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Simpson Strongly Opposes Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

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Simpson Strongly Opposes Taxpayer-Funded Abortions Washington, D.C. - In a House Appropriations Committee meeting today, Congressman Mike Simpson spoke in favor of restoring life-saving provisions in the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-Ed) Bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. Since 1976, annual appropriations bills have carried a provision commonly referred to as...

Simpson Secures Funding for Idaho National Guard, Boise Airport, Habitat for Humanity, CEI, U of I, Shoshone Bannock Fire Station and Several Ag Projects including Dubois Sheep Station and Idaho Grain Center

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Simpson Secures Funding for Idaho National Guard, Boise Airport, Habitat for Humanity, CEI, U of I, Shoshone Bannock Fire Station and Several Ag Projects including Dubois Sheep Station and Idaho Grain Center Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson announced today that he has secured nearly $24 million in funding for 8 projects in Idaho’s Second Congressional District in various appropria...

Cybersecurity: The Existential Threat Facing Our Nation

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Cybersecurity: The Existential Threat Facing Our Nation By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “The recent ransomware attacks on Colonial Pipeline and JBS are just the latest salvos in an ongoing digital war that is putting innocent citizens in its crossfire. Just as the U.S. Intelligence Community once warned about al-Qaeda, they are now publicly sounding the alarm over the cyber capabili...

Simpson Announces Projects for Idaho Included in Surface Transportation Legislation

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Simpson Announces Projects for Idaho Included in Surface Transportation Legislation Simpson: “I can either seek these projects for Idaho or allow the funding to go to another state.” Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson announced today that he has secured funding for five Idaho projects in H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act. H.R. 3684 will reauthorize surface transportation, transit...

Congressman Newhouse Either Doesn’t Get It or He Doesn’t Want To

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Congressman Newhouse Either Doesn’t Get It or He Doesn’t Want To by Congressman Mike Simpson Boise, ID – “Congressman Newhouse seems really committed to comparing the Boise Airport and the four lower Snake River dams. Not only is that comparison so flawed that it is absurd, but it is also striking because it reveals how little Congressman Newhouse understands the situation that these dams have cre...

Congressmen Simpson, Schrier, Schrader Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Mitigate Wildfires & Protect Forests

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Congressmen Simpson, Schrier, Schrader Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Mitigate Wildfires & Protect Forests WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representatives Mike Simpson (ID-02), Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), and Kurt Schrader (OR-05) introduced the National Prescribed Fire Act of 2021 to protect our communities from the catastrophic effects of wildfires. This bipartisan bill would invest in hazardous fuels man...

Simpson Applauds Announcement of Great American Outdoors Act Projects in Idaho

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Simpson Applauds Announcement of Great American Outdoors Act Projects in Idaho Washington, D.C. – The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) that was sponsored by Congressman Mike Simpson and signed into law by former President Trump is now being implemented. The Great American Outdoors Act provides funding that will improve conditions, update and repair aging infrastructure and enhance visitor experi...

Simpson Backs RIFLE Act

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Simpson Backs RIFLE Act Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today joined as an original cosponsor to H.R. 3101, the Repealing Illegal Freedom and Liberty Excises (RIFLE) Act. Authored by Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (R-IA), H.R. 3101 would repeal a section of the National Firearms Act which mandates a $200 tax on the transfer and purchase of firearms. This legislation would remedy the...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...