EPA and Environmental Policies

Simpson Statement on Democrat Spending Bill

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Simpson Statement on Democrat Spending Bill Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today made the following statement on the passage of Democrats’ so-called “Inflation Reduction Act.” “No matter the name of the legislation, this bill will do anything but reduce inflation. Americans are experiencing the worst inflation this country has seen in 40 years – skyrocketing prices at…

Simpson Secures Funding for Idaho Priorities in Interior Legislation

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Simpson Secures Funding for Idaho Priorities in Interior Legislation Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced that he has secured funding for sage grouse conservation, Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), and the Minerals Resources Program, as well as $4.56 million in funding for two water treatment projects in Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District in the Fiscal Year…

Simpson Cosponsors No Timber From Tyrants Act

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Simpson Cosponsors No Timber From Tyrants Act Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has supported several recent measures to help inflict damage on Russia’s war chest for their malicious invasion of Ukraine.  Among these efforts include supporting H.R. 6968, the Ending Importation of Russian Oil Act, signed into law April 8, and cosponsoring H.R. 7437, the No Timber From…

Simpson Receives Recognition for Reforestation Efforts

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Simpson Receives Recognition for Reforestation Efforts Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today received recognition from American Forests conservation organization for his efforts to advance and champion the REPLANT Act, which safeguards the critical role that healthy forests play in providing clean air and water, reinvigorating ecosystems, protecting wildlife habitat,…

Simpson Joins Amicus Brief to Fight Expansive WOTUS Authority in Idaho

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Simpson Joins Amicus Brief to Fight Expansive WOTUS Authority in Idaho Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson recently joined 154 House colleagues in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court Case Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, an Idaho case that could set forth the proper test for determining the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under…

My Fight to Preserve Legitimate Access to Our Courts

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My Fight to Preserve Legitimate Access to Our Courts By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “The United States judicial system should be structured to successfully process legitimate cases as quickly as possible.  Unfortunately, many Idahoans are burdened by a serious backlog within the federal judicial system, limiting their access to a timely trial.  This is due in…

Simpson Continues to Deliver for Idaho Agriculture

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Simpson Continues to Deliver for Idaho Agriculture By Congressman Simpson Washington, D.C. – “Agriculture plays a central role in many of Idaho’s communities and accounts for nearly 20 percent of our state's economy.  Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District contributes the 13th largest supply of total agricultural products to market and boasts the second most valuable dairy industry of…

Simpson Tells Biden Administration to Leave WOTUS Alone

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Simpson Tells Biden Administration to Leave WOTUS Alone Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined 200 of his colleagues in sending a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor urging that efforts to redefine the definition of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA), specifically “Waters of the…

Simpson Led Efforts to Rebuke Biden Administration’s Misguided Efforts on Sage-Grouse Recovery

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Simpson Led Efforts to Rebuke Biden Administration’s Misguided Efforts on Sage-Grouse Recovery Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson continues to push back against the Biden Administration’s misguided attempts to unilaterally lock up Idaho’s public lands under the guise of protecting greater sage grouse habitat. In November 2021, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)…