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November 19, 2012

U.S. Flag Part of 120-Year Celebration in Canyon County

Caldwell  - Canyon County Commissioners have found an innovative way to mark the county's 120-year anniversary, all while keeping the event on the minds of county residents throughout the year.    Commissioners David Ferdinand, Kathy Alder and Steven Rule coordinated with Idaho Senator Mike Crapo to have a U.S. flag flown over the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., in honor of Canyon County's anniversary.  The flag, now in Idaho, has been flown throughout the year at a number of county… Continue Reading


November 09, 2012

Veterans, Volunteers, Honored with Crapo's Spirit of Freedom Award

Washington, DC - Eleven Idaho veterans and six volunteers serving Idaho vets will be honored Sunday and Monday with Idaho Senator Mike Crapo's Spirit of Freedom Award.  Crapo created the Spirit of Freedom Award to acknowledge the contributions, patriotism, service and sacrifice of Idaho's veterans and service-oriented volunteer leaders.  He has worked with Idaho's veterans community to present the awards during Veterans Day ceremonies in Idaho.   There are four ceremonies planned this year… Continue Reading


November 09, 2012

Idaho Delegation Taking Requests for Tickets to 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

Washington, D.C. - The Idaho congressional delegation is joining together for inauguration ticket distribution to maximize accessibility to the 57 th Presidential Inauguration for Idahoans.  Members of Congress are provided with a limited number of tickets to the official Presidential inauguration ceremony.  In 2013, the inauguration ceremony will take place on Monday, January 21.   In order to reduce duplicate requests, the Idaho congressional delegation will be taking requests at a single we… Continue Reading


November 07, 2012

Crapo Says Congress, President Must Work Hard to Address Debt Crisis

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today offered his congratulations to Congressman Mike Simpson and Congressman Raùl Labrador on their election victories, noting that although the election is over, there is a phenomenal amount of work to be done on Capitol Hill to address the nation's fiscal crisis.    "The challenges that we face are no less significant now that the election is over and President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have been re-elected," Crapo said.  "Congress is confront… Continue Reading


November 02, 2012

Crapo to Discuss Fiscal Cliff, Pending Tax Increases in Tele-Townhall Meeting

Washington, D.C. - Just one week after the general election, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will host a tele-townhall meeting to discuss the pending fiscal cliff and related issues in the upcoming lame duck session and what Congress must do to avoid massive tax increases tied to sequestration legislation.  The teleforum will take place on Wednesday, November 14, at 7:00 PM Mountain Time/6:00 PM Pacific.  Although Congress is currently not in session, Crapo has been working round the clock in Idaho an… Continue Reading


October 24, 2012

Crapo Recognized for Providing Work-Life Flexibility

Washington, D.C. - Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Management Foundation and the Society for Human Resource Management issued a new report, "Life in Congress: Aligning Work and Life in the U.S. House and Senate."  The report surveyed 1,400 congressional staff, focusing on work-life issues and the struggles in managing the multiple demands of work, family and personal responsibility.  While the findings of the report show that a majority of Congressional staff is dissatisfied with work-life … Continue Reading


October 11, 2012

Crapo Staff Visits Campuses to Provide Internship Information

Washington, D.C. - Each semester, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo hosts students from many universities to participate in congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., and Idaho regional offices.  During the week of October 22, representatives from Senator Crapo's office will be on hand at the University of Idaho, Boise State University and Idaho State University to provide information and assistance regarding the application process.  Interns generally work with staff members on legislative issu… Continue Reading


September 28, 2012

Idaho Delegation to Host Annual Academy Day

Boise, ID - Each year, elected officials have the honor of nominating deserving young women and men to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy.  Academy Day, hosted by the Idaho Congressional Delegation, is an annual event held to provide students, parents and counselors the opportunity to learn more about each Academy and receive information on how to obtain a congressional nomination.  This year, Academy Day will be held in… Continue Reading


September 21, 2012

Crapo, Hagan Introduce Bill to Assist Farmers, Water Users

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Kay Hagan (D-NC) introduced legislation yesterday that would eliminate a costly and redundant EPA regulation on pesticides.  A bipartisan group of senators co-sponsored the Restoring Effective Environmental Protection (REEP) Act, including:  Senators Inhofe (R-OK), McCaskill (D-MO), Barrasso (R-WY), Carper (D-DE), Coons (D-DE), Risch (R-ID), Landrieu (D-LA), Vitter (R-LA), Pryor (D-AR), and Conrad (D-ND). "The EPA's own cost analysis has es… Continue Reading


September 19, 2012

Senators Introduce Legislation Requiring CFPB to Conduct Small Business Panel on Mortgage Rule

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), along with Senators Richard Shelby (R-AL), Bob Corker (R-TN) and Pat Toomey (R-PA), today introduced legislation, S. 3571, that requires the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to conduct a small business panel on the Qualified Mortgage rule before it can go forward with a final rule. Section 1100G of the Dodd-Frank Act requires the CFPB to conduct a small business review panel before it proposes a regulation.  This panel would meet wi… Continue Reading


September 07, 2012

Crapo Sets Statewide i-Townhall Meeting for September

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has set a statewide telephone i-Townhall meeting for Wednesday, September 14 th, and is encouraging Idahoans to participate.  "Many Idahoans could not attend the various town hall meetings I was able to hold in the state during the August work period and the iTownhall allows Idahoans from all parts of the state to participate via their telephone," Crapo said.  "The debt crisis remains our focus in Washington and I appreciate the input from Idahoans on h… Continue Reading


September 04, 2012

Crapo: $16 Trillion Debt is a â??Wake Up Callâ??

Washington, D.C.  - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said today's announcement by the U.S. Treasury that the U.S. has passed a national gross debt figure of more than $16 trillion can be a "wake up call" for all Americans to pressure Congress, the White House and the private sector to work together on finding a bipartisan solution to the debt crisis.  Crapo is a member of the Senate's original "Gang of Six" that has been working on a bipartisan solution for debt reduction that includes spending cuts and… Continue Reading


August 31, 2012

Crapo to Discuss Federal Spending, Deficit Issues; Host Town Hall Meeting

Coeur d'Alene - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will answer questions at a town hall discussion and discuss his role in bipartisan plans to reduce the federal deficit during stops in Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint this coming Thursday and Friday.  Crapo will also be honoring well-known local businessman John Corcoran with his Spirit of Idaho Award.  Corcoran will be honored for establishing a self-help center for area senior citizens. Crapo's schedule for September 1 st and 2 nd includes the following … Continue Reading


August 13, 2012

Crapo Statement on Loss of Clearwater Firefighter

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo called on all Idahoans to pause this week to thank and offer a prayer for the safety of fire crews seeking to stop the advancement of several wildfires burning throughout Idaho.  Crapo noted the loss of 20-year old Anne Veseth, a student from Moscow who was in her second year of fighting summer wildfires.  She died when she was struck by a falling tree while fighting a fire near Orofino.   "I have had the privilege of meeting with our brave fire crews near the … Continue Reading


August 08, 2012

U.S. Senate Offices to Host Remote Hours in Coeur d'Alene Region

Coeur d'Alene, ID - Field representatives from the offices of Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch will host several Traveling District Office meetings in the coming weeks in Mullan, Plummer and Harrison. 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.  Traveling district office hours also provide constituents an oppor… Continue Reading


August 01, 2012

Senators Honor Idaho Olympian in U.S. Senate

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Olympian and two-time gold medalist Kristin Armstrong was honored today by Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch before the U.S. Senate.  Armstrong, a native of Boise, competed in the Olympic women's time trial today and won her second gold medal in the cycling event.   The Senators submitted the following Congressional Record statement celebrating Armstrong's achievement: Mr. CRAPO. Mr. President, my colleague Senator Jim Risch joins me today in congratulating fello… Continue Reading


July 31, 2012

WorldatWork Commends U.S. Senate for Recognizing October as "National Work and Family Month."

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate unanimously approved Senate resolution 533 designating October 2012 as "National Work and Family Month." Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) lead the effort to pass the bipartisan resolution. Senators Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Robert Casey (D-Pa.), Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.), and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) signed on as cosponsors.  "WorldatWork applauds the Senate for passing this resolution recogni… Continue Reading


July 27, 2012

Senators Question USDA Priorities for Farmers, Ranchers

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch have joined their Western Senate colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) efforts to discourage employees from eating meat.  The USDA recently distributed a "Greening Headquarters Update" newsletter to employees in which their Office of Operations encourages employees to participate in "Meatless Mondays" while dining in USDA cafeterias.  The newsl… Continue Reading


July 25, 2012

Crapo Votes to Prevent Tax Increase

Washington, D.C. - Today, the United States Senate took side-by-side votes on two very different tax proposals dealing with the possibility of large tax increases this coming January related to expiring tax provisions.  The Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2012, introduced by Senate Republicans and supported by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, would grant certainty to every American and small business owner that their taxes will not go up at the end of the year and provide time for Congress to deliver meanin… Continue Reading


July 21, 2012

Crapo: Reductions in Taxes and Spending Are Key to Bipartsian Agreement on Deficit

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