News Releases

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 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

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 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

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 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

Crapo: Tax Relief Should Stay, Budget Deficit Must Be Addressed

Washington, DC â?? After listening to President Bushâ??s State of the Union address this evening, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo released the following statement:â??In the speech this evening, the President clearly identified the correct priorities and direction for the country. He made it clear that we will not falter in protecting the American people in the war on terrorism. He understands the importance of proper policy for economic strength, and our nation has benefited from that over the last eco… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo Cites â??Critical Timingâ?? Of Trade Forums

Washington, DC - Noting that foreign trade of agriculture commodities is entering a â??criticalâ?? phase, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today announced a series of farm trade meetings aimed at bringing farmers, ranchers, commodity groups and other interested parties together to discuss interests and concerns with current and upcoming trade agreements, ways to break down existing trade barriers and expand new market opportunities for Idaho agriculture. Crapo, who is involved in foreign trade issues as… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo Speaks With Concerned Idahoans During January â??Capitol Watchâ??

Washington D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo kicks off the 2004 â??Capitol Watchâ?? on Tuesday, January 13, 2004, with a series of questions from Idahoans. The taped questions range from water sovereignty to war in the Middle East. â??Capitol Watchâ?? will air from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific next Tuesday, over local cable systems throughout Idaho. The audio from the program is also simulcast on Crapoâ??s website, http://crapo.senate.gov; RealPlayer must be downloaded on the com… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Federal Budget, Ricin Topics For Crapoâ??sFebruary â??Capitol Watchâ?? Program

Washington, DC - All U.S. Senate office buildings are expected to be reopened next week following the finding of the toxin ricin in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, and Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will be available to answer questions about the closures, the new federal budget proposals, or other issues during the February airing of his â??Capitol Watchâ?? program. The program airs statewide on Idaho cable television stations the second Tuesday of each month. Idahoans are invited to call in and … Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

CRAPO ADDS TO DC STAFF

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has added two new staff members to his D.C. staff, and changed the duty station of another from Idaho to Washington, DC.Alison Aikele, from Arco, Idaho, will work as Deputy Communications Director and will assist with news releases, speeches, and other media-related items. Aikele is a native of Arco, Idaho, and most recently served as the Communications Director for the College Republican National Committee. She graduated from Utah State University in … Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

CRAPO: ACADEMY APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Washington, DC â?? Student applications to attend one of the nationâ??s four military academies are now being accepted by Idaho Senator Mike Crapoâ??s office. Every year, Crapo nominates selected Idaho students to the following: the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado; the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York; the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York; and the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. Interested students need to submit an application and refere… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo: Investigation, Envoy Will Raise Confidence, Open Beef Trade Markets

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today commended U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman and officials with the Food and Drug Administration for their quick and diligent response to the discovery of a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or â??mad cowâ?? disease, in a cow imported from Canada to Washington state, and urged them to work closely with beef producers and the livestock industry as they improve food safety and animal identification capabilities. Crapo expressed conc… Continue Reading

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