Stories tagged: mike crapo
UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020
The bill, which is slated for a vote in the House of Representatives on Friday, helps small businesses by backing lenders with federal money and gives schools the ability to …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020
Republicans called the effort to remove Donald Trump from the White House an inadequate, partisan exercise, while Democrats said the ongoing concerns about electoral autonomy necessitated a conviction.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers responded to the testimony from U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland with silence. Senator Patty Murray said the impeachment testimony Wednesday further confirms that the president invited foreign …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
Statements from area politicians set up what will likely be a clear ideological divide in the process on Capitol Hill.
UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019
McMorris Rodgers: Trump ‘wrong’ to tell four Democratic congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countries
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said President Trump was “wrong” in his suggestion that four congresswoman should go back to the countries they came from.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019
Republicans heard a strong, pro-America speech in the State of the Union. Democrats a hollow ringing call for division.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018
Following on the heels of Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings into allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, local legislators were prompt in offering their own reactions.
UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018
Republicans and Democrats from Idaho and Washington say their view of Vladimir Putin and Russian activities unchanged.
Sun., July 15, 2018
When Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little went to Washington, D.C., to testify on Thursday at a congressional hearing on public lands grazing, he expected to see Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador …
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018
Republicans praised Kavanaugh’s deference to the Constitution, while Democrats warned the pick would reverse important judicial decisions involving health care and women’s reproductive rights.
Tue., June 19, 2018
Gov. Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson demand answers about asylum-seekers being held in Washington and accuse the Trump administration of lying about the policy.
UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018
After years of gathering annually at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise to decry “fire borrowing” – the situation in which the Forest Service, each year, shifts millions from …
UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018
Idaho’s state Board of Education has named five finalists to be the next president of Boise State University, and all are academics with Ph.D. degrees. That might seem like a …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
Region’s Democrats and Republicans argue whether Thursday’s FCC decision on net neutrality will help or hurt the economy and consumers.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017
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
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
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
Northwest Democrats back indictments as part of bipartisan investigations into Russian interference. Republicans reluctant to comment at this point.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017
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
As a “#metoo”
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reaction to the announced end to the DACA program ranged from applause to condemnation from Northwest lawmakers Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017
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 …