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July 08, 2021

Crapo, Brady: Global Tax Negotiations Must Protect American Workers and Businesses

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 U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, ahead of a meeting of finance ministers from the G-20, outlining concerns with the high-level agreement reached at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). From the letter: "There has been consistent bipartisan, bicameral support in Congress for the OECD as the appropri… Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Crapo Requests Updated Debt Limit Information from Treasury

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, requested updated information from U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Yellen regarding the state of federal finances. Crapo notes in the letter that "as we near the end of the debt-limit suspension, it is useful to have updated information on the state of the Nation's finances, including projections regarding cash balances and extraordinary measures," and asks Secretary Yellen to respond to the following ques… Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Crapo, Stabenow Lead Bipartisan Bill to Help Address Shortfall of Veterinarians in Rural Areas

U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Finance Committee member Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to address the shortfall of veterinarians in rural areas. The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Enhancement Act would help meet the growing demand for veterinarians nationwide by eliminating taxes on programs that encourage veterinarians to practice in underserved areas. "Qualified veterinarians in agricultural commu… Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Crapo, Risch Celebrate National Dairy Month

Washington, D.C.--The U.S. Senate unanimously adopted a Senate Resolution (S.Res.268) introduced by U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch (both R-Idaho) and 14 additional Senate colleagues designating June 2021 as National Dairy Month. The Resolution recognizes the role dairy plays in a healthy diet and the exceptional work of dairy producers as stewards of the land and livestock. "Idaho is one of the leading dairy producing states in America, contributing to healthier communities and a str… Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Crapo, Warner Reintroduce Bipartisan PAST Act to Prevent Horse Soring

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) have again reintroduced the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act to protect horses from the abusive show practices. Soring is a process by which horse trainers intentionally apply substances or devices to horses' limbs to make each step painful and force an exaggerated high-stepping gait rewarded in show rings. Although federal law prohibits soring, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Inspector General (IG) … Continue Reading


June 22, 2021

Crapo, Burr Reintroduce Legislation to Tackle Prescription Drug Prices, Encourage New Treatments

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, reintroduced the Lower Costs, More Cures Act (LCMCA) to lower prescription drug prices, bring greater transparency to the prescription drug industry, and encourage American ingenuity in the development of new treatments and cures. Original co-sponsors of the legislation include Senators … Continue Reading


June 21, 2021

Crapo Requests Review of IRS Data Security

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, has requested a review by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) data security practices, procedures and methods. The request follows the unauthorized disclosure of individuals' confidential tax returns to the media outlet, ProPublica. From the letter: "The size and scope of the apparent disclosure to ProPublica of confidential taxpayer information from a government … Continue Reading


June 17, 2021

Crapo, Wyden Introduce Bill To Boost Domestic Manufacturing Of Semiconductors

Washington, D.C.--Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) today introduced legislation to strengthen U.S. semiconductor supply chains by incentivizing domestic manufacturing of this critical technology. The Facilitating American-Built Semiconductors (FABS) Act is cosponsored by Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Mark Warner (D-Virginia), Steve Daines (R-Montana) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan). The share of global semiconductor pro… Continue Reading


June 16, 2021

What They Are Saying: Hearing Protection Act

Washington, D.C.--Senator Crapo and 14 Senate Republicans reintroduced the Hearing Protection Act, S. 2050, which would provide recreational gun users better access to hearing protection equipment by reclassifying suppressors to regulate them like regular firearms. Suppressors reduce the noise of a gunshot by an average of 20-35 dB, roughly the same as earplugs or earmuffs. Co-sponsors include Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), Jerry Moran (R-Kans… Continue Reading


June 16, 2021

Crapo Concerned with Proposals to Expand IRS Data Collection

Washington, D.C.--At a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing on the President's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget with U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Ranking Member Mike Crapo said he is concerned with proposals to expand Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reporting requirements, particularly in light of a recent IRS data leak of private taxpayer information. To view excerpts of Senator Crapo's remarks, click HERE or the image above. Key excerpts: [The Administration's budget] pr… Continue Reading


June 16, 2021

Crapo Statement at Hearing on the President’s Budget

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, delivered the following remarks at a hearing on the President's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget with U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. The text of Ranking Member Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "Thank you Mr. Chairman, and thank you, Secretary Yellen, for joining us today. "Today, we will discuss the President's Fiscal Year 2022 budget and proposals for Treasury and its agencies. "The… Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

Crapo, Colleagues Reintroduce Hearing Protection Act

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) led a group of 14 additional Senate colleagues in reintroducing the Hearing Protection Act (HPA). The HPA, S. 2050, would reclassify suppressors to regulate them like a regular firearm. The measure would benefit Idaho's recreational gun users and provide them better access to hearing protection equipment. Original co-sponsors of the legislation include Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), Jerry Mo… Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

Crapo Statement at Hearing on Mental Health Care in America

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, delivered the following remarks at a hearing entitled, "Mental Health Care in America: Addressing Root Causes and Identifying Policy Solutions." The text of Ranking Member Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Ensuring access to high-quality mental health services has been-and must continue to be-a priority. "Far too often, individuals with mental health, addiction or substanc… Continue Reading


June 14, 2021

Crapo, Risch, Young, Rubio: Houthis Must Be Held Accountable for Atrocities in Yemen

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 Senators Todd Young (R-Indiana) and Marco Rubio (R-Florida)in sending a letter to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Linda Thomas-Greenfield asking her to bring much-needed international attention to the violent human rights abuses and mass indoctrination of the Yemeni people by the Iranian-backed Houthis. "We write to express serious co… Continue Reading


June 14, 2021

Crapo Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Prohibit Physical Desecration of the American Flag

Washington, D.C.--On Flag Day 2021, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) joined Senators Steve Daines (R-Montana), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia) and Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) in introducing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the physical desecration of the American flag. "The American flag is one of the most visible and enduring symbols of our nation's great history, our struggle for independence and the continued belief in liberty and justice for … Continue Reading


June 14, 2021

Senate Republicans to Biden DOJ: “Do Your Jobs” on IRS Leaks

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding a prompt investigation and prosecution of the latest IRS leak of confidential taxpayer information. The following are excerpts from the letter: […] "Paying one's taxes i… Continue Reading


June 14, 2021

Crapo and Toomey Call on Commerce Dept. to Release Series of Reports Justifying Use of National Security Tariffs

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, and Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, are calling on Commerce Department Secretary Gina Raimondo to release a series of reports that make recommendations on the imposition of Section 232 'national security tariffs' on various products. In a letter to Secretary Raimondo, Senators Crapo and Toomey request the release of the five relevant report… Continue Reading


June 11, 2021

Finance Committee Republicans Demand Investigation into Massive, Illegal IRS Data Leak

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Republicans are demanding an investigation into the apparent massive leak of more than 15 years of legally protected, personal taxpayer information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to the media outlet ProPublica. In a letter to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the senators note the nature of the information suggests it came directly from the IRS, constituting a serious breach of privacy and criminal violation of tax law. They a… Continue Reading


June 11, 2021

Crapo, Risch, Johnson, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Place Constitutional Check on Iran Deal

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) joined Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and 20 additional Republican colleagues in introducing the Iran Nuclear Treaty Act. The bill would give the American people a proper constitutional check by requiring that the president submit to Congress any renewed nuclear deal with Iran as a treaty. The Iran Nuclear Treaty Act would strengthen the role Congress plays by ensuring the advice and consent of the Senate is taken into… Continue Reading


June 10, 2021

Crapo Announces Summer Interns

Washington, D.C.--Four interns have joined U.S. Senator Mike Crapo's (R-Idaho) Washington, D.C., Pocatello and Boise offices for the summer term. "Each of the interns joining my office for this term have demonstrated an interest in public service and will gain first-hand experience of the federal legislative process," said Crapo. "As Congress considers vital pieces of legislation, their work will greatly assist in my service to Idahoans. Each brings a fresh perspective to our offices, and I … Continue Reading

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