Press Releases

Simpson Urges Administration to Halt Spending Spree and Fix Supply Chain

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| 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...