Press Releases

Simpson Strongly Opposes Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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...