January 2013 E-Newsletter

Senator Mike Crapo
2013-02-01 14:35:22
United States Senator Mike Crapo - Idaho *E-MAIL UPDATES* *Yes, please periodically send me e-mail updates.** Click Here [link 1] *By subscribing to my e-mail updates, you are authorizing me to send regular e-mail updates from my office to your e-mail account. *Privacy Policy* [link 2] *Please note:*� This* *email newsletter is coming from an unmonitored account. Please *do not reply* to this email address.�To reply to our office, click here [link 6]�to�use the contact form on our website. If you wish to change your email address or update your contact information, click here to update your profile [link 7]. If you wish to unsubscribe, click here [link 8]. Survey/Question [survey] *Dear friends,* *Welcome to my latest edition of the E-Newsletter* *More Gun Control will not solve the Problem Since the terrible tragedies in Aurora and Newtown, there has been an increased push for more gun control.� While these two events were senseless and horrible, additional restrictions on guns owned by law-abiding citizens alone will not prevent these things from happening in the future.� On January 16, 2013, the Obama administration unveiled a set of new gun proposals that included 23 executive actions.� The administration asserts it can issue these actions without Congressional approval in an attempt to curtail gun violence.� Such decisions are questionable under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Restricting the legal right of Americans to own firearms will only hurt the public�s ability to safeguard itself from further attacks.� You can read my full statement in response to the administration�s actions here [link 9].� *News from the 113th Congress* Last week, the Senate Republican Conference, and the full Senate, approved the committee assignments for this congress, including the ranking member on each of those committees.� As part of this ratification I was named the new Ranking Member on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.� I have served on this committee since first coming to the Senate in 1999.� My interest in how commerce can benefit all Idahoans has led to me promoting regulatory relief, expansion of homeownership, and improvements in how Americans conduct trade and securities and investment.� In a growing state like Idaho, financial institutions play a vital role in the development of local economies by facilitating capital formation processes that are necessary for job creation. In addition to serving on the Banking Committee, I will retain my other committee assignments from the previous congress.� I look forward to continuing my service on the Finance Committee, Budget Committee, Environment & Public Works Committee and the Committee on Indian Affairs. I will also pick up additional responsibilities by accepting the appointment of Chief Deputy Whip from the Senate Minority Whip, John Cornyn (R-Texas).� In this position, I will head a team of Senators communicating information and strategy to our Republican colleagues.� Click here [link 10]�to read the news release.� * [image = crapo.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/MY_PHOTOS/Group_thumb.JPG]VAWA: �We�re going to get this done�* On Tuesday, January 22, the first day bills could be introduced in the new congress, I again joined my colleague, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), in introducing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA). This bill reauthorizes VAWA, which strengthens and improves existing programs that assist victims and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.� This legislation closely mirrors the legislation that was passed by the Senate during the 112th Congress.� I will continue to work with Senator Leahy and colleagues in both chambers on compromise language so that this critical piece of legislation can be reauthorized.� My full statement can be found here [link 11]. Senator Leahy and I joined a bipartisan group of Senators at a press conference last Wednesday to discuss the importance of VAWA and its reauthorization.� At this press conference, I noted that this month alone in Idaho, there have been four deaths as a result of domestic violence.� While progress has been made, these events serve as a grave reminder of how far we need to go to end abuse.� Click on the photo below to watch my remarks.� *Hot Topics* *Agriculture* - Joined Idaho Senator Jim Risch and Congressman Mike Simpson in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture asking them to recognize Greek yogurt under the updated nutrition guidelines.� Click here [link 13] to read my statement. *Banking* - President Obama announced last week that he would re-nominate Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.� Until structural changes to the bureau are made, I will continue to oppose any nominee from the president for this position.� You can read my full statement here [link 14]. *Energy* - The Governor of Nebraska, Dave Heineman, has approved a new route for the Keystone XL pipeline.� The administration should approve this pipeline without delay to help create jobs and bring down costs.� *Recent Photos * *Crapo�s Picks* During the debate on Obamacare, members of Congress and the public were continually told that this bill would bring down costs.� As I feared, the bill�s design does not bring down costs and consumers continue to see their health insurance premiums rise.� Take a look at this article in the Wall Street Journal about the rising costs by clicking here [link 15].� *Recent Editorials* January 14, 2013: Fiscal Cliff Averted But Work Far From Over [link 16] January 21, 2013: Priority #1: Address The Debt Crisis [link 17] January 28, 2013: Prioritizing Entitlement Program Reform [link 18] *Staying in Touch* Follow me on Twitter [link 19] Like me on Facebook [link 20] Subscribe to my YouTube Page [link 21] *Looking for more information? Please use�the�questions to�the�left to specify.* Please visit�the�Issues and Legislation [link 22]�section of my website for information that addresses many issues important to all of us.� As always, I highly value�the�opinions and concerns of my fellow Idahoans.� With that in mind, we�continue to work to improve my website. Please do not reply to this e-newsletter.� We are set up to respond to your comments,�suggestions�or concerns at my official website, www.crapo.senate.gov/contact/contact.cfm. [link 23]� Also,�please let me know if�there�are other issues that you would like me to address. All the best, [image = crapo.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/mike_signature.gif] [image = crapo.enews.senate.gov/common/images/sn-facebook.png]Share on Facebook [link 24] [image = crapo.enews.senate.gov/common/images/sn-linkedin.png]Share on LinkedIn [link 25] [image = crapo.enews.senate.gov/common/images/sn-twitter.png]Share on Twitter [link 26]
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Dear friends,

Welcome to my latest edition of the E-Newsletter

More Gun Control will not solve the Problem

Since the terrible tragedies in Aurora and Newtown, there has been an increased push for more gun control.  While these two events were senseless and horrible, additional restrictions on guns owned by law-abiding citizens alone will not prevent these things from happening in the future. 

On January 16, 2013, the Obama administration unveiled a set of new gun proposals that included 23 executive actions.  The administration asserts it can issue these actions without Congressional approval in an attempt to curtail gun violence.  Such decisions are questionable under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Restricting the legal right of Americans to own firearms will only hurt the public�s ability to safeguard itself from further attacks.  You can read my full statement in response to the administration�s actions News from the 113th Congress

Last week, the Senate Republican Conference, and the full Senate, approved the committee assignments for this congress, including the ranking member on each of those committees.  As part of this ratification I was named the new Ranking Member on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.  I have served on this committee since first coming to the Senate in 1999.  My interest in how commerce can benefit all Idahoans has led to me promoting regulatory relief, expansion of homeownership, and improvements in how Americans conduct trade and securities and investment.  In a growing state like Idaho, financial institutions play a vital role in the development of local economies by facilitating capital formation processes that are necessary for job creation.

In addition to serving on the Banking Committee, I will retain my other committee assignments from the previous congress.  I look forward to continuing my service on the Finance Committee, Budget Committee, Environment & Public Works Committee and the Committee on Indian Affairs.

I will also pick up additional responsibilities by accepting the appointment of Chief Deputy Whip from the Senate Minority Whip, John Cornyn (R-Texas).  In this position, I will head a team of Senators communicating information and strategy to our Republican colleagues.  Click

VAWA: �We�re going to get this done�

On Tuesday, January 22, the first day bills could be introduced in the new congress, I again joined my colleague, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), in introducing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA).

This bill reauthorizes VAWA, which strengthens and improves existing programs that assist victims and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.  This legislation closely mirrors the legislation that was passed by the Senate during the 112th Congress. 

I will continue to work with Senator Leahy and colleagues in both chambers on compromise language so that this critical piece of legislation can be reauthorized.  My full statement can be found Senator Leahy and I joined a bipartisan group of Senators at a press conference last Wednesday to discuss the importance of VAWA and its reauthorization.  At this press conference, I noted that this month alone in Idaho, there have been four deaths as a result of domestic violence.  While progress has been made, these events serve as a grave reminder of how far we need to go to end abuse.  Click on the photo below to watch my remarks. 

Hot Topics

Agriculture

  • Joined Idaho Senator Jim Risch and Congressman Mike Simpson in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture asking them to recognize Greek yogurt under the updated nutrition guidelines.  Click

Banking

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