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July 21, 2006

Major Sex Offender Legislation Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo hailed the Senate passage of long-awaited child predator legislation that will create more stringent national registration requirements for sex offenders and increase penalties for sex crimes against children. The bill allows law enforcement to share information across state lines and provides more tools for active enforcement of child sex offender laws. â??The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act is crucial for the protection of Idahoâ??s chil… Continue Reading


July 20, 2006

Water Resources Bolstered In Idaho

Washington, DC â?? The United States Senate 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 hailed its passage.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, Wildlife on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.â??Passin… Continue Reading


July 20, 2006

Crapo Captures Healthcare Technology Upgrades For Idaho

Washington, DC - Needed funding to bolster technology at healthcare facilities and education centers was approved today, announced Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who shepherded the funding through the Fiscal Year 2007 Labor-Health and Human Services Appropriations bill. "Technology upgrades and helping our medical centers provide the best care to patients should be a top priority," said Crapo. "These projects will help deliver the highest quality of healthcare access and ensure accuracy for both doct… Continue Reading


July 18, 2006

Crapo Votes For Alternative Adult Stem Cell Research

Washington, DC â?? Funding for adult and alternative stem cell research was approved today through the Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act (S. 2754), with the support of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, as the Senate voted on three stem-cell related bills. Crapo also voted in favor of a second bill, (S. 3504) to prohibit â??farmingâ?? embryonic stem cells, but against a third bill, (H.R. 810) that would allow human embryos created during invitro procedures to be used for researc… Continue Reading


July 18, 2006

Bill To Protect Idaho Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo joined their colleague, New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici, in introducing legislation to clarify that naturally-occurring processes in agricultural operations are not subject to regulation through the Emergency Preparedness and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Operations would still be subject to the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts. Craig said, â… Continue Reading


July 13, 2006

Crapo, Craig Laud BPA's Long-Term Rate Plan

Washington DC â?? Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig said the following after the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) announced its long-term energy rate plan today: "We are pleased with today's announcement that BPA's long-term policy is completed and will be out for public review and comment," Craig said. "I look forward to reviewing BPA's long-term policy and am particularly pleased that this process engages Northwest policy-makers in the decisions that aff… Continue Reading


July 11, 2006

Crime Victims Fund Preserved In Senate Funding Bill

Washington, DC â?? A proposed rescission of the Crime Victims Fund in the Administrationâ??s Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 budget request was defeated thanks in part to the leadership of Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont). The proposal was stripped from the Administrationâ??s request for the Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations bill sent to the full Senate Appropriations Committee today. Crapo led the opposition to the proposed rescission which would have elimin… Continue Reading


July 08, 2006

CRAPO: CHIEF JUSTICE REHNQUIST SERVED AMERICA WELL

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June 30, 2006

Crapo, Rail Partners Note Farm-To-Market Gains

Washington, DC â?? The process of getting Idahoâ??s farm products to market is getting more efficient and improving the health of Idahoâ??s rural economy as well, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and leaders of Idahoâ??s shortline railroad and commodity interests. Crapo, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, has helped spur rural rail development by working to extend tax credits on transportation investments. Crapo is asking the U.S. Treasury Department to develop rules allowing for the… Continue Reading


June 30, 2006

Crapo To Keynote Minidoka Pilgrimage; Tour Rail Improvements; Discuss Ethanol's Future

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will make stops in Pocatello, Burley, Boise, Caldwell and Jerome over the July 4th state work period. He will keynote a national human rights pilgrimage during the Friends of Minidoka gathering at the Minidoka Internment National Monument on Saturday, July 8th.Crapo will ride in Pocatelloâ??s 4th of July parade and he will present his Spirit of Idaho Award to Miss Pocatello, Sarah Chandler, for her efforts to raise awareness in the fight against breast… Continue Reading


June 29, 2006

Crapo Tackles Budget Issues On July 'Capitol Watch'

Washington, DC -Budget issues, congressional spending and other issues before congress will be discussed on Idaho Senator Mike Crapo's July "Capitol Watch" cable program. Crapo's program will air on July 11th, 2006, from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific. "Throughout the next month, the Senate will take on some very important budget issues and my colleagues and I have an obligation to enact a sensible, fiscally responsible budget," Crapo said. "I … Continue Reading


June 29, 2006

CRAPO SUPPORTS CAFTA COMPROMISE

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June 28, 2006

Crapo Says Paulson Good For Treasury

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo voted today, both as a member of the Senate Finance Committee and on a full Senate vote, to confirm Henry Paulson as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Crapo cited Paulsonâ??s vast experience and knowledge as unsurpassed credentials for the post. Paulson was confirmed by the full Senate by a voice vote.â??Hank Paulson has the experience and stature needed for an effective Treasury Secretary,â?? said Crapo. â??During the confirmation process, he listened t… Continue Reading


June 28, 2006

Crapo-Sponsored Bill To Repeal Excise Tax On Local Phone Service Approved

Washington, DC â??An outdated phone tax is one step closer to elimination, said Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, after the Senate Finance Committee, on which he sits, approved a measure today to end the excise tax on local phone service.This measure was approved after the U.S. Treasury Department announced last month it would repeal the excise phone tax on long-distance service. That move retroactively refunded the past three years of the three percent long-distance tax, but congressional action is req… Continue Reading


June 23, 2006

Crapo Supports Court Decision Invalidating SEC Hedge Fund Rule

Washington DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, strongly supports a court decision to invalidate the controversial Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) hedge fund rule. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today vacated and remanded the SEC hedge fund rule requiring registration by advisers to unregistered hedge funds that passed the SEC Commission 3-2 on October 26, 2004. Shortly after the rule was adopted, litigation was brought against the SEC c… Continue Reading


June 22, 2006

Agriculture Priorities Promoted In Senate

Washington, DC â??Idahoâ??s agricultural industry will benefit through funding advocated by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo in the Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill, which was approved in the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee today. â??The agriculture spending measure dedicates substantial resources to agriculture research, rural development and conservation programs important to Idaho communities,â?? said Crapo. The bill also provides continued funding for Idahoâ??s participation in the… Continue Reading


June 21, 2006

Delegation Announces Mobile Office Hours

Washington, DC â?? Idahoâ??s Congressional Delegation announced that mobile office hours will be offered next week in Deary and Potlatch. The mobile offices allow Idahoans a chance to meet with staff representing Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig, and Congressman C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter without having to travel to Lewiston or Coeur dâ??Alene.The Idaho Delegationâ??s mobile offices are as follows:Potlatch City Hall195 6th Street9:00 a.m. â??10:30 a.m.Wednesday, June 28thDeary City Hall300 3rd Av… Continue Reading


June 21, 2006

Crapo Co-Sponsors Measure Protecting Children From Exploitation

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is co-sponsoring a Senate bill tightening the laws against child pornography and the exploitation of children. S. 2140, the Protecting Children from Exploitation Act sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), strengthens several laws surrounding pornographic material, including a provision that requires producers maintain records detailing the ages and names of persons appearing in such material. Crapo says the bill, which already has 26 co-sponsors, i… Continue Reading


June 20, 2006

IDAHO CREATING A SAFE LEWIS AND CLARK BICENTENNIAL TRAIL

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June 16, 2006

Crapo Touts Robust Economy, Idaho Numbers

Washington, DC â?? Upon todayâ??s release of a Department of Labor (DOL) report showing that May unemployment rates continue to show a downward trend, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo credited recently-passed tax relief and sound fiscal policy for fueling the nationâ??s strong economy for the results. With drops reported in 41 states (including Idaho) and the District of Columbia, the results clearly indicate encouraging movement. Idahoâ??s May unemployment rate is 3.5%, down 0.4% over same period last … Continue Reading

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