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November 14, 2014

McConnell Selects Crapo to LeadCommittee on Committees

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has selected Idaho Senator Mike Crapo to chair the Senate Republicans' Committee on Committees, the panel responsible for committee assignments during the 114 th Congress. The assignment marks the sixth consecutive congressional two-year term that Senate leadership has asked Crapo to chair negotiations among his Republican peers in the Senate.   "Mike is a trusted advisor and has the respect of his colleagues," McConnell said… Continue Reading


November 11, 2014

Crapo Shares Results of Veterans Survey

Washington, D.C.-Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today released the results of his Fall 2014 Veterans Survey-an endeavor undertaken to gather information about Idahoans' experiences with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More than 1,000 Idahoans from the veterans community provided feedback and participated in the survey. Following the Senate's passage of bipartisan VA reform legislation this summer, Crapo met with hundreds of veterans and veterans' advocacy groups throughout the state, a… Continue Reading


November 07, 2014

Crapo's Spirit Of Freedom Award to Be Presented On Veterans Day

Washington, D.C.-Idaho Senator Mike Crapo's Spirit of Freedom Award will be presented to twenty Idahoans this year-thirteen veterans and seven volunteers-at three ceremonies throughout the state on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11. The award, which was created by Crapo twelve years ago, provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding service to our nation of area veterans and the many Idahoans who dedicate extensive timesupporting those who have served our country.  Each year, Crapo has w… Continue Reading


November 07, 2014

Crapo Statement on Loss of Two Idaho Guard Pilots

Washington, D.C. -Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement regarding the Apache helicopter crash that claimed the lives of two Idaho Army National Guard pilots late Thursday evening: "I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our Idaho National Guardsmen. My thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends and the entire Idaho National Guard community during this difficult time.  This tragic event serves as a poignant reminder of the dedicated service and ongoing sacri… Continue Reading


November 05, 2014

Crapo on INL Director's Departure

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement after Admiral Grossenbacher announced that after a decade of dedicated service he will step down from his role as Director of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and President of Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC: "We owe Admiral Grossenbacher a debt of gratitude for his leadership in driving the mission of the Idaho National Laboratory and for the foundation he paved for nuclear research in Idaho," said Crapo.  "I am thankf… Continue Reading


November 05, 2014

Crapo Calls on Senate Leadership to Halt Forthcoming Executive Action on Immigration

Washington, D.C. -Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, along with Senators Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today to immediately consider legislation to block the President's foreseeable attempt to circumvent Congress to implement sweeping immigration reforms through the use of Executive Order. Following the President's controversial September pledge to unilaterally act on immigration after the conclusion of the midterm elections, many have spec… Continue Reading


October 23, 2014

Crapo Named â??Friend of the Farm Bureauâ??

BOISE -The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) presented U.S. Senator Mike Crapo with the 'Friend of the Farm Bureau' award today in Boise for his efforts in the 113 th Congress.  Crapo, a member of the Senate Finance and Environment and Public Works Committees with jurisdiction over agricultural related tax and environmental policies, accepted a plaque from IFBF President Frank Priestley, detailing the bureau's appreciation for the Senator's leadership on agricultural issues and his contribu… Continue Reading


October 21, 2014

Crapo Sets Public Meetings in Silver Valley, Benewah County

Kellogg - Idaho's Silver Valley and Benewah County will be the next stops in Idaho Senator Mike Crapo's schedule of town meetings across Idaho.  Crapo will hold formal town meetings and meet with county officials in Pinehurst, Kellogg, Wallace, Mullan, St. Maries and Plummer next week. He will also host meet and greet open houses in Osburn and Harrison.   The Silver Valley schedule will follow Crapo's stops this week in southwest Idaho.  He will visit Kuna, Boise, Caldwell, Wilder, Melba, Namp… Continue Reading


October 06, 2014

Republican Senators Demand Answers on DOJâ??s â??Operation Choke Pointâ??

Washington, D.C. - Today, Republican Senators on the Senate Banking Committee sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) demanding answers regarding a DOJ-led effort that is negatively impacting law-abiding and legitimate businesses by choking them off from the banking sector, known as Operation Choke Point.  The letter, led by Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), raises concerns that the operation is inappropriately targeting certain business models and is politicizing the payment system … Continue Reading


October 02, 2014

Crapo Sets Town Hall Meetings for Southwest Idaho

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is expanding his schedule of town meetings across Idaho later this month in southwest Idaho.  The new schedule will have Crapo meeting directly with Idahoans in meetings stretching from Crouch to Wilder and across southwest Idaho's Treasure Valley region.   "My plan is to listen to Idahoans at as many town meetings and rural locations as possible when the Senate is not in session," Crapo said.  "We are beginning our schedule in the Idaho Panhandle and moving to… Continue Reading


September 29, 2014

Crapo To Hold Town Hall Meetings in Idaho Panhandle During October

Coeur d'Alene - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announces he will hold a series of seven town hall meetings across the Idaho Panhandle in early October.  Crapo said his goal is to hear directly from Idahoans on a wide range of federal issues that impact Idaho citizens and local communities.   Crapo noted his larger plan is to visit more Idaho towns as his travel in the state permits.  He plans on a series of town hall meeting dates in southwest Idaho later in October.  Those dates and locations have … Continue Reading


September 23, 2014

Crapo's Land Settlement Act Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - Legislation authored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo to settle local land disputes in southeastern Idaho was passed out of the U.S. Senate by unanimous vote before adjournment for the October work period.  S. 2040, the Blackfoot River Land Settlement Act, seeks to clear up issues related to the ownership of land and water rights dating back to the 1960s when federal flood control projects were undertaken along the Blackfoot River.   "Thebipartisan action taken by the Senate bring… Continue Reading


September 22, 2014

GAO Confirms CFPB Massive Data Collection

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the results of a comprehensive study confirming that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is collecting financial data on up to 600 million consumer credit card accounts, and that the Bureau's privacy and security controls for data collection should be enhanced to reduce the risk of improper collection, use, or release of consumer financial data.   The report, requested by U.S. Banking Committee Ranking Mem… Continue Reading


September 18, 2014

Crapo, Risch Vote Against Continuing Resolution Spending Bill

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch issued the following statements today after voting against final passage of H.J.Res.124, the Continuing Appropriations Resolution for Fiscal Year 2015: "For far too long, Congress has neglected the critical budgetand appropriations process, becoming almost solely reliant on irresponsible stop-gap measures," said Crapo.  "With our national debt exceeding $17 trillion, Congress can no longer shirk its responsibility to make the hard dec… Continue Reading


September 18, 2014

Crapo, Risch Both Named 'Taxpayers' Friend'

Washington, D.C.  - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch have earned the rating "Taxpayers' Friend" from the National Taxpayers Union, a nonprofit and nonpartisan citizen group dedicated to lower taxes, limited government and economic freedom.  The group issues annual ratings for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and individual members of both chambers.   Both Crapo and Risch earned an "A" rating, as did Idaho overall.  Other Senate delegations receiving "A" ratings included Ok… Continue Reading


September 18, 2014

Crapo, Risch Vote against Obama Proposal to Aid Syrian Rebels

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch today voted against President Obama's proposal to provide aid that would arm so-called Syrian "moderate rebels" to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This proposal was included as part of the continuing resolution that would fund the government through December 11, 2014. "ISIS poses a very real threat to the United States and our national security," said Crapo.  "The President's announced action leaves many questions fo… Continue Reading


September 17, 2014

Crapo Welcomes Fall 2014 Interns to Washington, Boise Offices

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo welcomes six new interns in his Boise regional office and his Capitol office in Washington, D.C.  These Idaho students will gain firsthand knowledge about the legislative process and the federal government while exploring possible career options.  Interns provide critical assistance to the Senator and his staff in serving the people of Idaho by conducting legislative research, providing administrative support, helping in communications operations, attending congressional… Continue Reading


September 16, 2014

Crapo Spring Internships Available

Washington, D.C.-The deadline is rapidly approaching for Idaho's students to apply for internship opportunities in U.S. Senator Mike Crapo's Washington, D.C., office, or one of his six regional offices throughout Idaho.  Students have until October 15, to submit an application to be considered for an internship position for the upcoming spring semester. "As a former Capitol Hill intern, I recognize the invaluable role internships play in professional development," said Crapo.  "This opportuni… Continue Reading


September 15, 2014

Crapo To Host Statewide Tele-Townhall Meeting

Washington, D.C.- Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will host his third tele-townhall meeting of 2014 and is encouraging Idahoans to participate.  Crapo will take questions from Idahoans on a variety of topics currently being debated in Congress, including new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency efforts to increase federal control over state waters, the economy and the President's Middle East strategy to defeat ISIS during the hour-long call.  The teleforum will take place on Wednesday, September 17, … Continue Reading


September 11, 2014

Crapo On ISIS Threat, 9-11 Anniversary

Washington, D.C.  - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement today regarding President Obama's new Middle East strategy to defeat ISIS, noting the continued threat which struck the U.S. on September 11, 2001: "Having repeatedly overlooked the warnings and advice of senior officials and military leaders, President Obama has now signaled that he concedes the dangers posed by ISIS.  Going forward, Idahoans and Americans expect a strategy to protect our national security interests, i… Continue Reading

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