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January 15, 2020

Crapo Celebrates U.S. Phase One Agreement with China

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) issued this statement following his attendance at a White House ceremony to sign a phase one U.S. trade agreement with China, in which the U.S. is expected to export up to an additional $200 billion in U.S. goods: "Today's Phase One trade deal with China takes a meaningful step forward in improving trade relations with one of the United States' biggest trading partners," Crapo said. "Expanded market access and increased prices for Idaho wheat, da… Continue Reading


January 10, 2020

Crapo Announces 2020 Military Academy Nominations

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) announced the nomination of 45 young Idahoans to the nation's military academies. The students' applications will receive consideration by the U.S. service academies that will make final decisions on admittance. "These students have demonstrated the best of Idaho's commitment to service and country," Crapo said. "This year's 45 nominees have indicated a desire and willingness to pursue higher education in one of these academies, and I have confid… Continue Reading


January 08, 2020

Crapo Statement on Iran Airstrikes

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) made the following statement regarding Iran's missile airstrikes against U.S.-Iraqi bases last night: "I strongly condemn Iran's continued attacks on Americans and our allies, including last night's airstrikes on U.S. troops in Iraq. I will continue to monitor the situation in Iraq and the Middle East. My prayers remain with our American military and civilian personnel abroad for their continued safety. "Iran's nefarious behavior is a threat … Continue Reading


January 07, 2020

Senate Finance Committee Advances USMCA to Full Senate

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate Finance Committee today advanced to the full Senate the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) for trilateral trade. Before voting for the USMCA, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), a senior member of the Finance Committee, gave a brief statement in support of the trade agreement, which can be viewed in full at the video below. "I have long maintained that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) needed to be re-negotiated. I had concerns with NAFTA … Continue Reading


December 30, 2019

Crapo Honors U.S. Marine Captain Anneliese Satz

BOISE -- U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) honored U.S. Marine Captain Anneliese Satz, a Boise native, with a Congressional Record Statement to mark her accomplishments, which include being the first female F-35B pilot. The statement was awarded to Satz during her holiday visit to Idaho. Full text of the Congressional Record Statement, which was submitted on September 9, 2019 is below: "I congratulate U.S. Marine Captain Anneliese Satz, of Boise, Idaho, on her many achievements, including being… Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Crapo Secures Wins for Idahoans in Legislation Heading for President's Signature

Washington, D.C. -- Today, the U.S. Senate advanced two significant measures to the President's desk to be signed into law. U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) voted in favor of both bills, H.R. 1865 and H.R. 1158, which will fully fund the government through the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. "Partisan gridlock in Washington has prevented Congress from advancing singular, regular appropriations bills, but passing a long-term funding measure instead of another short-term stopgap is a step in th… Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Crapo, Colleagues Introduce 'Lower Costs, More Cures Act' to Tackle Prescription Drug Prices

Washington, D.C. -- A recent study suggested that in 2017, 37 percent of Idaho residents stopped taking medication as prescribed due to cost. Senate health care leaders Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming), Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today introduced the Lower Costs, More Cures Act to lower prescription drug prices, bring greater transparency to the prescription drug industry and encourage American in… Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

Short Line Rail Investment Effort to be Renewed

WASHINGTON -- Ongoing efforts by U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) to encourage investment in short line railroad operations will be included in a year-end spending bill slated for approval by the Senate this week. Crapo, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, has long-championed tax incentives that encourage and support investment in short line railroads, a key for hauling goods to market in Idaho. The provision included in the appropriations bill will extend the Section 45G credit … Continue Reading


December 17, 2019

Crapo, Risch Support Defense Authorization Bill

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today supported the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report. This year's NDAA charts a consensus national defense policy that continues the restoration of military readiness; implements a National Defense Strategy to confront Russia, China and other adversaries; and cares for U.S. troops and their families. As Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and Chairman of the Sena… Continue Reading


December 17, 2019

Crapo, Cardin Bill to Protect Fish Habitat Advances in the Senate

Washington, D.C. -- A bipartisan bill that seeks to empower local and regional stakeholders in fish habitat restoration and conservation passed out of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) today. U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) introduced S. 754, the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act (NFHCA) in March. "The relationships between local and regional habitat conservation stakeholders with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is critical to ma… Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

Crapo, Risch, Wyden, Merkley Announce Two-Year Authorization for Secure Rural Schools Program in End-of-Year Funding Package

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) today announced that a two-year authorization of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program is included in the end-of-year funding package that will be considered by Congress this week. This significant win for rural communities in the Northwest and nationwide follows calls from the senators to reauthorize the lapsed program and provide financial certainty for counties containing… Continue Reading


December 13, 2019

Crapo, Toomey Introduce Measure to Lower Drug Costs for Seniors

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania) are working to lower the price some seniors pay for prescription drugs when they go to the pharmacy. "Medicare Part D is a successful program, operating on the free-market principles of choice and competition," said Senator Crapo. "Our legislation would build on that proven foundation by expanding the number of plan options and incentivizing innovative benefit designs. When we empower patients to make decisions,… Continue Reading


December 12, 2019

County Payments Bills Pass Out of Committee

WASHINGTON -- Legislation to extend and improve federal county payments programs today passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee on bipartisan votes. U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and James Risch (R-Idaho) wrote and backed bills to continue the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program by extending payments for two more years. Since enacted in 2000, SRS has provided a total of $7 billion in payments to more than 700 counties and 4,400 school di… Continue Reading


December 11, 2019

Crapo: FISA Probe Unacceptably Biased

Washington, D.C. -- As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) had the opportunity today to question Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz about his investigation into DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) conduct during the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant process as it related to the 2016 presidential election. Video footage and an outline of Senator Crapo's line of questioning can be found below.… Continue Reading


December 11, 2019

Crapo, Klobuchar Robocall Bill Clears Key Senate Committee

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota)'s legislation to help stop unwanted robocalls has gained the support of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Crapo and Klobuchar introduced S. 2204, the Data Analytics Robocall Technology (DART) Act, to require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to report to Congress on the effectiveness of call blocking programs. This legislation gives Congress a voice in protecting co… Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

Crapo: USMCA Announcement is Welcome News

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement after the announcement of a deal on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): "Today's announcement on the USMCA is welcome news. There was no question NAFTA needed to be renegotiated to give goods and services made in the United States fairer treatment among trading allies. President Trump and U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer's forceful negotiations on behalf of America's farmers and workers fulfills one… Continue Reading


December 05, 2019

Crapo, Cortez Masto Introduce New Bill to Improve Water Conservation at the Department of Energy

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) introduced the Energy and Water Research Integration Act. This bill would require the Department of Energy (DOE) to consider water conservation during energy research projects and focus federal research and development on creating technologies to decrease water consumption in energy production. "This legislation would encourage research into energy technologies that would improve and maximize the use o… Continue Reading


December 03, 2019

ICYMI: Crapo Discusses Nuclear Energy With Bret Kugelmass on the Titans of Nuclear Podcast

Washington, D.C. -- In November, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) joined Bret Kugelmass of the Titans of Nuclear Podcast to discuss the benefits of nuclear energy. Titans of Nuclear released the podcast on Monday, December 2, 2019. The full interview is below. Kugelmass opened the interview inquiring about Senator Crapo sharing a hometown with the Idaho National Lab (INL) and asked if growing up around a nuclear energy hub had impacted his career in politics. As Crapo put it, he has been c… Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Energy Committee Holds Hearing on Crapo, Wyden, Risch Secure Rural Schools Legislation

Washington, D.C. -- The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing today to examine federal payments to local governments provided through the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) and Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) programs. The Committee considered several pieces of legislation related to rural county payments, including U.S. Senator Mike Crapo's (R-Idaho) legislation, S. 430. The Committee also considered U.S. Senator Ron Wyden's (D-Oregon) legislation, S. 1643, of which Crapo ha… Continue Reading


November 20, 2019

Energy Committee to Consider Crapo, Wyden, Risch Secure Rural Schools Legislation

Washington, D.C. -- The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing Thursday, November 21, 2019, to discuss legislation that provides federal payments to local governments through the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) and Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) programs. The Committee will consider several pieces of legislation related to rural county payments, including U.S. Senator Mike Crapo's (R-Idaho) legislation, S. 430, and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden's (D-Oregon) legislation, S. 16… Continue Reading

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