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  • Simpson Praises FY17 Omnibus Wins for Idaho
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Public Lands and Natural Resources, Energy, Economy , Agriculture, Fiscal Responsibility, EPA and Environmental Policies, HOT TOPICS, Gateway West

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today applauded the House passage of H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, which included many important provisions for Idaho and Western States. “This is a comprehensive and responsible package that contains many significant wins for Idaho and Western States, and will avoid a government shut down,” said Simpson. “It is the product of this past year’s worth of thoughtful deliberation and line-by-line analysis of every program in the federal budget. F... Read more

  • Simpson Releases Statement on Military Strikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement regarding the U.S. military strikes in Syria: “I support the President’s action against the Assad regime. The United States of America took a strong stand tonight against the unfathomable act Bashar al-Assad conducted this week by murdering innocent men, women and children with a chemical attack.” Read more

  • Simpson Supports Bill to Improve VA and Protects 2nd Amendment for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Second Amendment, Veterans

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson this week supported legislation to improve hiring practices at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and to protect the Second Amendment Rights of veterans. H.R. 1259, the VA Accountability First Act, gives the VA Secretary increased flexibility to remove, demote, or suspend VA employees for performance or misconduct. This bill was introduced to streamline administrative action against underperforming employees at VA facilities. The bill also ensures protections ... Read more

  • Simpson Issues Statement on Budget Blueprint
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Energy, Economy , Fiscal Responsibility, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement concerning the release of President Trump’s Budget Blueprint. “The Administration’s budget blueprint has given us a sense of what President Trump’s priorities will be in the coming fiscal year. I look forward to receiving the full budget soon so that Congress can get to work and get back to regular order in our budget and appropriations process. Once we receive the full budget, our subcommittee will do what it does every year; it will... Read more

  • Simpson Votes to Fund Our Troops and A-10
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson praised passage of H.R. 1301, the Fiscal Year (FY) 17 Defense Appropriations bill. Simpson supported the legislation which fulfills the constitutional responsibility of Congress to provide for the common defense by funding the Department of Defense. “This bill provides our troops with the tools necessary to keep us safe at home and abroad while providing service members and their families with the support they deserve,” said Simpson. “With an ever-changing enemy, w... 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

  • Celebrating Independence with Thankful Hearts
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Veterans

    “Each year we have an opportunity to celebrate the 4th of July and remind ourselves of the sacrifices made on our behalf to secure our freedom and independence. American history is filled with heroic and selfless acts made by men and women who have fought to defend our values and way of life. Today we continue to witness bravery from those who selflessly serve and protect our country. Giving them the proper tools and resources to fulfill their mission has always been a top priority of mine. Equa... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Bill to Fund A-10s and Troops
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military

    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... Read more

  • Simpson Votes to Fund A-10s and Troops
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson last night supported passage of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017. This legislation fulfills the constitutional responsibility of Congress to provide for the common defense by funding the Department of Defense. “I am very pleased to see the NDAA pass, and particularly for the recognition of the A-10’s importance in the bill and its unique and invaluable contributions to the armed forces,” said Simpson. “The fight against ... Read more

  • Congressman Simpson Supports Funding for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Veterans

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today supported passage of the fiscal year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill. This bill provides funding to maintain military base infrastructure and to house, train, and equip military personnel, as well as other services for military families. It also funds the medical care and benefits administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). “This legislation provides an increase in funding for medical care and benefits adm... Read more

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