News Releases

December 18, 2013

Crapo Nominates 39 Idahoans to Nation's Military Academies

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has nominated 39 Idaho high school students for continuing education and service as a part of the nation's military academies.  The students' applications will now be considered by four of the U.S. service academies, where the final selections will be made.   "It is one of my highest honors every year to nominate Idahoans to be involved with the excellent education and spirit of service demonstrated by our military academies," Crapo said.  "Our service… Continue Reading


December 16, 2013

Senators Crapo, Warren, Wyden Urge DOE To Study Cost Savings Of Energy Efficiency Technology

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, today sent a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) urging the agency to study the cost-savings of energy efficiency technologies in an effort to increase public and private use of these technologies.  Senators Warren and Crapo previously introduced an amendment calling for the DOE to con… Continue Reading


December 12, 2013

Crapo Requests Renewed Effort for Release of Pastor Abedini

Washington, D.C. - Today, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, had the opportunity to hear from and question top administration officials at a hearing held to explore the interim agreement that was recently made between the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany) and Iran on its nuclear proliferation program.  The Banking Committee has jurisdiction over sanctions, which successfully worked in bringing Iran to the … Continue Reading


December 12, 2013

Crapo Leads Letter To Sebelius Requesting Premium Rates Under Obamacare

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Republican Senator Mike Crapo, a senior member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, wrote U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius today, seeking detailed information about current and projected health insurance premium rates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or Obamacare.  The letter comes in response to Crapo's recent questioning of Secretary Sebelius at a Finance Committee hearing, during which the sec… Continue Reading


December 12, 2013

Crapo Reacts to GAO Report on Dodd-Frank Regulations

Washington, D.C. - The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report determining that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in coordination with the regulatory agencies, may not be consistently determining which rules are considered "major rules" under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which was enacted to allow Congress to review major rules before they became effective.  U.S. Senator Mike Crapo, Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, says this is e… Continue Reading


December 10, 2013

Crapo Statement on Mel Watt Vote

Washington, D.C. - In a speech today on the Senate Floor, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, announced that he could not support the nomination of Representative Melvin Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), noting that the position requires an individual who is politically independent and possesses technical expertise. "…[FHFA] is an independent agency with a highly complex task impacting our entire eco… Continue Reading


December 10, 2013

Wildfire Coalition Grows In Senate

Washington, D.C. - The number of U.S. Senators calling for proactive changes in the way federal agencies are able to fight and prevent catastrophic wildfires is growing on Capitol Hill, becoming more bipartisan and regionally diverse.  Last summer, Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch joined Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) for an event at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise to push for reforms in the way agencies like the U.S. Fores… Continue Reading


November 26, 2013

Crapo, Risch Work to Ease Burdens for Farmers

Washington, D.C. - The Thanksgiving meal provides a good reminder of the hard work by America's farmers and ranchers to provide safe and affordable food.  Unfortunately, according to a bipartisan coalition of U.S. senators, the increasing amount of burdensome regulations from Washington are putting unneeded stress on these producers and processors.  Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch have joined in a bicameral letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), requesting that the FDA pr… Continue Reading


November 21, 2013

Crapo Office Travels to Cascade

Cascade - A representative of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo's office will visit Valley County on December 4, to continue a rotation of remote office hours on behalf of the Senator across the state.    Crapo's Regional Director Bryan Ricker has visited constituents in a number of southwest cities and counties this past year.  Early next month, Ricker will be in Cascade to assist Idahoans with any questions or problems related to federal agencies or with problems regarding federal programs.   … Continue Reading


November 21, 2013

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: Crapo, Bennet Introduce Amendment to Increase Resources for Wildfire Mitigation

Washington, D.C. - According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO),  every $1 in fire mitigation funding saves $5 in future losses.  To take advantage of these potential savings, U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) have filed their  Prepare, Ready, Equip, and Prevent Areas at-Risk of Emergency (PREPARE) Wildfires Act as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which the Senate is currently considering. Introduced in August, the deficit-neutral … Continue Reading


November 19, 2013

Crapo Joins Effort To Ensure Troop Readiness Maintained With A-10â??s

Washington, D.C. - As the U.S. Senate begins work on the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, for Fiscal Year 2014, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has joined Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire), Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) and Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) to introduce an amendment aimed at preventing the Air Force from prematurely retiring the A-10 Thunderbolt II.  The senators amendment would prevent the Air Force from retiring any additional A-10s until the Air Force certifies that it has a … Continue Reading


November 19, 2013

Crapo Attends White House Meeting on Iran Sanctions

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, the top Republican on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, today attended a meeting at the White House led by President Obama to discuss steps the administration is taking concerning international negotiations on Iran's nuclear program.  Leaders from the Banking Committee, which has jurisdiction over sanctions, as well as the Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, met with President Obama and chief administration negotiat… Continue Reading


November 15, 2013

Crapo Co-Sponsors Bill to Protect Private Water Rights

Washington, D.C. -The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has recently enacted policies requiring multiple use permit holders to turn over their privately-owned water rights to the federal government as a condition of their permit renewal.  Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, along with other western colleagues, are sponsoring a measure led by Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) to prevent federal agencies from requiring the transfer of privately-held water rightsto the federal government. "Recently, federal agenci… Continue Reading


November 14, 2013

Crapo Brings Idaho Health Care Stories to the Senate Floor

Washington, D.C.-Idaho Senator Mike Crapo spoke on the Senate floor today to share the experiences of Idahoans who are among over three million Americans now losing their health care coverage and facing much higher premiums due to the new standards included in Affordable Care Act.  Crapo shared the story of Jennifer, from Salmon, whose current health care coverage costs her family $375 per month, but now Jennifer has learned that her current plan is no longer available under the health care law… Continue Reading


November 13, 2013

CBO Director Confirms Tax Reform Would Have Positive Effect On The Economy

Washington, D.C. - Under questioning this morning from Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, the head of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said reforming the nation's tax code could reduce the federal debt and improve the nation's economy.  The questions to CBO Director Doug Elmendorf came during the second meeting of a joint House-Senate Budget Conference Committee which is charged with producing a report to Congress on spending reforms by December 13, 2013.  Crapo, a member of the conference committee… Continue Reading


November 08, 2013

Idaho Delegation Offices to Host Remote Hours in Arco and Mackay

Idaho Falls, ID - Field representatives from the offices of Senators Mike Crapo, Senator Jim Risch and Congressman Mike Simpson will host remote office meetings in Arco and Mackay on Thursday, November 15th. Congressional field representatives will be on hand to answer questions from individuals with specific problems with federal agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, Veterans' Affairs and the Social Security Administration.  Remote office hours also provide constituents an opportunity… Continue Reading


November 08, 2013

Crapo, Risch and 21 Other Northwestern Lawmakers: The Bonneville Power Administration Must Remain Independent

Washington, D.C. - The Idaho Congressional Delegation, including Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and Representatives Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador, along with every lawmaker representing Oregon and Washington, urged the U.S. Energy Department (DOE) to maintain an independent Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) that puts Northwest power users first, in a bipartisan letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz sent today. "Bonneville Power plays a critical role in supplying power to the Northwest… Continue Reading


November 08, 2013

Idaho Senators Call on FCC To Support Investment in Rural Telecom

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch joined their colleagues Senators Jon Tester (D-Montana) and John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) in a large, bipartisan coalition calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to do more to ensure that rural America is not disadvantaged or left behind as the commission reforms and modernizes important programs. In 2011, the FCC developed and proposed a significant modernization of the Universal Service Fund (USF), which was originally cre… Continue Reading


November 07, 2013

Crapo Co-Sponsors Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee is co-sponsoring the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act recently introduced by Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota).  "Indian tribes across the nation contribute a rich cultural heritage to society, and the Kootenai, the Coeur d'Alene, the Nez Perce, the Shoshone-Bannock and the Shoshone-Paiute peoples in Idaho are benefiting our communities," said Crapo. "The Inter… Continue Reading


November 07, 2013

Crapoâ??s Spirit of Freedom Award To Be Presented On Veterans Day

Washington, D.C. - The Spirit of Freedom Award, in its twelfth year, will be presented to sixteen Idahoans, eleven veterans and five volunteers, at four ceremonies throughout the state on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11.  Idaho Senator Mike Crapo created the award to acknowledge the contributions, patriotism, service and sacrifice of Idaho's veterans and service-oriented volunteer leaders.  Since its inception, Crapo has worked with Idaho's veteran's service organizations to present the awards… Continue Reading

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