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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 »

Simpson: Why I Voted Against Articles of Impeachment

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“The resolution considered on the floor of the House of Representatives today, H.Res. 755, has two articles: 1) abuse of power, and 2) obstruction of Congress. After careful consideration of the evidence, I voted “No” on H.Res. 755. Abuse of power: Democrats have yet to present any evidence that President Trump abused his power. In fact, everything we have seen thus far paints the opposite picture... Read more »

Simpson Secures Idaho Provisions in Year-End Legislation

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today applauded the House passage of H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865, which will fund the federal government for fiscal year 2020 and include numerous critical benefits for Idaho and Western States. “I’m very pleased to see this package come to fruition today,” said Simpson. “This is Congress doing its job and fulfilling its Constitutional duty to keep the government funded.... Read more »

Simpson Delivers for Idaho AG - Legal Workforce and Free Trade

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Simpson Delivers for Idaho AG - Legal Workforce and Free Trade Idaho Congressman Passes Ag Immigration Bill and Strongly Supports USMCA Washington, D.C. – With the nonstop, everchanging news on impeachment and Democrat primaries, it is easy to think that Congress isn’t doing anything else. That is simply not true. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has been working relentlessly on a solution for our b... Read more »

Simpson Supports Pay Raise for Military

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Simpson Supports Pay Raise for Military Washington, D.C. - After months of negotiations with the Senate, the House of Representatives today passed the Conference Report to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This annual legislation authorizes programs at the Department of Defense (DoD) and certain elements within the Department of Energy. “At a time of partisanship... Read more »

Simpson, House Republicans Demand a Vote on USMCA

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Washington, D.C. – While most of the world was watching the theatrical impeachment hearing in the House, Republicans were at work. On Monday, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined 159 Republicans sending Speaker Nancy Pelosi a letter urging her to immediately consider and pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The letter expands on the importance of the trade deal to the agriculture indust... Read more »

Simpson Responds to Articles of Impeachment

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Simpson Responds to Articles of Impeachment Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement in response to House Democrats moving forward on Articles of Impeachment: “I have always advocated for the institution of Congress, for our Constitution and what it stands for. When Republicans held the majority, I advocated for the rights of the minority to be heard. I’ve p... Read more »

Bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act Passes House Judiciary Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill spearheaded by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19), Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), Mike Simpson (R-ID-02), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01), and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) passed the House Judiciary Committee with a 18-12 vote, and is ripe for consideration by the full House. The bipartisan effort was negotiated over eight m... Read more »

Over 300 Agriculture Groups Send Letter of Support for Farm Workforce Modernization Act

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Over 300 Agriculture Groups Send Letter of Support for Farm Workforce Modernization Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, over 300 agriculture groups sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in support of H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill spearheaded by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19), Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), Mike Simpson (R-ID-02), Jimmy Panett... Read more »