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Simpson Statement on House Passage of Farm Bill

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. The bill passed with a final vote of 216-208. "The certainty a farm bill provides to Idaho's farmers and rural communities is critical to the economy of our state," said Simpson. "I am encouraged by today's…

National Teacher Appreciation Day

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“Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, so take the time to thank a teacher for their hard work, dedication and ability to change lives. I would personally like to thank Mr. Hager for first making me interested in politics!”

Simpson Statement on Events in Boston

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Kathy and my thoughts and prayers are with families impacted by this terrible act that occurred today in Boston. Watching the reports, I am once again reminded of the American spirit seeing citizens and first responders run toward danger to help out where they could.

United States Capitol Remains Open for Tours

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President Obama canceled all public White House tours effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration. House Speaker John Boehner announced yesterday that the United States Capitol Building, while receiving the same sequester, will continue welcoming visitors for public tours. If you are visiting Washington and would like a…

Congressman Simpson Recognizes Idaho’s Sesquicentennial

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  Idaho’s Territorial Sesquicentennial ---------------- SPEECH OF HON. MICHAEL K. SIMPSON OF IDAHO IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 4, 2013     Mr. Speaker: On this day in 1863, 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln signed a congressional act creating the Idaho Territory.  Twenty-seven years later, part of that territory would become…

Simpson Cosponsors Balanced Budget Amendment

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 Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson is a cosponsor of H.J.Res.2, which proposes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Offered by Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), the legislation would require a 3/5 vote of both the House and the Senate to allow spending to exceed receipts for that fiscal year, require 3/5 vote to increase the debt limit, direct the…

Simpson’s Statement on Obama’s Gun Proposals

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Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement after the Obama administration unveiled a set of new gun proposals, including 23 separate executive orders. “I haven’t yet had a chance to fully review the many executive orders President Obama signed today, but I have long been concerned about the use of executive orders to push forward proposals…