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Simpson to Forest Service: Observe First Amendment in Wilderness
November 25, 2014
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today sent a letter to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell expressing his strong concern about the Service’s Proposed Rules for Commercial Filming in Wilderness Areas. Simpson’s primary concern is that the Administration’s final rule will place an undue burden on journalists, television programs, outfitters and guides and other media-related activities that have traditionally enjoyed access to wilderness areas for filming or photography. “My office has received c... More
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Simpson Supports Bills to Improve EPA’s Public Accountability
November 20, 2014
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson this week supported a series of bills to bring greater transparency and accountability to actions by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). H.R. 1422, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013, H.R. 4012, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013, and H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act, were all passed by the House of Representatives and are now awaiting action by the U.S. Senate. H.R. 1422, which makes a number of reforms to the EPA... More
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Simpson Response to Obama’s Immigration Plan
November 20, 2014
The following statement was issued by Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson following the President’s Address to the Nation on his plans for immigration: “Let me be clear, the President's actions tonight are illegal, unconstitutional, and contrary to the way in which the American people expect the President and Congress to interact. They have the potential to throw us into a Constitutional Crisis. “Apparently the President didn't get the message the American people sent to him two weeks ago. At the sam... More
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Simpson Supports Keystone XL Pipeline
November 14, 2014
Idaho Congressman Simpson today supported H.R. 5682, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would put an end to years of bureaucratic delays and allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project. The Keystone XL pipeline would transport crude oil from the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada, to refineries in the United States. Because the pipeline would connect the United States with a foreign country, it requires a Presidential Permit issued by the State Department. The State De... More
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Simpson Praises Findings of Safety Evaluation Report
October 17, 2014
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today released a statement on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) completion of a key volume of the Safety Evaluation Report for the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Storage Project. Simpson is Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and has the lead role in deciding funding for all Department of Energy programs. “The findings of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the Safety Evaluation Report provide the strongest evid... More
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