EPA and Environmental Policies

Simpson Announces Appropriations Subcommittee Assignments

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Simpson Announces Appropriations Subcommittee Assignments Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced his committee assignments for the 118th Congress. Congressman Simpson will continue to serve on the House Appropriations Committee.  He will serve as Chairman of the House Interior and Environment Subcommittee and serve as a member of the House Energy and…

My Priorities for Idaho as House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman

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My Priorities for Idaho as House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman “Over the past few years, we have been reminded again that being outside in nature is good for the human soul.  This is no secret to those of us privileged to live in Idaho, where we enjoy an abundance of mountains, forests, rivers, and other wild spaces where we can experience the beauty…

The Domestic Production of Critical Minerals for National Security

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The Domestic Production of Critical Minerals for National Security   By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “As the new year and a new Congress begin, we have an opportunity to set our nation on a course toward energy independence and future prosperity.  During my time in Congress, I have grown deeply concerned about the fact that the United States is far too reliant…

Simpson, Risch Lead Effort to Prohibit ESA Sage-Grouse Listing

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Simpson, Risch Lead Effort to Prohibit ESA Sage-Grouse Listing Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson and Senator Jim Risch this week led their colleagues in a bicameral letter to Senate and House leadership urging the continued Endangered Species Act (ESA) greater sage-grouse listing prohibition be maintained in a potential end-of-year spending package. “I have not fought…

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…