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Rep. Simpson Votes to Support Military Families, Servicemember Pay Raise in NDAA

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WASHINGTON— Today, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson voted in favor of H.R. 8070 – the Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2025. The FY25 NDAA fully funds America’s national defense, improves servicemember quality of life, enhances military readiness, and takes important steps to address the security threats America faces from advers...

Rep. Simpson Announces June and July Mobile Office Hours

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WASHINGTON— Today, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson announced his upcoming mobile office hours in June and July 2024 in Glenns Ferry, Arco, Montpelier, Island Park, Dubois, Malad, Gooding, Driggs, Victor, Mountain Home, American Falls, Salmon, Challis, and Hailey, Idaho. More information on the locations and times of the events is listed below. June 12th, 2024 Glenns Ferry City Hall 110 E 2nd Ave, G...

Rep. Simpson Works to Ensure Idaho State Veterans Homes Voices Are Heard

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WASHINGTON—Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson announced he secured a provision in the Fiscal Year 2025 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill Report directing the Secretary of the United States Veterans Administration (VA) to consult with affected stakeholders and veterans impacted by the State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program (SHCGP) projects approve...

Rep. Simpson Announces D.C. and District Staff New Hires, Legislative Staff Promotions

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WASHINGTON— Today, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson announced the hiring of four new staff members and recent promotions in his D.C. and District offices. Penny Stehlik has joined the Simpson office as Senior Legislative Assistant. She previously worked as a Military Legislative Assistant for Congressman John Carter, Chairman of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee...

Rep. Simpson Votes to Keep America’s Promise to Veterans by Fully Funding Veterans Health Care and Benefits

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WASHINGTON—Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2025 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson–Chairman of the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee–voted in favor of this legislation. This bill fully funds veterans’ health care programs and benefits, supports military f...

Celebrating 75 Years of Science and Innovation at INL

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WASHINGTON— This week, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Director Dr. John Wagner released an op-ed celebrating the INL's 75th anniversary. Celebrating 75 Years of Science and Innovation at INL By Rep. Mike Simpson and Dr. John Wagner, Idaho National Laboratory Director The full op-ed is available below. Throughout 2024, the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) will cel...

Rep. Simpson Votes to Fully Fund Veterans Health Care and Benefits

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WASHINGTON—This week, the House Committee on Appropriations voted to advance the Fiscal Year 2025 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson–Chairman of the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee–supported this advancement. This bill fully funds veterans’ health care programs and benefits, supports military ...

Rep. Simpson Supports House Passage of Pro-Law Enforcement Legislation

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WASHINGTON— This National Police Week, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson voted in favor of several critical pieces of pro-law enforcement legislation that highlight support for America’s brave men and women in blue. “National Police Week is a time to honor the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day,” said Rep. Simpson. “Law enforcement officers in Idaho and nationwide protect a...

Rep. Simpson Demands Biden Admin Reverse Course on Israel Aid

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WASHINGTON— Today, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson voted in favor of the Israel Security Assistance Support Act. This legislation curbs President Biden’s misguided efforts to withhold critical security resources appropriated in United States law by compelling the delivery of defense weapons to Israel as they fight to protect themselves against radical terrorists. “President Biden’s dangerous decisi...

Rep. Simpson Cosponsors Veteran Suicide Prevention Legislation

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WASHINGTON—Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson cosponsored the bipartisan Not Just a Number Act, legislation to require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to take a more comprehensive look at the factors that best prevent veteran suicide. “Behind every veteran suicide lies a heartbreaking story, a silent struggle, and an irreplaceable loss,” said Rep. Simpson. “Through expanding suicide prevention...

Rep. Simpson Supports Bill to Stop Biden Administration’s Land Grab

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WASHINGTON— This week, the United States House of Representatives passed the Western Economic Security Today (WEST) Act. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson—a cosponsor of the WEST Act—voted in favor of this legislation. This bill withdraws the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) recently finalized “Public Lands Rule” and would prevent future issuance of a substantially similar rule. The BLM’s rule is a ...

Rep. Simpson: Protect Potatoes’ Place on Your Plate

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WASHINGTON— This week, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson led a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) opposing any efforts to reclassify potatoes as a non-vegetable in the 2025-2030 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs). Rep. Simpson and Rep. Pingree (D-ME) led the effort and were joined by 27 Members of Congress. “Any effo...

Rep. Simpson Secures Funding for Mackay Dam Rehabilitation

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WASHINGTON—Today, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson highlighted the inclusion of $7,082,856 for the Mackay Dam Rehabilitation Project in Custer County, Idaho, at his request through Community Project Funding (CPF) in the Fiscal Year 2024 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. Despite claims that CPF projects are "wasteful earmarks," Community Project Funding gives Members of Congress like Congressman...

Rep. Simpson Secures $12.2 Million in Funding for Water Improvements in Island Park, Preston, Rexburg, and Pocatello

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WASHINGTON—Today, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson – Chairman of the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee – highlighted the inclusion of $12.2 million for State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) for the cities of Island Park, Preston, Rexburg, and Pocatello, Idaho, at his request through Community Project Funding (CPF) in the Fiscal Year 2024 Interior, Environment, and Relate...

Rep. Simpson Secures Funding for New Shelley-Firth Fire Station

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WASHINGTON—Today, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson highlighted the inclusion of $4,304,000 for a new fire station for the Shelley-Firth Fire District in Firth, Idaho, at his request through Community Project Funding (CPF) in the Fiscal Year 2024 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. Despite claims that CPF projects are "wasteful earma...