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  • Simpson Joins Members of Congress to Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Help Restore and Rebuild Our National Parks
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, The National Park Restoration Act

    A group of eight senators and two representatives introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill that will use revenues from energy production on federal lands to help pay for the over $11 billion maintenance backlog at our national parks. The senators – U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Angus King (I-Maine), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) Joe Manchin (D- W.Va.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Representatives Mike Simpson (R... Read more

  • House Passes Bipartisan Action for Dental Health Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Healthcare

    Last night, the House overwhelmingly passed the bipartisan Action for Dental Health Act (H.R. 2422), co-authored by Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Chair, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), and Congressman and dentist Mike Simpson (R-ID). It received 387 yes votes. This legislation targets crucial federal dollars to organizations that provide oral health care to underserved populations, especially seniors, children and those living in rural and urban communities. Without spending ad... Read more

  • Idaho Delegation Announces 2018 Military Service Academy Days
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military

    The Idaho Congressional Delegation today announced its 2018 Service Academy Days across Idaho. Each Service Academy Day session offers students, parents, and counselors the opportunity to meet with liaisons, cadets, and midshipmen from each of the nation’s respective service academies and provides an opportunity for questions. Staff from Idaho’s four Congressional delegation offices will be on hand to answer questions about the application process for students who are seeking a nomination to ou... Read more

  • Simpson Applauds Committee Passage of Bill Renaming White Clouds after Andrus
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, HOT TOPICS, SNRA+

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement after the House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R. 4134 by unanimous consent. The bill would name the White Clouds Wilderness after former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior, Cecil D. Andrus. “I am very grateful to Chairman Bishop and the Committee for passing legislation to honor the late Governor Andrus,” said Simpson. “Governor Andrus meant so much, to so many in Idaho. So do the White Clouds. It is only fitting th... Read more

  • Simpson Responds to SOTU
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement after President Trump’s State of the Union. “In today’s divided political climate it may seem difficult to find consensus. However, it is undisputable that the American economy is strong and on the rise. President Trump signed into law the largest tax reform policy in more than three decades and the results have been overwhelming. Businesses all over the world are investing and reinvesting in America, and families are keeping more of ... Read more

  • Simpson Issues Statement Concerning Frelinghuysen’s Retirement
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee Chairman, issued the following statement addressing the recent announcement of House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen’s retirement. “Rodney is an incredible legislator and a close friend who I will miss very much. It has been an honor to serve with him and as a member of his committees these many years. Under Chairman Frelinghuysen’s leadership and dedication, the House Appropriations Committee has com... Read more

  • Area Students Encouraged to Participate in Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson invites high school students across the second congressional district to enter the 2018 High School Congressional Art Competition. This annual competition encourages Idaho's aspiring student artists to showcase their talents to the public, while recognizing their achievements alongside hundreds of other students and members of Congress from across the country. School administrators and art instructors across the state received entry forms, and a list of rules and g... Read more

  • Simpson Announces 2018 Academy Nominees
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson is pleased to announce the following men and women have been officially appointed to the United States service academies. Simpson nominated the students in December 2017 in order to be accepted to the Class of 2022. The Idaho Congressional Delegation will congratulate and meet the candidates at a reception to be held at Gowen Field on Wed., Feb. 21 at 4:00 p.m. “It is an honor to nominate Idaho students to the service academies,” said Simpson. “Every year, I am imp... Read more

  • Simpson Praises Historic Tax Relief for American Families
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy , Taxes, Social Security and Medicare

    Congressman Mike Simpson praised the passage today of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the House of Representatives. H.R. 1 is the first comprehensive tax reform legislation to pass the House since 1986. “Since coming to Congress, I’ve talked to farmers, ranchers and businesses throughout Idaho and I consistently hear about the burden that our overly complex, outdated, and unfair tax code puts on families and small businesses,” said Simpson. “The bill that we voted on today has been years in... Read more

    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, HOT TOPICS

    Members of Idaho’s Congressional Delegation praise the announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy to extend the operations contract of the Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) at the Idaho National Laboratory as well-deserved reflection of their outstanding work and contributions to U.S. energy security. “I appreciate the commitment shown by DOE in announcing the contract extension for management at the Idaho National Laboratory,” said Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. “As the nation’s lead nuclear laborat... Read more