Stories tagged: Mike Crapo
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 3:30 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Crapo parts with Bowles, Simpson over deficits to back tax cut
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 against the GOP tax plan when …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Risch changes position, says Moore should step aside
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch changed his position on Roy Moore on Tuesday, telling reporters, “I believe Roy Moore should step down.”
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Idaho’s Risch and Crapo keep a wait-and-see approach as Moore allegations deepen
Even as top Senate Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, called for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama to step aside amid increasing turmoil over sex allegations, Idaho’s …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Mueller must get public a full explanation, Murray says
Northwest Democrats back indictments as part of bipartisan investigations into Russian interference. Republicans reluctant to comment at this point.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Forests most likely to burn would be thinned under Cantwell proposal that’s backed by Idaho’s senators
Washington and Idaho senators offer proposal to reduce wildfires in the most at-risk federal forests.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Crapo speaks out in response to social media uprising about sexual assault, harassment of women
As a “#metoo”
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
Eye on Boise: Lawmaker thankful for ‘America, the land of redemption’
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has appointed Tony Potts, a property manager and salesman at Bish’s RV Supercenter in Idaho Falls, to replace longtime Sen. Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Senate panel backs bipartisan bill to reauthorize Children’s Health Insurance Program
The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program for five years; the funding had expired Oct. 1, and the House …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Congress, states scramble after federal funding expires for Children’s Health Insurance Program
Congress failed to reauthorize a program last week that gives children from lower-income families a lifeline to medical care. The Children’s Health Insurance Program, better known as CHIP, expired Saturday. …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Western senators say fire-funding fix must be ‘on the next bill’ Congress passes
Western senators, led by Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, are launching a full-court press to get a fix for the nation’s wildfire funding system through Congress …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Deadline approaching for Senate internship program application
U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo is encouraging Idaho students to apply for internship opportunities in his Washington, D.C., office or one of his six regional offices throughout Idaho.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
Crapo crafts flood insurance reform
The two major hurricanes that hammered Texas and Florida in recent weeks also highlighted the need to reform a federal flood insurance program that encourages homeowners to rebuild in flood-prone …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Idaho Sen. Crapo wants to make switchblades legal in interstate commerce
At the behest of Buck Knives in Post Falls, Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has introduced legislation to lift a decades-old ban on interstate commerce in switchblade knives.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
Eye on Boise: Idaho delegation splits on hurricane relief, government funding bill
When Congress quickly and overwhelmingly passed a Hurricane Harvey relief and government funding bill late last week, it did so with the backing of only half of Idaho’s congressional delegation.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Cheers, condemnation on Trump DACA decision
Reaction to the announced end to the DACA program ranged from applause to condemnation from Northwest lawmakers Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Trump renews Afghan commitment but says ‘no blank check’
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo says he’s glad President Donald Trump seems to be following the advice of the nation’s military leaders to recommit the United States to the 16-year-old war …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Crapo, Simpson, Risch condemn racist violence; Labrador stays mum
Three of the four members of Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation have spoken out strongly against the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend, condemning racism and white supremacy as counter to …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Congressional delegation splits on Trump ‘fire and fury’ comments
Members of Northwest delegation agree North Korea poses serious threat, disagree on whether President Donald Trump’s comments help or hurt.
Sun., July 30, 2017
Eye on Boise: Ahlquist touts fundraising in Idaho governor race
Campaign finance reports in Idaho state races are due on Monday – which is when we’ll find out who’s providing the initial funding behind the 2018 campaigns for governor, lieutenant …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Kootenai County GOP condemns sanctions, praises Russia for resisting ‘progressive globalist agenda’
The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee narrowly passed a resolution on Tuesday night favoring friendlier relations with Russia and condemning the Russian sanctions bill that was sponsored by Idaho GOP …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
McCain return doesn’t alter Northwest votes on Obamacare changes
Washington and Idaho senators welcome back John McCain, vote opposite ways on latest Senate motion for health care changes.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Washington’s senators pan Trumpcare revision, Idaho’s studying it
Washington’s Democratic senators criticized the latest version of the nation’s health care system Thursday while Idaho’s Republicans said they need time to study it.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Senate confirms Nye; Idaho finally back up to two federal district judges
The U.S. Senate voted 100-0 on Wednesday to confirm the nomination of Judge David Nye to be Idaho’s next U.S. District Court judge, bringing to a close a more than …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 10 p.m.
Risch, questioning Comey, suggests testimony absolves Trump of obstructing justice
When he got his chance in Thursday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing to question former FBI Director James Comey, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch shifted into trial-attorney mode, parsing the words of …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Idaho leaders from both parties laud community outpouring after vandalism at human rights memorial
A bipartisan group of Idaho elected officials came together at the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial on Thursday to denounce hate speech and celebrate the community’s overwhelming response to …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Risch, Crapo laud Trump’s deregulation efforts
Four months into the new Trump administration, Idaho’s two U.S. senators say they’re happy with what they’re seeing from the president, particularly when it comes to regulatory reform.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:40 p.m.
Crapo: Trump budget calls for ‘dramatic cuts’ affecting Idahoans, communities
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo said while there’s “significant agreement” that the nation needs to bring the federal budget into balance, the budget proposal released Tuesday by President Trump calls for …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Risch wants ‘traitor’ who leaked Russian details identified, McMorris Rodgers calls for Comey testimony
Reports this week deepening President Donald Trump’s Russia troubles drew breathless defenses and rebukes from the Inland Northwest’s congressional delegation Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
Comey firing ‘deeply troubling,’ special prosecutor needed, Washington senators say
Sens. Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell call for a special prosecutor after President Trump fires FBI director.
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Crapo-led panel explores more Russia sanctions
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo wants to ramp up economic sanctions and “impose real costs” on Russian President Vladimir Putin for his country’s ongoing military incursions and interference in democratic elections …