News Releases

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 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

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 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

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 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


January 18, 2007

CRAPO AND LINCOLN LAUNCH EFFORT TO BENEFIT PULMONARY AND CARDIAC MEDICARE PATIENTS

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln today introduced legislation to assist pulmonary and cardiac Medicare patients by increasing access to critical rehabilitation programs. The Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Act (S. 329) will include pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation as specific services covered by Medicare. The bill would establish a uniform Medicare policy for coverage of pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation, which would effectively end a d… Continue Reading


January 18, 2007

FAMILIAR IDAHOANS JOIN CRAPO STATE STAFF

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has added some familiar names to his Idaho staff with the announcement of new regional directors based in the Treasure Valley and Pocatello. Crapo has hired Ryan White to the newly-created position of Southwest Idaho Regional Director and Office Liaison to State Government and the Idaho Legislature. White recently completed an eight-month assignment as Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Jim Risch. He had also served as Rischâ??s Chief of Staff in the L… Continue Reading


January 17, 2007

DELEGATION GETS DIVINE STRAKE MEETING IN IDAHO

Washington, DC â?? Idahoans will have the opportunity to hear firsthand about the Divine Strake experiment proposed for later this year at the Nevada Test Site. The Idaho Congressional Delegation has won a commitment from the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the National Nuclear Security Administration/Nevada Site Office to hold an informational meeting in Boise concerning the experiment. Some believe that the activity will resuspend radioactive contamination from atmospheric nucl… Continue Reading


January 16, 2007

CRAPO: EARMARK REFORM WILL SAVE MONEY

Washington, DC â?? A vote tonight in the U.S. Senate on earmark reforms will save taxpayer dollars by limiting government spending, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo voted to support a Republican amendment offered by Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) which provides for increased transparency in the budgeting process with broad disclosure of earmarks for individual spending projects. The amendment is part of overall lobbying reform the Senate is working on this week.â??This 98-0 vo… Continue Reading


January 10, 2007

CRAPO: IRAQ PLAN MUST HAVE MEASURED RESULTS

Washington, DC â?? After listening to the Presidentâ??s speech tonight outlining his plans for the war in Iraq, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says any change regarding strategy in the war should focus on two elements. Crapo says the first priority should be the security of and strong support for members of the U.S. military. Secondly, there must be an increased commitment by Iraqâ??s government to take over security operations as soon as possible. Crapo said he has concerns about increasing troop lev… Continue Reading


January 09, 2007

CRAPO WANTS OUTDATED TAX OFF THE BOOKS

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, wants to put an end to an outdated tax that is now taking aim at the countryâ??s middle class. Crapo is co-sponsoring legislation that will end the individual Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), a tax which was implemented nearly forty years ago in an effort targeted at 155 wealthy Americans who were able to legally avoid owing any income taxes. â??With inflation and other issues, the AMT now affects millions of mi… Continue Reading


January 05, 2007

DELEGATION CALLS FOR DIVINE STRAKE MEETING IN IDAHO

Washington, DC â?? The Idaho Congressional Delegation is asking federal officials to hold public information meetings in Idaho concerning proposals to conduct a bomb test in the Nevada desert. The Divine Strake test is non-nuclear, but opponents in Idaho fear the blast could stir up nuclear particles from previous tests in the 1950s downwind to residents outside the Nevada Test Site. No date for the test has been announced.â??This matter is of great importance and should only proceed with the fu… Continue Reading


January 04, 2007

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENT HONORS BOISE STATE

Washington, DC â?? Boise State Universityâ??s victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl has now been preserved for history in another national forum: the United States Congress. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today introduced a Congressional Record Statement applauding the Broncosâ?? efforts, singling out team members, Coach Chris Petersen and President Robert Kustra. Crapo noted how the teamâ??s effort has been mirrored by Boise being named as one of the most inventive cities in the nation over the pa… Continue Reading


December 27, 2006

Crapo: President Ford brought nation together

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement today following news of the passing of President Gerald R. Ford. "President Ford left us with a great legacy of bringing our nation together following Watergate and the Vietnam War. His decency, candor, honesty and leadership set an example for all Americans. I regret his passing, but I am sure his stature will continue to grow as one of our country's most unifying leaders."… Continue Reading


December 14, 2006

Crapo committee assignments benefit Idahoans

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo's rise in seniority as a member of the influential Senate Finance, Agriculture, and Banking Committees when the 110th Congress convenes next month will be of increased benefit to Idahoans. Crapo will also remain on the Senate Budget Committee, which designs the budget blueprint the Senate uses to outline spending parameters for federal programs. Overall, Crapo rises in seniority to 60 from 66. "These committee assignments have been critical to our effort… Continue Reading

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