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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

June 09, 2021

Crapo, Risch Introduce Bill to Save Keystone Jobs

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) joined Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and 9 additional Senate Republican colleagues in introducing the Defending Keystone Jobs Act, which would require the Department of Labor to submit a report to Congress on the number of jobs lost as a direct or indirect result of the Biden Administration's move to cancel construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Cancelation of Keystone construction stands in contrast with the Administration's decision to waive sancti… Continue Reading

June 09, 2021

Crapo, Brady to IRS: Breach of Taxpayer Data Cannot Be Tolerated

Washington, D.C.--Following an egregious and illegal breach of taxpayer privacy, stemming from the apparent leak of confidential taxpayer information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to the media outlet ProPublica, U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and U.S. House Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-Texas) are demanding answers. In a letter to Commissioner Charles Rettig, the members warn that with the Biden Administration's proposal to expand … Continue Reading

June 08, 2021

Crapo, Risch on Final Passage of China Legislation

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statements on the Senate's final passage of the United States Innovation and Competition Act (S.1260): "This bipartisan, Senate-wide effort ensures the United States is positioned to compete on a fair playing field globally, especially with China," said Crapo. "As Ranking Member of the Fin… Continue Reading

June 08, 2021

Crapo Concerned with New Proposed IRS Big Data Collection

Washington, D.C.--During a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing to consider the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Fiscal Year 2022 budget, Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) expressed concerns with a recent data leak of personal tax records at the IRS, and reiterated his longstanding concerns with big data collection and new proposals to provide IRS with near universal access to reporting of Americans' financial account information. Key Excerpts: "We are seeing information today that appear… Continue Reading

June 08, 2021

Crapo Renews Request for Detailed “Tax Gap” Information

Washington, D.C.--At a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing with Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Commissioner Rettig, Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) reiterated his request for detailed information on the IRS's recent "tax gap" estimates. "When you testified earlier before the committee, you estimated that the tax gap could be as high as $1 trillion dollars. . . You mentioned that some of the reasons for the increase in the tax gap estimate from ten years ago were inflation, cryptocurrenc… Continue Reading

May 27, 2021

Crapo, Bennet Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Medicare Beneficiaries Receive Coverage for Cancer Detection Technologies

Washington, D.C.-- U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Michael Bennet (D-Colorado), member of the Committee, reintroduced S. 1873 the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act, which would provide Medicare coverage for screening tests to save lives and costs to the health care system. The bipartisan legislation would ensure Medicare beneficiaries have coverage for innovative tests that can detect multiple types of cancer bef… Continue Reading

May 27, 2021

ICYMI: Getting America Back to Work

To say the April jobs report was disappointing is an understatement. Economists predicted the U.S. economy would add nearly 1 million new jobs, yet only one quarter of those jobs materialized--just 266,000. What happened? Our nation is on the mend; the economy is recovering; millions are being vaccinated; and many businesses are reopening. However, some businesses have said that enhanced unemployment benefits are outcompeting small businesses in the fight for a willing and able workforce. T… Continue Reading

May 26, 2021

Crapo: Energy tax reform cannot come at the expense of good-paying American jobs

Washington, D.C.-At a U.S. Senate Finance Committee executive session to consider "The Clean Energy for America Act," Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), said he is willing to work on modifying energy tax provisions in the tax code, but not at the expense of millions of good-paying American jobs. Key Excerpts: "There is bipartisan agreement that Congress should not continue to pick energy tax winners and losers through the annual tax extenders process. . . [but] most, if not all, of the mem… Continue Reading

May 25, 2021

Crapo Urges Colleagues to Vote to Prevent China and Russia from Gaining Access to American Intellectual Property

Washington, D.C.-- U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), spoke on the Senate Floor today urging the Senate to adopt his World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) amendment to the U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness Act. Introduced last week, the amendment would guarantee the Administration a congressional vote on its waiver proposal, provided it (1) consults with Congress; (2) actually facilit… Continue Reading

May 25, 2021

Crapo Condemns Violence Against Jews, Anti-Israel Rhetoric

Washington, D.C.--Following a recent increase in attacks against Jewish people in the United States, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) joined Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) and 13 additional co-sponsors in introducing a resolution condemning hatred and violence against Jews, denouncing anti-Israel rhetoric and reaffirming that Jews must be treated with dignity and respect. "We have seen a sharp increase in attacks against Jewish people, both in America and around the world," Crapo said. "Th… Continue Reading

May 20, 2021

Crapo, Cardin, King, Cramer Want CBO to Better Track Health Savings

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ben Cardin (D-Maryland.), Angus King (I-Maine) and Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) have reintroduced S. 1685, the Preventive Health Savings Act, which would direct the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to more accurately reflect the cost-savings of preventive health care. The bipartisan legislation also would allow congressional leaders of relevant committees to request an analysis of preventive measures extending beyond the existing 10-year w… Continue Reading

May 19, 2021

Crapo: Making Permanent Changes Based on Lessons Learned is a Top Priority

Washington, D.C.--During his opening statement at a Senate Finance Committee hearing entitled, "Health Care Flexibilities: Perspectives, Experiences and Lessons Learned," Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) expressed support for making permanent changes to health care delivery based on lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been an uptick of telehealth in Idaho and across the country, and information on the impact of expanded telehealth on access, quality of care and cost will… Continue Reading

May 14, 2021

Crapo Honors Fallen Bonneville Deputy Wyatt Maser on Senate Floor

Washington, D.C.--During National Police Week, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) paid tribute to the life, service and legacy of Wyatt Christopher Maser, a Bonneville County Sheriff's Deputy who died in the line of duty on May 18, 2020. In his speech on the Senate Floor, Senator Crapo highlighted Deputy Maser's service in the U.S. Air Force and Bonneville Sheriff's Department, his love for his wife, Paige, and their daughter, Morgan, and that his memory will not be forgotten. Video of Senato… Continue Reading

May 13, 2021

Crapo, Risch, Rubio, Senate Republicans Urge POTUS to Stand with Israel and Not Provide Sanctions Relief to Iran

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), former Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and 41 Republican colleagues urged President Joe Biden to stand with close United States ally, Israel. As Israel is under attack from Iranian-backed terrorists, the Biden Administration is negotiating and potentially offering sanctions relief to Iran, the world's leading state sponsor … Continue Reading

May 12, 2021

Crapo: To Strengthen Economy, We Must Fully Reopen and Execute An Ambitious Trade Policy

Washington, D.C.--During his opening statement at a Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the Administration's Trade Agenda, Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) highlighted significant progress made in ending the COVID-19 pandemic, but expressed disappointment with progress on strengthening the economy. In order to boost economic activity, Crapo said we need an ambitious trade policy focused on enforcement, negotiation of new rules, increased market access and opportunities, and consultation with… Continue Reading

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