News Releases

February 01, 2005

Crapo Announces Deadline For Internship Applications

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is now accepting internship applications from students wishing to work in his Washington, D.C. office during summer and fall semesters of 2004. The applications for both semesters are due April 1st. â??The experience offered through a Washington, D.C. Senate internship is invaluable in understanding how Congress works and affects our everyday lives,â?? Crapo said. â??It can give Idaho students a unique perspective on national events and legislative issue… Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Crapo Actions Correct Salmon Funding

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has been successful in adding Idaho to the list of states eligible for funding under a new program offered by the U.S. Department of Agricultureâ??s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The NRCS announced the program last week, but the agency initially left Idaho off the list of states where landowners could apply for the funding to improve habitat for salmon. The agency changed the eligibility announcement following calls and letters from Crapo to NR… Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Crapo: Idaho Priorities Included In Budget

Washington, D.C. â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, voted in favor of the Fiscal Year 2005 Budget resolution that was passed early this morning in the Senate by a vote of 51-45. Crapo, who helped manage the legislation during the week-long debate, announced that a number of Idaho priorities are reflected in the resolution including funding proposals for the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund, Title I grants, veterans medical care, and fire suppression. The r… Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Crapo: Rural Communities Eligible For Distance Learning And Telehealth Funding

Washington, D.C. â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo sent a letter to officials in rural Idaho counties, cities, and organizations today, alerting them of the upcoming deadline to apply for grants and loans available to strengthen rural distance learning and telemedicine programs. The funding, furnished through the U.S. Department of Agricultureâ??s (USDA) Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program (DLT), is part of $325 million made available nationally this year through the program. Grant application… Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Crapo To Announce Regional Jobs And Economic Partnership Bill During Visit To North Idaho

Washington, DC - Seeking to stimulate regional solutions for Northwest economic development and job creation concerns, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will announce this week new federal legislation he has authored during a visit with workers at a Kootenai County sawmill. He will also travel to Clearwater County to update efforts to assist the local economy hurt by drawdowns at Dworkshak Reserviour. Crapo will also tour improvements in rural telehealth he helped acquire funding for at the Clearwater Va… Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Crapo Seeks Increases For Guard Members

Washington, DC - Following a voice vote by the United States Senate seeking to increase health care benefits for members of the Guard and Reserve, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is supporting an additional legislative package of bills that would increase other benefits, including those in educational programs available to the Guard and Reserve. Crapo joined with a bipartisan group of senators this week to push for increases in educational benefits offered under the G.I. Bill. He is also supporting a b… Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Crapo Amendment Prioritizes Clean Water

Washington, DC - Local communities and states will get much-needed federal help in protecting clean water and drinking water under an amendment included in the Fiscal Year 2005 budget resolution by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. This is the second consecutive year Crapo has been successful in gaining Senate support for raising the federal commitment to help improve local water infrastructure improvements. As the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, … Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Crapo: Fix Water Problem In DC And The Nation

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo held a congressional hearing today to speed up the response to high levels of lead in drinking water. He also called attention to the nationwide problem of crumbling and inadequate water infrastructure. Crapo, who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water, conducted the hearing today to review the detection of lead in D.C. drinking water; specifically on needed improvements in communication and the sta… Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Bipartsian Senate Group Seeks To Continue Salmon Funding

Washington, DC - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig have enlisted the bipartisan support of fellow Northwest senators in seeking to continue the success in salmon recovery efforts available through the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund. Last year, efforts by Crapo and Craig got Idaho included for the first time among the states receiving money under the Fund.â??These funds have been used well and effectively,â?? wrote the Senators in a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of both… Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Crapo Maintains Perfect Record In Championing Private Property Rights

Washington, DC â?? For the eleventh year in a row, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has been named a â??Champion of Private Property Rightsâ?? by a national coalition of grassroots private property rights organizations. Crapo was also recognized by the League of Private Property Voters (LPPV) as one of â??Six Special Senatorsâ?? for his leadership in defending private property interests. This year, Crapo received a 100% score on the votes considered by the LPPV.â??I am proud to hold a record of support … Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Crapo Asks Fellow Senators To â??Join The Fight Against Prostate Cancerâ??

Washington, D.C. â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo hopes that increased prostate cancer research funding will help to find a cure for a disease that is affecting an alarming proportion of American men. He expressed his support for the Department of Defenseâ??s Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) in a letter sent today to the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, the group charged with determining funding levels for the program. The bi-partisan letter cited the large numbers of men affected by pros… Continue Reading


February 01, 2005

Delegation Says Wolf Decision Means Idaho Controls Own Destiny On Management

Washington, DC - Idahoâ??s Congressional Delegation says todayâ??s announcement by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that it will turn more control of Idahoâ??s reintroduced wolf population over to the state is a victory for the ranchers, hunters, and other conservationists who have pushed a path forward on the wolf issue. Senator Mike Crapo, who chairs the Senate subcommittee with jurisdiction over the ESA, said, â??This is one of many Idaho solutions on-the-ground that will provide directio… Continue Reading


January 31, 2005

Jobs, Safer Roads For Idaho Included In Transportation Bill Passed By The Senate

Washington, DC - Idahoâ??s transportation infrastructure stands to get a significant boost thanks to provisions in the six-year highway reauthorization transportation bill negotiated by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. The reauthorization bill, known as SAFETEA, or the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act, passed the Senate today by a vote of 76-21. It authorizes federal aid for highways, highway safety programs and transit programs for six years. The previous transporta… Continue Reading


January 31, 2005

Crapo, Kempthorne, Eda, Local Leaders Plan $3 Million Economic Development Announcement In Emmett

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne will join local, state and federal leaders in Emmett on February 19th for a major announcement involving federal, state, and local funding totaling nearly $3 million to assist Emmett and Gem County with economic development plans for a local industrial park and the creation of local jobs. Crapo has invited the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Sandy Baruah of Washington, DC to attend the annou… Continue Reading


January 31, 2005

Spirit Of Idaho Awards To Be Given

Washington, D.C. â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will present four Idahoans with his Spirit of Idaho award at a ceremony to be held in their honor on Tuesday, February 17th in the Twin Falls County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room at 3:00 pm. The recipients are being honored for their efforts on behalf of others including veterans, children, and animals. Vietnam Veterans Boyd Nelson and Lloyd Dewitt of Jerome and Kimberly, respectively, have made serving the veterans and people of Vietnam a majo… Continue Reading


January 31, 2005

Crapo Support For Tax Cuts Leads Toâ??Hero Of The Taxpayerâ?? Award

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today received the â??Hero of the Taxpayerâ?? Award from the Americans for Tax Reform during an afternoon ceremony in Washington, DC. Crapo, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and supporter of several tax-cutting and economic stimulus measures, was honored for his work during the 107th Congress and for his ongoing effort to reduce and eliminate federal budget deficits.â??Idaho families are paying less in taxes today and those tax cuts have stimulate… Continue Reading


January 31, 2005

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

Boise - Increasing the amount of small business training for Idahoâ??s minorities is the reason for the creation of a historic memorandum of understanding being signed next week at the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho (HCCI). Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is working with the Hispanic Business Association, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Nampa Mayor Tom Dale and Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas to produce a unique agreement that will create jobs and promote the growth of minority-owned small bu… Continue Reading


January 31, 2005

Crapo Support For Tax Cuts Leads Toâ??Hero Of The Taxpayerâ?? Award

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today received the â??Hero of the Taxpayerâ?? Award from the Americans for Tax Reform during an afternoon ceremony in Washington, DC. Crapo, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and supporter of several tax-cutting and economic stimulus measures, was honored for his work during the 107th Congress and for his ongoing effort to reduce and eliminate federal budget deficits.â??Idaho families are paying less in taxes today and those tax cuts have stimulate… Continue Reading


January 31, 2005

Crapo Plans Housing Announcement, Hearings On Small Business & Ag Trade

Washington, DC - Amidst market changes and trade agreements that could affect Idaho business and agriculture, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will hold U.S. Senate subcommittee hearings and regional meetings on business and trade in Idaho this month. Crapo is a member of both the Senate Banking Committee, which oversees international trade issues, and the Senate Small Business Committee.During his travel across much of the state this month, Crapo will also honor Idahoans with his Sprit of Idaho Award a… Continue Reading


January 31, 2005

Crapo Brings Idaho Students To Washington, DC

Washington, DC â?? Three young people from in and around Idaho will have the opportunity this semester to learn about Congress firsthand as they fill internships in the Washington, D.C. office of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. The winter semester interns will be in Washington until April.â??The internship program is designed to give students a hands-on learning experience about the congressional process,â?? said Crapo. â??These students are a valuable part of our office and this internship helps them… Continue Reading

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