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  Crapo, Mike
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NameMike Crapo
Idaho Falls, Idaho , United States
Born May 20, 1951
Died Still Living (62 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifiedPaul
Oct 27, 2013 04:53pm
Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Moderate-to-Conservative - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Life - Married - Latter Day Saints (Mormon) -
InfoMichael Dean Crapo

Common sense approaches. Collaborative, creative problem-solving. As a lifelong Idahoan, Mike Crapo has learned that, in many cases, a willingness to listen make an effective leader and lawmaker. Currently in his second term as a Senator for Idaho, his responsibilities, activities and accomplishments to date are a testament to his Idaho roots and values.

Before being elected to the United States Senate in 1998, Mike served three terms as the 2nd District Representative for Idaho in the U.S. House of Representatives. His public service began well before this at home in Idaho where he served in the Idaho State Senate from 1984 to 1992, and spent his final four years there in the position of Senate President Pro Tempore.

Mike's confident leadership style has been recognized by his colleagues in the United States Senate. Only five years into his first term, he was named a member of the Senate Budget Committee, which gives Idaho a steady voice in crafting the federal budget. Mike's natural fiscally-conservative nature has lent a measure of responsible restraint to the pressures for greater spending by the federal government over the past two budget sessions. This committee is responsible for drafting Congress' annual budget plan and monitoring action on that budget. The Senate Budget committee also oversees the operation of the Congressional Budget Office.

In 2001, Mike became a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee. In this role, he is able to consider the needs of the majority of Idaho's natural resources' industry, namely agriculture and timber. He is the Chairman on the Subcommittee on Forestry, Conservation, and Rural Revitalization, which holds jurisdiction over a number of important Idaho concerns. Those include rural development legislation and rural electrification development legislation; oversight of rural electrification, agricultural credit, the Farm Credit System, the Farm Credit Administration, and the Farmers Home Administration and its successor agencies; crop insurance; forestry in general and forest reserves that were acquired from state, local, or private sources, soil conservation, stream channelization, watershed and flood control programs involving structures of less than 4,000 acre-feet storage capacity. He is also a member of the Subcommittee on Research, Nutrition, and General Legislation.


DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 59.00% ( 1.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
02/10/2006-02/12/2006 Survey USA 58.00% ( 1.0) 31.00% ( 5.0) 11.00% ( 4.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 59.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)

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Dec 23, 2012 07:00pm News Sen. Michael Crapo arrested on DUI in Virginia  Article RBH 
Mar 15, 2006 11:40am Analysis Crapo donations questioned  Article RP 

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