-Congressman Simpson is a cosponsor of H.R. 1218, the Promote Health via Physical Activity Act (PHIT) Act, which allows for the reimbursement of physical activity expenses using pre-tax dollars. PHIT Act expands the definition of medical expenses to include qualified physical activities such as:
- Youth camp and physical activity fees
- Exercise or fitness classes
- Equipment used exclusively for participation in sports and physical activities
-Congressman Simpson is a member of the Labor, Health and Human Services,Education subcommittee on Appropriations and is co-chair of the Oral Health Caucus.
-Follow Mike’s steps on social media. Look for the #hikewithMike hashtag.
The Idaho STEP Challenge is meant to be fun and interactive. Participants are encouraged to follow Congressman Simpson’s Facebook and Twitter and look for STEP Challenge progress updates, links to healthy recipes, tips on getting in your daily steps, and other relevant information. All posts related to the STEP Challenge will be tagged with a #hikewithMike hashtag. Participants are also encouraged to tag their own social media posts with the #hikewithMike hashtag when posting content related to the STEP Challenge.