Chairman Crapo Biography

Mike Crapo, the senior United States Senator for Idaho, was first elected to the Senate in 1998 and is currently serving his fourth term as U.S. Senator. He became a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee at the beginning of his service in 1999.

In addition to serving as the Chairman of the Banking Committee, Crapo serves on the Finance Committee, Budget Committee, Judiciary Committee and the Committee on Indian Affairs. His sensible approach has earned him the respect of his colleagues, and he has been selected to serve in various other leadership roles in the 115th Congress, including Chief Deputy Republican Whip. 

Prior to his Senate service, Crapo served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and eight years in the Idaho State Senate, including as Senate President Pro Tem from 1988-1992. 

A native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and lifelong Idahoan, Senator Crapo graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School after receiving his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Susan Crapo, have five children and nine grandchildren.