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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 »

President Trump Signs Simpson Led Outdoors Bill into Law

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President Trump Signs Simpson Led Outdoors Bill into Law Great American Outdoors Act takes care of public lands, parks, and more Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, in the East Room of the White House, President Donald J. Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson was the lead Republican sponsor of the bill in the House when the bill passed with over 300 votes... Read More »

Simpson Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Major Legislation to Expand Funding to Restore America’s National Forests

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Simpson Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Major Legislation to Expand Funding to Restore America’s National Forests The REPLANT Act increases funding and helps the U.S. Forest Service prioritize and reduce the backlog of 1.3 million forestland acres in need of replanting within ten years WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio.), and Debbie... Read More »

Simpson Led Outdoors Bill Heads to Trump’s Desk

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Simpson Led Outdoors Bill Heads to Trump’s Desk The Great American Outdoors Act fixes public lands and funds LWCF Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, legislation authored by Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson passed the House of Representatives by a large bipartisan vote of 310-107. The bill permanently funds the existing Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) which increases access to public lands. Th... Read More »

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 »