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Simpson Applauds Supreme Court’s Decision on Clean Power Plant Rule
February 10, 2016
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily block one of the EPA’s rules regulating carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. “The Obama Administration’s rules impose a regulatory structure on our nation’s energy sector that is simply not viable, and even worse, it forces the American people to foot the bill,” said Simpson. “That is why I am pleased that the Supreme Court has put a hold on this rule before it ha... More
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Simpson Announces 2016 Academy Nominees
February 4, 2016
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson is pleased to announce the following men and women have been officially appointed to the United States service academies. Simpson nominated the students in December 2015 in order to be accepted to the Class of 2020. The Idaho Congressional Delegation will congratulate and meet the candidates at a reception to be held at Gowen Field on Mon., Feb. 15 at 10:00 a.m. “It is an honor to nominate Idaho students to the service academies,” said Simpson. “I am always impress... More
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Simpson Votes to Stop Obama Administration Anti-Gun Initiative
February 4, 2016
Idaho Congressman Simpson supported H.R. 766, the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act, to curtail the Obama Administration’s regulatory enforcement program known as “Operation Choke Point.” “Operation Choke Point” is a Department of Justice (DOJ) initiative in which federal banking regulators investigate banks’ business with merchants deemed to be at high risk for fraud and money laundering and “choke off” businesses alleged to have committed fraud from access to financial services. In... More
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Simpson Supports Congressional Review of EPA Water Grab
January 14, 2016
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined 253 Members of Congress in passing S.J.Res. 22, a resolution intended to stop the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the Obama Administration’s controversial Clean Water Rule. The rule, which was implemented in June 2015 in spite of widespread opposition among the public and in Congress, broadly expands the agencies’ jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. S.J.Res. 22 would use the Congressional Review Act ... More
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January 12, 2016
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement after the President’s State of the Union Address. “I am not surprised that the President missed another opportunity to unite our country with his last State of the Union address,” said Simpson. “Instead of engaging Congress with a list of policy proposals we can work on together, the President chose to use the speech to lecture the nation on his agenda and his tired executive actions that continue to be blocked by our judicial branch.... More
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