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  • Simpson: President’s Budget Needs to be More Aggressive
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson responds to the release of the president’s budget for FY 2014. “President Obama’s budget proposal, though it does acknowledge the $16.8 trillion nation debt and offers some noteworthy reforms, still falls well short of the kind of long-term serious debt proposal needed to spur growth, restore confidence, and bring common-sense budgeting back to Washington, D.C.,” said Simpson. The President’s budget never comes to balance, and it only offers $1.8 trillion in defic... Read more

  • Why Congress Needs a Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    “The House of Representatives passed the House Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2014 this week, offered by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. I supported this budget and was pleased that it passed with strong Republican support. “A budget resolution is an important document, but there are misconceptions about what exactly a budget resolution is, and what it does. Rather than directing how taxpayer dollars are spent, the real purpose of a budget resolution is simply setting “caps,” or limits, ... Read more

  • THE WORST OF ALL POSSIBLE OPTIONS IS DOING NOTHING
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Guest column submitted by U.S. Senator Mike Crapo and Congressman Mike Simpson Read more

  • Americans Deserve a PLAN
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    House passes ‘Require a PLAN Act’ in an attempt to get a responsible budget from the Administration Read more

  • Simpson Statement on Meeting with Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles
    Posted in Press Releases on November 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility, HOT TOPICS

    Congressman Simpson and many members of the Congressional Go Big Coalition today met with Senator Alan Simpson, Erskine Bowles, and state and local leaders who are encouraging Congress to fix the debt. Read more

  • Simpson: Congress Needs to Do Its Job
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Idaho Congressman votes against continuing resolution that delays federal budget decisions for six months Read more

  • Simpson Supports Bill to Drastically Reduce Mandatory Spending
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today supported passage of H.R. 5652, the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012. It passed in the House of Representatives 218 to 199. The House Budget Committee, of which Simpson is a member, considered and passed this legislation on Monday and sent it to the floor for a vote. “It is important to remember that the sequester is not intended to be the solution to our debt problem, rather, it is the penalty if Congress fails to act,” said Simpson. “This le... Read more

  • The Ides of March - Budgets, Debt, and Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy , Fiscal Responsibility

    “This week the Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care bill, and the decision will have consequences far beyond just the future direction of our health care system. If the individual mandate is struck down, it would be a major blow to the power of the federal government to use the Commerce Clause or the Necessary and Proper Clause to require Americans to act in certain ways. If it is upheld, it would be a significant victory for those who believe the f... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Passes 2013 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy , Fiscal Responsibility

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, a senior member of the House Budget Committee, today supported the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolution offered by Chairman Paul Ryan, which passed in the Committee 19–18. The Budget Resolution must be passed every year by the House and the Senate to set top-level spending limits that Congress then adheres to when crafting its appropriations bills that year. While the House budget sets responsible spending limits and suggests pathways for finding significant savings... Read more

  • Simpson Questions Bernanke about Debt and Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, a senior member of the House Budget Committee, questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Dr. Ben Bernanke in a hearing today entitled, “The State of the U.S. Economy.” “I’ve been a member of this committee with the chairman for eight years now. For eight years we have had economists and other experts tell us we have a structural deficit problem that is unsustainable and we need to do something about it. So far we have failed to heed the warning,” said... Read more

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