News Releases

April 20, 2006

Idaho Delegation Advocates For Twin Falls Postal Distribution Center

Washington, DC â?? A proposal to merge the mail distribution center in Twin Falls with the one in Boise faces opposition from the Idaho Congressional delegation. In a letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS), the delegation expressed concern over the economic impact of the proposal, timely mail delivery and service availability for the people who rely on the Twin Falls Center. The proposal would reassign or transfer 30-35 employees from the Twin Falls Pioneer Station mail processing cen… Continue Reading


April 20, 2006

Crapo & Clinton to Hold News Conference

Washington, DC â?? Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York) with Liz Claiborne Inc. and others will hold a news conference on Tuesday, April 25 2006 to focus attention on teen dating violence and the need to educate children about this problem. The news conference will include the unveiling of new survey results on teen dating violence by Teenage Research Unlimited commissioned by Liz Claiborne Inc. Liz Claiborne Inc. has developed an education program on teen dating… Continue Reading


April 20, 2006

Crapo and Wasden Work To Help Idaho Crime Victims

Boise â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo together with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) have authored a bipartisan letter calling on the Senate appropriators to save the Crime Victims Fund from rescission in the FY2007 Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill. â??Money deposited into the Crime Victims Fund comes from fines and forfeitures in federal courts and is allocated out to crime victimsâ?? servicesâ??a total of $3 million in Idaho alone in 2005,â?? said Crapo. â??This money is not tax… Continue Reading


April 17, 2006

Crapo Kicks Off School Snack Program; Announces Domestic Violence Education and Prevention Efforts

Boise â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will join students at two Idaho schools this week in a national effort to provide fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to educate students about healthy eating choices and improved learning abilities. Crapo spearheaded funding in Congress to establish a new Healthy Fruit and Vegetable Program funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture which establishes healthy snack alternatives in the classroom and during school lunch. Several states, including Idaho, are p… Continue Reading


April 13, 2006

Crapo, Wasden Announce National Effort On Domestic Violence Funding; Senator Also Kicks Off Healthy School Snack PROGRAM

Boise â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will announce a national effort Monday aimed at saving millions of federal dollars that go to fight domestic violence and assist victims of crime in Idaho and across the country. Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will join Crapo to express his support and announce a similar effort among the nationâ??s Attorneys General. Crapo has led an effort in the Senate to save funding in the Crime Victims Fund at a time when budget writers are considering moving the m… Continue Reading


April 07, 2006

Crapo Honors CDA Human Rights Task Force, Awards Orofino Civics Students

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will honor the work of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations and tour the new Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur dâ??Alene this Monday. Crapo will present the Task Force with a framed copy of his Congressional Record Statement lauding the groupâ??s accomplishments. During his visit to Idaho next week, Crapo will also visit with students at an Orofino High School civics class planning a trip to Washington, DC. He will also keynote the… Continue Reading


April 07, 2006

Crapo Holds Out Hope For Sound Immigration Reform

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says the proper balance has not yet been achieved in immigration reform legislation pending in the Senate, and expresses frustration with Senate Democrats holding up debate and votes on amendments to improve the legislation. Crapo says that while he supports the border security measurers considered on the floor of the Senate, disagreement remains over how to address illegal immigration.â??We must have the ability to secure our borders in order to enabl… Continue Reading


April 07, 2006

Crapo: Economy Continues Strong Growth

Washington, DC â?? Figures released today by the Department of Treasury demonstrate that Idahoans are benefiting from the strong economic growth in the country, according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly employment report today, citing a drop in the unemployment rate from 4.8% to 4.7% in March, which is its lowest mark in more than four years. In Idaho, the unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the country at 3.4% for February, the most recent … Continue Reading


April 05, 2006

Crapo Expects Agreement On Kempthorne For Interior Secretary

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo met with Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne on Capitol Hill today as Kempthorne seeks confirmation as the Presidentâ??s nominee for Interior Secretary. The half-hour meeting covered a range of topics including Crapoâ??s recently-introduced legislation to strengthen the Endangered Species Act, the Collaboration for the Recovery of the Endangered Species Act (CRESA), and the possibility of legislation dealing with the Owyhee Canyonlands.â??The Governor, havi… Continue Reading


April 04, 2006

Crapo Amendment Boosts Northern Border Security

Washington, DC â?? With debate over immigration reform underway in the U.S. Senate, Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) are co-sponsoring an amendment to immigration reform legislation before the Senate that will strengthen efforts to prosecute those who cross the northern U.S. border illegally. If enacted, the Northern Border Prosecution Initiative would reimburse state and local law enforcement jurisdictions in their efforts to combat illegal immigration along the n… Continue Reading


April 04, 2006

Crapo: Immigration Reform Must Be Comprehensive

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo spoke about the effort in the Senate to address immigration reform, border security, interior and worksite enforcement and temporary guestworker programs during his weekly teleconference today with Idaho-based reporters. The Senate is expected to continue to debate immigration reform over the course of the week.â??Americans enjoy a stable political and economic system, and it is understandable that individuals and families from other countries would se… Continue Reading


April 04, 2006

Crapo Talks Taxes On April 'Capitol Watch'Program

Washington, DC â?? Preparing your federal taxes will be the topic of Idaho Senator Mike Crapoâ??s monthly cable broadcast, â??Capitol Watch.â?? Crapoâ??s April program will feature a guest from the Internal Revenue Service, Public Affairs Specialist Anthony Burke. The program airs statewide on Idaho cable television stations on Tuesday, April 11th, from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific.â??The IRS is using technology to make the filing process more accurate and more efficient,â??… Continue Reading


March 30, 2006

Crapo Votes To Improve National Security Oversight

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo voted to bolster the review process for foreign investments in the United States, including investments in ports. The bill, which was approved by the Senate Banking Committee, seeks to improve the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process. â??Refining and improving the governmentâ??s review process on foreign investments is necessary to ensure public security and investor confidence. If our security is compromised by any fore… Continue Reading


March 27, 2006

Crapo Says VOCA Dollars Working on the Ground in Idaho

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced today that nearly $1 million will be available to Idahoans under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) for victim compensation funds. The funding comes from the Justice Department's Fiscal Year 2006 budget and will be administered by the Idaho Industrial Commission. Crapo has long advocated for continued federal funding for crime victims, who are often compensated through the fund paid in part by perpetrators of crime.â??Violent crimes like chi… Continue Reading


March 24, 2006

Crapo: Renewable Energy Deserves Full Funding

Washington, DC â?? A bipartisan coalition of Senators led by Idahoâ??s Mike Crapo and Iowaâ??s Tom Harkin is asking Senate appropriators to ensure programs improving renewable energy production and resulting economic development receive the full funding possible in the coming fiscal year. Crapo and 21 other Senators signing the letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies, note that Section 9006 of the 2002 F… Continue Reading


March 16, 2006

53 Senators Vote to Raid Social Security

Washington, D.C. â?? Today, fifty-three U.S. Senators voted against an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Resolution, introduced by U.S. Senators Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), which would have allowed the Senate to create a reserve fund to protect the Social Security surplus. â??Sadly, fifty-three senators turned their backs on Americaâ??s seniors,â?? Senator DeMint said. â??There is simply no way to save Social Security if we donâ??t have the courage stop using the surplus… Continue Reading


March 16, 2006

DeMint, Crapo Force Vote to Stop the Raid on Social Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? Today, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Resolution, introduced by U.S. Senators Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), that would allow the Senate to create a reserve fund to protect the Social Security surplus. â??We are about to have a moment of truth in the United States Senate,â?? Senator DeMint said. â??Seniors constantly tell me that if Congress would just stop using the Social Security surplus as a secret slush … Continue Reading


March 16, 2006

Crapo Praises Kempthorne Appointment

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne will make a superior Interior Secretary, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said today in response to the announcement that Kempthorne has been chosen to fill the post recently vacated by current Secretary Gale Norton. â??Dirk is a westerner, a colleague and a friend who sincerely understands western issues,â?? Crapo said. â??We are currently addressing so many important and difficult issues that impact Idaho, and the prospect of working so closely with hi… Continue Reading


March 16, 2006

Noting RECA Success May Help Downwinders

Washington, DC â?? Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Larry Craig (R-Idaho) and Conrad Burns (R-Montana) are complimenting former Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatchâ??s efforts to update the benefits that residents of his state are receiving under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). Hatch, in a news release, outlined the benefits to residents in his state on the 10-year anniversary of their inclusion in the RECA program. The RECA program compensates victims who received fall… Continue Reading


March 14, 2006

Craig, Crapo Celebrate National Safe Place Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. â?? Idaho Senators Larry Craig and Mike Crapo joined together in recognizing the week of March 13th as National Safe Place Week. S. Res. 390, which designated this week National Safe Place Week, passed the Senate unanimously on March 9, with 23 bipartisan cosponsors. â??I am very happy to once again sponsor this legislation that honors Project Safe Place with some well-deserved recognition,â?? Craig said. â??This is a project that continues to expand its reach into new communiti… 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
Showing page   of 136