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News from the Idaho Congressional delegation.
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LEGISLATION INTODUCED TO REINSTATE FUNDING 05/03/2017
Bipartisan effort underway to fund counties containing large amounts of federal non-taxable land.
 
SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS PROTECTED 02/15/2017
Idaho Senator helps stop Social Security Administration plan.
 
CRAPO EXPANDS COMMITTEE DUTIES 01/03/2017
Idaho Senator joins Judiciary Committee.
 
29 SENATORS CALL FOR REAUTHORIZATION 09/22/2016
A coalition of 29 senators ask for reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools Act.
 
CRAPO RESPONDS TO ANNOUNCEMENT 01/05/2016
Idaho Senator responds to executive order.
 
PLUTO BY WAY OF IDAHO 07/24/2015
Crapo credits INL for its part in photos from Pluto.
 
BILL HEADS TO FULL HOUSE 06/16/2015
Bill containing protections from EPA water plans passes out of appropriations committee and goes to House.
 
DOING IT ANYWAY 05/27/2015
EPA goes ahead with water grab.
 
MORE CONGRESSIONAL REACTION 05/27/2015
Crapo urges congressional action.
 
HOUSE VOTES FOR DELAY 05/15/2015
Idaho Congressman Simpson supports delay of Sage Grouse listing.
 
WILDFIRE FUNDING 05/06/2015
Act to fund wildfire expenses gaining support.
 
GEOTHERMAL INDUSTRY FOR IDAHO 04/29/2015
Idaho National Laboratory named as site for geothermal lab.
 
SRS CLOSER TO FUNDING 03/26/2015
Secure Rural Schools rides Medicare towards possible funding.
 
SENIORS SHORTCHANGED 03/18/2015
Crapo disturbed by cuts in Medicare.
 
ILLEGAL TAX CREDIT 03/12/2015
Senators join forces to prevent executive order tax benefits.
 
WATERS OF THE US 11/03/2014
Guest column by Idaho Senator calls proposed law a Water Grab.
 
CRAPO RAISES TARGETING CONCERNS 10/06/2014
Senate Banking committee reacts to Department of Justice targeting.
 
CURBING THE POWER 07/10/2014
Senator cites EPA abuse of power.
 
LAW IS LAW 07/10/2014
Senator Crapo says refugee law does not apply to flood of young people crossing border.
 
DATA CAPTURE 06/25/2014
An agency for the purpose of private data collection.
 
EFFORT TO STOP MUDPUDDDLE LEGISLATION 06/19/2014
Idaho Senators Crapo and Risch join coalition presenting legislation to halt EPA proposal.
 
THE DAY AFTER 05/21/2014
Idaho Senator congratulates participants.
 
CASE IN POINT 05/21/2014
Crapo thinks problems in VA health care prove government\'s inefficiency in matters of health.
 
REGULATING MUDPUDDLES 04/03/2014
Crapo against EPA\'s latest attempt to control country\'s water.
 
MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY 01/29/2014
Idaho Senator Crapo comments on State of the Union address.
 
2013 LEGISLATIVE HANG-OVERS 01/02/2014
Crapo comments on far reaching effects of 2013 legislation.
 
FOX NEWS INTERVIEW 11/06/2013
Idaho Senator Crapo to be on Fox News today.
 
EXECUTIVE CONTROL 11/05/2013
Obama takes over climate control policies.
 
CRAPO TO BE PART OF RECONCILIATION TEAM 10/17/2013
Idaho Senator chosen to as member of committee to reconcile House and Senate proposal differences.
 
SIMPSON SECURES FIRE FUNDS 10/17/2013
Idaho Representative Mike Simpson puts fire funding into debt default legislation.
 
BILL INTRODUCED TO OPEN NATIONAL PARKS 10/02/2013
Idaho Representative Mike Simpson\'s bill to reopen parks and museums is on its way to the Senate.
 
CRAPO COMMENTS ON SHUTDOWN 10/02/2013
Senator explains why Obamacare is the issue.
 
Q&A ON GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN 10/01/2013
Representative Mike Simpson provides information on federal shut down.
 
IDAHO STANDS OPPOSED 09/17/2013
Messages to senator\'s office show opposition to intervention.
 
DATA COLLECTION & MAJORITY RULE 07/17/2013
Crapo explains Nuclear Option battle.
 
ARE CHARGES WARRANTED? 06/26/2013
Idaho Senator says leniency is appropriate and laws were broken.
 
BOGUS ADDRESSES 06/06/2013
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo comments on bogus emal addresses and on immigration reform status.
 
INVITATION TO INVESTIGATE 05/24/2013
Targeting actions by IRS may spur reform efforts.
 
REPEAL PASSES HOUSE 05/16/2013
House again acts to repeal Health Care Act.
 
EFFORT TO AVOID LITIGATION 05/16/2013
Bipartisan Senate and House bills aimed at increasing timber harvests and jobs.
 
CONSUMER ALERT 05/09/2013
Senator Crapo wants public to know of financial privacy concerns.
 
WHAT TIMBER SALES 05/01/2013
Senators urge president not to cut timber sales.
 
NO TREES CUT - JUST FUNDING 04/26/2013
Congressman Simpson reacts to Forest Service management budget cuts.
 
THE RIGHT TO TAX 04/24/2013
Idaho senator favors Market Place Fairness Act as a right for states.
 
SIMPSON TALKS WITH FISH & WILDLIFE DIRECTOR 04/18/2013
Simpson relays local concerns to USF&W Director.
 
CRAPO SEES NO REASON FOR REFUND REQUEST 04/17/2013
Senator Crapo knows of no justifaction for Secure Rural Schools refund request from government.
 
OVERLOOKED ISSUES 02/28/2013
Idaho Senator discusses issues overlooked by headlines.
 
CLIFF HANGING CRISES 12/07/2012
Long term a bigger issue that the fiscal cliff.
 
APPROACHING THE EDGE 12/04/2012
Senator Crapo defines \\\'the cliff.\\\'
 
SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS FUNDS SECURED 07/24/2012
A one year extension of the Secure Rural Schools etc. Act means local funding.
 
AGENCY MOVING TOWARDS LOCAL INPUT 07/10/2012
Senator Crapo comments on FS new emphasis on a collaborative approach to management.
 
CRAPO COMMENTS ON COURT DECISION 06/26/2012
Idaho senator sees pros and cons in Supreme Court ruling on Arizona law.
 
OWNERSHIP PENDING 05/08/2012
No congressional action being allowed on move to give jurisdiction over all water to the federal govenment.
 
PUSH FOR STATE AUTHORITY 04/24/2012
As legislated monies fade away states push for management control if not outright ownership change.
 
ACTIVISTS BENEFIT FROM EAJA 02/06/2012
Legislation to stop taxpayers from having to fund legal fees for environmental activists being held back.
 
CEO DIES IN PLANE CRASH 02/03/2012
Idaho Delegation expresses sympathy over loss of Appleton.
 
REROUTING AUTHORITY 02/02/2012
Crapo is co-signer on legislation to give Congress authority over pipeline decision.
 
AMENDMENT VOTE IS NEAR 12/08/2011
A vote on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution is expected soon.
 
BUDGETING PROCESS BADLY BROKEN 11/08/2011
Senator Crapo compares local government budgeting process to federal.
 
ACCOUNTABILITY NEEDED 10/11/2011
Senator Crapo urges fiscal accountability at all levels.
 
DEBT REDUCTION PLAN 07/19/2011
Gang of Six member Senator Mike Crapo explains debt reduction plan.
 
UNFUNDED MANDATES 06/07/2011
Idaho senators work on revising EPA policies.
 
STATUS ON OIL RESOURCES AND DEBT CEILING 05/17/2011
Crapo comments on oil exploration and debt ceiling.
 
GANG OF SIX TARGETS DEFICIT REDUCTION 05/11/2011
Idaho Senator Crapo is one of the Senate Gang of Six.
 
LOW PROFILE-HIGH IMPACT 05/04/2011
Senator reviews legislation still hovering and its impacts.
 
A BENEFIT TO MORALE 05/03/2011
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo comments on end of bin Laden reign.
 
WOLVES ATTACHED TO BUDGET 04/12/2011
A rider added to 2011 budget bill will affect future of wolves.
 
LEGALITIES OF DEPLOYMENT 04/09/2011
Idaho senator opposes US military involvement in Libya.
 
BUDGET NEEDS CUTTING 03/08/2011
Crapo comments on where and how to start making cuts in the budget.
 
CONTINUING RESOLUTION AND TROOPS ON THE MOVE 03/01/2011
Senator expresses views on Libyan problems and recounts Continuing Resolution progress.
 
CRAPO LEADS EFFORTS TO BLOCK FCC 02/17/2011
Crapo introduces legislation to stop Federal Communications Commission attempt to regulate Internet.
 
IT HAPPENS EVERY YEAR 02/11/2011
Senator discusses proposed tax reform.
 
UNCONSTITUTIONALITY RULING 02/01/2011
What is next for health care legislation not ruled unconstitutional but struck down by judge.
 
SPECULATIONS ON EGYPTIAN CRISIS 02/01/2011
Senator Crapo describes current speculation as to future of Egyptian government.
 
WHO OVERSEES THE COMMISSIONERS 01/31/2011
Senator Crapo comments on recent media rulings by governmental commissions.
 
IDAHO SENATORS WANT EARMARKS STOPPED 11/16/2010
Crapo and Risch think moratorium should be placed on special earmark legislation.
 
CAP & TRADE IMPACTS 10/04/2010
Senator Crapo discusses possible Cap and Trade restrictions and absent Medicare Services administrator.
 
OPERATING ON RESOLVE 09/21/2010
Senator Crapo talks about continuing resolutions.
 
BANK FEES AND INTERNET TAXES PROPOSED 09/14/2010
Senator Crapo comments on proposals to charge bank transaction fees and tax Internet use.
 
ATTENTION WATER USERS 08/16/2010
The bill that expands federal control to all water in the country could be pushed forward.
 
CONFIRMATION HEARINGS BEGIN 08/03/2010
Crapo will not be voting for the presidential nominee.
 
CHANGES STALL BILL IN SENATE 06/30/2010
Conference Committee version of Finance Regulatory Reform bill not finding Senate support.
 
AUTHORITY OVER INTERNET 06/29/2010
Senator Crapo looks into Leiberman bill that gives president emergency power over Internet.
 
WHO PAYS 06/23/2010
Funding is more of a question than content of bill.
 
MORTGAGE FOR SENIORS 05/22/2010
Senator Crapo discusses the Reverse Mortage concept and status.
 
WORLD WIDE FINANCES 05/11/2010
Senator Crapo explains US role in European financial rescue.
 
COMMENTS ON NEW ARIZONA LAW 05/04/2010
Idaho Senator believes Arizona has a right to engage in immigration issue.
 
NOT WHAT IS NEEDED 04/28/2010
Idaho Senator thinks financial reform legislation being presented does not accomplish what is needed and is being rushed.
 
FINANCIAL REFORM COMES NEXT 04/20/2010
Crapo explains Republican resistance to bringing reform measure to Senate floor.
 
HEALTH CARE DEBATE CONTINUES 03/23/2010
Crapo explains process of debating reconciliation legislation sent to Senate with Health Care bill.
 
NEXT MOVE UP TO US HOUSE 03/16/2010
Health Care Bill immediate future depends on House vote.
 
HAVING A SAY 03/05/2010
Crapo announces statewide i-Town Hall meeting.
 
SPENDING BEYOND ACCOUNT 03/03/2010
Crapo explains how country operates without sufficient revenue.
 
EFFORT TO BLOCK AGENCY CONTROL 02/24/2010
Crapo works to stop EPA from having control over greenhouse gases.
 
NATION WATCHES MASSACHUSETTS 01/19/2010
Idaho Senator comments on Massachusetts election impacts.
 
BRONCOS AND VANDALS CONGRATULATED 01/06/2010
Senator hails wins by Idaho football teams.
 
SENATE PASSES HEALTH CARE REFORM 12/28/2009
Senate passes reform by party line vote.
 
LAST MINUTE RIDER POSSIBLE 12/15/2009
Senator Crapo warns of rumors Clean Water Restoration Act will be tied to other last minute legislation.
 
ROAD TO HEALTH CARE RATIONING 12/08/2009
Senator Crapo warns of threat to health care rights for women.
 
VOTE AGAINST HEALTH RIGHTS 12/04/2009
Senate turns down amendment to give women control over their own health tests.
 
CRAPO CHOSEN AS PARTY SPOKESPERSON 11/21/2009
Idaho senator featured speaker on weekly radio rebuttal.
 
HEALTH CARE BILL STATUS 11/17/2009
Senate awaits word on when its health care legislation debate will begin.
 
UNTAPPED RESERVES 11/17/2009
Resources exist...but development not being considered.
 
ON TO THE FULL SENATE 11/07/2009
Climate Change bill clears committee.
 
MARK-UP BOYCOTT 11/04/2009
Republicans boycott Cap & Trade mark-up process.
 
REFORM PROPOSAL SENT TO SENATE 10/14/2009
Finance Committee member Crapo opposes health care document sent to full Senate.
 
CRAPO WARNS OF QUICK VOTE ON HEALTH BILL 09/23/2009
Idaho Senator warns that supporters of yet to be finalized health bill want to avoid public scrutiny and cost analysis.
 
WHO IS COUNTING? 09/15/2009
Ending ACORN-Census connection is good news according to Senator Crapo.
 
EIGHT YEARS LATER 09/11/2009
Senator Crapo assesses changes since 2001.
 
LOOKING AT THE RESULTS 08/04/2009
Idaho Senator Crapo is at \'maybe\' and leaning towards \'yes\' on funding reallocation for clunkers.
 
GLOBAL WARMING CAP AND TRADE BILL 07/29/2009
Senator Crapo comments on Cap and Trade bill status.
 
VITAMINS AT REGULATORY RISK 07/14/2009
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says proponents of regulating health supplements and vitamins want regulatory language in health care reform legislation.
 
WHAT WAS THAT BILL? 07/14/2009
Senate works on figuring out exactly what House passed bill contains.
 
STATES RIGHTS THREATENED 06/24/2009
Clean Water Restoration Act usurps states right to be in charge of water.
 
GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION 06/15/2009
Senator discusses federal regulation of private industry and concerns over enough time for thorough study of health care issues.
 
HEALTH CARE SYSTEM DEBATE 06/02/2009
Reform of the health care system is on the docket. Senator Crapo sees potential problems with proposals.
 
CREDIT CARD REFORM SENT TO THE HOUSE 05/19/2009
Legislation to place restrictions on credit card companies passes Senate and moves to House.
 
TICKING FINANCIAL CLOCK 05/16/2009
Crapo comments on funds running out for Medicare and Social Security programs.
 
STRETCHING AUTHORITY 04/29/2009
Democrats plan to use bill that prohibits filibuster when health care reform is introduced.
 
CALL TO INVOLVEMENT 04/22/2009
Senator Crapo encourages grass roots action against mounting national debt.
 
CRAPO COMMENTS ON AUTO INDUSTRY 04/01/2009
Senator Crapo cites overhead as root cause of not being competitive.
 
OMNIBUS BILL 03/04/2009
Omnibus Bill being considered is an all in one package according to Idaho Senator Mike Crapo.
 
ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL RADIO TALK SHOWS 03/04/2009
Senator Crapo addresses infringement of first amendment rights regarding radio talk shows.
 
AMENDED PLAN APPROVED 02/10/2009
Economic stimulus plan finds Senate approval and goes to conference committee.
 
DELISTING STATUS 02/10/2009
Congressional delegation sends president letter requesting wolf delisting.
 
CRAPO OPPOSES CURRENT STIMULUS PLAN 02/03/2009
Senator Crapo sees too much fast track, too much debt and not enough due process in stimulus package debate.
 
DELEGATION WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS 01/07/2009
Idaho four-member congressional delegation includes a new senator and new representative.
 
CENTRAL ID. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & RECREATION ACT 01/07/2009
CIEDRA among first to be introduced in 111th congressional session.
 
PUTTING IT IN SIMPLER TERMS... 10/01/2008
Senator Crapo puts economic crisis in terms more easily understandable.
 
CRAPO VOTES NO 09/27/2008
Crapo one of 12 senators voting against huge omnibus spending package.
 
LOCAL FUNDING DEPENDS ON HOUSE 09/24/2008
The Senate has passed and sent to the House a bill that would fund local schools and roads.
 
CRAPO SAYS SLOW DOWN 09/24/2008
Senator agrees action must be taken to avert financial crises but it should be well thought out, not rushed.
 
NOT A TIME TO PANIC 09/16/2008
Idaho Senator advises calm amidst financial upheaval.
 
STABILIZATION MOVE 07/30/2008
Crapo thinks stabilization aspect of Housing Relief Bill was necessary.
 
BILL OF PRECEDENTS 07/25/2008
A housing bill that will set precedents for future government involvement expected in the Senate.
 
AMENDMENT ISSUES 07/23/2008
Idaho Senator reports debate over Energy Speculation Act is more about amendments than speculation.
 
COMPENSATION CUTS BEING DEBATED 07/09/2008
Debate over how to fund Medicare compensation to doctors is current focus in Congress.
 
AT IMPASSE 06/25/2008
Partisan deadlock in Senate prevents bio mass material progress.
 
TIME TO WEIGH IN 06/18/2008
Senator Crapo creates email address for fuel price comments.
 
SECURE SCHOOLS ACT SECURED 05/22/2008
Press release from Senator Craig announces full Senate approval for extension of Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act.
 
HUMANITARIANISM vs. BUDGET 05/20/2008
How much is too much to pay for humanitarian efforts.
 
PLANT MOVES TO IDAHO 05/06/2008
Joint news release from offices of governor and congressional delegation announces uranium enrichment plant is coming to Idaho.
 
HEALTHY AMERICANS ACT 05/06/2008
It may not be perfect but Senator Crapo believes new health care legislation is great step forward.
 
CRAPO CALLS FOR PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT 04/30/2008
Senator encourages public to speak out regarding gas prices and environmental litigation procedures.
 
CONGRESSIONAL FOCUS ON MORTGAGE INDUSTRY 04/02/2008
Crapo explains why small segment is getting intense attention.
 
A VOTE FOR INCENTIVES 04/01/2008
Senator Crapo favors leaving incentives to oil companies on the table.
 
LEGISLATION AWAITS FUNDING 03/11/2008
Secure Rural Schools Act is not secure.
 
IMPORT SAFETY 03/06/2008
Senator Crapo explains bill to improve chances for safety of imported products.
 
CRAPO OPPOSES ID ACT 01/25/2008
Idaho senator opposes new law he feels leads to national ID cards.
 
REBATES QUESTIONED 01/24/2008
Senator Crapo favors sensible tax policy over one time rebates.
 
BRIEF FILED IN CRAIG CASE 01/08/2008
Idaho Senator Larry Craig\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s attorney files brief in Minnesota Court of Appeals.
 
NO TO CATCH-ALL SPENDING 12/26/2007
Senator Crapo votes against huge last minute spending bill.
 
FIXED FOR NOW 12/26/2007
Short term SCHIP funding and reprieve on Medicare pay cut to physicians.
 
BILL TO REMOVE FEE FOR ACCESS 12/11/2007
Idaho and Montana senators proposing recreation access fee be removed.
 
ONE ARREST-MORE ARRESTS EXPECTED 12/06/2007
Local law enforcement officers make drug related arrest.
 
ORIGIN LABELS A POSSIBILITY 11/12/2007
Country of origin labels part of Farm Bill.
 
SEVEN FEE FREE YEARS 11/09/2007
Internet users have another seven years of fee free service thanks to recent legislation.
 
BILL PLACED IN PLAY BEFORE NEGOTIATION 11/01/2007
Dim future predected for new SCHIP bill due to lack of negotiating process.
 
PREDICTED DEATH BY COMMITTEE 10/22/2007
Idaho Senator predicts proposed water and wilderness bills will die in committee.
 
OLD AFFLUENCE NOW RATED MIDDLE CLASS 10/21/2007
Adjusted for inflation, old tax on wealthy now aimed at what is currently middle class income.
 
COLLEAGUE SUPPORT CONTINUES 10/05/2007
Idaho US Congressional co-workers support the rights of Senator Craig.
 
GUILTY PLEA UPHELD 10/04/2007
Minnesota court upholds Craig guilty plea. Senator decides to complete full term.
 
HEALTH INSURANCE FOR CHILDREN 09/27/2007
Crapo explains opposition to SCHIP legislation.
 
SENATOR STAYS IN SENATE 09/26/2007
Absence of ruling on withdrawal of guilty plea motion prompts Craig to remain in office.
 
CHILDRENS HEALTH INSURANCE DEBATE 09/25/2007
Senator Crapo explains opposition to SCHIP proposal.
 
CRAIG ADDRESSES CAUSES AND EFFECTS 09/24/2007
Senator Craig charts environmental global effects of forest fires and urges change of funding focus.
 
PRISONER RIGHTS PROPOSED 09/19/2007
Amendments to FY 2008 Defense Reauthorization Bill would give combatants added rights.
 
REGRETS OVER CRAIG RESIGNATION 09/01/2007
Senator Larry Craig\\\'s colleagues comment on his resignation.
 
CRAPO VISITS MURPHY COMPLEX FIRE 08/01/2007
Senator Crapo reports on trip to Nevada-Idaho wildland fire.
 
CIEDRA FUNDING 07/26/2007
Senator Crapo comments on opponents claims CIEDRA bill might not be funded.
 
PRICE OF EDUCATION SOARS 07/26/2007
Senator Crapo explains congressional attention on education costs.
 
POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION 06/08/2007
Immigration bill is off the Senate floor and on hold.
 
POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION 06/08/2007
Immigration bill is off the Senate floor and on hold.
 
REACTION TO COMPROMISE IMMIGRATION BILL 05/22/2007
Crapo finds \'fatal defect\' in Immigration Bill now before the Senate.
 
STAND ALONE RURAL LEGISLATION 05/11/2007
House takes first step in separating rural emergency funds from Defense Appropriations Bill.
 
BORROWED AND NOT RETURNED 05/08/2007
Kansas tornado brings up subject of National Guard equipment sent to Iraq.
 
DEFENSE BILL NOW A DO-OVER 05/02/2007
Senator Crapo outlines possible directions for defense and county funding legislation.
 
CRITICISM CALLED EXTREMIST POLITICS 05/01/2007
Senator Crapo evaluates delisting criticism.
 
UPDATE ON DEFENSE BILL 04/24/2007
Senator Crapo details status on Supplemental Defense Spending Bill.
 
FACE OF POLITICS 04/17/2007
Defense Appropriations Bill stalled by terms of a meeting place.
 
FOOD CHAIN THREAT 04/11/2007
Senator Crapo comments on foreign by product pet food contamination.
 
EMBRYONIC STEM CELL ALTERNATIVES 04/10/2007
Senate debates stem cell research and the alternatives available.
 
TOWN HALL MEETING 04/05/2007
Senator Craig hears local opinions and questions.
 
PRESIDENTIAL VETO EXPECTED 03/29/2007
Secure Rural Schools funding tied to bill on its way to White House veto.
 
DEFENSE BILL GOES TO SENATE 03/24/2007
Secure Rural Schools Act rides Iraq Supplemental Funding bill to the Senate.
 
FWS ANNOUNCES DELISTING 03/22/2007
Management of Grizzly Bears on state lands turned over to states.
 
RURAL SCHOOLS FUNDING UPDATE 03/20/2007
Craig/Wyden Bill extension included in Defense Supplemental Bill.
 
SPRING FORWARD? 03/15/2007
Congress decides how the clock should read.
 
RURAL BUDGETS AWAIT CONGRESS 03/14/2007
No decision on Craig/Wyden Bill reauthorization leaves budget planning on hold.
 
HEALTH CARE FOR UNINSURED QUESTION 03/06/2007
Efforts to find health care solutions for the uninsured, blocked by partisan agendas.
 
INCENTIVE BILL FOR LAND OWNERS 02/27/2007
Senator Crapo to introduce ESA incentives for private property owners.
 
SENATE TO VOTE SOON ON RESOLUTION 02/13/2007
Fate of Continuing Resolution in Senate hands.
 
WOLF COMMENTS VITAL 02/07/2007
Nationwide public comments will decide wolf delisting issue.
 
PROPOSAL TO DE-LIST WOLVES 01/29/2007
US Fish and Wildlife offers delisting proposal for Idaho wolves.
 
SUPPORT FOR BILL SOUGHT 01/24/2007
Senator is looking for ways to re-establish Craig-Wyden Bill.
 
CRAIG WELCOMES NEW CHIEF 01/13/2007
Gail Kimbell named to succeed Dale Bosworth as Chief of the Forest Service.
 
REACTION TO BUSH PLAN 01/11/2007
Idaho congressional delegation comments on Iraqi War proposals.
 
CRAIG NAMED TO VITAL SUBCOMMITTEE 01/11/2007
Idaho Senator to have say in funding for natural resource agencies.
 
JUDGE RULES AGAINST STATE ROADLESS PETITIONS 09/28/2006
California judge stops administration roadless petition rule.
 
RESTORATION WORK GOES SLOWLY 07/20/2006
Senator Craig reports work on restoring healthy forests in past three years is slow.
 
NO MEDICAID FOR ILLEGALS 06/15/2006
New measures will prevent undocumented workers from getting Medicaid benefits.
 
NATIONAL GUARD DUTIES 06/10/2006
Senator explains role of National Guard at border.
 
SENATE VOTES NO ON AMENDMENT 06/09/2006
Marriage Protection Amendment resolutions fails to pass Senate.
 
CRAPO WILL VOTE NO 05/25/2006
When it comes to a vote later today, Senator Crapo plans on saying no to the Senate Immigration Bill.
 
BILL SEEKS POLICY CHANGES 05/12/2006
Senator Craig introduces legislation to change present exploration policies.
 
SENATOR OPPOSES EXTRA FUNDING 05/05/2006
Craig votes against huge appropriatioons bill.
 
CUBAN OIL POTENTIAL 04/27/2006
Idaho congressional delegation looks for oil price solutions.
 
NOMINATION DEBATE PREDICTED 04/07/2006
Senator Crapo expects debate over the Kempthorne for Interior Secretary nomination...but it will not be about the man himself.
 
VOTE PUTS IMMIGRATION REFORM ON HOLD 04/06/2006
Idaho Senators are united on what is the most important aspect of immigration reform.
 
SECURITY IS THE PRIORITY 03/31/2006
National security for investment and borders draws senate attention.
 
NO PROTECTION FOR SS FUNDS 03/29/2006
Efforts to protect Social Security funds defeated in the Senate.
 
DISASTERS STRAIN BUDGET 03/20/2006
Senator Crapo talks about budget status and disaster funding.
 
BUSH SELECTS INTERIOR SECRETARY 03/16/2006
Idaho\'s governor chosen for Washington post.
 
CRAPO COMMENTS ON WARNING 03/15/2006
Senator Crapo hopes for coalition of support in Iran situation.
 
WHY NOT U.S. MANAGEMENT? 03/02/2006
Senator Crapo sees red flags waving over recent port management arrangement.
 
PATRIOT ACT SET FOR VOTE 02/16/2006
Senator Crapo explains Patriot Act compromises.
 
COUNT DOWN FOR CONGRESS 11/17/2005
Congress works to wrap up business before adjournment.
 
LISTING LIFTED 11/17/2005
Idaho Senators comment on Grizzly de-listing.
 
SENATOR VISITS SALMON 08/25/2005
Senator Crapo salutes local stewardship of the land.
 
MAKING ENERGY POLICY PROGRESS 07/11/2005
Much needed energy policy bill being worked out in committee.
 
COURT DECISION UNPOPULAR 07/09/2005
Idaho Senator disagrees with Supreme Court ruling.
 
CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIES AFFECTED 07/03/2005
Senator Crapo will relay local effects of construction demands from China.
 
TAX CODE REPORT TO BE RELEASED 06/10/2005
Idaho Senator is looking forward to tax reform battle.
 
SCIENCE MAY RESOLVE THE ISSUES 06/09/2005
Senator Crapo thinks stem cell debate may be resolved by science.
 
TRAILS NOT MAINTAINED 05/27/2005
Old maintenance agreement not being kept by Forest Service.
 
CRAPO DESCRIBES EVACUATION 05/12/2005
Idaho Senator tells evacuation story and states views on illegal immigration.
 
FILIBUSTERS AND FUEL 04/29/2005
Idaho Senator discusses Energy Bill and the history of the Senate filibuster rule.
 
PUMPING GOLD 03/16/2005
Idaho Senator comments on yet another fuel price crisis.
 
FILIBUSTERS THREATENED 03/04/2005
Senator Crapo comments on filibuster tactics being used in the Senate.
 
NO CHANGES IN SS THIS YEAR 02/18/2005
Senator Crapo thinks Social Security changes will take more than one congressional session.
 
NUCLEAR THREAT 02/11/2005
Senator Crapo comments on North Korean nuclear weapons announcement.
 
CONCERNS HEARD BY SENATOR 09/09/2004
Idahoans most concerned with war, drought and national debt.
 
SENATOR HEARS LOCAL CONCERNS 08/21/2004
Senator Larry Craig hears and discusses local issues.
 
HIGH TECH MONITORING SYSTEMS 08/20/2004
Idaho Senator Craig hears Insightek plans.
 
URBAN VS RURAL BUDGET BATTLE 07/20/2004
Idaho Senator defines considerations used in delegating dollars.
 
STANDSTILL ON BUDGET AND COURT 06/18/2004
No action on budget or rearrangement of Ninth Circuit Court.
 
CONGRESS IN STALEMATE 05/14/2004
Important issues being held back by congressional gridlock.
 
SENATOR FEARS MISGUIDED BACKLASH 05/10/2004
Crapo concerned entire military will bear brunt of actions by a few.
 
IDAHO ADDED TO FISH FUNDING 04/06/2004
Crapo secures more funding for fish recovery.
 
DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE LAW 03/27/2004
Senator Crapo thinks law already in place might solve gay marriage questions.
 
CRAPO BACKS SALMON SEASON 03/25/2004
Idaho Senator works for expanded fishing seasons.
 
FOREST ACT PASSES LAST HURDLE 11/21/2003
A joint Senate/House conference committee approved a combined version of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act and sent it to the White House.
 
TALKING MARATHON UNDERWAY 11/13/2003
Blockade of judicial nominations topic of filibuster debate.
 
APPROVED FOREST BILL BLOCKED 11/06/2003
Healthy Forest bill stalled in Senate.
 
LANDMARK LEGISLATION PASSES 10/30/2003
Legislation to improve forest health passes Senate.
 
CHANCES IMPROVE ON FOREST HEALTH 10/02/2003
Critical and controversial issues in Forest Health Bill have hopefully been cleared up by new version.
 
SOCIAL SECURITY PAYEES 09/17/2003
Senator Craig comments on allowing fugitive felons to represent Social Security recipients.
 
IDAHO ACCEPTED INTO SALMON LOOP 09/04/2003
Idaho role in Salmon production finally recognized financially.
 
SPECIES AND PUBLIC LANDS 08/18/2003
County Commissioners send wishes for sound science and common sense to Washington.
 
SENATOR HEARS LOCAL PERSPECTIVE 08/10/2003
Road blocks to Salmon recovery initiative is topic of local meeting.
 
ADVANCE PLANNING SPEEDS ASSISTANCE 08/06/2003
Preparedness planning for drought.
 
APPEALS ENDANGERING INTERFACE COMMUNITIES 05/15/2003
Preservationist groups trying to prevent reduction of hazardous forest fuels.
 
CRAPO/COMMON SENSE WATER QUALITY 04/05/2003
The Bush Administration has made an official decision to withdraw water quality regulations imposed by the Clinton Administrationís Total Maximum Daily Load program
 
CRAPO/IRAQ 03/06/2003
Military troops from the United States are on site and awaiting official orders to take action against Iraq.
 

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