News Releases

October 03, 2007

CRAPO, MORGAN AGREE EFFORTS IN SPACE MUST CONTINUE

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo met today with NASA Educator Mission Specialist Barbara Morgan, and both agreed that the recent downlink from Morgan's shuttle mission to Idaho students should be a model for future space missions. Crapo met with Morgan and two other members of the recent Space Shuttle Endeavor mission crew, Charles Hobaugh and Tracy Caldwell, this morning in his Washington, DC, office. "There is no question about the benefits of continuing NASA missions and the educa… Continue Reading


October 02, 2007

CRAPO, JOHNSON INTRODUCE BILL AIMED AT INCREASING RETIREMENT SAVINGS

Washington, DC - Americans who invest in mutual funds can look forward to more profitable, long-term investing and a more secure retirement, thanks to a bipartisan bill introduced today by Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota). The bill would allow shareholders who automatically reinvest distributions to keep more of their own money working for them longer by deferring capital gains taxes until they actually sell the investment. Senator Judd Gregg (R-New Hampshire), Rank… Continue Reading


September 27, 2007

CRAPO DISCUSSES IDAHO NATIONAL LAB WITH LOCAL MAYORS AND LEADERS

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo told mayors and regional economic leaders from eastern Idaho today he is aggressively working to strengthen and increase missions at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Crapo told the Idahoans he is working with Senate leadership and appropriators to increase and strengthen the work at the Lab, and he discussed both D.C.-based and Idaho-based strategies to expand the Lab's core missions. As a member of the Senate Budget Committee, Crapo helps draft the … Continue Reading


September 26, 2007

CRAPO SUPPORTS CRAIG'S DECISION TO REMAIN IN U.S. SENATE

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo released the following statement regarding Senator Larry Craig: "I support Senator Craig's decision to remain in the U.S. Senate. He, like every citizen facing allegations, deserves to be able to fully defend himself. Senator Craig has demonstrated outstanding leadership and tireless service to the state of Idaho for nearly three decades. Idahoans deserve to continue to benefit from Senator Craig's experience and expertise. I look forward to continuin… Continue Reading


September 25, 2007

ACADEMY DAY EVENTS IN BOISE AND COEUR D'ALENE TO PROCEED

Washington, DC -Due to scheduling conflicts, there will not be an Academy Day in Idaho Falls as originally planned. Students in this area of the state are encouraged to attend the Boise Academy Day, or contact Senator Craig, Senator Crapo or Congressman Simpson for additional information. The purpose of these gatherings is to share information with students, parents, and counselors about the Congressional nomination process for the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY; t… Continue Reading


September 25, 2007

Committee Clears Idaho Projects in Defense Bill

BOISE, ID - The full Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Defense appropriations bill for FY 2008 earlier today. Funding was included for a number of Idaho projects. Idaho Senator Larry Craig, a member of the committee, praised Idaho's role in bolstering the nation's defenses. "Idahoans have every reason to be proud of the research and development of cutting-edge technologies being done here," Craig said. "These efforts make our nation more secure and our Armed Fo… Continue Reading


September 25, 2007

RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS GET FEDERAL SUPPORT

Washington, DC - Two Idaho renewable energy projects have been rewarded with federal grants under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Section 9006 Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, the Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Rural Revitalization, Conservation, Forestry and Credit, noted the USDA Rural Development loans and grants help rural economies while saving energy resources. "The 9006 program… Continue Reading


September 25, 2007

WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT PROJECTS APPROVED

Washington, DC - The United States Senate has authorized a number of water projects for Idaho in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), H.R. 2864. Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo voted to support the WRDA Conference Report, which passed on a vote of 81-12. WRDA authorizes programs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is generally passed every two years. However, the last WRDA bill Congress enacted was in 2000 when Crapo was chairman of the subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlif… Continue Reading


September 25, 2007

IDAHO DELEGATION TO HOST ACADEMY DAY

Washington, DC - The Idaho Congressional Delegation is pleased to host the Seventh Annual Service Academy Day in Idaho on October 6th.  Events will be held simultaneously in Boise, Idaho Falls, and Coeur d'Alene.  The purpose of these gatherings is to share information with students, parents, and counselors about the Congressional nomination process for the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, C… Continue Reading


September 21, 2007

CRAPO ANNOUNCES RECORD $1.5 MILLION IN AG PRODUCER GRANTS

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says eight Idaho agricultural producers are in line for more than $1.5 million in Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG) through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program. Crapo, the Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Rural Revitalization, Conservation, Forestry and Credit, says the federal grants are provided to independent producers and agricultural producer groups for either planning activities or wor… Continue Reading


September 21, 2007

CRAPO'S ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT TAX BILL PASSES COMMITTEE

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo's groundbreaking legislation to update the Endangered Species Act took a key step toward becoming law today. The legislation, the Endangered Species Recovery Act (S. 700), cleared the Senate Finance Committee as part of a larger measure, the Habitat and Land Conservation Act. Crapo's bill provides tax incentives for private landowners to improve habitat for endangered and threatened species. "Support for this consensus approach to species recovery has… Continue Reading


September 21, 2007

KOPPELS ADVOCATE FOR CRAPO LEGISLATION

Washington, DC - Well-known national broadcaster Ted Koppel and his wife, Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, met with Idaho Senator Mike Crapo Thursday to discuss support and strategy for passing S. 329, Crapo's bill that improves treatment options for Americans suffering with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD. Mrs. Koppel was diagnosed with COPD in 2001. Since that time, Mr. and Mrs. Koppel have been advocates for awareness and treatment of COPD. Crapo's legislation, the Cardiac and Pulm… Continue Reading


September 19, 2007

BANKING COMMITTEE PASSES HOMELESSNESS LEGISLATION

Washington, DC - Assistance for the homeless in rural states like Idaho could improve due to an amendment, authored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and added to the Community Partnership to End Homelessness Act of 2007 (S. 1518). That bill cleared the Senate Banking Committee today, and will allow rural states to participate in a more flexible program to address the needs of rural homelessness. The measure was approved by a voice vote, and included an amendment authored by Crapo and Senator Mike … Continue Reading


September 18, 2007

CRAPO CO-SPONSORS AIR FORCE HONORS

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, having recently returned to Washington, DC after participating in the Air Force Appreciation Day Parade in Mountain Home, is co-sponsoring legislation marking the 60th Anniversary of an independent Air Force. The Senate Resolution introduced by Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) lists the accomplishments of the U.S. Air Force since it was made an independent branch of the military by President Harry S. Truman in the National Security Act of 1947, enacted on … Continue Reading


September 14, 2007

CRAPO PROVIDES STATEMENT FOR FIESTA IDAHO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - At the request of the organizers of the 7th Annual Fiesta Idaho to be held at Lakeview Park in Nampa, Idaho, Senator Mike Crapo submitted a Congressional Record Statement noting the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution on September 16. "On the morning of September 16, 1810, in Dolores, Guanajunto Mexico, Father Miguel Hidalgo, instead of delivering mass, rang the church bell and delivered a call to arms that has come to be known as "El Grito de Dolores," or, simply, "El Gr… Continue Reading


September 13, 2007

CRAPO: ACADEMY DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING

Washington, DC - The deadline to apply for nominations to U.S. military academies is fast approaching, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo reminds interested Idaho students. Applications for nominations to four of the nation's military academies must be submitted by Wednesday, October 31, 2007, to be considered for the class entering in 2008. Every year, Crapo nominates selected Idaho students to the following: the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado; the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings … Continue Reading


September 13, 2007

CRAPO: IRAQ DISCUSSIONS PROMISING BUT NEED REVIEW

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement tonight concerning President Bush's address to the nation and testimony this week from General David Petraeus on future U.S. military operations in Iraq: "I have reviewed the testimony of General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker and am impressed with their fortitude under both political and personal attack from some who may have already prejudged the outcome of the surge. "Their testimony was enlightening and shows som… Continue Reading


September 12, 2007

NATIVE AMERICAN HEALTH INITIATIVES ADVANCE

Washington, DC - The Senate Finance Committee today approved legislative language written on the federal delivery and funding of health services for Native Americans, including language in the underlying bill authored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, to establish an Office on Indian Men's Health. Crapo and other members of the Finance Committee completed mark-up of the Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP Indian Health Care Improvement Act of 2007. "This legislation helps set goals for federal agencies as… Continue Reading


September 12, 2007

RENEWABLE HEAT, RECREATION, DETOX PROGRAMS WIN FULL SENATE APPROVAL

Washington, DC - Programs to expand geothermal heating, student safety, transit programs and a Treasure Valley Detox Center are among those approved by the U.S. Senate today with passage of the Fiscal Year 2008 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says the bill also contains funding for renovations at Pocatello's community recreation center and for new economic education efforts in Lewiston. The bill was approved by a vote of 88-7 this morni… Continue Reading


September 11, 2007

CRAPO ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION IN ASSISTANCE FORFORMER MICRON WORKERS

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced today that up to $2 million in federal funding for job assistance programs will be targeted to help former Micron Technology employees. Crapo spoke with Labor Secretary Elaine Chao about the National Emergency Grant being made available to the Idaho employees recently laid off from Micron. The discretionary funding can be used for skill assessment, career counseling, training, relocation assistance and other needs, and will be distributed th… Continue Reading

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