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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 »

Simpson: Immigration needs a bipartisan solution, far too important for political games

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Washington, D.C. - The House of Representatives voted Wednesday on H.R. 6, the so-called American Dream and Promise Act. Offered by Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), the bill does not secure the southern border or stem the flow of illegal immigration into the United States, but instead offers a partisan expansion of programs that are meant to assist a narrowly-tailored group of vulnerab... Read More »

Simpson Stands up for Wheat, Barley, and Dairy

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Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson sent two letters to the White House and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) encouraging consideration of wheat, barley, and dairy in future trade mitigation assistance packages. The letters come at a pivotal time as the White House and USDA are considering a second trade assistance mitigation package. “I have talked to farmers throughout... Read More »

Simpson Statement on Mueller Report Release

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Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement addressing the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia interference with the 2016 Presidential election: “Today's release of the Mueller report marks the final day in a process that has dominated national discourse for two years. At last, the American people can know without a shadow of a doubt ... Read More »

Pinch Me – This must be a Nightmare

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Pinch Me – This must be a Nightmare By Congressman Mike Simpson Boise, ID – “St. Patrick’s Day bears some unique traditions. The idea that forgetting to wear green for the day could cause you to get pinched could be described by some as crazy or even loony. Yet, it’s all in good fun. “A reporter recently asked about how I felt about the Green New Deal and I called it ‘Crazy and Loony‘. Unlike a h... Read More »

Idaho Delegation Cheer DOI Sage-Grouse Plans

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Idaho Delegation Cheer DOI Sage-Grouse Plans Collaborative effort receives bipartisan praise from governors Washington, D.C. – Idaho’s congressional delegation applauded the collaborative effort of Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt on the Record of Decision (ROD) for the amended land use plans that better align the Bureau of Land Management plans with the State of Idaho aimed at Gre... Read More »

Simpson and Fulcher Applaud USFWS Decision to Delist Wolves

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Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher lauded Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt’s announcement that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will propose a rule to delist the gray wolf in the lower 48 states. This decision would build on the successful recovery of the species and the successful implementation of delisting in the State of Idaho which has... Read More »

Simpson Supports Public Lands Package

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On Tuesday, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported final passage of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act. The legislation includes over 100 individual bills which deliver local solutions to public lands issues, primarily in the west. The bill includes two bills authored by Congressman Simpson that resolve boundary adjustments and management of recreation facilities. S. 47 also permanently... Read More »

Idaho Delegation Votes to Avoid Government Shutdown

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the Idaho Congressional Delegation voted to pass H.J. Res. 31, which funds the rest of government through the end of fiscal year 2019. The legislation contains many important priorities that will directly benefit Idaho and provide funding for border security. Specifically, the legislation funds the Agriculture; Commerce, Justice, Science; Interior and Environment; Financi... Read More »

Simpson and Kilmer Introduce LAND Act to Enhance Federal Investment in Public Lands

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Simpson and Kilmer Introduce LAND Act to Enhance Federal Investment in Public Lands Conservation bill would permanently reauthorize LWCF and create new dedicated funding to address the maintenance backlog at National Parks and other public lands Today, Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA) introduced the Land and National Park Deferred Maintenance (LAND) Act. The legi... Read More »

Simpson Commending President’s Message to Compromise for the Common Good

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Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement following President Trump’s State of the Union address. “President Trump showed us tonight that the things that unite us are much greater than that which divides us. I’m pleased he began his remarks with a mission to work together, as Americans, not Republicans, not Democrats, but citizens of our great nation. I hav... Read More »

Simpson Statement on Government Reopening

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Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement addressing the announcement of the end of the temporary government shutdown. “I applaud the decision to end the temporary government shutdown. My message has remained consistent - when we come together and put partisan disputes aside, we can begin to govern in a way that will make the American people proud. I remain... Read More »

Simpson, Fulcher Introduce Bill to Authorize Maintenance on Salmon River

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Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher introduced legislation that would authorize important but routine maintenance at Smith Gulch on the Salmon River in Idaho. The bill would allow the use of limited maintenance equipment needed to maintain the routine functions and safety of the existing lodge. “The proposed bill is an effort to clarify Congress’ intent in legislatio... Read More »

Simpson Advocates for Third Federal Judge in Idaho

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Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson introduced legislation last week to address the federal judicial crisis in Idaho. H.R. 214 allows the President to appoint one additional federal district judge for the district of Idaho, increasing the number of district judges to three. Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher is a cosponsor of the bill. “As the legal community in Idaho well knows, the sta... Read More »