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May 03, 2017

Crapo, Risch Earn Top Award for Conservative Votes in the Senate

In recognition of their votes to advance conservative principles of government, Idaho Senators Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee and Jim Risch, Chairman of the Senate Small Business Committee, have received top marks from the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF). Both Senators Crapo and Risch received a score of 92 from the conservative group for their votes on specific legislation and have been awarded the Conservative Excellence Award… Continue Reading

April 30, 2017

Crapo Co-Sponsors Resolution Honoring Children, Culture

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has joined nine of his Senate colleagues in sponsoring a resolution commemorating the observance of El Día de los Niños," or the Day of the Children. The bipartisan Senate resolution officially designates April 30th as a day to celebrate our children and their achievements, and encouraging them to keep learning about other peoples and cultures while reaching for their dreams. The resolution, adopted by the full Senate, calls upon everyon… Continue Reading

April 07, 2017

Crapo Votes to Confirm Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today voted to confirm Tenth Circuit Appellate Judge Neil Gorsuch as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate on a vote of 54-45. Following the confirmation, Crapo offered this statement: "I wholeheartedly support Judge Gorsuch for confirmation to the Supreme Court. He understands and is focused on the principle that a judge is a servant of the law, responsib… Continue Reading

April 07, 2017

Crapo Comments on U.S. Missile Strike in Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued this statement regarding the U.S.-launched missile strikes in Syria yesterday evening: "The brutality of the Syrian regime seems to know no bounds. I support the President's decisive actions to prevent further use of chemical weapons against innocent women, men, and children and from allowing those from falling into the hands of terrorists. I send my gratitude to the men and women of America's armed forces fighting our enemies abroad. Let u… Continue Reading

April 04, 2017

Veterans Choice Program Extended by Senate Through January 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Legislation cosponsored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo to continue providing Idaho veterans with options to access their earned care benefits unanimously passed the United States Senate on Monday evening. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas), will extend the Veterans Choice Program through January 2018 until Congress can pass a longer term fix. In 2014, the Senate passed the original Veterans Choice Program, or Ch… Continue Reading

April 03, 2017

Crapo Notes History Does Not Support Filibuster of Supreme Court Nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Speaking today before a vote of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo noted that history does not support the filibuster of Supreme Court nominations. Deviating from that history, Crapo noted, would be a departure from longstanding Senate practice. On filibustering the nomination, Crapo noted, "Voting no is different from filibustering. The argument is being made tha… Continue Reading

March 29, 2017

Crapo: Neil Gorsuch is the American ideal of a jurist

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Neil Gorsuch is judge who understands that his duty is to follow the Constitution and deliver justice to all Americans. That is conclusion of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who spoke at length this afternoon from the floor of the United States Senate praising the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, who has been nominated to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. "In Judge Gorsuch, we have a nominee who lives the American ideal of a modest jurist," said Cr… Continue Reading

March 28, 2017

Boise, Idaho Falls Academy Information Meetings Coming Up

The Idaho Congressional Delegation is hosting two more meetings beginning this weekend to answer questions about the application process for students who are seeking a nomination to our service academies. Each Service Academy Day session offers students, parents, and counselors the opportunity to meet with representatives from the service academies and provides an opportunity for questions. Staff from Idaho's four Congressional delegation offices will be on hand to answer questions about the … Continue Reading

March 28, 2017

Crapo Convenes Hearing on Fostering Economic Growth

Senator Crapo, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, today convened a full committee hearing on "Fostering Economic Growth: The Role of Financial Companies." The text of Crapo's opening statement follows: "A strong and vibrant economy is important for American consumers, businesses, and the stability of the financial sector. "Financial companies of all sizes and forms provide critical services to businesses and consumers, helping businesses ma… Continue Reading

March 27, 2017

Simpson, Labrador, Joined by Crapo Introduce Agreement on Gateway West Transmission Line

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador have introduced legislation to address the routing of the Gateway West Transmission Line, through the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA). The project - jointly proposed by Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power - will construct and operate 1,000 miles of high voltage transmission line across Wyoming and Idaho and creates more than 1,200 jobs and represents $3.5 billion in economic investment. The legislati… Continue Reading

March 24, 2017

Crapo Honors Fallen Idaho Airman, Staff Sgt. Alex Morrow

Senator Crapo today honored the life and service of fallen Mountain Home Air Force Base Gunfighter, Staff Sergeant Alexandria "Alex" Mae Morrow. "Staff Sgt. Morrow was well respected by her fellow airmen, and was recognized frequently for her kindness and strong commitment to service," said Crapo. "The memory of her legacy will carry with it the honor she and so many other brave Americans have earned in defending our freedoms at home and abroad. I offer my deepest condolences to her family, fr… Continue Reading

March 23, 2017

Risch, Crapo Introduce Legislation to Prevent Labor Union Slowdowns

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-ID), David Perdue (R-GA), and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced the Prevent Labor Union Slowdowns Act (PLUS), legislation that would protect local businesses and ensure they can continue importing and exporting goods during maritime labor union disputes. As a recent contract negotiation tactic, maritime labor unions have been involved in "slowing down" instead of striking, which causes substantial financial loss to local businesses that are attempt… Continue Reading

March 20, 2017

Crapo, Brown Request Proposals to Foster Economic Growth

Today, United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Chairman Mike Crapo and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced a process for soliciting legislative proposals to increase economic growth. "Ranking Member Brown and I have designed an orderly process for consideration of proposals that will help consumers, market participants, and financial companies responsibly participate in the economy in a more effective and efficient manner," said Chairman Crapo. "We we… Continue Reading

March 20, 2017

Crapo: Gorsuch will be a servant of the law, not a maker of it

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee today described Judge Neil Gorsuch as a someone who believes that the role of a judge is to be a servant of the law and not to legislate or create laws from the judicial bench. Crapo delivered his statement today during the opening session of Judge Gorsuch's confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Judge Gorsuch will fill the seat left vacant by the late Antonin Scalia. "I've … Continue Reading

March 15, 2017

Crapo Convenes Hearing on Russia Sanctions

Idaho 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 on "Assessing U.S. Sanctions on Russia: Next Steps." The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "This hearing will come to order. "Today, we will examine the existing Russian sanctions architecture in terms of its effectiveness and economic impact and assess what corrective action, if any… Continue Reading

March 14, 2017

Crapo Convenes Hearing on the Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program

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 on "Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, Part I." The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "This hearing will come to order. "We are joined by Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator of Insurance and Mitigation at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, who returns … Continue Reading

March 03, 2017

Crapo Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Introduce Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act

Today, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo joined Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), and Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) in introducing S. 512, the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA). S. 512 will promote innovation in the nuclear sector by enabling processes for licensing new reactors. This legislation will mode… Continue Reading

March 02, 2017

Crapo, Stabenow Lead Bipartisan Bill Addressing Shortfall of Veterinarians in Rural Areas

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow are leading a bipartisan effort to end the shortfall of veterinarians in rural areas by reintroducing the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act (VMLRPEA). This bipartisan bill would help meet the growing demand for veterinarians nationwide by eliminating taxes on programs that encourage veterinarians to practice in underserved areas. Veterinarians are a critical part of ensuring our access to a safe and high-qual… Continue Reading

February 28, 2017

Crapo: President's Address to Congress Presents Optimistic Agenda for America

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee tonight commented on President Trump's address to Congress: "Tonight, President Trump posed the question of where we want our nation to be as we approach our 250th year. As that milestone awaits, the President offered an agenda rooted in personal liberty and economic freedom. Many of the President's proposals echo the concerns and questions I heard during my more than 200 town meetings across Idah… Continue Reading

February 28, 2017

Crapo Supports President Trump’s ‘Waters of the United States’ Executive Order

WASHINGTON - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo applauded an Executive Order signed today by President Trump directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal departments to review the Obama administration's 'Waters of the United States' rule, or WOTUS. Under the President's order, agencies will review the rule to make sure it complies with new guidelines from the administration aimed at minimizing regulatory uncertainty. "The proposed 'Waters of the United States' rule is a textbook… Continue Reading

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