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Idaho Delegation Officially Files Challenge to Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

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Idaho Delegation Officially Files Challenge to Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Businesses Washington, D.C.--Today, Idaho’s U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and U.S. Representatives Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher joined the other 48 Republican Senators and 155 Republican members of the House of Representatives in challenging President Biden’s vaccine mandate under the Congressional Review Act (CRA...

Representatives Mike Simpson and Gwen Moore and Senators Raphael Warnock and Roger Marshall M.D., Announce Nov. 8th as National First-Generation College Celebration Day

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Representatives Mike Simpson and Gwen Moore and Senators Raphael Warnock and Roger Marshall M.D., Announce Nov. 8th as National First-Generation College Celebration Day Today, Representative Mike Simpson, co-chair of the bipartisan TRIO Caucus, along with TRIO Caucus co-chair, Representative Gwen Moore, and Senators Raphael Warnock and Roger Marshall, M.D introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolut...

Simpson Urges CBO Score Before Vote on Build Back Better

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Simpson Urges CBO Score Before Vote on Build Back Better Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson along with 204 other Republican House Members sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urging that they permit the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to publish a full cost estimate for H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act, before the House of Represent...

Simpson Cosponsors Bill to Stop Funding for Biden Vaccine Mandate

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Simpson Cosponsors Bill to Stop Funding for Biden Vaccine Mandate Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has signed on as an original cosponsor of H.R. 5811, the “No Vaccine Mandate Act,” a bill to block enforcement of the Biden Administration’s sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers. Introduced Tuesday, this straightforward legislation would prohibit the use of federal...

Idaho Delegation Helps Secure Small Business Development Grant in Idaho

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Idaho Delegation Helps Secure Small Business Development Grant in Idaho Washington, D.C.-- At the urging of the Idaho Congressional Delegation, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today approved the Idaho Hispanic Foundation (IHF) for a Community Navigator Pilot Program grant. This grant will enable the IHF, in concert with the Idaho Women’s Business Center, to support entrepreneurial act...

Simpson Tells Treasury to Abandon IRS Monitoring Proposal

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Simpson Tells Treasury to Abandon IRS Monitoring Proposal Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined 201 of his House colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Treasury Secretary Yellen voicing serious concern over the proposal to mandate and expand financial data collection on the American public. "The Biden administration's latest proposal to require this level of monitoring ...

Simpson Urges Administration to Halt Spending Spree and Fix Supply Chain

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Simpson Urges Administration to Halt Spending Spree and Fix Supply Chain Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, along with 159 other Members of Congress, sent a letter this week to President Biden urging the Administration to immediately address the global supply chain crisis before Congress considers additional social spending and taxation legislation. “Global supply chain issues have...

DelBene, Simpson Lead Bipartisan Push to Halt Post Office Consolidations, Mail Delays

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DelBene, Simpson Lead Bipartisan Push to Halt Post Office Consolidations, Mail Delays WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Mike Simpson (ID-02) announced a bipartisan push to halt planned postal facility consolidations across the country that could significantly delay mail delivery. In a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy signed by 40 House lawmakers, DelBene and...

How Congress Funds Defense and our Servicemembers

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How Congress Funds Defense and our Servicemembers By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “Last week, the House of Representatives passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). I supported this bill, along with 134 of my fellow Republicans, which fulfills Congress’ annual responsibility to “provide for the common defense” by supporting serv...

Simpson Voted Against Abortion Bill

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Simpson Voted Against Abortion Bill Washington DC- Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson (ID-02) on Friday voted in strong opposition to H.R. 3755, the Women’s Health Protection Act, extreme anti-life legislation that would allow abortion at any time for any reason. First introduced by Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), H.R. 3755 attacks the unborn by cementing access to abortion services nationwide up until...

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...