News Releases

May 14, 2018

Crapo Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Introducing Legislation to Continue and Expand Collaborative Forest Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bipartisan group of Senators, led by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, announced the introduction of legislation that would reauthorize and expand the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP). This critical program, which helps fund collaborative and community-based forest management, has a proven track record of improving forest health, reducing wildfire risk, and supporting rural communities. In addition to Crapo and Merkley, th… Continue Reading


May 10, 2018

Bipartisan Wildfire Fix Legislation Led by Crapo, Risch, Wyden Will Help With Projected Severe Fire Season

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Forest Service projects that the upcoming wildfire season will be another historic year of destruction across several Western states. Thanks to bipartisan legislation, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is well-positioned to lay the groundwork to stabilize its wildfire fighting efforts beginning this year and well into the future. The legislation, recently passed by Congress as part of an omnibus spending measure, is the result of more than five years of efforts led by Senato… Continue Reading


May 10, 2018

Crapo, Risch Welcome White House Nomination of Ryan Nelson to Serve on Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch today praised the nomination of Ryan Nelson, an attorney from Idaho Falls, to serve as a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. When confirmed, Nelson will take the seat of Judge N. Randy Smith, who announced he will take senior status later this year. "Ryan has a demonstrated background of diverse legal service and a deep understanding of the legal issues before our nation. Much like Judge Smith, Ryan brings the experience that come… Continue Reading


May 08, 2018

Crapo Supports President Trump's Decision to Withdraw from Iran Nuclear Deal

WASHINGTON - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following reaction on President Trump's announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also called the Iran Nuclear Deal: "I support the President's decision. The President has rightly noted what many have long pointed out - the JCPOA was poorly-negotiated and allowed Iran to step up its dangerous activities in the Middle East. Tehran received billions of dollars in sanctions relief, which… Continue Reading


May 02, 2018

Bipartisan legislation lead by Idaho delegation reforms national public lands fire fighting

BOISE - After more than five years of bipartisan collaboration, Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch joined Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) to mark the end of the practice known as fire borrowing. Joining the delegation was Vicki Christiansen, Acting Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, who worked with Crapo and Risch was also on hand for the briefing. The practice of fire borrowing ended under provisions included … Continue Reading


May 01, 2018

Crapo, Wyden, Risch Simpson, Acting USFS Chief Christiansen to Discuss New Fire Disaster Funding Program

Boise - The architects behind a new federal program that will treat the nation's largest wildfires as natural disasters and better protect lives, property and public lands will meet Wednesday at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise to discuss the program going forward. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Congressmen Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) worked together more than five years to write the plan and worked w… Continue Reading


April 30, 2018

Micron, ON Semiconductor in Washington for Crapo Award Recognition

WASHINGTON - In recognition of his continuing advocacy for the women and men of the state's semiconductor industry, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has been presented the Congressional Leadership Award by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Crapo received the award for his work on issues critical to the industry, such as tax reform, that strengthen and advance its ability to conduct research and development, while continuing to grow and meet changing demand. These factors are critical to comp… Continue Reading


April 02, 2018

Crapo Convenes Hearing on the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, delivered the following remarks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Semi-Annual Report to Congress. The text of Chairman Crapo's remarks, as prepared, is below. "Today, we will hear from CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney on the most recent Semi-Annual Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Bureau's activities since his appointment in November 2017. "On April 2nd,… Continue Reading


March 23, 2018

Crapo Announces Additional Unincorporated Town Meetings

WASHINGTON - During the March state work period, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, will host a series of town meetings around Southeast Idaho. In February, Crapo hosted meetings in Gardena, Sweet, and Ola. After holding more than 200 town meeting in all of Idaho's incorporated cities between 2014-2016, Crapo is now embarking on hosting town meetings in Idaho's unincorporated cities and communities. Details of Crapo's events follow. N… Continue Reading


March 21, 2018

Bipartisan Senate, House Efforts Secure Fire Funding Provisions in Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON - Federal agencies struggling to combat record-breaking wildfires using current budgeting guidelines will receive relief thanks to a provision in a government funding bill introduced this evening. Securing this legislative proposal is the result of bipartisan, bicameral efforts undertaken by Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson (R-Idaho-2) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5) in response to concern… Continue Reading


March 21, 2018

Crapo Supports Legislation to Strengthen Enforcement Against Facilitators of Sex Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who has served as the lead Republican sponsor of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), today reiterated his support for justice for trafficking victims and voted in favor of H.R. 1865, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), which passed in the Senate on a 97-2 vote. "Human trafficking, foreign or domestic, is an abhorrent practice that should not be tolerated," said Crapo. "Too many children and women are still being victimized by the preda… Continue Reading


March 20, 2018

Crapo Highlights Idaho's Successful Model for Aiding Victims of Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON - Highlighting how Idaho consolidates services to meet the needs of domestic violence victims, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today questioned Katharine Sullivan, Principal Director of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) about how the agency can follow Idaho's model and help states and other local agencies across the nation bring under one roof the services and support needed to assist victims of domestic violence. A member of the Senate Judiciary Committe… Continue Reading


March 14, 2018

Senate Passes Crapo’s Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act

WASHINGTON - Today, the United States Senate, under the leadership of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, passed the most significant piece of regulatory reform legislation for community financial institutions in nearly a decade. Crapo's Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) passed the Senate by a strong, bipartisan vote of 67 to 31. Before the final vote on passage, Chairman Crapo remarked that America was about to witness a "… Continue Reading


March 13, 2018

Crapo, Tester Hold Health Net Accountable for 'Poor Performance'

(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are leading a group of bipartisan Senators to demand the VA take action to hold Health Net, the contractor that helps run the Choice Program, accountable for its "frustrating and completely avoidable" customer service problems and late payments to community providers. Following years of Health Net's poor performance and empty promises to improve its customer service, the Senators wrote to VA Secretary David Shulkin to … Continue Reading


March 12, 2018

Video - Crapo Reform Bill Eases Regulatory Burden on Small Banks & Community Credit Unions

WASHINGTON - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, is leading a bipartisan effort to right-size regulations for small and community financial institutions in Idaho and across the nation. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) will allow Main Street financial institutions to better serve the needs of customers and businesses within the community, rather than comply with unnecessary, overly burdensome regulations. The bill also ma… Continue Reading


March 08, 2018

Crapo: Regulatory Burden Directly Impacts Our States

WASHINGTON - This week, Senator Crapo has been highlighting the benefits of his Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, S. 2155. After joining with colleagues from the Senate Banking Committee to discuss the legislation, Senator Crapo returned to the Senate Floor to talk about the regulatory burden on small institutions and how his regulatory relief bill can help. In July 20, 2016, the American Action Forum attempted to estimate the number of paperwork hours and final c… Continue Reading


March 08, 2018

Crapo, Risch Welcome Idaho Delegates For U.S. Senate Youth Program

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch Wednesday welcomed Idaho's delegates to the 56th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 3-10, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Patricia Swenson of Jerome and Keegan Wolfe of Saint Anthony were chosen from students across Idaho to be part of the 104 student delegation who will attend the program's annual Washington Week. Patricia Swenson currently attends Jerome High School where she has served in student go… Continue Reading


March 07, 2018

Senator Crapo Discusses Regulatory Relief Bill on Fox Business

WASHINGTON - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee spoke with Charles Payne on Fox Business's Making Money about Dodd-Frank's impact on Idaho's Main Street financial institutions, and how his legislation can alleviate some of the regulatory burden so that they can better serve their communities. Click here to watch or click the image above. "There haven't been any startup community banks all year. We're losing community banks at a r… Continue Reading


March 07, 2018

Crapo, Risch Support Measure to Improve Nuclear Research, Drive Innovation

Washington, D.C. - Bipartisan legislation led by Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) and cosponsored by Sen. Risch, cleared the Senate today by voice vote. The measure, S.97, known as the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act, (NEICA), would create partnerships between private-sector innovators in nuclear energy with government researchers to create the next generation of clean, advanced nuclear power. The measure would direct the U.S. Department of Energy… Continue Reading


March 07, 2018

Crapo Speaks on Senate Floor about Bipartisan Regulatory Relief Package

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, joined several of his colleagues from the Committee to discuss his bill, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155), which is being debated on the Senate Floor this week. Each of the senators highlighted why this bill is important for their states, sharing stories about access to capital, the benefits of relationship banking, Dodd-Frank's unintended consequences, and consumer protection, among o… Continue Reading

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