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Simpson Reflects on Congress’ Duty to Veterans

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Tags: Veterans

As Veterans Day approaches, Congressman Simpson reflects on the exceptional commitment to service demonstrated by veterans and active members of the military every day. “This Veterans Day, we honor and thank our nation’s veterans and their families for the sacrifices they have made to keep us safe. These heroes have dedicated their lives to protecting our American way of life, and it is because th... Read more »

Congressman Simpson Congratulates Secretary Perry

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Tags: Energy

Congratulations to Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry on his confirmation. Secretary Perry will face a number of critical issues including maintaining our nuclear deterrent, overseeing the national lab system as they push the bounds of scientific research and development, and meeting our commitments to states on nuclear cleanup. As Chairman of the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, I look ... Read more »

Simpson on President’s FY2015 Budget Request: “Dead on Arrival”

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement today regarding the President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request. “It should come as no surprise to anyone that President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget completely ignores hard fought spending caps he agreed to just months ago. Our nation is on a path for financial ruin, and this budget does not take the problem seriously,” said Congres... Read more »

Simpson Protects Taxpayers from IRS Overreach

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Tags: Taxes

Congressman Mike Simpson supported the Protecting Taxpayers from Intrusive IRS Requests Act, which passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The bill provides important safeguards for taxpayers such as barring the IRS from asking questions regarding religious, political, or social beliefs. Read more details on the bill here: http://www.gop.gov/bill/113/2/hr2531 Read more »

Shutdown Update

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“Let me be clear, I am going to continue to support the position of our Republican Caucus in the ongoing shutdown dispute,” said Congressman Mike Simpson. “Having said that, similar to Senator Rand Paul, I could support a very short-term clean CR, perhaps one or two weeks, while we continue to negotiate on a longer-term bill that addresses priorities we believe are important.” Read more »

Simpson: Cenarrusa Will Be Sorely Missed

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement today regarding the passing of former Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa. “Pete Cenarrusa displayed a relentless commitment to working on behalf of Idahoans and we have a better state because of his leadership. Personally, I’m extremely thankful for the guidance I received from Pete over the years. Kathy and I send our heartfelt thoughts... Read more »

Simpson’s Statement on EPA’s New Rule on Non-Navigable Waters

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment, issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule yesterday which would establish federal regulatory jurisdiction over non-navigable streams, wetlands and other water resources. Currently, non-navigable waters are regulated by the states. “Like many peo... Read more »

Simpson Joins Colleagues in requesting President to Seek Congressional Approval before taking action in Syria

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joins fellow Members of Congress in signing a letter to the President of the United States regarding the use of military force in Syria. Members are requesting President Obama seek congressional authorization before ordering the use of U.S. military force. “I am very concerned about the consequences of engaging U.S. assets in another foreign conflict and believe the ... Read more »

Congress exempt from Obamacare???

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“I do not support giving myself or other Members of Congress or staff a special break or exemption from Obamacare. I will only support this if the entire law is repealed and every American is exempted from its mandates. My staff and I are required by law to move onto the Obamacare exchanges next year, and I won’t support efforts to reverse that portion of the law,” said Simpson. Read more »