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Simpson’s Longstanding Support for Veterans

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Simpson’s Longstanding Support for Veterans Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voiced his support for veterans in this and other congresses. “Our veterans deserve the best treatment available on behalf of their sacrifice and service to our country,” said Simpson. “The responsibility to meet the needs of our veterans and support their physical, mental, and financial well-being ...

Farm Workforce Modernization Act to Lower Food Inflation

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Farm Workforce Modernization Act to Lower Food Inflation Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today offered a statement on The Cato Institute’s finding that the Farm Workforce Modernization Act would reduce food inflation by “increasing the number of legal foreign workers available to farms, increasing food production, and lowering prices for all consumers.” “This is one concrete step...

Simpson Recognizes Farm Bureau Insurance 75th Anniversary

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Simpson Recognizes Farm Bureau Insurance 75th Anniversary Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today visited Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho to commemorate the 75th anniversary of providing insurance to the residents and farmers of Idaho. “Over the last 75 years, Farm Bureau has been actively contributing to the health and prosperity of Idaho’s communities,” said Simpson...

Simpson Backs Grants for Idaho Police Departments

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Simpson Backs Grants for Idaho Police Departments Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson recently voted in favor of H.R. 6448, the Invest to Protect Act, to authorize funding for local police forces, which passed with broad bipartisan support. “The honorable men and women donning law enforcement uniforms need our support now, more than ever—and not just moral support. This is why I prou...

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...