COVID-19 - Coronoavirus disease

Simpson and Fulcher Sign Discharge Petition to Help Small Businesses

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Simpson and Fulcher Sign Discharge Petition to Help Small Businesses   Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher have signed a discharge petition calling for a vote on H.R. 8265, a bill to extend the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through the end of the year and release nearly $135 billion in unspent funds. The bill would also reform the…

Trahan, McKinley, Rose, Simpson Introduce Legislation to Provide Additional COVID-19 Relief to Minor League Baseball Teams, Other Small Businesses

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 Trahan, McKinley, Rose, Simpson Introduce Legislation to Provide Additional COVID-19 Relief to Minor League Baseball Teams, Other Small Businesses  Today, Save Minor League Baseball Task Force Co-Chairs Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), Congressman David McKinley (WV-01), Congressman Max Rose (NY-11), and Congressman Mike Simpson (ID-02) introduced bipartisan legislation…

Idaho Delegation Applauds Secretary Perdue on Potato and Dairy Purchase Announcement

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Idaho Delegation Applauds Secretary Perdue on Potato and Dairy Purchase Announcement USDA responds to Idaho Delegation letters to assist food producers due to COVID-19 impacts Washington, D.C. - On Monday, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced $470 million in food purchases under Section 32 funding to occur in the third…

Idaho Delegation Advocates for Direct Relief to Farmers and Producers in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

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April 23, 2020   Idaho Delegation Advocates for Direct Relief to Farmers and Producers in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program   Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Mike Simpson co-led a bipartisan letter signed by 126 members in the U.S. House of Representatives, including Congressman Russ Fulcher.…

Idaho Delegation Calls on USDA to Assist Idaho’s Farmers and Ranchers

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  BOISE, Idaho – Idaho’s congressional delegation today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue calling for special attention to Idaho’s agricultural industry, which is experiencing great economic disruption due to COVID-19.  Idaho is home to 25,000 farms and 185 commodities, many of…

Simpson Urges Support for Farmers During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Simpson Urges Support for Farmers During COVID-19 Pandemic Members of Congress send letter to Secretary Perdue urging CARES funding for impacted farmers and ranchers Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined 66 of his colleagues in sending a letter Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, requesting relief for farmers and ranchers who have lost markets due to COVID-19. The…

Idaho Delegation Members Announces Federal Transit Funding Coming to Idaho

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Idaho Delegation Members Announces Federal Transit Funding Coming to Idaho Washington, D.C. – Members of the Idaho Delegation announced that Idaho will receive over $60 million in federal funding allocations to the transit industry following the President’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)…