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  • House Passes Vital Fiscal Year 2018 Funding for Idaho
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Public Lands and Natural Resources, Healthcare, Energy, Agriculture, EPA and Environmental Policies, Endangered Species Act, HOT TOPICS

    On Thursday, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported passage of full year fiscal year 2018 funding. While a continuing resolution funds the government until December 2017, full year appropriations must still be passed for the remainder of the fiscal year. The bill was passed by a vote of 211-198 and includes legislation previously passed by the House including Chairman Simpson’s Energy and Water bill which has critical funding for Idaho National Laboratory. “Today’s legislation is an important ... Read more

  • Simpson Statement on Death of Governor Cecil Andrus
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued this statement on the news that former Governor and Secretary of the Interior Cecil Andrus died Thursday. “Idaho and our nation have lost a truly great statesman and conservationist today. Kathy and I send our prayers and thoughts to his family for their loss. Governor Andrus will rightly be remembered as a legend in the conservation field. It was fitting that he cut his political teeth protecting Castle Peak as I think they both have a lot in common. They a... Read more

  • Simpson Tours Boise State Research with NIH Director Francis Collins
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Healthcare, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins, toured Boise State University and discussed the important research being conducted on campus. Dr. Collins had the chance to meet with BSU faculty and students to discuss the future of biomedical research and the role NIH plays in helping institutions like Boise State advance lifesaving research. “I am grateful that Dr. Collins took time out of his busy schedule to visit Boise,” said Congressman S... Read more

  • Statement by Congressman Simpson on the Forest Service announcement to begin the design- build on the Redfish Lake to Stanley Trail
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, CIEDRA, HOT TOPICS, SNRA+

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement regarding the Forest Service announcement to begin a trail from Redfish Lake to Stanley, ID. “Building a Redfish to Stanley Trail was an important piece in the Boulder-White Clouds compromise. I am pleased that individuals and families with children of all ages will be able to safely hike and bike from Redfish Lake to Stanley where they will be able to enjoy the stores, restaurants and bakery. This is a great development for recreatio... Read more

  • Simpson Secures Idaho Wins in Security Package
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Immigration, Veterans, Energy, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today praised the passage of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018. The Make America Secure Appropriations Act includes four individual appropriations bills - Defense, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction/Veterans Affairs, as well as fully funding the President’s request for the border wall – for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. H.R. 3218 is a national security appropriations bill which prioritizes funds for our troops, vetera... Read more

  • Simpson Stands Up for Critical Idaho Provisions
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, Water, Banking and Finance, EPA and Environmental Policies, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported passage of the fiscal year 2018 House Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which contains many important provisions to Idaho. Congressman Simpson has continually advocated for essential funding for Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and wildfire suppression and prevention, which are included in this year’s bill. “The Interior Appropriations bill is arguably the most important piece of legislation for the western United States,” said Congressman Simp... Read more

  • Simpson Votes for Defense Bill that Supports our Troops and Includes Big Wins for Idaho
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson praised passage of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. This bill fulfills the constitutional responsibility of Congress to provide for the common defense by funding the Department of Defense, and authorizes many important programs that support our military, including a pay increase and benefits to military members and their families. “I am thrilled to see this bill provide our service members with the necessary tools and s... Read more

  • Simpson Applauds Secretary Zinke for Craters of the Moon Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman applauds U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke for his announcement today that Craters of the Moon National Monument is no longer under review. Further, the Secretary will recommend that no modifications should be made to the monument. “I applaud Secretary Zinke for honoring the local consensus Idahoans have created with Craters of the Moon,” said Congressman Simpson. “I worked with a diverse group of stakeholders over ten years ago to ensure Craters reflects Idaho values a... Read more

  • Simpson Sustains INL Funding in Energy Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Agriculture, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced that the Fiscal Year 2018 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill protects funding for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, and cleanup activities in Idaho. Simpson is Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, which passed the bill through the full House Appropriations Committee today, and had the lead role in deciding funding for all Department o... Read more

  • Simpson Applauds Administration’s WOTUS Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment, Water, EPA and Environmental Policies

    Idaho Congressman Simpson praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers proposed rule to repeal the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) definition that was submitted by the previous Administration. Today’s proposed rule withdraws WOTUS and allows for a rewrite of the definition, which will provide regulatory certainty for farmers, ranchers, local municipalities, and others who have voiced concerns with WOTUS. “I applaud the Administration for taking this importa... Read more

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