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Rep. Fulcher and Rep. Simpson Introduce Bill to Support Nuclear Energy Innovation

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Rep. Russ Fulcher, joined by original cosponsor Rep. Mike Simpson, introduced the Integrated Energy Systems Act of 2020 to increase research and to leverage the resources and expertise at our National Laboratories (including Idaho National Laboratory), the Department of Energy, and our higher education institutions. This bill is the House companion bill to Senator Risch’s Senate bill, also cospon... Read More »

Simpson Introduces the Great American Outdoors Act

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Simpson Introduces the Great American Outdoors Act Legislation has broad bipartisan support, including President Trump and hunting and conservation organizations Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress to introduce the Great American Outdoors Act. The legislation is an investment in our public lands. First, the bill perman... Read More »

Trahan, McKinley, Rose, Simpson Introduce Legislation to Provide Additional COVID-19 Relief to Minor League Baseball Teams, Other Small Businesses

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Trahan, McKinley, Rose, Simpson Introduce Legislation to Provide Additional COVID-19 Relief to Minor League Baseball Teams, Other Small Businesses Today, Save Minor League Baseball Task Force Co-Chairs Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), Congressman David McKinley (WV-01), Congressman Max Rose (NY-11), and Congressman Mike Simpson (ID-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to extend additional fede... Read More »

Idaho Delegation Encourages Farmers to Submit CFAP Applications

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Idaho Delegation Encourages Farmers to Submit CFAP Applications Direct payments for eligible farmers are open to submit application starting Tuesday May 26th Washington, D.C. - Starting on Tuesday, May 26th, eligible farmers and ranchers can begin submitting applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) administered by USDA. The program is the result of the Coronavirus Aid, Reli... Read More »

Idaho Delegation Applauds Secretary Perdue on Potato and Dairy Purchase Announcement

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Idaho Delegation Applauds Secretary Perdue on Potato and Dairy Purchase Announcement USDA responds to Idaho Delegation letters to assist food producers due to COVID-19 impacts Washington, D.C. - On Monday, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced $470 million in food purchases under Section 32 funding to occur in the third quarter of the 2020 fiscal year. Section 32 funds are used for a nu... Read More »

Simpson and Fulcher Advocate for Long Term PILT and SRS Solution

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Simpson and Fulcher Advocate for Long Term PILT and SRS Solution Idaho congressmen sign letter to House Leadership asking for long term solution for counties Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher signed a letter with 61 of their colleagues to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy asking for sending a letter to House leadership urging them to in... Read More »

IDAHO STATE TREASURER, CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION ANNOUNCE SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS PAYMENTS

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BOISE -- Members of Idaho’s congressional delegation and State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth say Idaho counties will receive a total of $23.9 million in payments this year under the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. The funds are administered through the U.S. Forest Service and based on a formula that takes into account economic activity, timber harvest levels and other considerations that vary fro... Read More »

Idaho Delegation Advocates for Direct Relief to Farmers and Producers in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

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April 23, 2020 Idaho Delegation Advocates for Direct Relief to Farmers and Producers in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Mike Simpson co-led a bipartisan letter signed by 126 members in the U.S. House of Representatives, including Congressman Russ Fulcher. Senators Mike Crapo and James Risch joined the same effort in the U.S. Senate requesting the Pres... Read More »

Idaho Delegation Calls on USDA to Assist Idaho’s Farmers and Ranchers

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BOISE, Idaho – Idaho’s congressional delegation today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue calling for special attention to Idaho’s agricultural industry, which is experiencing great economic disruption due to COVID-19. Idaho is home to 25,000 farms and 185 commodities, many of which are seeing severe impacts to the farm, processing, and supply chain level... Read More »

Simpson Urges Support for Farmers During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Simpson Urges Support for Farmers During COVID-19 Pandemic Members of Congress send letter to Secretary Perdue urging CARES funding for impacted farmers and ranchers Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined 66 of his colleagues in sending a letter Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, requesting relief for farmers and ranchers who have lost markets due to COVID-19. The Coronavirus... Read More »

IDAHO DELEGATION URGES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY TO TAKE ADDITIONAL STEPS TO REMOVE SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL FROM INL

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IDAHO DELEGATION URGES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY TO TAKE ADDITIONAL STEPS TO REMOVE SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL FROM INL Encourages further action consistent with 1995 Settlement Agreement WASHINGTON -- Idaho’s congressional delegation today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Dan Brouillette encouraging further action by DOE to remove spent nuclear fuel from the Idaho National Lab (INL)... Read More »

Idaho Delegation Members Announces Federal Transit Funding Coming to Idaho

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Idaho Delegation Members Announces Federal Transit Funding Coming to Idaho Washington, D.C. – Members of the Idaho Delegation announced that Idaho will receive over $60 million in federal funding allocations to the transit industry following the President’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act directs the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to ... Read More »

Simpson Encourages Innovative Approach to COVID-19 Vaccine

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Simpson Encourages Innovative Approach to COVID-19 Vaccine Letter to VP Pence raises need for timely response to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments Washington, D.C. - On Monday, Congressman Mike Simpson (ID-02) sent a letter to Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, encouraging the Coronavirus Task Force to explore innovative technologies that show promise in creating vaccines and treatme... Read More »

Idaho Delegation Urges USDA to Provide Immediate Assistance to Cattle Producers

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Idaho Delegation Urges USDA to Provide Immediate Assistance to Cattle Producers WASHINGTON, D.C. — Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and James Risch along with Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher joined a bipartisan, bicameral letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting that he provide immediate assistance to cattle producers by using the resources provided in ... Read More »

Simpson, Fulcher Applaud Passage of Critical Relief Package

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Simpson, Fulcher Applaud Passage of Critical Relief Package H.R. 748 passes House following intense negotiations by President Trump and Senate passage with Idaho Senators’ support Today the House passed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher supported the legislation which is needed to stabilize the economy and ens... Read More »