News Releases

January 28, 2005

Crapo: Tyson Suspension Highlights Need To Regain Foreign Beef Markets

Washington, DC â?? With todayâ??s announcement from Tyson Foods that it would temporarily suspend operations at four beef plants including one in Boise, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo noted too many American companies and cattle producers are suffering similar problems due to prolonged closure of foreign markets. Tyson listed the continued absence of key export markets as one of the major contributors to the decision to temporarily suspend operations. Crapoâ??s concerns were highlighted in a confirmat… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo Pushes Increase Of $450 MillionFor Idaho Transportation

Washington, DC - Idaho stands to gain nearly half a billion dollars under federal transportation funding levels agreed to by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and his colleagues on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today. The spending proposals are part of the six-year highway reauthorization transportation bill, S. 1072. The reauthorization bill, known as SAFETEA, or the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act, is likely to be approved later this year by the … Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo: Work Continuing Despite Ricin Scare

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said today the discovery of a highly poisonous substance in the mailroom of the same building where his Washington, DC offices are located will slow mail processing and delay D.C. meetings due to related office closures. But he noted much of the business of the Senate is continuing as Senators are able to access the U.S. Capitol Building and are keeping in touch via electronic communications.â??We have seen many firsts in the nationâ??s capitol as of late. The fi… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo To Be Sworn In For 109th Congress

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will be sworn in today for his second term in the United States Senate. Crapo will be administered the Oath of Office twiceâ??first, at approximately 9:30 a.m. Mountain/8:30 a.m. Pacific in the U.S. Senate Chamber (carried on C-Span 2), and second, in the historic Old Senate Chamber in the U.S. Capitol. He will be escorted during the first ceremony by Idaho senior Senator Larry Craig. Vice President Dick Cheney will administer the oath both times. Crap… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Delegation Supports Idaho Ag Officials In Cattle Investigation

Washington, DC - Members of Idahoâ??s Congressional Delegation expressed their confidence today in the work being done by state Department of Agriculture officials, in cooperation with producers, to ensure Idaho beef remains safe from â??mad-cowâ?? disease. Agriculture Department officials announced today that a Holstein cow from a Burley-area dairy herd originally was part of the same out-of-state dairy herd that contained a cow found to have â??mad-cowâ?? disease in Washington State. The Holst… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo Pushes Rural Health, Men's Health Office With HHS Secretary-Designate

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo told Health and Human Services Secretary-Designate Mike Leavitt that improvements to rural healthcare, such as telehealth and federal compensation issues, should be a priority if Leavitt is confirmed this month as HHS Secretary. Crapo, as a member of the Senate Finance Committee, is scheduled to vote on Leavitt's nomination on January 19th. The two met this week in Crapo's Washington, DC office. Crapo also told Leavitt he would like to see federal emphas… Continue Reading


January 28, 2005

Crapo Details ESA Reform Agenda for 2005

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo set forward his plans for updating and strengthening the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the 109th Congress during a video conference this afternoon with the Business Summit of the West sponsored by the Western Business Roundtable. He issued a challenge to the interest groups involved with the issue to get involved in the process and collaborate in reaching some consensus solutions. Crapo plans to introduce a bill that would speed recovery and be fair fo… 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


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


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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