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Simpson Responds to Claims by Colleagues

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement in response to the release by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Dan Newhouse (WA-04), and Cliff Bentz (OR-02) concerning the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) publication between his office and Oregon Governor Kate Brown requested by the environmental group Center for Biological Diversity. “When I released the details of my Columbia... Read More »

Simpson Seeks Answers on Border Crisis from Harris

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Simpson Seeks Answers on Border Crisis from Harris Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined Republican Members of the House Appropriations Committee requesting an update from Vice President Harris on the administration’s plans to address the staggering number of migrants illegally crossing the southwest border. The letter, signed by all 26 Republican members of the House Appropriat... Read More »

D.C. Should Not Become a State

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D.C. Should Not Become a State By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “This week the House of Representatives passed H.R. 51, a bill to make the District of Columbia a state. Unfortunately, this bill passed the House on a party-line vote of 216-208 and has now been sent to the Senate, where I can only hope the bill will be met with enough opposition to fail. “I have many concerns with the ... Read More »

Simpson and Welch Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Stop the Labeling of Non-Dairy Products as ‘Milk’

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Simpson and Welch Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Stop the Labeling of Non-Dairy Products as ‘Milk’ WASHINGTON – Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today re-introduced bipartisan legislation that requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take enforcement action against manufacturers labeling non-d... Read More »

Simpson Warns EPA not to return to Obama-era WOTUS definition

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Simpson Warns EPA not to return to Obama-era WOTUS definition Washington, D.C. - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regen today assured Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson that he does not intend to return to the controversial Obama-era definition of Waters of the U.S. During the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Simpson expressed the concerns that he has hear... Read More »

Simpson: We need to mine for our critical minerals in America

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Simpson: We need to mine for our critical minerals in America Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson discussed the importance of mining on federal lands with Interior Secretary Deb Haaland today during a hearing before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. Simpson discussed the importance of having access to critical and rare earth minerals, which are essential in a number of ... Read More »

Ask Oregon Agriculture Why We Must End the Salmon Wars

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Ask Oregon Agriculture Why We Must End the Salmon Wars By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “This week, the Bureau of Reclamation released the Klamath Project 2021 Temporary Operations Plan, which was developed in response to consecutive years of drought conditions in the Klamath Basin. “Decisions were made to use the limited water to assist the endangered species and producers will be l... Read More »

Congressman Mike Simpson demands a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

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Congressman Mike Simpson demands a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined Republican House Members and signed a discharge petition to force a vote on H.R. 619, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. “When a child survives a failed abortion attempt, that baby must be afforded human dignity and his or her natural r... Read More »

IDAHO DELEGATION URGES USDA TO DISTRIBUTE TIMBER HAULING RELIEF

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IDAHO DELEGATION URGES USDA TO DISTRIBUTE TIMBER HAULING RELIEF Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, and U.S. Representatives Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson (all R-Idaho) want quick action on assistance to the timber industry. The Idaho congressional delegation sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Vilsack urging him to quickly distribute $... Read More »

Simpson’s Farm Workforce Modernization Act Passes House

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Simpson’s Farm Workforce Modernization Act Passes House Washington, D.C. - The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bill coauthored and sponsored by Congressman Mike Simpson, today passed in the House of Representatives with a strong bipartisan vote of 247 – 174. The bill, which was first introduced in 2019, would provide agriculture workforce stability by allowing current workers that ability to g... Read More »

Simpson Joins Western Caucus Members Affirm Commitment to Conservation, Demand Answers on Biden Initiative

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Simpson Joins Western Caucus Members Affirm Commitment to Conservation, Demand Answers on Biden Initiative Washington, D.C.- Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined Chairmen Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Steven Daines (R-MT) and other members of the Congressional and Senate Western Caucuses in sending a letter to President Biden asking important clarifying questions about the Biden Administration’s Execut... Read More »

Simpson Reintroduces the Farm Workforce Modernization Act

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Simpson Reintroduces the Farm Workforce Modernization Act “This bill is good for agriculture, good for Idaho, and good for our country,” said Congressman Mike Simpson. Washington, D.C. - Today Congressman Mike Simpson (ID-02) joined a bipartisan group of Representatives in reintroducing the Farm Workforce Modernization Act to provide a common-sense workforce solution for American agriculture. The ... Read More »

Speaker Bedke, my door is always open

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Speaker Bedke, my door is always open By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. - “Speaker Scott Bedke’s recent comments and questions about my concept to end the Northwest salmon, dam and energy wars caught my attention. As a former Speaker of the Idaho House, I have great respect for Speaker Bedke. No one agrees with each other 100% of the time, but I count Scott as a friend, and I agree that... Read More »

Simpson Cosponsors the Grizzly Bear State Management Act

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Simpson Cosponsors the Grizzly Bear State Management Act Legislation moves for state management of the species Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney in reintroducing H.R 1403, the Grizzly Bear State Management Act. This legislation would return management of the grizzly bear to each state by directing the Department of Interior to re-issue its de... Read More »

Senator Crabtree – I respectfully disagree

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Senator Crabtree – I respectfully disagree By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “Senator Crabtree’s recent statement about my energy and salmon concept is emotional. I get that. I am proposing to do things very differently—to make a proactive, rather than reactive change. That is very hard. But Senator Crabtree might not be so upset if he understood a little bit more about my proposal. I... Read More »