News Releases

February 18, 2013

Crapo Statement on the Retirement Announcement of Senator Mike Johanns

(Boise)   Idaho Senator Mike Crapo released the following statement after Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns announced that he will retire in January of 2015:   "Mike has made a major focus of his service in the Senate helping us craft a solution to our national debt crisis. Through our work in the bipartisan Gang of Eight, Mike showed real leadership in working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle in an effort to craft a plan to cut spending, reform the tax code and start getting the de… Continue Reading


February 14, 2013

Crapo Statement at Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Hearing on Wall Street Reform

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, today delivered the following remarks during a Banking Committee hearing on Wall Street Reform and Oversight:              Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  You and I have had a personal friendship and good working relationship over the years, and I look forward to building on that as Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee.               One of my objectives and hopes wou… Continue Reading


February 12, 2013

Crapo, Leahy Hail Senate Passage of Bipartisan VAWA Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) hailed Senate passage Tuesday of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), a bipartisan bill cosponsored by a total of 62 Senators which won 78 votes on the Senate floor.  The measure now goes to the House for consideration.  "For nearly two decades, this legislation has served as the centerpiece of our nation's commitment to end domestic, dating and sexual violence," Crapo said.  "This Act will… Continue Reading


February 12, 2013

Crapo: Next Four Years Must Focus on Jobs, Economic Recovery

Washington, D.C. - Fiscal reform and economic growth should top the list of priorities for the President and Congress over the next four years, said Idaho Senator Mike Crapo following tonight's State of the Union Address.  Crapo, Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee and member of the Senate Budget and Finance Committees, says that the debt crisis is the most pressing issue facing our nation today, and in the midst of this crisis, the President and Congress have the opportunity to refor… Continue Reading


February 08, 2013

Crapo Announces Ranking Members for Banking Subcommittees for 113th Congress

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) announced the following Republican Ranking Members for the Committee's subcommittees in the 113th Congress:  Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Senator Patrick Toomey (R-PA) Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance Senator Mark Ki… Continue Reading


February 08, 2013

Crapo and Risch Co-Sponsor Grazing Improvement Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are once again co-sponsoring legislation to provide more stability for those who use livestock grazing permits.  Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced the Grazing Improvement Act (S. 258) on Thursday.   "Ranchers are some of Idaho's strongest stewards for maintaining the health of our public lands," said Crapo.  "Litigation over grazing permits has reached the point where federal agencies cannot always get the work done to process the p… Continue Reading


February 07, 2013

Senators Crapo, Flake and Vitter Introduce Phantom Fuel Reform Act

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, along with Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and David Vitter (R-LA), today introduced the Phantom Fuel Reform Act (S. 251) to reform an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation that adds millions of dollars each year to the cost of energy production.  This mandate is part of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).   Under current law and based on annual EPA estimates, United States refiners are required to blend millions of gallons of cellulosic biofue… Continue Reading


February 06, 2013

Crapo Sets First Tele-Townhall of 2013

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has set a date for his first tele-townhall meeting of 2013 for Wednesday, February 13, at 6:55 PM Mountain Time/5:55 PM Pacific, and is encouraging all Idahoans to participate.  Wednesday's tele-townhall comes on the heels of the President's State of the Union Address, which will be held the previous evening.  "The President will cover many topics in his State of the Union Address next week, but what Americans really need to hear is his plan for getti… Continue Reading


February 04, 2013

Crapo Pushes for VAWA Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today delivered a statement on the floor of the United States Senate promoting swift passage of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  For nearly two decades, the Act has provided support for programs and initiatives designed to assist victims of domestic and sexual violence.  Senator Crapo joined Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) in introducing the VAWA reauthorization legislation in January, 2013.    Crapo, a longtime champio… Continue Reading


January 31, 2013

Idaho Senators Oppose Debt Limit Suspension

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch today voted against suspending the debt limit for three months.  The full Senate passed H.R. 325, which suspends the borrowing limit of $16.4 trillion until May 19, on a 64-34 vote. Senators Crapo and Risch issued the following joint statement after the vote: "Budget agreements in the last Congress set the precedent that any increase in the debt ceiling should be equally matched with spending cuts.  An amendment offered by our colleagu… Continue Reading


January 29, 2013

Crapo Welcomes Spring Interns to D.C. and Local Offices

Washington, D.C. - Idaho students are learning firsthand about the political process and the federal government this spring semester while serving as interns in Idaho Senator Mike Crapo's Washington, D.C., and local state offices.  Three students are currently serving in the nation's capital in Washington, D.C.: Ashley Parkinson, originally from Pocatello, recently graduated from Boise State University where she studied Political Science with a double emphasis in American Government and Public… Continue Reading


January 25, 2013

Crapo: Nation Needs More Leaders Like Chambliss

"Saxby represents a rare breed in a divided Congress.  He works tirelessly to solve some of our nation's most challenging issues and has continually taken bold stands to forge real solutions to our nation's biggest problems.  The epitome of a strong leader, he has the incredible ability to bring people together on a bipartisan basis in a highly-politicized environment to find real solutions to the issues affecting all Americans.  He is well-respected by his colleagues and fights hard not only fo… Continue Reading


January 24, 2013

Crapo Statement on Cordray Nomination

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, expected ranking Republican on the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, made the following statement after President Obama's announcement that he will re-nominate Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: "Today's decision to re-nominate Richard Cordray to be Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after using an unconstitutional recess appointment is premature, given the outstanding concerns ab… Continue Reading


January 23, 2013

Crapo, Leahy Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize the Landmark Violence Against Women Act

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) reintroduced the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Tuesday-the first day that bills can be introduced in the Senate in the new 113th Congress- and called for the Senate to take up the measure without delay. The bill, which reauthorizes the landmark Violence Against Women Act that was enacted more than 20 years ago, strengthens and improves existing programs that ass… Continue Reading


January 17, 2013

Crapo, Risch and Simpson Ask for Greek Yogurt Inclusion

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and Congressman Mike Simpson are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to recognize Greek yogurt under their MyPlate nutrition guidelines.  In a letter to Secretary Vilsack, they point out that Greek yogurt has twice the protein and more calcium than regular yogurt, and is low in fat. Besides recognizing Greek yogurt in MyPlate nutrition guides, which is part of the USDA food guidance system, the group also requested a pilot … Continue Reading


January 16, 2013

Crapo: Increased Gun Control Not the Answer

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Obama administration unveiled a set of new gun proposals, including a ban on so-called assault weapons, universal background checks and limits on the number of bullets in gun magazines.  The sweeping proposals include 23 separate executive actions that the administration asserts it can take, absent Congressional action, in an attempt to limit gun violence.  Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement in response: "The President's proposal on gu… Continue Reading


January 08, 2013

Crapo Expected to be Ranking Member on Banking Committee, Named Chief Deputy Whip

Washington, D.C.  - When the Senate Republican Conference meets later this month, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is expected to become the Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in the 113 th Congress.  Crapo, who wrapped up work with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate Republican Committee on Committees, will retain his committee assignments from the last Congress.  His seniority means he moves up to the top Republican on the Banking Committee an… Continue Reading


January 01, 2013

Idaho Senators Comment on Fiscal Cliff Vote

WASHINGTON, DC - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch issued this joint statement after voting to support compromise "fiscal cliff" legislation that passed the U.S. Senate by an 89 to 8 vote.   "The compromise that we supported protects 99-percent of all Idahoans from a tax increase and also protects the vast majority of our farm families from a permanent tax increase.  This is a victory for working Idahoans, but we must now be very aggressive in finding appropriate spending reduction… Continue Reading


December 20, 2012

Crapo Announces 2012 Idaho Military Academy Nominations

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced his nominations of58 Idaho students to military service academies for the freshman class entering in 2013.  The students' applications are now being considered by four of the U.S. service academies, where final selections will be made.   "These Idaho students represent our best and brightest, headed not only for a superior education at our service academies, but in many cases, years of service to protect the freedoms we hold dear," Crapo said… Continue Reading


November 27, 2012

Idaho Delegation Comments on Final Critical Habitat Designation for the Southern Selkirk Mountains Population of Woodland Caribou

Washington, D.C.- Idaho's Congressional Delegation has released statements in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's final critical habitat designation for the southern Selkirk Mountains population of woodland caribou. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating 30,010 acres in Idaho's Boundary County and Washington's Pend Oreille County as critical habitat. This final designation modifies the 2011 proposed rule which proposed to designate 375,552 acres as critical habitat i… Continue Reading

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