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  • 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

  • House Addresses Tax Laws
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Today is Tax Day and the U.S. House of Representatives is addressing important tax measures this week that directly impact families across the country. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson is supporting The ‘Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015’ (H.R. 1105), State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015 (H.R. 622), Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act (H.R. 650), and the Mortgage Choice Act (H.R. 685). “Our current tax code hampers economic growth. If we truly want to get our budget defici... Read more

  • Simpson Urges for Certainty in PILT Payments
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, Taxes

    Pushes federal government to meet obligations to states and counties Read more

  • Simpson Votes to Stop IRS Targeting Conservative Groups
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Idaho Congressman Simpson today supported passage of H.R. 3865, the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014. This legislation prohibits for one year a proposal by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to unilaterally change the regulations, in place for fifty years, which allow certain organizations to engage in political activities. The bill passed 243 to 176. “It is clear that this proposed regulation by the Obama Administration would primarily impact conservative organizations... Read more

  • Simpson Protects Taxpayers from IRS Overreach
    Posted in Blog on February 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Congressman Mike Simpson supported the Protecting Taxpayers from Intrusive IRS Requests Act, which passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The bill provides important safeguards for taxpayers such as barring the IRS from asking questions regarding religious, political, or social beliefs. Read more details on the bill here: http://www.gop.gov/bill/113/2/hr2531 Read more

  • Simpson Votes to Reduce Deficit, Protect INL and PILT
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Fiscal Responsibility, Taxes

    Idaho Congressman supports budget agreement that avoids another government shutdown, reduces the federal deficit, and limits Presidential authority over spending Read more

  • Congress Must Hold IRS Accountable
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    By Congressman Mike Simpson Read more

  • Simpson Wants Answers from the IRS
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Idaho Congressman joins colleagues in sending letter to IRS Commissioner demanding answers Read more

  • Simpson Says No to Higher Taxes
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Businesses, Taxes

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted for H.R. 8, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012. This legislation would extend through December, 2013, the low-tax policies originally enacted in 2001 as part of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act. “I cannot support raising taxes on Americans while we struggle to emerge from a recession,” said Simpson. “Tax relief is vital to job creation, and in times of economic uncertainty it is especially important that we impl... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Lower Taxes for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Businesses, Taxes

    The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 9, the Small Business Tax Cut Act of 2012, which allows businesses with fewer than 500 employees to reduce their profit subject to taxation by 20% in the 2012 tax year. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported the measure, which passed with a final vote of 235-173. Small businesses currently face up to an astounding 35% federal tax. Additionally, the individual tax rates that apply to small pass-through businesses are scheduled to increase sign... Read more

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