Fiscal Responsibility

Simpson Supports Balanced Budget Amendment

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, a senior member on the House Budget Committee, voted for H.J.Res. 2, proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. While it was supported by a majority of members, it failed in the House when Democrats largely opposed the bill, which required two-thirds support for passage because it is a constitutional amendment. The final tally wa... Read more »

House Passes Cut, Cap and Balance Act

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, a senior Member on the House Budget Committee, joined his Republican colleagues in passing H.R. 2560, the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011. It passed 234-190. H.R. 2560 responds directly to the budget and debt crisis facing our nation by curtailing out-of-control spending and reducing the size of the deficit through three mechanisms: Immediate Cuts – It cuts discre... Read more »

Congress and the President Must Solve Budget Crisis

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“During the debt debate, as Congress and the President circle each other, make offers and counter offers, propose concessions, then refuse to compromise, the American people can’t help but think they have been to this dance before. They didn’t like what they saw during the government shutdown dispute and they don’t like this new version of the same old thing. “It’s no surprise, then, that only one... Read more »