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Energy Matters

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Energy Matters By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “I have been a proponent of hydroelectric power since I first came to Congress. It is one of the best energy sources we have—clean, reliable, renewable baseload generation that is more valuable than ever as we seek to reduce carbon emissions in the electricity sector. For years, I have supported policies to promote, increase, and suppor... Read More »

Agriculture Matters

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Agriculture Matters By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “Last week, I released for discussion a concept that could end the Northwest salmon wars. It would lock in a more certain future for agriculture, energy, transportation and communities and also give Idaho’s wild salmon and steelhead their best chance for survival. “Without question, the four Lower Snake River dams are very benefic... Read More »

Simpson Releases Energy and Salmon Concept

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Simpson Releases Energy and Salmon Concept “We can seize this unique opportunity to shape our future; if we all commit to push ourselves outside of our comfort zones and work together to solve these issues ONCE and for all.” – Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has released a framework for reimagining the Northwest energy landscape and recovering critically ... Read More »

Simpson Announces 2021 Service Academy Nominations

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Simpson Announces 2021 Service Academy Nominations Students come from Boise, Meridian, Idaho Falls, Ammon, Jerome, Hailey, and Paul Boise, ID – Idaho Congressman Simpson announces the candidates nominated for potential appointments to one of our nation’s four service academies. Nominees show excellence in academics, volunteering in their communities, and participation in extra-curricular actives. ... Read More »

Idaho Legislature’s actions on emergency declarations endanger Idahoans

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Idaho Legislature’s actions on emergency declarations endanger Idahoans By Congressman Mike Simpson and Bruce Newcomb, Former Speakers of the Idaho House of Representatives Boise, ID – “The Idaho Legislature’s attempts to strip not just our current Governor but any future Governor of their ability to lead during an emergency is wrong for Idaho and endangers the lives of Idahoans. “We both held the... Read More »

Idaho Delegation Introduces Legislation to Split the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and add a Federal Judge to Idaho

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Idaho Delegation Introduces Legislation to Split the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and add a Federal Judge to Idaho Washington, D.C. – The Idaho Congressional Delegation introduced legislation to address the federal judicial crisis in Idaho. H.R. 320 and its Senate companion would split the Ninth Circuit Court into two circuits. The new Ninth Circuit would be composed of California, Guam, Hawaii, ... Read More »

Simpson Statement on Impeachment

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Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement after voting against impeachment of President Trump. “Last week’s events at the Capitol represent a dark and tragic moment for our nation. Americans are feeling hurt and angry and every one of us is craving justice. Our nation is facing a time of reckoning—what can each of us do to pull ourselves back from the prec... Read More »

Simpson Statement on Certification of the Electoral College

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Simpson Statement on Certification of the Electoral College Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement concerning the certification of the Electoral College for President of the United States. “The 2020 elections saw record voter enthusiasm and turnout, all during a global pandemic. I am heartened to see increased civic engagement of American voters and hope t... Read More »

Simpson Supports COVID Relief and Omnibus Funding

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Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported the Senate Amendment to H.R. 133, the Bipartisan-Bicameral Omnibus & COVID Relief Package, that will fund the government through Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 and provide COVID relief for Americans. This critical legislation marks the conclusion of several months of negotiations and passed the House of Representatives in two sections, the first w... Read More »

Idaho Delegation Applauds Boise River Basin Feasibility Report

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Idaho Delegation Applauds Boise River Basin Feasibility Report WASHINGTON –Today, the Idaho Delegation praised the Bureau of Reclamation’s final Boise River Basin Feasibility Report, which addresses potential increases to water storage capacity in the Boise River System needed to accommodate the Treasure Valley’s rapid growth. The Secretary of the Interior determined the proposed plan to raise th... Read More »

Save Minor League Baseball Task Force Co-Chairs Statement on Expiration of MiLB-MLB Professional Baseball Agreement

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Save Minor League Baseball Task Force Co-Chairs Statement on Expiration of MiLB-MLB Professional Baseball Agreement WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), David McKinley (R-WV-01), Max Rose (D-NY-11), and Mike Simpson (R-ID-02) – co-chairs of the Save Minor League Baseball Task Force – issued the following statement regarding the expiration of the Professional Baseball Agre... Read More »

Simpson and Fulcher Sign Discharge Petition to Help Small Businesses

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Simpson and Fulcher Sign Discharge Petition to Help Small Businesses Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher have signed a discharge petition calling for a vote on H.R. 8265, a bill to extend the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through the end of the year and release nearly $135 billion in unspent funds. The bill would also reform the application process to al... Read More »

Idaho Delegation Encourages Farmers and Ranchers to Submit for Round Two of CFAP

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September 18, 2020 Melanie Baucom (Crapo), 202-224-6142 Marty Cozza (Risch), 202-224-2752 Nikki Wallace (Simpson), 208-334-1953 Alexah Rogge (Fulcher), 202-225-6611 Idaho Delegation Encourages Farmers and Ranchers to Submit for Round Two of CFAP Farmers who received payments in the first round are also eligible for round two WASHINGTON, D.C. - Starting on Monday, September 21st, eligible farmers ... Read More »

Simpson to Attend Eisenhower Memorial Dedication

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Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson is a Commissioner for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. He was appointed to the Commission in 2011 and is pleased to be part of this dedication and unveiling. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial will be dedicated via Facebook Live, and will have a live stream open to the public. The live event will begin at 7:00 p.m., EST on Thursday, September 17. ... Read More »

What is REALLY happening with the Postal Service

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What is REALLY happening with the Postal Service By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “I’ve heard a lot from constituents about the US Postal Service (USPS) this week. Many are scared and nervous that President Trump and Republicans are trying to sabotage the USPS in order to win this election. This could not be further from the truth. “First, Republicans support fair and honest election... Read More »