News Releases

July 14, 2016

Crapo, Risch Say Pesticide Regulatory Reform Key to Fighting Zika

WASHINGTON - As Congress considers measures to prevent the Zika virus threat, Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are calling on President Obama to support relief from the overregulation of pesticide users, including mosquito control authorities, in order to more effectively address current and future threats to public health. While the Senate is considering legislation that would provide $1.1 billion to fight the spread of the Zika virus, a filibuster by Senate Democrats has prevented the … Continue Reading


July 13, 2016

Crapo, Risch Support FAA Extension to Keep Idaho Flying Safely

With reforms to improve passenger safety and airport security, streamline passenger security screening, and provide stability for airline passengers, Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch today voted to support an extension of the Federal Aviation Administration. "This measure implements commonsense solutions to reduce the wait time at security checkpoints while preserving the security of aircraft," said Crapo.  "Further, this bill provides some relief to consumers who choose to check baggage… Continue Reading


July 06, 2016

Crapo, Risch Vote to Strengthen Immigration Enforcement

Washington - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch today voted to support two bills in the Senate that would strengthen immigration enforcement and protect Americans from those who illegally enter our nation with malicious intent or with criminal backgrounds.  The bills, one sponsored by Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania) and the other, known as known as Kate's Law, sponsored by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), failed to receive enough votes to be taken up and considered by the Senate. "The United S… Continue Reading


June 29, 2016

Crapo, Invitees Appreciate VA Meeting; Say More Accountability Needed

Boise - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald visited Boise Tuesday to speak at the VA Medical Center about health care and other service programs.  Idaho Senator Mike Crapo invited the Secretary to learn firsthand the concerns of Idaho veterans over heath care and other services.  As the Senate remains in session, Crapo was unable to attend the meetings in person but communicated through staff and those invited to attend.  Crapo invited members of Idaho veteran service organizations, as… Continue Reading


June 24, 2016

Legislation Providing Tribes Greater Autonomy Managing Assets Signed by President

Legislation led by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Idaho Representative Mike Simpson providing Indian tribes with greater autonomy over the management and use of their non-monetary assets currently held in trust by the Federal Government was signed into law Wednesday by the President. A member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Crapo introduced S. 383, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, last year.  Cosponsored by Idaho Senator Jim Risch and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the bill allows tribes to … Continue Reading


June 23, 2016

VA Secretary To Visit Idaho

Washington, D.C. - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald will visit Boise next week to speak with patients and staff at the VA Medical Center.  Idaho Senator Mike Crapo urged McDonald to visit Idaho to learn firsthand the concerns of Idaho veterans over heath care and other services.  Crapo's invitation comes after he heard of Idahoans' concerns through two years' worth of surveys with Idaho vets.  Crapo has since sponsored health care reform legislation for veterans.  The Department of … Continue Reading


June 22, 2016

Trevor's Law Signed Into Law

Washington, D.C.  - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Idahoan Trevor Schaefer and his mother, Charlie Smith, and Susan Rosser of Trevor's Trek Foundation were all present today as legislation sponsored by Crapo to document cancer clusters was signed into law at the White House.  Trevor's Law, named for cancer survivor Trevor Schaefer of Boise, was included in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform bill that was signed today by President Barack Obama.  Today's signing means that the seven-year e… Continue Reading


June 21, 2016

Crapo, Risch, Deliver Nye Nomination to Senate Judiciary Committee

Washington, DC - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch this morning advanced their selection for Idaho's next U.S. District Judge through the beginning of the confirmation process.  The nominee, Idaho Sixth District Judge David C. Nye of Pocatello, was introduced by both Senators to their colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the first step toward his confirmation. "I appreciate the opportunity to join Senator Risch in offering our enthusiastic support for Judge David Nye on his nomin… Continue Reading


June 20, 2016

Crapo, Risch Statements on Senate Gun Proposals

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch released the following statements after voting on four separate gun proposals in the U.S. Senate:   "It is not surprising that some are trying to use recent tragedy to change the Second Amendment rights in our Constitution," Crapo said.  "We must not allow these attacks to result in diminishing the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans."   "Enacting new regulations on guns raises difficult questions about the protection of … Continue Reading


June 16, 2016

Crapo Says Fight Terror According to The Constitution

WASHINGTON - Responding to several legislative proposals being offered in the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack that would limit the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding American citizens, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement:   "The terrorist attack in Orlando, the most recent of several similar tragedies, highlights the critical importance of realistically identifying the source of the national security threat and aggressively acting to protect Americans in adher… Continue Reading


June 15, 2016

Idaho Judicial Nominee Set for Hearing Next Week

Washington, DC - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch have secured a hearing for their selection of a new U.S. District Judge for Idaho. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday, June 21, on the nomination of Idaho District Judge David C. Nye of Pocatello to be Idaho's next U.S. District Court judge.  Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch will introduce Judge Nye when he appears before the committee next week.  "I appreciate the Judiciary Committee recognizing and respond… Continue Reading


June 13, 2016

Crapo Statement on Orlando Terrorist Attack

WASHINGTON - Sen. Crapo issued the following statement on the Orlando terrorist attack: "The tragedy in Orlando emphasizes that those who seek to destroy our way of life live, work and walk among us every day.  As our nation mourns and remembers those who were lost, we gather in solidarity with those who responded to save lives and offer assistance, and draw close the families whose lives have been forever shattered.  Our diverse nation will not be deterred by murderers who commit acts of terro… Continue Reading


June 07, 2016

Crapo Cancer Cluster Legislation Passes Congress

Washington, D.C.  - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has secured final passage of Trevor's Law, named for Trevor Schaefer of Boise, as part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform bill.  The bill, which passed the Senate tonight by unanimous voice vote, now heads to President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill into law.  The bill was passed by the House of Representatives on May 24, 403-12.   The final vote means that the seven-year effort of Idahoan Trevor Schaefer to document and trac… Continue Reading


May 26, 2016

Crapo, Risch, Wyden, Murkowski, Cantwell, Work to Improve Forest Management and Wildfire Budgeting

Washington, D.C. - Thursday, U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Jim Risch, R-Idaho, Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash,, released draft legislation aimed at improving forest management and wildfire budgeting. The bipartisan discussion draft reflects the work of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to examine and find solutions for these issues over the past two congresses.The bill uses a cap adjustment to end the practice of fire borrowing similar t… Continue Reading


May 24, 2016

Crapo to Speak at Field of Honor Event;Plans Town Meetings Over Memorial Day Period

Idaho Falls  - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will honor Idaho and U.S. veterans during an address Monday at the Field of Honor Memorial Day Event in Idaho Falls.  Following the Field of Honor event, Crapo will hold several town meetings between Idaho Falls and St. Anthony in the Upper Snake River region.  His schedule is as follows:  Monday, May 30:   Noon            Idaho Falls           Speaks during the Field of Honor Memorial Day Event, Freeman Park,  Veterans Memorial  Hill, … Continue Reading


May 23, 2016

Crapo Recognized as Fiscal Hero for Fighting National Debt

WASHINGTON - Recognizing his efforts to end the nation's $19 trillion dollar debt, the Campaign to Fix the Debt has awarded Idaho Senator Mike Crapo with its Fiscal Hero award. "Our nation's $19 trillion national debt is strangling our nation," said Crapo, a member of both the Senate Banking and Finance Committees.  "Further, the non-partisan  Congressional Budget Office projects that our national debt will reach more than $29 trillion by the year 2026.  This unrestrained growth of our debt is … Continue Reading


May 20, 2016

Idaho Trevor's Law Included in Compromise Bill

Washington, D.C.  - The seven-year effort of an Idaho man to document and track childhood and adultcancer clusters in Idaho and around the nation may be coming to fruition as soon as next week.  Idaho Senator Mike Crapo included language from Trevor's Law, named for Trevor Schaefer of Boise, into a Congressional agreement announced today for the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform bill.     Crapo, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, worked with Committee Chair… Continue Reading


May 18, 2016

Bipartisan Advanced Nuclear Energy Bill Clears Senate EPW Committee

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee voted 17 to 3 to clear the bipartisan Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA), which would create a new licensing framework for advanced reactors at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).  The bill's sponsors, Senators James Inhofe (R-OK), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), applauded the Committee's vote. "I'm proud to join Senators Booker, Whitehouse and Crapo … Continue Reading


May 12, 2016

Crapo, Colleagues Join Challenge Over Immigration Policy

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May 05, 2016

Crapo Statement on the Death of Former Utah Senator Robert F. Bennett

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued this statement following news that former Utah Senator Robert F. Bennett died Wednesday: "I am saddened to learn of the death of my former colleague, Bob Bennett.  As members of the Senate Banking Committee representing neighboring states, we had the opportunity to collaborate on issues of importance to both Utah and Idaho.  He was a dedicated public servant who worked diligently and collaboratively behind the scenes to craft and advance c… Continue Reading

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