News Releases

August 04, 2006

Pensioneers and Plans Win in Pension Reform

Washington, DC â?? A major provision, authored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, to reduce the regulatory and financial burdens on pension plans and their beneficiaries was included in the pension reform conference report (H.R. 4) passed by the Senate last night. Crapoâ??s amendment package lifts investment restrictions that could result in an increase in retirement income for those who belong to pension plans. The pension reform package, which has already passed the U.S. House, cleared the Senate la… Continue Reading


August 04, 2006

Crapo, Dorgan Raise Awareness on Vascular Disease

Washington, DC â?? Efforts to raise awareness about peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are being advanced through a Senate resolution introduced by Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota). The resolution designates September 18-22 as National Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Week. It was approved last night by the Senate. PAD, a disease that occurs when narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs, affects 8 to 12 million Americans. It is the leading cause of lowe… Continue Reading


August 03, 2006

Crapo Introduces Owyhee Initiative

Washington, DC â?? With five years of collaborative work backing him, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today introduced wide-ranging legislation that could set a standard for future public lands management. The Owyhee Initiative Implementation Act will end decades of public lands conflict in southwestern Idaho and establish a path for future management of that area. Ranching will continue, traditional uses are preserved, water rights are protected, wilderness is designated and a path to the future is se… Continue Reading


August 02, 2006

Crapo Hearing To Look at Forest Recovery

Washington, DC â?? The timely recovery from the devastating effects of catastrophes on public lands is the focus of a hearing in a Senate Agriculture subcommittee today. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, who serves as Chariman of the Forestry, Conservation and Rural Revitalization subcommittee, chairs the hearing on H.R. 4200, the Forest Emergency Recovery and Research Act (FERRA), a measure which has already cleared the U.S. House of Representatives.H.R. 4200 is a bipartisan bill that was introduced by… Continue Reading


August 02, 2006

Crapo: College Savings Plans Good Addition to Pension Reform

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is optimistic that a tax-free college savings plan included in the pension reform bill will remain. Tax benefits for families saving for college in 529 College Savings Plans were included in H.R. 4, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives late Friday night and has been sent back to the Senate. Crapo, a member of the Senate Finance Committee and a leader in supporting 529 plans, has lobbied in support of extending the tax benefits of 529 plans pe… Continue Reading


August 02, 2006

CRAPO CELEBRATES â??RE-WATERINGâ?? ON THE PAHSIMEROI RIVER

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July 31, 2006

Crapo: Vietnam, Peru Trade Boon To Agriculture

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo voted to expand foreign market opportunities for Idahoans by supporting legislation to grant Vietnam Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) and implementing legislation for the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement. Crapo co-sponsored and voted to pass Vietnam PNTR legislation, S. 3495, out of the Senate Finance Committee, on which he serves. â??With a population of more than 80 million people, Vietnam is an emerging market for U.S. products,â?? said Crapo, … Continue Reading


July 27, 2006

Orofino Students To Join Crapo On August 'Capitol Watch' PROGRAM

Washington, DC â??Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will welcome students from Orofino High School to his August â??Capitol Watchâ?? cable program. The students participated in the â??We the People,â?? civics competition for high school students, in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. Crapoâ??s program will air on August 8th, 2006, from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific. â??These Orofino students are some of the best Idaho has to offer,â?? Crapo said. â??They show a sincere interest in le… Continue Reading


July 27, 2006

Crapo: Conservation Program Success Depends On Technical Assistance

Washington, DC â?? The success of federal farm conservation programs in enhancing the environment may depend in part on the availability of technical assistance for producers, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. Crapo is chairing a Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Forestry, Conservation and Rural Revitalization hearing today on the use of third-party technical service providers in carrying out agricultural conservation programs.â??The Farm Bill is one of the most important environmental law… Continue Reading


July 27, 2006

Crapo Lauds Voting Rights Act

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today lauded the extension of federal law assuring the right of all Americans to vote freely in elections. President Bush signed the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act (VRA) this morning during a ceremony at the White House. The legislation was approved last week unanimously by the Senate. However, a long-standing follow-up medical appointment with an oncology specialist in Baltimore caused Crapo to miss the Senate vo… Continue Reading


July 24, 2006

Crapo's Electronic Duck Stamp Bill Approved

Washington, DC â??Waterfowl hunters and stamp collectors buying a Federal Migratory Bird Duck Stamp this year will now have the ease and convenience of purchasing that stamp electronically after a bill, sponsored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Co-Chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen Caucus, passed the House today. The bill was approved by the Senate last December and will now go to the President for signature. The bill, which was introduced by Crapo last year, will create a three-year pilot pro… Continue Reading


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

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