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Simpson Releases First Mile Tracker Board for Idaho STEP Challenge, People Can Still Join
June 16, 2016
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the first Mile Tracker Board for the Idaho STEP Challenge where he is virtually walking from Washington, D.C. Currently Simpson’s virtual location en route is 98 miles and is just outside of Westminster, MD. Westminster is home to the Bear Branch Nature Center and the Hashawha Environmental Center that feature several interactive exhibits on local plants and animals, a youth environmental education center, and more than five miles of multi-use hiking and r... More
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Simpson Supports Bill to Fund A-10s and Troops
June 16, 2016
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson applauded passage of H.R. 5293, the Fiscal Year (FY) 17 Defense Appropriations bill. This legislation funds the Department of Defense, and fulfills the constitutional responsibility of Congress to provide for the common defense. “I am very pleased this bill recognizes the importance and invaluable contribution of the A-10 to the armed forces,” said Simpson. “The airmen from the Idaho Air National Guard are using the unique capabilities of the A-10 Thunderbolt II in... More
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Important Idaho Provisions Advanced in House Interior Bill
June 15, 2016
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today supported the House Interior and Environment Appropriations bill for FY17 during the House Appropriations Committee consideration. Included in the legislation are policies important to western states and critical funding for Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), a vital program in the west that ensures communities are adequately compensated for the lack of tax revenue due to the presence of federal land. “Every county in Idaho depends on the federal government mee... More
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Simpson Votes Against Costly Energy Regulations and Tax Hikes
June 10, 2016
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson voted in favor of two resolutions which voice the House of Representatives disapproval for two of President Obama’s proposed energy initiatives. The first, H.Con.Res. 89, would express the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy. The second, H.Con.Res. 112, would express the sense of Congress opposing the President’s proposed $10 tax on every barrel of oil. Both passed the House on Friday. “The President continues to do... More
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Idaho STEP Challenge
June 1, 2016
Idaho STEP Challenge In 2014, Congressman Mike Simpson started tracking his steps to achieve a series of personal weight loss goals. Since then, he has lost 68 pounds. Now, in an effort to advocate healthy lifestyles through his work in the House of Representatives, Congressman Simpson is challenging Idaho residents to a STEP Challenge. Beginning on June 1, 2016, Congressman Simpson will measure and record the number of miles he walks each week using his activity tracker. During the next calenda... More
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