News Releases

May 23, 2018

Crapo Announces Additional Unincorporated Town Meetings June 2

WASHINGTON - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, will host a series of meetings in unincorporated communities in North Idaho on June 2. In addition to his meetings, Crapo will be on hand in Lenville to present a Congressional Record Statement honoring Terrence Parsons, originally from Genesee, who was named the 2017 Sailor of the Year by the United Services Organization (USO). After holding more than 200 town meeting in all of Idaho's i… Continue Reading

May 23, 2018

Crapo Provisions Included in Senate-Passed Veterans Health Care Reform Measure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two legislative provisions authored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo were included in today's Senate passage of S. 2372, the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka and Samuel R. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 92-5 after the House of Representatives voted 347-70 to pass the legislation on May 16, 2018. "We need accessible non-VA community car… Continue Reading

May 22, 2018

Crapo Statement on House Passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155)

WASHINGTON - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, issued the following statement upon House passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155): "This is a moment years in the making, and I thank my colleagues in the Senate and the House of Representatives for their partnership and contributions to this effort over the years," said Chairman Crapo. "This step toward right-sizing regulation will allow local banks and credit union… Continue Reading

May 22, 2018

Banking Committee Advances CFIUS Legislation

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs advanced the "the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017 (FIRRMA)." The bill, as amended, was voted out unanimously 25-0 by the Banking Committee. Bill text will be posted on the website upon completion. "Today's action represents a very serious, bipartisan effort to address steps by China and other nations to acquire technologies and know-how key to U.S. national security," said Chairman Cr… Continue Reading

May 21, 2018

Crapo, Risch Recognized for Conservative Votes in Senate

WASHINGTON - In recognition of their votes to advance conservative principles of government, Idaho Senators Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and Jim Risch, Chairman of the Senate Small Business Committee, have received high marks from the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF). Both Senators were recognized for their votes on specific legislation and have been awarded the Conservative Achievement Award from the group. Now in its 47th yea… Continue Reading

May 15, 2018

Crapo Statement at Federal Reserve Nomination Hearing

Senator Crapo, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, delivered the following remarks at a hearing to consider the nominations of the Honorable Richard Clarida, of Connecticut, to be a member and Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Commissioner Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "This morning… Continue Reading

May 14, 2018

Crapo Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Introducing Legislation to Continue and Expand Collaborative Forest Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bipartisan group of Senators, led by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, announced the introduction of legislation that would reauthorize and expand the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP). This critical program, which helps fund collaborative and community-based forest management, has a proven track record of improving forest health, reducing wildfire risk, and supporting rural communities. In addition to Crapo and Merkley, th… Continue Reading

May 10, 2018

Bipartisan Wildfire Fix Legislation Led by Crapo, Risch, Wyden Will Help With Projected Severe Fire Season

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Forest Service projects that the upcoming wildfire season will be another historic year of destruction across several Western states. Thanks to bipartisan legislation, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is well-positioned to lay the groundwork to stabilize its wildfire fighting efforts beginning this year and well into the future. The legislation, recently passed by Congress as part of an omnibus spending measure, is the result of more than five years of efforts led by Senato… Continue Reading

May 10, 2018

Crapo, Risch Welcome White House Nomination of Ryan Nelson to Serve on Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch today praised the nomination of Ryan Nelson, an attorney from Idaho Falls, to serve as a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. When confirmed, Nelson will take the seat of Judge N. Randy Smith, who announced he will take senior status later this year. "Ryan has a demonstrated background of diverse legal service and a deep understanding of the legal issues before our nation. Much like Judge Smith, Ryan brings the experience that come… Continue Reading

May 08, 2018

Crapo Supports President Trump's Decision to Withdraw from Iran Nuclear Deal

WASHINGTON - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following reaction on President Trump's announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also called the Iran Nuclear Deal: "I support the President's decision. The President has rightly noted what many have long pointed out - the JCPOA was poorly-negotiated and allowed Iran to step up its dangerous activities in the Middle East. Tehran received billions of dollars in sanctions relief, which… Continue Reading

May 02, 2018

Bipartisan legislation lead by Idaho delegation reforms national public lands fire fighting

BOISE - After more than five years of bipartisan collaboration, Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch joined Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) to mark the end of the practice known as fire borrowing. Joining the delegation was Vicki Christiansen, Acting Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, who worked with Crapo and Risch was also on hand for the briefing. The practice of fire borrowing ended under provisions included … Continue Reading

May 01, 2018

Crapo, Wyden, Risch Simpson, Acting USFS Chief Christiansen to Discuss New Fire Disaster Funding Program

Boise - The architects behind a new federal program that will treat the nation's largest wildfires as natural disasters and better protect lives, property and public lands will meet Wednesday at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise to discuss the program going forward. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Congressmen Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) worked together more than five years to write the plan and worked w… Continue Reading

April 30, 2018

Micron, ON Semiconductor in Washington for Crapo Award Recognition

WASHINGTON - In recognition of his continuing advocacy for the women and men of the state's semiconductor industry, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has been presented the Congressional Leadership Award by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Crapo received the award for his work on issues critical to the industry, such as tax reform, that strengthen and advance its ability to conduct research and development, while continuing to grow and meet changing demand. These factors are critical to comp… Continue Reading

April 02, 2018

Crapo Convenes Hearing on the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, delivered the following remarks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Semi-Annual Report to Congress. The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "Today, we will hear from CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney on the most recent Semi-Annual Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Bureau's activities since his appointment in November 2017. "On April 2nd,… Continue Reading

March 23, 2018

Crapo Announces Additional Unincorporated Town Meetings

WASHINGTON - During the March state work period, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, will host a series of town meetings around Southeast Idaho. In February, Crapo hosted meetings in Gardena, Sweet, and Ola. After holding more than 200 town meeting in all of Idaho's incorporated cities between 2014-2016, Crapo is now embarking on hosting town meetings in Idaho's unincorporated cities and communities. Details of Crapo's events follow. N… Continue Reading

March 21, 2018

Bipartisan Senate, House Efforts Secure Fire Funding Provisions in Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON - Federal agencies struggling to combat record-breaking wildfires using current budgeting guidelines will receive relief thanks to a provision in a government funding bill introduced this evening. Securing this legislative proposal is the result of bipartisan, bicameral efforts undertaken by Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson (R-Idaho-2) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5) in response to concern… Continue Reading

March 21, 2018

Crapo Supports Legislation to Strengthen Enforcement Against Facilitators of Sex Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who has served as the lead Republican sponsor of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), today reiterated his support for justice for trafficking victims and voted in favor of H.R. 1865, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), which passed in the Senate on a 97-2 vote. "Human trafficking, foreign or domestic, is an abhorrent practice that should not be tolerated," said Crapo. "Too many children and women are still being victimized by the preda… Continue Reading

March 20, 2018

Crapo Highlights Idaho's Successful Model for Aiding Victims of Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON - Highlighting how Idaho consolidates services to meet the needs of domestic violence victims, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today questioned Katharine Sullivan, Principal Director of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) about how the agency can follow Idaho's model and help states and other local agencies across the nation bring under one roof the services and support needed to assist victims of domestic violence. A member of the Senate Judiciary Committe… Continue Reading

March 14, 2018

Senate Passes Crapo’s Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act

WASHINGTON - Today, the United States Senate, under the leadership of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, passed the most significant piece of regulatory reform legislation for community financial institutions in nearly a decade. Crapo's Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) passed the Senate by a strong, bipartisan vote of 67 to 31. Before the final vote on passage, Chairman Crapo remarked that America was about to witness a "… Continue Reading

March 13, 2018

Crapo, Tester Hold Health Net Accountable for 'Poor Performance'

(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are leading a group of bipartisan Senators to demand the VA take action to hold Health Net, the contractor that helps run the Choice Program, accountable for its "frustrating and completely avoidable" customer service problems and late payments to community providers. Following years of Health Net's poor performance and empty promises to improve its customer service, the Senators wrote to VA Secretary David Shulkin to … Continue Reading

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