News Releases

October 05, 2021

Crapo, Grassley Ask for Investigation into IRS Research Activities in Light of ProPublica Leak

Washington, D.C.--Despite announcements of various inquiries and investigations, nothing is known about the source of the massive leak or hack of private taxpayer information ending up in the hands of advocates at ProPublica. Meanwhile, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has said it does not yet even know whether there has been a threat of a breach, even as it promotes legislative mandates for massive increases in private taxpayer information flowing to the IRS from individuals' accounts at fin… Continue Reading

September 30, 2021

Crapo, Risch, Colleagues Call Out Harmful Marriage Penalties in Democrats’ Reckless Tax Proposals

Washington, D.C.--In response to the harmful tax penalties for married couples included in the Democrats' reckless tax-and-spending spree, U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and 30 additional Republican colleagues sent a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) to remove any proposals that would discourage marriage. … Continue Reading

September 29, 2021

Senate Resolution Acknowledges Role of Forensic Science in Serving Justice, Exonerating Innocent

Washington, D.C.--The U.S. Senate unanimously agreed to a Senate Resolution designating September 19-25, 2021, as National Forensic Science Week. The Resolution, introduced by U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), along with Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Raphael Warnock (D-Georgia), recognizes the role forensic science plays in the investigation, prosecution and conviction of crimes, as well as exoneration of the innocent. "The Senate's unanimous support of th… Continue Reading

September 28, 2021

Crapo Joins Comprehensive Afghanistan Legislation

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) joined Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and 21 additional colleagues in introducing the Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act to address outstanding issues related to the Biden Administration's rushed and disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. "The haphazard withdrawal from Afghanistan, based on an arbitrary timeline, was a failure of presidential leadership," sa… Continue Reading

September 27, 2021

Crapo, Thune, Toomey Lead Colleagues in Urging Democrats to Abandon Proposal that Would Compromise Law-Abiding Americans’ Financial Information

Washingotn, D.C.--U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee; John Thune (R-South Dakota); Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; and fellow Senate Republicans, including every Republican member of the Senate Committee on Finance and Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, today urged Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) to abandon the Biden Administration's … Continue Reading

September 27, 2021

Crapo Statement on Continuing Resolutions

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) issued the following statement regarding the Senate's action on two Continuing Resolution proposals: "Republicans offered a proposal to keep the government funded through December 3 and to provide much-needed disaster relief, Afghan assistance and continued support for our ally, Israel. "Democrats control both chambers of Congress and the White House. To raise the debt ceiling required to cover their reckless, partisan tax-and-spend pro… Continue Reading

September 24, 2021

Analysis: House Tax Bill Offers Scant Relief and Breaks Biden Tax Pledge

Washington, D.C.--A new analysis by the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation shows how few taxpayers will meaningfully benefit from the bill recently approved by the House Ways and Means Committee, as well as the fact that taxpayers across all income levels will face a tax increase under the bill in a direct violation of President Biden's pledge to not raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000 per year. "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cut taxes across all income groups, especially for the … Continue Reading

September 23, 2021

Senate Passes Bipartisan Prostate Cancer Resolution

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) lauded unanimous passage of their bipartisan Senate Resolution designating September 2021 as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. More than 3.1 million men are living with prostate cancer in the United States, with 1 in 8 men in the country expected to be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetimes. Senat… Continue Reading

September 22, 2021

Bipartisan, Bicameral RECA Expansion Bill Introduced

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico) introduced bipartisan legislation, S. 2798, designed to extend and expand eligibility under the RECA program to those who have suffered from cancers related to fallout from above-ground nuclear weapons testing during the Cold War period of the 1950s and 1960s. The legislation expands the coverage area to allow more potential victims, known as "downwinders," to file for compensation under the Radiation E… Continue Reading

September 22, 2021

Crapo Statement at Nomination Hearing

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, delivered the following remarks at a hearing to consider the nominations of Neil MacBride to be General Counsel of the Treasury and Christi Grimm to be Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services. The text of Ranking Member Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "Today, we welcome two nominees to the Committee; Mr. MacBride to be General Counsel of the Treasury and … Continue Reading

September 21, 2021

Crapo: Job-Killing Tax Hikes will Hurt Middle Class, Help China

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, delivered remarks on the Senate Floor today on the Democrats' $3.5 trillion reckless tax-and-spending bill. In his speech, Crapo says the efforts to reimagine America by imposing crippling tax hikes will stunt our economic recovery, further impede labor markets, and punish low- and middle-income workers with higher prices for everyday goods and services. To watch Senator Crapo's speech, click… Continue Reading

September 21, 2021

Crapo, Risch on Extension of Land Border Restrictions with Canada

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the administration's decision yesterday to extend land border restrictions with Canada: "We regret the administration's decision to extend restrictions on non-essential travel from Canada to the United States at land ports of entry. These excessive restrictions exist despite U… Continue Reading

September 21, 2021

Crapo Welcomes Three Interns for Fall Term

Washington, D.C.--Three interns have joined U.S. Senator Mike Crapo's (R-Idaho) Washington, D.C., and Boise offices for the fall term. "The interns joining my office for this term have expressed great interest in public service and will gain first-hand experience in the federal legislative process," said Crapo. "While work continues in Congress to advance legislation important to Idahoans, this term's interns will bring a fresh perspective to the legislative process. I look forward to their … Continue Reading

September 16, 2021

Crapo, Risch, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Honor 13 American Heroes Killed in Afghanistan with Congressional Gold Medals

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), senior member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues to introduce a bill to award Congressional Gold Medals to the 13 American servicemembers killed during heinous terrorist attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 26, 2021. "The thirteen servicemembers killed in Afghanistan made the ultimate sacrifice in service to ou… Continue Reading

September 13, 2021

Crapo, Brady Introduce Bill to Protect Taxpayer Rights and Privacy

Washington, D.C.--Seeking to protect taxpayers against Democrats' campaign to monitor Americans' bank accounts, place taxpayer finances in a surveillance dragnet, and provide massive, additional mandatory funding to IRS for an army of IRS agents, U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and U.S. House Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-Texas) introduced the Tax Gap Reform and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Enforcement Act. "In light of recent proposals to … Continue Reading

September 11, 2021

Crapo Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) issued the following statement on the twentieth anniversary of the Tuesday, September 11, 2001 (9/11), terrorist attacks: "Two decades ago today, a group of al-Qaeda terrorists coordinated four deliberate attacks in the United States, killing thousands of innocent Americans, including Idahoans Brady Kay Howell, of Sugar City, and Ronald J. Vauk, of Nampa. "In the ensuing days, Americans turned horror and grief into greatness. We stood reso… Continue Reading

September 10, 2021

Democrats’ Tax Hikes Let China Win

Democrats' proposed $2 trillion tax increase would overwhelmingly apply to U.S.-based businesses, not their foreign competitors. If Democrats successfully impose their reckless tax increases on our businesses, China will gain the global edge on jobs, investment and innovation. A simple analysis comparing each country's tax rates and policies shows that Democrats' tax proposals would create an uneven playing field, making it impossible for U.S. businesses to compete in the global marketplace. … Continue Reading

September 09, 2021

Crapo Honors Idaho’s 2021 Congressional Award Recipient

Washington, D.C.--Young people throughout Idaho communities are challenging themselves, learning from their achievements and inspiring their peers to contribute to community and national efforts. Idahoan Jadon Compher, of Middleton, was recently awarded the Gold Medal Congressional Award for his completion of 400 hours of voluntary public service, 200 hours of personal development, 200 hours of physical fitness and completion of an exploration trip. Congress established the Congressional Award… Continue Reading

September 07, 2021

Finance Committee Republicans Demand Full, Open Process to Vet Reckless Tax-and-Spend Proposals

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Finance Committee Republicans are demanding a full, open markup to thoroughly and rigorously examine and debate any forthcoming reckless tax-and-spend proposals in the Finance Committee's jurisdiction. While the legislation Democrats intend to introduce has been withheld from Republicans on the Committee and from the American people, press reports indicate a far-reaching and potentially highly disruptive agenda, with trillions of taxpayer dollars at stake. Financ… Continue Reading

September 02, 2021

Crapo, Brady Warn Administration’s OECD Position Undermines Congress’s Authority over U.S. Tax Law

Washington, D.C.--The Biden Administration is using the negotiations at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to compel Congress to make aggressive U.S. tax law changes undermining Congress's authority, warn the top Republicans tax-writers. U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and U.S. House Ways and Means Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-Texas) sent a letter to their Democratic counterparts outlining serious concerns with the approach the B… Continue Reading

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