News Releases

September 05, 2017

Crapo Comments on DACA Policy Announcement

Senator Crapo commented on today's announcement by the Justice Department to suspend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program: "The appropriate treatment of children brought to the United States illegally at a young age is one of the key issues we must deal with in immigration reform legislation. However, the DACA program was created unconstitutionally without the public accountability and deliberation provided by an act of Congress. There is urgent need for Congress to ena… Continue Reading


August 30, 2017

Idahoans at INL Keeping Military Safe Earn Largest 'Spirit of Idaho' Award

Idaho National Laboratory Site - Protecting and assisting Idaho's soldiers in combat, and supporting those veterans who have separated from service takes top priority for a large group of Idahoans working as part of the Idaho National Laboratory. Their above and beyond efforts to serve others are being honored by Senator Mike Crapo with his Spirit of Idaho Award. The Specific Manufacturing Capability (SMC) project protects soldiers with advanced armor solutions. The project has manufactured … Continue Reading


August 25, 2017

Crapo Statement on Death of Governor Cecil Andrus

IDAHO FALLS - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued this statement on the news that former Governor and Secretary of the Interior Cecil Andrus died Thursday. "Governor Andrus was a dynamic and effective leader who knew how to wield authority and get things done for Idaho, and for the nation. His leadership and sense of purpose as a public servant were demonstrated repeatedly during his long career in public service. He earned my respect, and I count him as a friend. He will be forever remembered as… Continue Reading


August 22, 2017

Crapo Comments on President Trump's Proposed Action in Afghanistan

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo commented Tuesday following President Trump's proposed action in Afghanistan: "I supported our initial engagement in Afghanistan because we had a legitimate concern that our national security was at stake. The Taliban, al Qaeda and others were setting up safe havens of terrorism to target our nation and others. We need to follow the advice of our military leadership and it appears the President is doing that. America must allow our commanders and military personnel o… Continue Reading


August 21, 2017

Crapo to Honor Wake Vets, Reunion; event schedule

The heroism of civilians pushed into a World War and the Idahoans who have remembered them will be honored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo during an event Wednesday at the Veterans Memorial Park in Boise. Crapo will present Alice Ingram, an organizer of the "Survivors of Wake-Guam-Cavite" reunion, and other family members of Wake combatants, copies of his Congressional Record Statement honoring those who perished or were captured on Wake Island. Many were employees of Boise's Morrison-Knudsen Comp… Continue Reading


August 13, 2017

Crapo Responds to Events in Charlottesville

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo released the statement below following the Saturday, August 12, events in Charlottesville, Virginia. "Yesterday's tragedy in Virginia was the result of domestic terrorism. I condemn and reject the racism and hate perpetuated by white supremacist groups. In the wake of this horrific tragedy, let us gather in solidarity with those who lost loved ones and draw closer to the families whose lives have been forever shattered by Saturday's events. As others and I noted du… Continue Reading


August 01, 2017

Risch, Crapo Applaud Nomination of Ryan Nelson to Serve as Department of Interior Solicitor

Washington, D.C. - Following today's announcement that the White House intends to nominate Ryan Nelson of Idaho to be Solicitor for the Department of Interior, Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo made the following statements: "We're thankful to have a westerner who understands our issues nominated for this position," said U.S. Senator Jim Risch, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee overseeing this nomination. "I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate t… Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Wyden, Crapo Lead Bipartisan Finance Committee Senators Calling for Real Relief for U.S. Softwood Lumber Mills and Producers

WASHINGTON - Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, today released a bipartisan letter from seven members of the Senate Finance Committee calling for a clean quota agreement to address unfairly traded softwood lumber from Canada, one that provides real relief for U.S. mills and wood product companies. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Sen. Mike Bennet, D-Colo., j… Continue Reading


July 19, 2017

Veterans Service Organizations Offer Support for Crapo Veterans Health Administration Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo recently provided written testimony to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee as it considered his legislation, S. 1279, the Veterans Health Administration Reform Act, and other pending legislation affecting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Administration. During the hearing, members of various Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) provided veteran-based insight. VSOs expressed strong support for Crapo's legislation to provide better… Continue Reading


July 18, 2017

Hearing on Nominees to lead Housing and Urban Affairs Agency Conveyed by Crapo

Senator Crapo, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing on the nominations of: Mr. J. Paul Compton, Jr., of Alabama, to be General Counsel, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Ms. Anna M. Farias, of Texas, to be Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Mr. Neal J. Rackleff, of Texas, to be Assistan… Continue Reading


July 13, 2017

Crapo Convenes Hearing on Federal Reserve's Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress

Senator Crapo, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following opening remarks during a full committee hearing on the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress. The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "Today we will receive testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen regarding the Fed's semiannual report to Congress on monetary policy and the state of the economy. "Promoting economic growth … Continue Reading


July 12, 2017

Senate Unanimously Confirms Judge David C. Nye of Pocatello to be U.S. District Judge for Idaho

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Senate this afternoon unanimously confirmed Judge David C. Nye to serve as United States District Judge for the District of Idaho. Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch welcomed the Senate's timely action in confirming the first of President Donald Trump's U.S. District Judge nominees. "I thank my colleagues for expediting Judge Nye's consideration and confirmation," said Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Judge Nye is a supremely qual… Continue Reading


July 11, 2017

Crapo, Risch Highlight Judge Nye’s Strong Qualifications During Senate Remarks

WASHINGTON - In remarks today before the full Senate, Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch spoke of the widely-respected legal experience and service of Judge David C. Nye. Currently serving as a Idaho Sixth District Judge, Nye has been nominated to serve as Idaho's next U.S. District Judge. The Senate voted 97-0 on Monday to advance the nomination to a final confirmation vote Wednesday. "Judge Nye is a supremely qualified candidate for a federal district court seat, having both a unanim… Continue Reading


June 30, 2017

Crapo, Risch Statement on Bart Davis Nomination

Following today's announcement that the White House intends to nominate Bart M. Davis, Majority Leader of the Idaho State Senate to be United States Attorney for the District of Idaho, Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch made the following statements: "With his extensive combination of leadership, legal scholarship and service, Bart embodies the sound legal judgement required to uphold the law while fairly and aggressively prosecuting those charged with crimes," said Crapo, a member of the Senat… Continue Reading


June 29, 2017

Crapo Convenes Housing Finance Hearing

Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following opening remarks during a full committee hearing entitled: "Principles of Housing Finance Reform." The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "Today, the Committee will discuss and receive testimony on important principles of housing finance reform. "Reforming the housing finance system is one of my key priorities this Congress. "I have r… Continue Reading


June 27, 2017

Crapo, Cardin Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Fish Habitat and Related Jobs

Bipartisan legislation to engage stakeholders like commercial fisherman, anglers, outfitters and other sportsmen industries to make lasting improvements to the health and sustainability of our nation's fish habitats has been introduced by Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Ben Cardin (D-Maryland). Their legislation, S.1436 The National Fish Habitat Conservation Act (NFHCA) would leverage public-private partnerships and authorize $7.2 million annually for fish habitat restoration and protection projects t… Continue Reading


June 26, 2017

Crapo Co-Sponsors Veterans Claims and Appeals Bill in Response to Requests by Idaho Veterans

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today announced his co-sponsorship of S. 1024, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act. His endorsement follows years of statewide veterans surveys, hundreds of town halls, and numerous direct communications with Idaho veterans. This extensive work provided Crapo with many detailed, personal accounts of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) claims appeals process and how it could better serve veterans. S. 1024, the product of … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Crapo Comments on Senate Health Care Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today commented on the health care proposal introduced today in the Senate: "The bill proposed today in the Senate protects individuals with pre-existing conditions, allows children to stay on their parents' health insurance through age 26 and does not make changes to Medicare. At the same time, the bill will put Medicaid on a sustainable fiscal path to ensure this necessary safety-net program can continue to serve our most vulnerable patients. The … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Crapo Chairs Economic Growth Hearing with Regulators

Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following remarks at a hearing entitled: "Fostering Economic Growth: Regulator Perspective." The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "Today, we will hear from financial regulators to receive legislative and regulatory recommendations that would foster economic growth. "Based on conversations I have had with current and former regulators, recomm… Continue Reading


June 20, 2017

Crapo Statement at Hearing on Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON - Senator Crapo, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following opening remarks during a full committee hearing entitled: "Russia Sanctions: Current Effectiveness and Potential for Ne?xt Steps." "The hearing will come to order. "This morning the Committee will receive testimony from senior administration officials from the Departments of Treasury, State and Homeland Security on the implementation and effectivenes… Continue Reading

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