News Releases

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


June 15, 2004

Crapo, Cable Companies Bring WWII Memorial Dedication Ceremony To Idaho Viewers

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has teamed up with local Idaho cable systems to bring the broadcast of the World War II Memorial Dedication ceremony in Washington, DC to Idaho viewers. The event will begin on Saturday, May 29, at 12 p.m. Mountain and will be broadcast over the following channels in Idaho:Boise, Ada County11 Coeur dâ??Alene19 Idaho Falls area19 Kellogg, Wallace, Orofino, Grangeville03 Lewiston13 Moscow11 Mountain HomeHistory Channel/C-Span Nampa, Caldwell, Cany… Continue Reading


March 05, 2003

CRAPO HELPS HAM RADIO STAY ON AIR

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has introduced legislation that would ensure that amateur radio operators throughout the United States have the radio spectrum they need to remain effective. Organized radio amateurs, or â??hams,â?? through formal agreements with FEMA, the National Weather Service, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and other government and private relief services, provide emergency communication when regular channels of communication are disrupted. Crapoâ??s legislatio… Continue Reading

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