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SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018

The Capitol Hill condo where the Environmental Protection Agency’s Scott Pruitt has stayed in Washington, D.C. Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo's campaign used the same townhouse 78 times over a four-year period at no cost without reporting it as an in-kind donation, a new letter discloses.  (AP / Andrew Harnik)

Crapo campaign used D.C. condo 81 times at no cost

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, has admitted to federal election officials that he used a lobbyist-owned Washington, D.C., townhouse 81 times over a four-year period at no cost, including as recently as February. The new details from Crapo's re-election and leadership committees came in a response to a Federal Election Commission inquiry...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018

Budget deal includes wildfire disaster fund to end 'fire borrowing'

A spending bill slated for a vote in Congress includes a bipartisan plan to create a wildfire disaster fund to help combat increasingly severe wildfires that have devastated the West in recent years. The bill sets aside more than $20 billion over 10 years to allow the Forest Service and other federal agencies end a practice of raiding non-fire...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018

Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, talks to reporters March 6, 2018. He’s joined by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right. (AP /  J. Scott Applewhite)

U.S. Senate passes Crapo bill easing Dodd-Frank rules for banks

The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Wednesday designed to ease bank rules enacted to prevent a relapse of the 2008 financial crisis that caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs and homes, the AP reports. The Senate voted 67-31 for a bill from GOP Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho that would dial back portions of the law known as Dodd-Frank...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21, 2018

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3, 2018

SUNDAY, DEC. 3, 2017

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29, 2017

Bowles, Simpson speak out against GOP tax bill

Anti-deficit activists Alan Simpson, the former GOP senator from Wyoming, and Erskine Bowles, the former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, spoke out today against the GOP tax plan that’s now under consideration in the Senate, warning, “Real tax reform can provide a boost...

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MONDAY, NOV. 13, 2017

TUESDAY, NOV. 7, 2017

TUESDAY, OCT. 17, 2017

TUESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2017

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2017

THURSDAY, SEPT. 7, 2017

TUESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2017

MONDAY, AUG. 14, 2017

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MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017

FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017

THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017

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TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017

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