Mike Crapo Committee Assignments

Orrin Hatch's retirement will open up a plum assignment as the top Republican on the Senate committee that oversees health care, taxes and entitlement programs.

Hatch announced Tuesday that he would not run for reelection in 2018, meaning the Senate Finance Committee job would open up in early 2019.

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If Republicans retain control of the Senate in the midterm elections, they would have to select a new chairman to help the Trump administration enact legislation ahead of the 2020 presidential race. If Democrats take control, it would be a GOP ranking member post to play defense.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, who previously served as chairman and ranking member of the panel, still has two years of chairmanship eligibility remaining. In order to lead Finance, he would have to forgo his similarly high-profile gavel at the Senate Judiciary Committee.

It is unclear whether the Iowa Republican would want to give up confirming President Donald Trump's judicial nominees in favor of running Finance again, assuming the GOP maintains control of the Senate.

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Grassley on Tuesday declined to say what he would do.

“You know what? You need to ask me that question in about a year from now, or maybe 10 months from now," he told POLITICO after presiding over a pro forma session of the Senate. "There’s so many things that enter into that. No. 1, will we still be in the majority?"

Next in line of seniority after Grassley would be Mike Crapo of Idaho. He would have to give up the Senate Banking Committee chairmanship.

Hatch's retirement announcement came after almost a year of speculation that the 83-year-old might step down, which he did little to tamp down. Going back to at least April 2017, the Utah Republican acknowledged he might retire rather than run for what would be an eighth term in the Senate.

The tax overhaul that Hatch helped steer through Congress last year also gave him a major accomplishment to cap his career.

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Crapo.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Crapo is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Crapo has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Michael Crapo sits on the following committees:

  • Chair, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
    • Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Economic Policy
    • Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
    • Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
    • Ex Officio, Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance
    • Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
  • Joint Committee on Taxation
  • Senate Committee on the Budget
  • Senate Committee on Finance
  • Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
  • Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Enacted Legislation

Crapo was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Crapo sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (26%)Health (17%)Native Americans (12%)Finance and Financial Sector (12%)Armed Forces and National Security (10%)Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%)Energy (7%)Law (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Crapo’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Crapo’s VoteVote Description
Nay H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018, the SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Family First Prevention Services Act.; Honoring Hometown ...
Feb 9, 2018. Motion Agreed to 71/28.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have occurred on February 9, 2018 had this bill not been enacted. The bill was introduced as the Honoring Hometown Heroes ...
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Yea S. 2012: Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
Apr 20, 2016. Bill Passed 85/12.
This week, the Senate began debate on the first major energy legislation to be considered since 2007. Introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the bill -- S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act -- received an unlikely overwhelming bipartisan vote when it passed out of ...
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed 65/34.
This vote turned H.R 22, originally the Hire More Heroes Act, into the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647), a major bipartisan transportation bill, and the Export-Import Bank Reform and ...
Nay H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
Nay H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Yea H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Yea On the Nomination PN64-6: Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury
Jan 26, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 60/34.
Yea On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Mar 2018, Crapo missed 130 of 5,998 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
1999 Jan-Mar8100.0%0th
1999 Apr-Jun11165.4%85th
1999 Jul-Sep11287.1%89th
1999 Oct-Nov7000.0%0th
2000 Feb-Mar5100.0%0th
2000 Apr-Jun12054.2%79th
2000 Jul-Sep8911.1%42nd
2000 Oct-Dec38410.5%68th
2001 Jan-Mar6346.3%96th
2001 Apr-Jun15785.1%96th
2001 Jul-Sep6800.0%0th
2001 Oct-Dec9200.0%0th
2002 Jan-Mar5900.0%0th
2002 Apr-Jun107109.3%96th
2002 Jul-Sep611016.4%96th
2002 Oct-Nov2600.0%0th
2003 Jan-Mar11200.0%0th
2003 Apr-Jun15021.3%46th
2003 Jul-Sep10854.6%96th
2003 Oct-Nov8900.0%0th
2004 Jan-Mar6411.6%67th
2004 Apr-Jun8811.1%48th
2004 Jul-Sep4200.0%0th
2004 Oct-Dec2200.0%0th
2005 Jan-Mar8100.0%0th
2005 Apr-Jun8922.2%67th
2005 Jul-Sep7600.0%0th
2005 Oct-Dec12000.0%0th
2006 Jan-Mar8300.0%0th
2006 Apr-Jun10710.9%26th
2006 Jul-Sep7311.4%74th
2006 Nov-Dec1600.0%0th
2007 Jan-Mar12654.0%85th
2007 Apr-Jun11298.0%95th
2007 Jul-Sep11943.4%83rd
2007 Oct-Dec8533.5%76th
2008 Jan-Mar8500.0%0th
2008 Apr-Jun7733.9%71st
2008 Jul-Sep4700.0%0th
2008 Oct-Dec600.0%0th
2009 Jan-Mar11800.0%0th
2009 Apr-Jun9611.0%45th
2009 Jul-Sep8911.1%56th
2009 Oct-Dec9400.0%0th
2010 Jan-Mar10832.8%76th
2010 Apr-Jun9622.1%64th
2010 Jul-Sep4424.5%84th
2010 Nov-Dec5112.0%46th
2011 Jan-Mar4624.3%73rd
2011 Apr-Jun5800.0%0th
2011 Jul-Sep4900.0%0th
2011 Oct-Dec8200.0%0th
2012 Jan-Mar6346.3%92nd
2012 Apr-Jun10921.8%73rd
2012 Jul-Sep2800.0%0th
2012 Nov-Dec5000.0%0th
2013 Jan-Jan100.0%0th
2013 Jan-Mar9222.2%83rd
2013 Apr-Jun7611.3%36th
2013 Jul-Sep4300.0%0th
2013 Oct-Dec8045.0%76th
2014 Jan-Mar9300.0%0th
2014 Apr-Jun12300.0%0th
2014 Jul-Sep5400.0%0th
2014 Nov-Dec9600.0%0th
2015 Jan-Mar13510.7%52nd
2015 Apr-Jun8522.4%69th
2015 Jul-Sep5211.9%58th
2015 Oct-Dec6734.5%82nd
2016 Jan-Mar3812.6%45th
2016 Apr-Jun7922.5%71st
2016 Jul-Sep3412.9%61st
2016 Nov-Dec1200.0%0th
2017 Jan-Mar10100.0%0th
2017 Apr-Jun5400.0%0th
2017 Jul-Sep5300.0%0th
2017 Oct-Dec11710.9%52nd
2018 Jan-Mar5000.0%0th

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Michael Crapo is pronounced:

MĪ-kul // KRA-poh

The letters stand for sounds according to the following table:

LetterSounds As In
A acat
Ī īeye
K kking
L lleg
M mman
OH ohmost
P ppen
R rrag
U ucup

Capital letters indicate a stressed syllable.

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