News Releases

September 07, 2007

CRAPO PARTICIPATES IN AIR FORCE APPRECIATION DAY PARADE SATURDAY

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will participate in Mountain Home's annual Air Force Appreciation Day Parade on Saturday. Crapo plans to visit with the new leadership of the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base and appear in the Air Force Appreciation Day Parade through downtown Mountain Home. Saturday, September 8th: 10:00 a.m. Mountain Home Participates in Mountain Home's annual Air Force Appreciation Day Parade and meets with new leadership at Mountain Home Air For… Continue Reading


September 06, 2007

Crapo Applauds Phone Tax Cut

Washington, DC â?? Taxpayers will no longer need to pay an outdated, century-old tax on long-distance phone service, thanks to an announcement by the U.S. Treasury Department that it will refund the collection of the 1898 telephone excise tax on long-distance service. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo praised the move as one of many Senators encouraging the Internal Revenue Service to stop collecting the tax. â??Refunding taxpayers the $60 on an outdated tax on long-distance is a good first step, but the… Continue Reading


September 01, 2007

CRAPO: CRAIG'S LENGTHY SERVICE, CONSISTENT ADVOCACY BENEFITED IDAHOANS

Washington , DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo released the following statement regarding the resignation of Idaho senior Senator Larry Craig:   "For more than two decades, Larry Craig has consistently put Idaho first in his public service career.   Today, he did so again in announcing his decision to resign his position as U.S. Senator from Idaho.   "As I have said over the last week, I will accept any decision that my fr… Continue Reading


August 28, 2007

CRAPO KEYNOTES TROUT UNLIMITED BULL TROUT EVENT

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will be the guest of honor tomorrow as Trout Unlimited gathers national political and conservation leaders in Eastern Idaho to celebrate cooperative efforts to restore threatened bull trout populations. Crapo will highlight the work of Trout Unlimited's Idaho Water Project in the Little Lost River Valley where conservation groups, ranchers, sportsmen and local, state and federal officials have worked to restore the trout. Crapo will join Idaho Water Project Di… Continue Reading


August 27, 2007

FUNDS FOR GEOTHERMAL HEAT EXPANSION MOVE FORWARD

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has obtained committee approval for federal funding in a Senate bill that could allow the City of Boise's Public Works Department to expand the use of geothermal heat and potentially carry it across the Boise River for use at Boise State University. Crapo designated $250,000 in the Fiscal Year 2008 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The funding must still be ap… Continue Reading


August 24, 2007

GEOTHERMAL HEAT EXPANSION MOVES FORWARD

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Boise State President Robert Kustra, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter and Boise Public Works Director Chuck Mickelson will hold a news conference Monday to announce a significant development in the expansion of renewable geothermal energy in the Treasure Valley. More details will be released during the news conference planned at the Fort Boise geothermal well head site where the Boise Public Works Department draws the underground, naturally-heated hot water used in th… Continue Reading


August 23, 2007

CRAPO, NRCS CHIEF TO DISCUSS CONSERVATION

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and the Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will host an open house on Tuesday to discuss conservation related issues affecting agricultural operations. Crapo, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Rural Revitalization, Conservation, Forestry and Credit, will join NRCS Chief Arlen Lancaster for the forum at the Ada County Courthouse Commissioner's Chambers … Continue Reading


August 17, 2007

CRAPO ASSISTS WITH FOOD DISTRIBUTION EFFORTS

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo joins members of a public-private partnership in the Coeur d'Alene area today to help distribute 10,000 pounds of fresh produce and other food items to dozens of senior citizens, families, veterans and others needing supplemental groceries. The food distribution effort is headed by the Coeur d'Alene Basin Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and the Spokane-based Second Harvest Inland Northwest. Crapo, a member of the Senate Agriculture and Finance Comm… Continue Reading


August 14, 2007

CRAPO BRIEFED ON SHUTTLE MISSION

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo spoke this morning with NASA's Deputy Associate Director for Space Operations regarding the space shuttle mission featuring Idaho's Teacher in Space Barbara Morgan. Crapo received a briefing on how events will unfold during today's conversation from space between Morgan and Idaho students at the Discover Center of Idaho. The students will ask Morgan questions during a special downlink from space scheduled for 3:10 p.m. this afternoon. Crapo will arrive at the … Continue Reading


August 09, 2007

CRAPO TO JOIN STUDENTS AT DISCOVERY CENTER OF IDAHO FOR BARBARA MORGAN EVENT

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will join 18 4th-8th graders from throughout Idaho as they speak with NASA Teacher in Space Astronaut Barbara Morgan at Boise's Discovery Center of Idaho next Tuesday, August 14th, 2007, via downlink. Crapo long worked with NASA to promote Morgan's space shuttle mission, which began yesterday with a successful launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Over 40 students ranging from 4th to 8th grade were nominated by their science teachers to take part in the event. … Continue Reading


August 07, 2007

SENATE CLEARS CASWELL FOR BLM

BOISE, ID - Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo supported and praised the approval of James Caswell by the full Senate to serve as the Director of the Bureau of Land Management late Friday evening. Craig, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies, said "I look forward to having someone of Jim's caliber heading up BLM. The fact that he was confirmed so quickly, I think, speaks to his strong qualifications for the job. In the numerous… Continue Reading


August 07, 2007

CRAPO DISCUSSES, HONORS, IDAHO HEALTH ACHIEVEMENTS; TOURS CHESTERFIELD HISTORIC PROJECT

Pocatello - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will discuss rural health issues and commend health-related projects this week in Southeast Idaho.   Crapo will present the commission and deliver remarks at a ceremony marking Pocatello judge Randy Smith's appointment to the U.S. 9 th Circuit Court of Appeals.   Crapo will also tour the ghost town of Chesterfield in southeast Idaho, where plans are underway to restore and document the town's history.   He will present a Congressional R… Continue Reading


August 07, 2007

HISTORIC SPACE SHUTTLE FLIGHT FOR IDAHO EDUCATOR

Boise , ID - After over 20 years of waiting for this opportunity, Idaho's "Teacher in Space," Barbara Morgan, is scheduled to take off in Space Shuttle Endeavor from Kennedy Space Center in Florida tomorrow.   Once Morgan, who is a NASA astronaut mission specialist, reaches the International Space Station, she will conduct a lesson from space via a downlink scheduled for Tuesday, August 14.   Senator Mike Crapo lent NASA an Idaho flag for the launch of Endeavor, to fly a… Continue Reading


August 04, 2007

IDAHO CENTER FOR LIVESTOCK AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIESCLEARS HURDLE

Washington - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig pushed important legislation to enable the proposed Idaho Center for Livestock and Environmental Studies over a hurdle by securing U.S. Senate passage last night of H.R.3006. This legislation, which passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent, would allow the State of Idaho to manage the agricultural college trust under contemporary investment principles and enable plans to move forward on the proposed Center for Livestock and Environmental … Continue Reading


August 03, 2007

CRAPO HONORS SHOSHONE-BANNOCK TRIBES WITH STATEMENT IN THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will honor members of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and their late Tribal elder Walter Nevada on Monday during an event on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation at Fort Hall. Crapo honored Nevada and the Tribes with a statement inserted into the Congressional Record. Nevada was the oldest living Shoshone-Bannock Tribal elder and remaining original allottee on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation when he died on April 17th of this year. Monday's ceremony is me… Continue Reading


August 03, 2007

CRAPO CO-SPONSORS FAMILY FARM AND RANCH ACT

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Senators Ken Salazar (D-Colorado) and Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) today introduced the Family Farm and Ranch Act of 2007 in an effort to protect farmers and ranchers from onerous federal estate taxes. The bipartisan bill outlines specific language protecting family farms and ranchers from the duplicate taxation dilemma presented by estate, or death, taxes. "While my top priority continues to be the outright elimination of the death tax, this legislatio… Continue Reading


August 02, 2007

SENATE PASSES PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE RECOGNITION

Washington, DC - A resolution sponsored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo to recognize September 2007 as National Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Month has been approved by the U.S. Senate. Crapo was joined by Senator Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) on the bill to raise awareness of the health problems caused by narrowing of the arteries. Heart attacks, stroke, and other accelerated health problems can occur if peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) is left unchecked. "The survival rate for indiv… Continue Reading


August 02, 2007

FEDS ASSIST RANCHERS IMPACTED BY FIRES

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Idaho Congressional Delegation praised the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today for assisting ranchers impacted by the recent wildfires in Idaho. The Farm Service Agency approved the Delegation's request for emergency grazing and haying of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands. The Delegation sent a letter to Secretary Johanns on July 23, 2007, requesting this action. In the letter, they stated: "Unfortunately, the severe drought now gripping Idaho… Continue Reading


August 01, 2007

NEW DOWNWINDER BILL INCLUDES IDAHO, MONTANA

Washington, DC - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig have been joined by Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester on legislation that would make residents of Idaho and Montana eligible for a federal government program that compensates people who lived in affected areas downwind of the Nevada Test Site during periods of atmospheric nuclear testing and later contracted a specified compensable disease. The bipartisan legislation introduced today, S. 1917, would amend the Radiation Exposure Compensa… Continue Reading


August 01, 2007

MCCONNELL: CRAPO TO HEAD NEWLY CREATEDCAPITAL MARKETS TASK FORCE

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Wednesday the creation of the Senate Republican Capital Markets Task Force. The Task Force will be headed by Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and will advise the Republican Caucus on U.S. business competitiveness issues with a specific focus on capital markets and will help facilitate a dialogue between the Senate and the U.S. capital markets community. "Mike has been a leader on U.S. competitiveness issues through… Continue Reading

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