COVID-19 - Coronoavirus disease

Vaccine Mandate Still Impacting Trucking and Seedlings from Being Delivered to Idaho Ag

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Vaccine Mandate Still Impacting Trucking and Seedlings from Being Delivered to Idaho Ag Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson visited Western Trailer Manufacturing in Boise last week where he spoke with Idaho trucking companies about the challenges COVID-19 restrictions and supply chain issues are having on their businesses. He also experienced the truck simulator to better understand ...

We Must Not Take Our Eye Off China

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We Must Not Take Our Eye Off China By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “Though media attention has understandably been focused on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in recent months, China’s global destabilizing efforts have continued in the shadows. China’s goals of trade and military dominance are a threat to the United States, and we should not neglect our policies of countering China’s ag...

Simpson Supports Bill to Halt Fentanyl Border Crossings

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Simpson Supports Bill to Halt Fentanyl Border Crossings Washington, D.C. – While the crisis at the southern border continues to run rampant, and the Biden Administration prepares to end Title 42, which allows for the expulsion of migrants on the basis of COVID-19 public health concerns, House Republicans look to H.R. 7359 as part of a solution. “Our nation is already hurting from President Biden’s...

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...

Simpson Demands Plan from Biden Administration to Return to Normal Life

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Simpson Demands Plan from Biden Administration to Return to Normal Life Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined more than 70 House of Representatives Republicans in sending a letter to President Biden and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra asking the Administration to take immediate action to present the American people with a plan for returning...

Vaccines Work, Mandates Don’t

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Vaccines Work, Mandates Don’t By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. - “In the Spring of 2020, the coronavirus upended normal life. First reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019, the virus spread rapidly across Asia and to the rest of the world, killing over 870,000 people in the United States and over 5.6 million people worldwide to date. “Realizing that the coronavirus would likely cause...

Idaho Delegation Officially Files Challenge to Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

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Idaho Delegation Officially Files Challenge to Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Businesses Washington, D.C.--Today, Idaho’s U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and U.S. Representatives Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher joined the other 48 Republican Senators and 155 Republican members of the House of Representatives in challenging President Biden’s vaccine mandate under the Congressional Review Act (CRA...

Simpson Cosponsors Bill to Stop Funding for Biden Vaccine Mandate

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Simpson Cosponsors Bill to Stop Funding for Biden Vaccine Mandate Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has signed on as an original cosponsor of H.R. 5811, the “No Vaccine Mandate Act,” a bill to block enforcement of the Biden Administration’s sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers. Introduced Tuesday, this straightforward legislation would prohibit the use of federal...

Idaho Delegation Helps Secure Small Business Development Grant in Idaho

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Idaho Delegation Helps Secure Small Business Development Grant in Idaho Washington, D.C.-- At the urging of the Idaho Congressional Delegation, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today approved the Idaho Hispanic Foundation (IHF) for a Community Navigator Pilot Program grant. This grant will enable the IHF, in concert with the Idaho Women’s Business Center, to support entrepreneurial act...

Simpson Supports COVID Relief and Omnibus Funding

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Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported the Senate Amendment to H.R. 133, the Bipartisan-Bicameral Omnibus & COVID Relief Package, that will fund the government through Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 and provide COVID relief for Americans. This critical legislation marks the conclusion of several months of negotiations and passed the House of Representatives in two sections, the first w...