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Simpson Statement on House Republicans’ Commitment to America

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Simpson Statement on House Republicans’ Commitment to America Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today made the following statement on House Republicans’ Commitment to America, the plan unveiled today by GOP House Leadership for action now and in the coming Congress: “The American people are burdened every day by the consequences of poor policy in Washington. Now, more than ever, Re...

Simpson Announces Veteran Fellowship Opportunity

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Simpson Announces Veteran Fellowship Opportunity Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced a two-year paid fellowship opportunity in his Twin Falls district office, available to Idaho veterans through the Wounded Warrior Program. The person chosen for the fellowship will work with military and veteran constituents to handle veterans-related casework and act as a facilitator...

Simpson Scores A+ from Firearm Association

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Simpson Scores A+ from Firearm Association Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced his A+ rating from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a trade association for the firearms industry. A+ is the highest rating a member of Congress can achieve and is based on seven roll call votes, cosponsorship of several bills NSSF supports and non-cosponsorship of several bi...

Idaho Delegation Applauds Micron Announcement

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BOISE, Idaho – Today, the Idaho Congressional Delegation applauded Micron Technology on its announcement that it will construct a new memory chip plant in Boise, the first new memory semiconductor manufacturing fab built in the U.S. in the last 20 years. “Idaho and Micron have been partners since Day One of the company’s founding right here in the Treasure Valley. Micron’s announcement of a new fa...

Simpson Statement on Democrat Spending Bill

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Simpson Statement on Democrat Spending Bill Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today made the following statement on the passage of Democrats’ so-called “Inflation Reduction Act.” “No matter the name of the legislation, this bill will do anything but reduce inflation. Americans are experiencing the worst inflation this country has seen in 40 years – skyrocketing prices at the pump, ...

Simpson Statement on CHIPS Plus Act

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Simpson Statement on CHIPS Plus Act Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today made the following statement regarding the CHIPS Plus Act: “Bringing semiconductor fabrication back to the U.S. is a pressing matter for both commercial and defense needs. I was proud to support CHIPS for America when passed as part FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act,” said Simpson. “However, the CHI...

Idaho’s Congressional Delegation Comments On Delayed Boise VA Electronic Health Record Transition

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Idaho’s Congressional Delegation Comments On Delayed Boise VA Electronic Health Record Transition Boise, Idaho -- U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), U.S. Representative Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and U.S. Representative Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) remain concerned about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) rollout of the new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system at th...

Simpson Announces 13 Idaho Priorities in FY23 Appropriations Package

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Simpson Announces 13 Idaho Priorities in FY23 Appropriations Package Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced 13 priorities for Idaho included in H.R. 8294, which passed the House Representatives today by a vote of 220-207. H.R. 8294 includes the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration; Energy and Water...

Simpson Opposes Democrats’ Radical Abortion Legislation

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Simpson Opposes Democrats’ Radical Abortion Legislation Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today opposed Democrat legislation to nationalize abortion services on demand, H.R. 8296 and H.R. 8297. “As expected, House Democrats have drafted extreme legislation in response to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on abortion, moving far past Roe v. Wade and attempting to erode states’ right...

Simpson Supports National Defense Authorization Act

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Simpson Supports National Defense Authorization Act Bill provides pay raises for troops and modernized capabilities to counter foreign aggression Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted in favor of H.R. 7900, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023. This annual legislation authorizes important programs in the Department of Defense (DoD) including pa...

Simpson Secures Funding for Idaho Projects in FY23 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Legislation

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Simpson Secures Funding for Idaho Projects in FY23 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Legislation Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced that he has secured over $20.2 million in funding for six projects in Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District in the Fiscal Year 2023 Transportation, Housing and Urban Developmen...

Simpson Secures Funding for Idaho Priorities in Interior Legislation

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Simpson Secures Funding for Idaho Priorities in Interior Legislation Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced that he has secured funding for sage grouse conservation, Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), and the Minerals Resources Program, as well as $4.56 million in funding for two water treatment projects in Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District in the Fiscal Year 2023 Interio...

Simpson Secures Funding for Nuclear Energy Priorities and Little Wood River Project in FY23 Energy and Water Legislation

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Simpson Secures Funding for Nuclear Energy Priorities and Little Wood River Project in FY23 Energy and Water Legislation Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced that he has secured funding for the Idaho National Laboratory, Office of Nuclear Energy, and nuclear cleanup activities in Idaho as well as $2.6 million in funding for a flood control project in Gooding, Idaho, in...

Simpson Statement on SCOTUS Abortion Ruling

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Simpson Statement on SCOTUS Abortion Ruling Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization: “With this historic decision, the Supreme Court affirms the right of the states to protect human life. This is the correct decision and I’m pleased that the Court has affirmed...

Simpson Statement on Senate Gun Control Legislation

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Simpson Statement on Senate Gun Control Legislation Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement on his opposition to S. 2938, the Senate gun control package: “Like most Americans, I am shocked and devastated by recent horrific acts of senseless violence. This is not an acceptable status quo, and we must do better for our children. Our country is facing a deva...