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Simpson Encourages Innovative Approach to COVID-19 Vaccine

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Simpson Encourages Innovative Approach to COVID-19 Vaccine Letter to VP Pence raises need for timely response to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments Washington, D.C. - On Monday, Congressman Mike Simpson (ID-02) sent a letter to Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, encouraging the Coronavirus Task Force to explore innovative technologies that show promise in creating vaccines and treatme... Read more »

Idaho Delegation Urges USDA to Provide Immediate Assistance to Cattle Producers

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Idaho Delegation Urges USDA to Provide Immediate Assistance to Cattle Producers WASHINGTON, D.C. — Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and James Risch along with Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher joined a bipartisan, bicameral letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting that he provide immediate assistance to cattle producers by using the resources provided in ... Read more »

Simpson, Fulcher Applaud Passage of Critical Relief Package

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Simpson, Fulcher Applaud Passage of Critical Relief Package H.R. 748 passes House following intense negotiations by President Trump and Senate passage with Idaho Senators’ support Today the House passed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher supported the legislation which is needed to stabilize the economy and ens... Read more »

Simpson, Fulcher join Pacific Northwest Colleagues Requesting more Ventilators for Region; Risch and Crapo Support Request

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Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher joined Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) along with 15 other members of Congress from the Pacific Northwest Region sending Vice President Pence a joint letter expressing the great need for ventilators for the region. The most recent data from HHS and the American... Read more »

Simpson Announces High School Art Contest Winner and Cancels Reception

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Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson announced the scheduled reception planned for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho has been cancelled out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of the public. The reception was planned for this evening and all participants have been notified by Congressman Simpson’s office. Elijah Jones of Rigby H... Read more »

Simpson Statement on Coronavirus Economic Package

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Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement about the bipartisan coronavirus supplemental package passed by the House: “I fully support President Trump’s call to pass the second emergency supplemental package in response to COVID-19. That is why I cast my vote in favor of H.R. 6201, which delivers on the urgent needs our country faces. The bill includes critic... Read more »

Simpson, Fulcher and Colleagues Cosponsor Resolution Supporting the A-10 Thunderbolt II

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Simpson, Fulcher and Colleagues Cosponsor Resolution Supporting the A-10 Thunderbolt II Washington, DC - Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, along with Congressmen Russ Fulcher (R-ID), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Paul Mitchell (R-MI), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), introduced a resolution expressing continued Congressional support for the A-10 Thunderbolt II a... Read more »

Idaho Delegation Applauds Trump Administration Rewrite on Water Policy

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Idaho Delegation Applauds Trump Administration Rewrite on Water Policy EPA and Corps finalize new rule on WOTUS giving farmers and ranchers clarity Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced the final rule for the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. The rule provides clarity to the federal-state partnership for th... Read more »

Simpson Statement on War Powers Resolution – U.S. Must Show Strength and Unity

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Boise, ID – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement on how he would have voted today on the War Powers Resolution. “Now more than ever, the U.S. must show strength and unity in the face of an aggressive Iran. I support President Trump in taking decisive action to bring an avowed terrorist and enemy of the United States to justice,” said Simpson. “Unfortunately, the War Powers... Read more »

Simpson Supports USMCA

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SIMPSON SUPPORTS USMCA Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson lauded passage of H.R. 5430, the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. The agreement passed the U.S. House of Representatives today with a final bipartisan vote of 385-41. “President Trump negotiated this agreement over a year ago and Speaker Pelosi refused to bring this legislation to the floor until now,” said Simps... Read more »