoâ?? Award to local union members, foundation groups, and staff at the City Light Home for Women and Children. The awards ceremony is planned for 11:15 a.m., Monday, May 24th, at the City Light facilities at 1404 West Jefferson.Crapo will present his â??Spirit of Idahoâ?? Award to members of… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo Questions Potential Shift In Rural Funds

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expressed concern today that the U.S. Economic Development Administration is straying from its original mission of supporting rural economic development projects. The EDA has been a major partner in several Idaho projects including the construction of the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho and partnering in a new industrial park in Gem County and Emmett.During a hearing by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Crapo and other committee member… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo Announces Conservation Hearing

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Forestry, Conservation, and Rural Revitalization, chose today, Earth Day, to announce that he will hold a subcommittee hearing on agriculture conservation next month. Crapo chose today to make the announcement as a reminder of the programs in the farm bill that benefit the environment. Crapoâ??s subcommittee hearing will be held May 11, 2004. It starts at 10:00 a.m. in 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo: Abuse Of Neither Prisoners NorAmericans Should Be Tolerated

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo reacted today to developments in Iraq involving both the murder of a U.S. civilian by insurgents and the release of more photos showing abuse in the Abu Ghraib Prison.â??I join all Americans in expressing shock, outrage, and a demand for justice in the killing of American Nick Berg. All indications point to the fact he was an innocent bystander caught in a savage act aimed to upset fellow Americans, and I join with other Senators in seeking swift justice… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Domestic Violence Issues, Owyhee InitiativeOn Crapo Schedule Next Week

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will discuss efforts to stop violence against women and children next week during several stops in Southwestern Idaho. Crapo will join law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, judges, and others for a tour of the new Hopeâ??s Door facility in Caldwell, and record and discuss public service announcements targeting ending such violence. April is Idaho Child Abuse Prevention Month.In Marsing, Crapo will honor officials at the Hope House facility with his Spi… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo Calls Angie Leon, Cassie DehlNational Models In Domestic Violence Fight

Washington, DC - Idahoans and all Americans can and must do a better job recognizing and preventing domestic violence, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo told a national conference today in Washington, DC. Crapo was the lead speaker at the convention sponsored by the National Network to End Domestic Violence, which is attended by domestic violence prevention volunteers and organizers from across the country. â??About one and one-half million women are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partn… Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Crapo Encourages Internships On May â??Capitol Watchâ?? Program

Washington, DC â?? The focus of Idaho Senator Mike Crapoâ??s monthly cable program will be the Senate internship program and the opportunities it provides for college-aged students. During the program, Crapo, who served as a congressional intern in the 1970s, will discuss his Senate officeâ??s internship program and his own internship experience. â??Capitol Watchâ?? airs statewide on Idaho cable television stations on Tuesday, May 11th, from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific.The … Continue Reading


February 02, 2005

Craig, Crapo Ask Cheney To Address Beef Exports To Japan

WASHINGTON, DC â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo joined seven other Senators today in asking Vice President Cheney to work to reopen Japanese markets to U.S. beef. Cheney leaves tomorrow for an eight-day tour of Asia, including Japan. The Senators agree that having that market open is vital not only to retaining jobs in the U.S. but to providing a consistent supply of high-quality beef products to restaurants and food suppliers in Japan. In the letter, the Senators wrote:We believe t… 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: Child Nutrition Bill Good For Students, Farmers

Washington, DC â?? Citing its numerous benefits to Idaho children and agricultural producers, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo spoke out in favor of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill during a Senate Agriculture Committee mark-up hearing today. The bill includes several provisions on issues that Crapo has advocated, including increased fruit and vegetable consumption in schools and requirements that milk continue to be offered as a part of school meals. â??As a father of five, I understand the imp… Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Crapo: EPA Ombudsman Report Raises More Questions Than Answers

Washington, DC - A review of U.S. Environmental Agency actions in a cleanup of Idahoâ??s Coeur dâ??Alene Basin by a reconstituted EPA Ombudsman â??raises more questions that it provides in answers,â?? according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who oversees EPA actions in his role on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Crapo noted the report released today differs substantially from a draft released in 2001 by former EPA ombudsman workers, and misses the mark because it fails to reflec… Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Delegation Wants Backcountry Airstrips Kept Open

Washington, DC - Idahoâ??s Congressional Delegation today asked the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to keep four backcountry airstrips in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness open to backcountry pilots. Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo and Representatives Mike Simpson and C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter said access to the strips in critical for safety reasons and restricting access would run contrary to the legislation that authorized the Frank Church Wilderness.â??Dewy Moore, Mile-Hi, Simmond… Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Crapo Sets Up First-Ever Endowment Fund For Idaho Students

Boise, Idaho â?? Flanked by a coalition of Idaho educators and college/university officials from across Idaho, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today announced the establishment of the Mike Crapo Math and Science Scholarship Fund, which will provide yearly scholarships to deserving Idaho students who chose to attend Idaho universities and colleges. This is the first such fund ever established by an Idaho congressman, and could result in multiple scholarships awarded as the endowment grows over time. To … Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Crapo: Raney, Family Are Idaho Heroes

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued this statement today after being advised by the Department of the Army of the death of Cleston C. Raney, 20, of Rupert. Raneyâ??s family lives in both Idaho and California.â??The sacrifices made in the war against terrorism have been driven home this week for all of Idaho,â?? Crapo said. â??We grieve and our hearts and prayers are with the family of Private First Class Raney of Rupert. He gave his all for the cause he believed in. His service and … Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Crapo Urges Broader Salmon Fishing Season

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo wants an expanded fishing season for salmon in Idaho this year. In a letter to the regional director for NOAA Fisheries (formerly the National Marine Fisheries Service, NMFS) in Seattle, Crapo said he is â??endorsing heartilyâ?? a proposal by Idaho Fish and Game to expand fishing around Salmon and Riggins because of increased returns of fish and the economic benefit such fishing will bring to local communities and reservations.â??Because the large return… Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Crapo, Mayors, Small Business Administration & Hispanic Leaders Team Up To Increase Business Training And Jobs

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, the Hispanic Financial Education Coalition (HFEC), and local bank and credit union leaders have announced the certification of twenty-five new financial trainers. The trainers, comprised of volunteers from the banking, lending, and realty industries, will work in their communities to increase financial education in the Hispanic population. Specifically, the trainers will hold classes focusing on the U.S. Banking system, budgeting, saving, using and bu… Continue Reading

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