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  • Daines, Tester, Simpson, Peterson Introduce Legislation to Reverse Disastrous Court Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, EPA and Environmental Policies, Endangered Species Act

    U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jon Tester (D-MT) and U.S. Representatives Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) today underscored the urgency in reversing the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cottonwood Environmental Law Center v. U.S. Forest Service by introducing bipartisan bicameral legislation to do just that. The bill seeks to codify the position taken by the Obama administration that federal agencies are not required to consult with the Fish and Wildlife Serv... Read more

  • Congressman Simpson Responds to President Trump’s first Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement after President Donald Trump’s first Address to Congress. “President Trump discussed a myriad of topics and I am looking forward to working with the Administration to implement policies that create jobs and fuel economic growth. Fundamental tax reform, entitlement reform and regulatory reform are essential to address our nation’s debt crisis once and for all. “As I talk to farmers, ranchers, and businesses throughout Idaho about the e... Read more

  • Simpson Applauds Administration’s Decision to Rein in WOTUS Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson applauds the Trump Administration’s executive order that directs the Army Corps of Engineers and EPA to review and reconsider an Obama Administration rule that would expand the definition of “waters of the United States.” Simpson chairs the appropriations subcommittee overseeing the budget for the US Army Corps of Engineers and sits on the subcommittee overseeing the budget for the EPA. In those roles, he has authored language passed by the House that would prevent... Read more

  • Idaho Delegation Announces 2017 Service Academy Days
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military

    Washington, DC – The Idaho Congressional Delegation today announced its 2017 Service Academy Days across Idaho. Each Service Academy Day session offers students, parents, and counselors the opportunity to meet with liaisons, cadets, and midshipmen from each of the nation’s respective service academies and provides an opportunity for questions. Staff from Idaho’s four Congressional delegation offices will be on hand to answer questions about the application process for students who are seeking a ... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Legislation that Protects Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Social Security and Medicare

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined 42 Members of Congress in cosponsoring H.R. 1121, the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017. The legislation was introduced on Thursday, by Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee Greg Walden (R-OR) and would ensure patients would not have benefits excluded from a plan due to a pre-existing condition and would not pay more based on health status. “It is clear that Idahoans want patient-centered reforms that put health care decisions into the h... Read more

  • Congressman Simpson Encourages Area Students to Participate in Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson invites high school students across the Second Congressional District to enter the 2017 High School Congressional Art Competition. This annual competition encourages Idaho's aspiring student artists to showcase their talents to the public, while recognizing their achievements alongside hundreds of other students and members of Congress from across the country. Earlier this month, school administrators and art instructors across the state received an official invita... Read more

  • Simpson Supports the Second Amendment Rights of Social Security Beneficiaries
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported H.J.Res. 40, a resolution disapproving an 11th hour Obama Administration rule requiring the Social Security Administration (SSA) to submit the names of certain beneficiaries to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, denying them of their Second Amendment rights. On December 19, 2016, the SSA published the final rule for the criteria to report certain Social Security recipients to the National Instant Criminal Background ... Read more

    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson the following statement on President Trump’s executive order on admissions to the United States: “The President is fulfilling his duty and promise to evaluate the screening process for those attempting to enter our country to ensure that these individuals are indeed safe and pose no threat to us. However, the Administration could have and should have disseminated the details and enforcement guidelines of the Executive Order in a more effective manner to minimize t... Read more

  • Simpson Supports First Step to Repeal Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy , Taxes

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported passage of the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution which was approved by the House of Representatives on Friday. This is the most significant Obamacare repeal legislation to pass the House since the law was enacted six years ago. Passage of the resolution unlocks a legislative mechanism known as “reconciliation” which provides Congress with the ability to repeal and ultimately replace Obamacare. “It is no secret that Obamacare has not lived up to the promi... Read more

  • Simpson Votes to Reform the Federal Regulatory Process
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy , Fiscal Responsibility, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson voted for two pieces of regulatory reform legislation to prevent regulatory overreach by the Obama administration during its final days and to return accountability and transparency to the federal regulatory process. The total cost of regulations imposed by federal agencies is estimated at $1.88 trillion annually. “Each year, federal agencies issue regulations without considering both their cost and benefits,” said Simpson. “Congress needs to reestablish its author... Read more