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August 08, 2016

Crapo to Speak at Energy Summit, Present Spirit of Idaho Award

Idaho Falls - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will participate in the Intermountain Energy Summit Tuesday in Idaho Falls, where he will discuss nuclear energy research and innovation proposals he has introduced in the Senate during a morning panel discussion.   During visits in Twin Falls, Crapo will present his Spirit of Idaho Award to Madison Miller, a student of Xavier High School.  For her senior project, Madison organized the first-ever Homeless Stand-down in Twin Falls which took place on March… Continue Reading

August 05, 2016

Crapo Recognizes Summer Interns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo recognized the service of his summer interns in his Boise, Twin Falls and Washington, D.C., offices.  The interns have had the opportunity to work on legislative issues before the federal government, while also assisting with constituent services and the Senator's communications team. "As an intern in the U.S. Senate, each individual has gained hands-on experience working in the legislative branch, with the unique opportunity to see how the needs and … Continue Reading

August 01, 2016

Crapo Announces Additional Town Meetings

Washington - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is continuing his town meeting schedule during the August state work period.  Crapo has opened many of his town meetings with a discussion about the federal government's debt, which has surpassed $19 trillion, and he will field questions from Idahoans in attendance. He will also discuss initiatives to help Idaho veterans with health care and other service issues.                 Crapo's schedule includes the following town meetings: … Continue Reading

August 01, 2016

Crapo Plans Veterans Events, Town Meeting, Fire Discussion in North Idaho

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will continue his outreach to veterans with visits to service groups in Post Falls and Lewiston this week.  Crapo will also continue his town meeting schedule with a stop in Ferdinand, and discuss fire planning in Orofino. On Tuesday, Crapo will posthumously honor the service of Marilyn Jean Campbell, a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II.  Campbell entered the Navy in October of 1943 and served at Pearl Harbor before being honorably discharg… Continue Reading

July 26, 2016

Crapo Announces New Town Meetings

Idaho Falls - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is continuing his town meeting schedule during the July and August state work period.  Starting this week, Crapo will kick off his series of meetings in Eastern and Northern Idaho. Crapo has opened many of his town meetings with a discussion about the federal government's debt, which has surpassed $19 trillion, and he will field questions from Idahoans in attendance. He will also discuss initiatives to help Idaho veterans with health care and other service… Continue Reading

July 14, 2016

Crapo, Risch Praise Senate Judiciary Committee's Unanimous Vote for Judge Nye

Washington, DC - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch this morning applauded the Senate Judiciary Committee for voting unanimously to advance the nomination of David C. Nye, Idaho's Sixth District Judge from Pocatello, to be Idaho's next U.S. District Judge.  Nye's nomination will now be reported to the floor for full Senate for consideration, the final step in his confirmation process. "I thank my colleagues on the Judiciary Committee for taking up Judge Nye's nomination quickly and for una… Continue Reading

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

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