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February 15, 2007

CRAPO BILL SEEKS FEDERAL OFFICE OF MEN'S HEALTH

Washington, DC - A federal clearing-house for health issues related to men could become reality under legislation introduced today by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. The Men's Health Act would improve public awareness and education from federal sources by creating an Office of Men's Health at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The creation of this office mirrors services already available for women through the Office of Women's Health. Representative Vito Fossella (R-New … Continue Reading


February 15, 2007

CRAPO JOINS CALL FOR NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today joined Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) in introducing a resolution to designate March 25, 2007, as National Medal of Honor Day. The resolution passed this evening and is now on its way to the House of Representatives for final passage. The proposed date for National Medal of Honor Day coincides with the first time the Medal was awarded - March 25, 1863. The Medal of Honor was established by an act of Congress and signed into law by President Abra… Continue Reading


February 14, 2007

CRAPO INTRODUCES AMENDMENT TO BOLSTER AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS

WASHINGTON, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, in an effort to call attention to the challenges facing U.S. financial markets, recently introduced an amendment to H.J. Res. 20, the continuing appropriations resolution for 2007. Key industry professionals today issued statements recognizing Crapo's efforts to secure American competitiveness in the global economy. Crapo's amendment highlights the findings in two recent reports - the Interim Report of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation… Continue Reading


February 14, 2007

CRAPO SEEKS BIPARTISAN HEALTH CARE REFORMS

Washington, DC - Improved health care for all Americans may become a major focus of the 110th Congress because of a letter signed by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and nine colleagues in the Senate. The bipartisan letter to President Bush drew a receptive response from his spokesman Tony Fratto, who indicated meetings between the White House and Senate staff will likely come as a result of the letter."We have a real opportunity now to work in a bipartisan manner with the President to make sure mo… Continue Reading


February 08, 2007

IDAHO JUDGE NOW ONE STEP AWAY FROM 9TH U.S. CIRCUIT COURT

Washington, DC - Idaho state judge Randy Smith of Pocatello may soon become a federal judge sitting on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Smith's nomination to the federal court, supported by Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig, was approved today by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Smith's nomination now goes to the full Senate. The bipartisan support for Smith in committee means his confirmation by the full Senate is likely. "Judge Smith will represent Idaho well on the 9… Continue Reading


February 08, 2007

CRAPO TOUTS INL'S GLOBAL COMPETITIVE EDGE FOR AG

Washington, DC - Idaho has a large role to play in increasing our nation's global competitiveness, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. For that reason, Crapo today announced his GOAL Initiative and Tour Day at the Idaho National Laboratory on March 20, 2007. GOAL stands for Global Opportunities for Agriculture at the Laboratory. Crapo, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said the GOAL Tour Day will spotlight what the INL offers in terms of energy and agricultural issues such as … Continue Reading


February 07, 2007

CRAPO PROMOTES REGIONAL DIRECTOR IN COEUR D'ALENE

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has a new regional director heading up the Coeur d'Alene office, but she is not new to his staff. Karen Roetter has been promoted to Regional Director in Coeur d'Alene after serving as Staff Assistant in the office for the past six years. Roetter has lived in Coeur d'Alene nearly 27 years. Prior to working for Crapo, she assisted Idaho constituents through her work with the late Idaho Representative Helen Chenoweth-Hage. She has also been act… Continue Reading


February 06, 2007

CRAPO BILL MAKES CAPITAL GAINS TAX RELIEF PERMANENT

Washington, DC - Under legislation introduced by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, middle-income taxpayers throughout the country will continue to reap the benefits of tax relief enacted in 2003. Crapo, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, with oversight on tax issues, said the measure would make permanent the tax relief approved earlier on capital gains and dividends. Crapo noted that the latest figures released from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show that reducing capital gains tax rates … Continue Reading


February 05, 2007

CRAPO: BALANCED BUDGET IN SIGHT IN FY08 PROPOSAL

Washington, DC â?? With more than 2,100 pages, the Presidentâ??s Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 budget proposal was delivered to Capitol Hill today. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, will be involved all month in committee hearings on various aspects of the budget. Building on successful efforts to cut the deficit in half over the last three years, this yearâ??s budget projects a $61 billion surplus in 2012.â??Over the next few weeks, the Budget Committee will be looking … Continue Reading


February 05, 2007

CRAPO CALLS FOR FULL AND FAIR DEBATE OVER IRAQ STRATEGY

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted against cloture on S. 470, the Iraq Resolution Bill, regarding military troops in Iraq. The final vote was 49 yeas to 47 nays; 60 votes were needed to end debate (invoke cloture). Crapo was among those who voted to permit full debate to continue.â??Matters of war deserve full debate. It was distressing to learn that Senate procedures were being manipulated to preclude a full debate on what may … Continue Reading


February 05, 2007

CRAPO COMMENDS CREDIT UNION ON SPONSORING TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS PSAs

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo commended the Idaho Credit Union League (ICUL) today on its involvement to increase awareness of teen dating violence. The ICUL is sponsoring a weekâ??s worth of public service announcements (PSAs) in a number of movie theaters in Idaho. The PSAs are part of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week, which begins today and runs through the end of the week (February 5-9). The PSAs were produced by Eagle High School students last year, … Continue Reading


February 02, 2007

CRAPO ANNOUNCES NATIONAL TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION WEEK

Washington, DC â?? In an effort to bring more public awareness to a problem confronting todayâ??s teens, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has sponsored â??National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week,â?? which runs February 5 through February 9. This is the second year that Crapo has led the effort, joining forces with other Senators and organizations, to alert teens and parents to a growing issue of violence in dating relationships. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution last ye… Continue Reading


February 01, 2007

CRAPO OPENS SERVICE ACADEMY APPLICATION PROCESS FOR CLASS ENTERING IN 2008

Washington, D.C. â?? Students who are interested in attending one of the nationâ??s four service academies are encouraged to get started on the application process now, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. 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 Point, New York; the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York; and the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. Interested … Continue Reading


January 29, 2007

CRAPO: WOLF DECISION SHOWS IDAHO SUCCESS

Washington, DC â?? Todayâ??s announcement to begin the delisting process for wolves in Idaho should be viewed as a success story, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo, who plans to reintroduce legislation encouraging increased landowner involvement in recovering endangered species (the Collaboration for the Recovery of the Endangered Species Act, or CRESA), says the wolf decision now allows Idahoans to get involved in completing the delisting process. In the previous Congress, Crapoâ??s … Continue Reading


January 24, 2007

INTERNS JOIN CRAPOâ??S DC STAFF

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo welcomed three students to his Washington, DC office for internships through the spring. The students, coming from Idaho, Utah and Brisbane, Australia, will advance their knowledge of the political process and witness first-hand Congress at work. â??These outstanding students are good representatives of the high-caliber candidates who apply for DC internships,â?? Crapo said. â??Having this experience in Washington, DC will enhance these young peopleâ??s … Continue Reading


January 23, 2007

DETAILS RELEASED FOR DIVINE STRAKE MEETING IN IDAHO

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? Details for the informational meeting in Idaho on the proposed Divine Strake test were finalized and released today:Sunday, January 28, 2007Grove Hotel, downtown Boise, Evergreen and Cedar RoomsNoon â?? 2:30 p.m.The meeting is being conducted by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the National Nuclear Security Administration/Nevada Site Office. Idahoans will have the opportunity to hear firsthand about the Divine Strake experiment proposed for later this year at the… Continue Reading


January 23, 2007

IDAHO PARTICIPANTS IN SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo today announced the appointments of Katrina Davis and Hyrum Hansen as the Idaho delegates to the 45th Anniversary United States Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C. The stateâ??s high school delegates were designated by Dr. Marilyn Howard when she served as Idahoâ??s Superintendent of Public Instruction.Katrina Davis, a resident of Fairfield, is Public Relations Officer for the Family, Career, Community Leaders of America at Cama… Continue Reading


January 23, 2007

CRAPO: PRESIDENTâ??S SPEECH SETS GOOD TONE

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement regarding the Presidentâ??s annual State of the Union address delivered to Congress this evening:â??Tonightâ??s speech recognized the hard tasks facing Congress as well as the bipartisan support that will be necessary for our country to progress and resolve some long-standing domestic issues,â?? Crapo said. â??The tone that President Bush set from the beginning recognized the dissatisfaction that the American public has e… Continue Reading


January 22, 2007

â??IMPROVING NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACTâ?? INTRODUCED

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has introduced legislation to build upon the success of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) by allowing schools, students, and teachers additional flexibilities under the law. Crapoâ??s bill, the Improving No Child Left Behind Act, incorporates improvements suggested by educators and administrators, both in Idaho and at the national level. The bill will be referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for consideration.â??While… Continue Reading


January 22, 2007

WITHDRAWING PEPPERGRASS LISTING WILL SPUR COOPERATIVE SPECIES RECOVERY IN IDAHO

Washington, DC â?? The decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to withdraw the listing of slickspot peppergrass as an endangered species in Idaho could greatly increase cooperative conservation efforts that will aid other species, according to members of Idahoâ??s Congressional Delegation and Governor C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter. The governor and delegation members reacted today to the withdrawal of a peppergrass listing, which is being credited to voluntary landowner conservation efforts. &qu… Continue Reading

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