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January 20, 2015
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement after the President State of the Union Address. “The President has put forward his vision for our nation, now it’s time for a Republican Congress to do the same. The President wants to increase taxes on investments and earnings, while Republicans want to empower the middle class by reforming our outdated tax code – making it fairer, simpler, and more conducive to economic growth. The President wants to increase regulations and drive u... More
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Congressman Simpson Praises Passage of Regulatory Reform Bill
January 13, 2015
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today supported legislation to reform the regulatory process and reduce the uncertainty plaguing our economy as a result of the Obama Administration’s excessive regulatory rule writing. H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015, passed the House by a vote of 250-175. “Like many Americans, I have been stunned by the volume and scope of regulations promulgated by the Administration. I consistently hear from Idahoans that these rules are making it more diffi... More
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Simpson Introduces Truck Weight Increase Legislation
January 9, 2015
Congressman Mike Simpson has introduced H.R. 129, the Idaho Safe and Efficient Vehicle Act of 2015. The bill will increase the allowed weight of trucks on Idaho Interstate Highways to 129,000 pounds. The current allowance is 105,500 pounds. H.R. 129 would put Idaho in line with neighboring states and with Idaho’s state highways, which currently allow trucks up to 129,000 pounds. The State of Idaho has completed a comprehensive ten-year study which found the weight increase would have no signific... More
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Simpson and Schrader Reintroduce Legislation to Fix Wildfire Budget
January 8, 2015
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson and Oregon Congressman Kurt Schrader reintroduced legislation to make common sense changes to the federal wildfire budget. H.R. 167, the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, which was cosponsored by nearly 150 Members of Congress and supported by a broad coalition of over 300 organizations in the 113th Congress, aims to make sure the way we budget for wildfire suppression activities makes sense by ending the destructive cycle of fire borrowing and treating catastrophic w... More
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Simpson’s Newborn Screening Bill Passes Congress and Heads to President’s Desk
December 11, 2014
The House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, co-authored by Congressman Mike Simpson and Congresswoman Lucile Roybal-Allard (CA). The bill will reauthorize newborn screening programs for five years while updating and building upon the landmark 2008 Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act first offered by Simpson and Roybal-Allard. “I am pleased to see the House pass the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act and send it to the Pr... More
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