News Releases

May 10, 2010

Crapo Statement On Supreme Court Nominee

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued this statement today following President Obama's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to become a member of the U.S. Supreme Court: "As with all lifetime appointments, Solicitor General Kagan's background deserves, and will receive, close scrutiny in the U.S. Senate," Crapo said. "A Supreme Court nominee should carefully follow the Constitution and avoid judicial activism. I look forward to reviewing the findings and recommendations of… Continue Reading

May 06, 2010

Crapo Supports Main Street In Reform Bill

Washington, D.C. - Efforts to create a new office of consumer protection within the federal entity that oversees the financial industry failed on a nearly party-line vote of 38 to 61 in the U.S. Senate. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, voted in support of the consumer protection amendment to S. 3217, the American Financial Stability Act of 2010. The amendment would have created the office within the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ""We need to … Continue Reading

May 04, 2010

Crapo: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform Missing

Washington, D.C. - American taxpayers could be on the hook for nearly $400 billion if Congress and the Administration don't change course and begin to address the problems behind one of the largest financial bailouts ever-for housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. During a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee today, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo questioned Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as to why financial reform legislation on the Senate floor fails to address the "elephants in the room"… Continue Reading

April 30, 2010

Boulder-White Clouds Bill Introduced In The Senate

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch today introduced Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson's CIEDRA bill on the Boulder-White Clouds in the U.S. Senate. The Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act (CIEDRA) seeks to bring certainty to land management questions in the Boulder and White Cloud Mountains while preserving livelihoods and recreational access for sportsmen and off-road vehicle users. "We have been working with Idaho leaders to make sure that water langu… Continue Reading

April 27, 2010

Presidential Debt Commission Meets For First Time

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and fellow members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform met for the first time today at the White House. The 18-member commission, called for by President Obama, will work on bipartisan ideas to restore fiscal stability and reduce a public debt that totals nearly $13 trillion, and is projected to continue to grow exponentially in the coming decades. Crapo told Commission members that federal spending is the largest issue. … Continue Reading

April 26, 2010

Crapo: Financial Reform Bill Misses The Mark

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, today voted against a motion to proceed to the Financial Reform bill (S. 3217) being offered by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd. Crapo noted the Dodd bill as written is opposed by a number of taxpayer and small business groups because it would not stop future taxpayer bailouts, restricts the ability of Americans to invest in start-up companies, imposes major new co… Continue Reading

April 23, 2010

Senate Confirms Underwood As U.S. Marshal For Idaho

Washington, D.C. - Pocatello City Councilman Brian Underwood will become the next U.S. Marshal for Idaho. Underwood's nomination has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Underwood has been a member of the Pocatello Police Department and now works as Warden for the Pocatello Women's Correctional Center under the Idaho Department of Correction. Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch offered their approval as part of a unanimous consent vote by the Senate. Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick originall… Continue Reading

April 23, 2010

New Studies Predict Health Care Costs, Penalties

Washington, D.C. - New reviews from non-partisan government and Congressional experts now predict the recently-enacted health care law will increase costs and penalties for consumers, and will fail to reduce the skyrocketing cost of health care. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who tried to amend the measure to eliminate the bill's middle-class tax increases, said these studies prove what a majority of Americans have been saying throughout the debate: that premiums and taxes would increase for many Ame… Continue Reading

April 22, 2010

Idaho Senators Have Award-Winning Websites

Washington, D.C. - Idahoans have award-winning service at the click of a mouse when they visit the official websites of Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch. The ratings for United States Senate websites have been announced by the Congressional Management Foundation, an independent nonpartisan nonprofit that conducts annual reviews of Senate websites and rates technology. Idaho is one of just three states in the country where both Senators' sites won awards; Utah and Pennsylvania were the oth… Continue Reading

April 22, 2010

Crapo: New Budget Ignores The Debt Threat

Washington, D.C. - Senate Budget Committee member and Idaho Senator Mike Crapo voted against a new budget blueprint from Majority Democrats and the White House because it is heading in the wrong direction by doubling federal debts by and sharply increasing taxes on middle Americans and small business. "If this spending plan is adopted, we are headed for a record level of spending at $3.8 trillion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011," Crapo said. "This proposal calls for a short-term, unenforceable freez… Continue Reading

April 21, 2010

Crapo Honors Civil Air Patrol Members

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) who provided, as civilian volunteers using their own aircraft, extraordinary public and combat emergency services during World War II. Crapo joins Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the Commander of the Congressional Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, and Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) in introducing¬†the legislation. "World War II members … Continue Reading

April 19, 2010

Idaho Senators Join Bipartisan Group To Introduce RECA Amendments Act Of 2010

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch today joined with a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Amendments of 2010. The legislation would provide expanded restitution for Americans sickened from working in uranium mines or living near atomic weapons tests. Both Crapo and Risch have sponsored similar programs in the past for downwinders in Idaho and other states. Crapo and Risch were joined in introducing the legislation … Continue Reading

April 08, 2010

Senators Note Veterans History Milestone

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are congratulating the contributions of Idaho veterans and the Idaho Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa on reaching a historic milestone-recording the 500th veterans' history for the Idaho Veterans History Project. Crapo and Risch have participated in the recording of veterans' histories for inclusion into the National Library of Congress. The National Veterans History Project seeks to preserve the stories of America's veterans for future gener… Continue Reading

April 07, 2010

Idaho Delegation Plans Office Hours In Hailey

Washington, DC - Staff from the offices of Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and Congressman Mike Simpson will be available to Wood River Valley residents during remote office hours on Monday, April 12th. Staff from the Congressional offices will be available to discuss casework requests with federal agencies or answer questions. The Congressional staff will be available during two sessions in Hailey. The locations are listed below: Staff for Senator Mike Crapo, Senator Jim Risch, Co… Continue Reading

April 01, 2010

Crapo Highlights Availability Of Farm Trade Assistance

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee's Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, noted that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is currently accepting petitions from agricultural groups to access technical assistance and benefits to address impacts from imports. "Idaho farm families produce an abundance of high-quality food that nourishes not only Idahoans but families acr… Continue Reading

March 31, 2010

Crapo, Risch Note Wolf Depredation Funding For Idaho

¬†Washington, DC - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch announced today that Idaho will be among the states receiving funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to compensate livestock producers in cases of wolf depredation. The State of Idaho will receive $140,000 in grant funding this year. "Significantly, the federal government is acknowledging responsibility for these losses that ranchers suffer," Crapo said. "The wolf introduction program in the northwestern United States has bee… Continue Reading

March 31, 2010

Crapo Seeks National Nuclear Summit

Washington, D.C. - Addressing the nation's future energy needs can best be outlined by taking new initiatives such as a national nuclear summit, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo is part of a bipartisan group of eleven U.S. Senators who have written President Obama, urging him to join with them in convening a nuclear summit. "With applications for 22 new reactors that could be built over the next ten to twenty years and the President's new commitment to build reactors, it is time f… Continue Reading

March 30, 2010

Bipartisan Biomass Heating Bill Introduced

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has joined three of his Senate colleagues to introduce the American Renewable Biomass Heating Act, bipartisan legislation that could aid Idaho's forest products industry while promoting renewable heating fuels. The legislation puts the use of woody renewable biomass on par with other renewable energy sources by offering substantial tax credits for the use of biomass from forests and private lands. It provides an investment tax credit (ITC) of 30 percen… Continue Reading

March 29, 2010

Idaho Delegation Reacts To Doe Cleanup Announcement

Washington, DC - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement today concerning DOE's selection of the CH2M Hill Newport News Nuclear, LLC Partnership to continue cleanup operations at the DOE's Idaho Site: "The Idaho Delegation welcomes today's announcement that the CH2M Hill Newport News Nuclear, LLC Partnership has been chosen for the next phase of the AMWTP Project. This announcement shows that the contractor issues for this project ha… Continue Reading

March 25, 2010

Crapo: Fight Will Continue Over Health Care

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo released the following statement regarding the reconciliation health care reform measure, which was approved on a vote of 56 to 43: "This legislation is a slap in the face to Americans who have spent months objecting to the health care reform being pushed and prodded ahead by the majority party in Congress. This bill contains higher taxes, higher premiums, higher costs, more government control, unacceptable gimmicks and loss of Medicare services for… Continue Reading

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