News Releases

August 03, 2007

CRAPO CO-SPONSORS FAMILY FARM AND RANCH ACT

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Senators Ken Salazar (D-Colorado) and Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) today introduced the Family Farm and Ranch Act of 2007 in an effort to protect farmers and ranchers from onerous federal estate taxes. The bipartisan bill outlines specific language protecting family farms and ranchers from the duplicate taxation dilemma presented by estate, or death, taxes. "While my top priority continues to be the outright elimination of the death tax, this legislatio… Continue Reading


August 02, 2007

SENATE PASSES PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE RECOGNITION

Washington, DC - A resolution sponsored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo to recognize September 2007 as National Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Month has been approved by the U.S. Senate. Crapo was joined by Senator Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) on the bill to raise awareness of the health problems caused by narrowing of the arteries. Heart attacks, stroke, and other accelerated health problems can occur if peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) is left unchecked. "The survival rate for indiv… Continue Reading


August 02, 2007

FEDS ASSIST RANCHERS IMPACTED BY FIRES

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Idaho Congressional Delegation praised the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today for assisting ranchers impacted by the recent wildfires in Idaho. The Farm Service Agency approved the Delegation's request for emergency grazing and haying of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands. The Delegation sent a letter to Secretary Johanns on July 23, 2007, requesting this action. In the letter, they stated: "Unfortunately, the severe drought now gripping Idaho… Continue Reading


August 01, 2007

NEW DOWNWINDER BILL INCLUDES IDAHO, MONTANA

Washington, DC - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig have been joined by Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester on legislation that would make residents of Idaho and Montana eligible for a federal government program that compensates people who lived in affected areas downwind of the Nevada Test Site during periods of atmospheric nuclear testing and later contracted a specified compensable disease. The bipartisan legislation introduced today, S. 1917, would amend the Radiation Exposure Compensa… Continue Reading


August 01, 2007

MCCONNELL: CRAPO TO HEAD NEWLY CREATEDCAPITAL MARKETS TASK FORCE

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Wednesday the creation of the Senate Republican Capital Markets Task Force. The Task Force will be headed by Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and will advise the Republican Caucus on U.S. business competitiveness issues with a specific focus on capital markets and will help facilitate a dialogue between the Senate and the U.S. capital markets community. "Mike has been a leader on U.S. competitiveness issues through… Continue Reading


August 01, 2007

CRAPO, LINCOLN INTRODUCE BIPARTISANBILL TO REFORM 'NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND'

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas) have introduced bipartisan legislation to bring needed reforms to the "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) education bill. The legislation, S. 1913, the No Child Left Behind Enhancement Act, comes after Crapo's and Lincoln's offices have consulted with education leaders, school board members and interested citizens from their respective states on what kind of reform is needed for NCLB to work better. "The NCLB legisla… Continue Reading


July 27, 2007

FIRES: DELEGATION PLEDGES ASSISTANCE, CALLS FOR FLEXIBILITY

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Idaho Congressional Delegation called on the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture to ensure land managers in Idaho are given maximum flexibility to help restore the land following the catastrophic wildfires this year. Idaho is currently in the unenviable position of having the largest fires during one of this nation's worst fire years and the largest in decades. To date this year, more than 850,000 acres in Idaho have burned. More than 600,000 acres burned in on… Continue Reading


July 25, 2007

CRAPO, REID SEEK CONTINUED ASSISTANCE FOR FIRE VICTIMS ON THE IDAHO-NEVADA BORDER

Washington , DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today pressed for continued assistance to residents along the Idaho-Nevada border who have been heavily impacted by the Murphy Complex fire, the largest wildfire burning in the nation at more than 560,000 acres.   Both Senators are meeting today with U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials to discuss the situation and are calling for increased support from the Interior Department's Bureau of Indian Affair… Continue Reading


July 20, 2007

SCHOOL FRUIT & VEGETABLE PROGRAM FUNDED BY COMMITTEE

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is applauding a vote by the Senate Appropriations Committee to continue funding for a fruit and vegetable program in Idaho schools that is helping both farmers and students. Crapo, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, worked to bring the program to 25 Idaho schools.While cautioning that the $500,000 in funding approval must still be matched by the full Senate and a likely conference between the Senate and the U.S. House, Crapo said the recogniti… Continue Reading


July 20, 2007

IDAHO SENATORS HONOR COWBOYS, SEN. THOMAS

Washington, DC - A bill honoring the American Cowboy and continuing the legislative legacy of the late Senator Craig Thomas, R-Wyoming, has passed the U.S. Senate. S. Res. 130, sponsored by Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig, declares July 28, 2007 as 'National Day of the American Cowboy." The legislation notes that, "Whereas pioneering men and women, recognized as cowboys, helped establish the American West...that cowboy spirit continues to infuse the nation with its solid … Continue Reading


July 17, 2007

CRAPO: IRAQ SURGE REMAINS BEST OPTION

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says efforts by Senate leaders to promote around-the-clock debate on removing troops from Iraq provides a good opportunity for discussion, but the timetable for decision-making should remain the same-that Congress must review options in Iraq when U.S. military leaders issue a report this September on the recent surge in Iraq. "The debate on our Iraq policy and how best to ensure the U.S. is successful in fighting the Global War on Terror is one that… Continue Reading


July 16, 2007

CRAPO, KLOBUCHAR INTRODUCE BILL TO INCREASE INVESTMENT IN BIODIESEL EDUCATION

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) introduced a bill to extend funding for the Biodiesel Education program for an additional five years. The 2002 Farm Bill provided $1 million per year; this new bill would increase the funding to $2 million annually. The proposal is modeled after Minnesota's program - the first state to pass a 2 percent biodiesel standard. Crapo said, "In the face of rising gasoline prices and increasing calls for… Continue Reading


July 14, 2007

Idaho Delegation Holds Office Hours In Grangeville, Craigmont

Washington, DC â?? Field representatives from the offices of Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig and Congressman C.L. â??Butchâ?? Otter will host meetings and office hours on July 27th, 2006 in Grangeville and Craigmont. The office hours are part of the delegationâ??s efforts to meet with area residents outside their regional field offices in Lewiston, Coeur dâ??Alene, and elsewhere in Idaho. . The congressional representatives will hold office hours:Grangeville City Hall 10:00 - 11:30 am 225 We… Continue Reading


July 13, 2007

CRAPO TO PRESENT SPIRIT OF IDAHO TO 'EXTREME MAKEOVER' VOLUNTEERS, JOIN OWYHEE DAM EVENT

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will thank Idaho volunteers who are working on a home building project outside of Middleton and present them with his Spirit of Idaho Award this Saturday morning. Crapo will meet with a large group of volunteers and the president of CBH Homes, Corey Barton, to thank them for a week-long effort that is being organized by the television program "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." The program will air later this season on the ABC network. Crapo said… Continue Reading


July 10, 2007

CRAPO WELCOMES IDAHO INTERNS TO D.C.

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is welcoming four Idaho college students to his Washington, D.C. office for the summer. The students will have opportunities to assist with office procedures, constituent correspondence, legislative support and media relations. Internships typically run eight to twelve weeks. "It is always a pleasure to welcome Idahoans to my internship program," Crapo said. These four students will learn a great deal about their government and the political p… Continue Reading


July 09, 2007

ADDITIONAL FUNDING COMING TO ASSIST IDAHO POTATOES

Washington, DC - Idaho's potato crop will receive an additional boost in the ongoing fight against the potato cyst nematode, with the announcement that an additional $500,000 has been approved to eradicate the pest. The Idaho Congressional Delegation says the Bush Administration has continued to be an essential partner in this ongoing effort to eradicate the potato cyst nematode (PCN) in Idaho. "The potato cyst nematode originally appeared in a limited number of Eastern Idaho fields in … Continue Reading


July 03, 2007

ADDITIONAL VAWA FUNDING HEADED TO CONFERENCE

Idaho Falls , ID - At the start of a week working in Idaho, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo reiterated his support of the additional funding included in the Senate Fiscal Year 2008 Department of Justice appropriations for victims of family and dating violence, including specific funding for Native American women who are victims of violence.     "I appreciate the efforts in recent months on the part of family violence prevention advocates at local, state and n… Continue Reading


July 02, 2007

CRAPO TO PARTICIPATE IN 4th OF JULY EVENTS

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will participate in 4th of July events in Boise, Caldwell and Melba this week during Congress' July 4th state work period. Crapo will also join with Trout Unlimited officials and the Boise National Forest to observe progress on a conservation project near Idaho City that is restoring threatened populations of Idaho bull trout. Crapo's schedule for July 4th and 5th includes the following events: Wednesday, July 4th: 10:30 a.m. Melba Participate… Continue Reading


June 28, 2007

IN LIGHT OF SUPREME COURT REFUSAL TO END DOUBLE AND TRIPLE TAXATION OF BUSINESSES, CRAPO AND SCHUMER UNVEIL LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE RELIEF

Following the Supreme Court's refusal last week to hear two cases relating to multiple layers of tax on multi-state businesses, today U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Charles E. Schumer (D-New York)  announced legislation that would relieve impacted businesses from the burden of double taxation, which results from a varying mix of state tax laws. At issue is whether companies, in addition to being taxed in the state where physically located, should also be subject to business activity taxe… Continue Reading


June 28, 2007

CRAPO APPLAUDS VOCA FUND PRESERVATION

Washington , DC - In a show of support for victims of crime today, the Senate Appropriations Committee refused to institute a proposed rescission of the Crime Victims Fund in the Fiscal Year appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice and Science according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo.   Crapo, who, for three years, has led efforts in the Senate to keep the Fund out of the General Treasury, applauded the members of the Appropriations Committee for their commitment to victims… Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149
Showing page   of 149