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Simpson Statement on War Powers Resolution – U.S. Must Show Strength and Unity

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Boise, ID – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement on how he would have voted today on the War Powers Resolution. “Now more than ever, the U.S. must show strength and unity in the face of an aggressive Iran. I support President Trump in taking decisive action to bring an avowed terrorist and enemy of the United States to justice,” said Simpson. “Unfortunately, the War Powers... Read More »

Simpson Supports USMCA

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SIMPSON SUPPORTS USMCA Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson lauded passage of H.R. 5430, the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. The agreement passed the U.S. House of Representatives today with a final bipartisan vote of 385-41. “President Trump negotiated this agreement over a year ago and Speaker Pelosi refused to bring this legislation to the floor until now,” said Simps... Read More »

Simpson: Why I Voted Against Articles of Impeachment

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“The resolution considered on the floor of the House of Representatives today, H.Res. 755, has two articles: 1) abuse of power, and 2) obstruction of Congress. After careful consideration of the evidence, I voted “No” on H.Res. 755. Abuse of power: Democrats have yet to present any evidence that President Trump abused his power. In fact, everything we have seen thus far paints the opposite picture... Read More »

Simpson Secures Idaho Provisions in Year-End Legislation

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today applauded the House passage of H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865, which will fund the federal government for fiscal year 2020 and include numerous critical benefits for Idaho and Western States. “I’m very pleased to see this package come to fruition today,” said Simpson. “This is Congress doing its job and fulfilling its Constitutional duty to keep the government funded.... Read More »

Simpson Delivers for Idaho AG - Legal Workforce and Free Trade

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Simpson Delivers for Idaho AG - Legal Workforce and Free Trade Idaho Congressman Passes Ag Immigration Bill and Strongly Supports USMCA Washington, D.C. – With the nonstop, everchanging news on impeachment and Democrat primaries, it is easy to think that Congress isn’t doing anything else. That is simply not true. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has been working relentlessly on a solution for our b... Read More »

Simpson Supports Pay Raise for Military

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Simpson Supports Pay Raise for Military Washington, D.C. - After months of negotiations with the Senate, the House of Representatives today passed the Conference Report to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This annual legislation authorizes programs at the Department of Defense (DoD) and certain elements within the Department of Energy. “At a time of partisanship... Read More »

Simpson, House Republicans Demand a Vote on USMCA

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Washington, D.C. – While most of the world was watching the theatrical impeachment hearing in the House, Republicans were at work. On Monday, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined 159 Republicans sending Speaker Nancy Pelosi a letter urging her to immediately consider and pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The letter expands on the importance of the trade deal to the agriculture indust... Read More »

Simpson Responds to Articles of Impeachment

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Simpson Responds to Articles of Impeachment Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement in response to House Democrats moving forward on Articles of Impeachment: “I have always advocated for the institution of Congress, for our Constitution and what it stands for. When Republicans held the majority, I advocated for the rights of the minority to be heard. I’ve p... Read More »

Bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act Passes House Judiciary Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill spearheaded by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19), Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), Mike Simpson (R-ID-02), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01), and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) passed the House Judiciary Committee with a 18-12 vote, and is ripe for consideration by the full House. The bipartisan effort was negotiated over eight m... Read More »

Over 300 Agriculture Groups Send Letter of Support for Farm Workforce Modernization Act

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Over 300 Agriculture Groups Send Letter of Support for Farm Workforce Modernization Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, over 300 agriculture groups sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in support of H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill spearheaded by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19), Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), Mike Simpson (R-ID-02), Jimmy Panett... Read More »

Why Idaho Farmers Need Immigration Reform

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Washington, D.C. – “My childhood was spent working on the farms and ranches of Southeastern Idaho. When a challenge arose, we fixed it. Hay needed hauled, pipe needed moved, heifers needed calved, and potatoes needed picked. Many years have passed, and while my days of hauling hay are long behind me, I still believe when you see a problem you must try and solve it. Those who feed this world need o... Read More »

Cong. Simpson Praises Gov. Little, AG Wasden and US DOE’s Resolution that Complies with Settlement Agreement and Allows Spent Fuel Research

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Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson congratulates Governor Brad Little and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden for reaching an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy that allows research quantities of commercial spent nuclear fuel to be brought to the Idaho National Laboratory. “I’m thrilled by today’s news and want to congratulate Governor Little, Attorney General Wasden, and the... Read More »

Bipartisan House Members Introduce Farm Workforce Modernization Act

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Today, Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19), Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), Collin Peterson (D-MN-07), Mike Simpson (R-ID-02), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01), and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) introduced the Farm Workforce Modernization Act to provide a compromise solution for American agriculture. The bill was introduced with the strong bipartisan support of 24 Democrats and 20 Republicans. The F... Read More »

Simpson Cosponsors Bills to make PILT Permanent and to Extend SRS

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Simpson Cosponsors Bills to make PILT Permanent and to Extend SRS Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson cosponsored two bills that would provide payments to counties with significant percentages of federal land. The Permanently Authorizing PILT Act would eliminate the uncertainty of annual PILT payments by permanently funding the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program which provides more th... Read More »

Marching Together

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Washington, D.C. - “75 years ago, on the beaches of Normandy, more than 160,000 Allied soldiers landed across a 50 mile stretch of French coastline. Allied forces battled rough and frigid water only to be met at the shore by German machine guns and coastal batteries that spewed deadly artillery fire. This would be the largest amphibious military operation in history. “Just before they would embark... Read More »