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Simpson Cosponsors Critical Minerals Bills

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Simpson Cosponsors Critical Minerals Bills Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson recently cosponsored two bills to encourage domestic mining of critical minerals. “Current events have shown that the United States is far too reliant on unfriendly foreign nations for important resources. Whether it be oil and gas or the critical minerals we need to power modern technologies, we can and s...

Simpson Announces Idaho Service Academy Day

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Simpson Announces Idaho Service Academy Day Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson is pleased to announce the upcoming Service Academy Day events happening in Idaho’s second congressional district. At these events, high school students, parents, counselors, etc. will have the opportunity to listen to Academy Liaisons, Cadets, Midshipmen talk about various military academies and learn ho...

My Fight in Congress to “Back the Blue”

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My Fight in Congress to “Back the Blue” By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “Like many Americans, I am concerned about the recent increases in violent crime across the country. I support reforms within law enforcement, but efforts from liberals to defund the police have hindered their ability to protect our communities. The fact is, most police officers are selfless public servants who ...

Simpson Responds to President Biden’s FY23 Budget Proposal

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Simpson Responds to President Biden’s FY23 Budget Proposal Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement after President Biden announced his FY23 Budget Proposal: “The President’s FY23 Budget Proposal does not reflect the reality of life for most Americans. This budget just shows how out of touch the Biden Administration is and it doubles down on failed policie...

Simpson Scores Funding for College of Eastern Idaho

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Simpson Scores Funding for College of Eastern Idaho Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has secured $100,000 in a recent government funding bill to strengthen workforce development programming at the College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) in Idaho Falls, Idaho. “As Idaho’s population continues to grow, the construction industry is growing with it,” said Simpson. “There are many good paying j...

Simpson Secures Funding for Rangeland Research in Wood River Valley

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Simpson Secures Funding for Rangeland Research in Wood River Valley Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has secured $1.325 million in a recent government funding bill for the University of Idaho to develop education and research training at the Rinker Rock Creek Ranch field station near Hailey, Idaho by expanding curricula in rangeland management and animal science. “Idaho has long b...

Simpson Visits Gowen Field and Airport Projects to be Funded

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Simpson Visits Gowen Field and Airport Projects to be Funded Boise, ID – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today visited two Boise-based community projects for which he secured millions of dollars in federal funds. The first project includes multi-million dollar funding for the Idaho Air National Guard Medical Training Facility at Gowen Field. The funding will be used for the construction of a 10,550...

Simpson Questions ATF’s New Silencer Regulations

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Simpson Questions ATF’s New Silencer Regulations Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined 141 House Republicans in calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to explain an apparent, unexplained department policy shift towards firearms suppressors. Under current law, it is legal for law-abiding citizens to build and own a silencer. Individuals must sim...

Simpson Tells Biden Administration to Ditch the Public Transportation Mask Mandate

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Simpson Tells Biden Administration to Ditch the Public Transportation Mask Mandate Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today sent a letter with several other colleagues to the Department of Transportation requesting the Biden Administration reverse their decision to extend the mask mandate on public transportation. On March 10, the Transportation Security Administration announced the...

U.S. Potato Export Agreement Must Be Honored, Expedited Write Bipartisan Leaders

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U.S. Potato Export Agreement Must Be Honored, Expedited Write Bipartisan Leaders WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Angus King (I-Maine) and U.S. Congressmen Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) led 30 of their Congressional colleagues in potato-producing states in a bipartisan, bicameral letter calling on the USDA to press its counter-agency in Mexico to honor a...