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  • Simpson Cosponsors Legislation to Protect Local Water from EPA
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water, Agriculture, EPA and Environmental Policies

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson cosponsored legislation to require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw their rule changing the definition of “waters of the United States.” H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015, would pull back the flawed rule and ensure that any new rule reflects the input of stakeholders and State and local officials. Simpson chairs the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, whic... Read more

  • Simpson Supports House Passed Bills to Improve EPA Transparency
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: EPA and Environmental Policies

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson this week supported a series of bills to bring greater transparency and accountability to actions by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). H.R. 1029, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015, and H.R. 1030, the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, were both passed by the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. The EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act, which would make a number of reforms to the EPA’s Science Advisory Board to ensure that EPA’... Read more

  • Simpson Reaffirms Commitment to Stopping EPA Water Grab
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, Agriculture, EPA and Environmental Policies

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has signed on as an original cosponsor of H.R. 594, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, which would support the existing partnership between states and the federal government by preventing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers from redefining “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. This bill addresses widespread concerns with the EPA proposed rule expanding its jurisdiction over w... Read more

  • Simpson Touts Vital Idaho Priorities Included in Cromnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Public Lands and Natural Resources, Agriculture, Fiscal Responsibility, EPA and Environmental Policies, Endangered Species Act

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today applauded the release of H.R. 83, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations bill that included many important provisions for Idaho and Western States. “This bill represents an important step for Congress toward fulfilling its constitutional responsibility to fund government operations through the regular process,” said Simpson. “When we fail to pass annual appropriations bills, we fail to look critically at how agencies spen... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Bills to Improve EPA’s Public Accountability
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: EPA and Environmental Policies

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson this week supported a series of bills to bring greater transparency and accountability to actions by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). H.R. 1422, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013, H.R. 4012, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013, and H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act, were all passed by the House of Representatives and are now awaiting action by the U.S. Senate. H.R. 1422, which makes a number of reforms to the EPA... Read more

  • Simpson Praises Passage of Water Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water, Agriculture, EPA and Environmental Policies

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson cosponsored and supported final passage of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, that supports the existing partnership between states and the federal government by preventing EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from redefining “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. This bill addresses widespread concerns with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new proposed rule expanding its jurisdiction over wat... Read more

  • Simpson Bill to Authorize Facilities Maintenance on Salmon River Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: EPA and Environmental Policies

    Legislation authored by Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson that would authorize important but routine maintenance at Smith Gulch on the Salmon River in Idaho has passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 398 to 1. H.R. 4283 would allow the use of limited maintenance equipment needed to maintain the routine functions and safety of the existing lodge. “This legislation clarifies Congress’ intent of the 2004 amendments to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act which continued the existing use and occupa... Read more

  • Simpson Hails Passage of Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, EPA and Environmental Policies

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today hailed passage of legislation to clarify federal regulation of pesticides by the House of Representatives. H.R. 935, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act, would remove duplicative requirements that have added layers of paperwork on top of day-to-day operations for small businesses, farmers, and local governments by clarifying that pesticides which are already regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) are not also regulated... Read more

  • Simpson Works to Stop EPA Water Grab
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water, Agriculture, EPA and Environmental Policies

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has cosponsored two new bills to address widespread concerns with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new proposed rule expanding its jurisdiction over water throughout the U.S. H.R. 5071, the Agriculture Conservation Flexibility Act, would address some of the most controversial provisions in the proposed rule, withdrawing the Interpretive Rule proposed in March that has resulted in great uncertainty and concern across the agriculture sector. H.R. 5078, the... Read more

  • Simpson Defends Western Priorities to Appropriations Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, Energy, EPA and Environmental Policies, Endangered Species Act

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today defended western priorities in the House Interior and Environment Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2015. Simpson, a member of the subcommittee, authored a number of provisions that were included in the bill, including language delaying the decision to list the sage-grouse as an endangered species by one year. Simpson successfully fought off efforts to strike this language during full committee consideration today. “What we’re trying to say [with this langu... Read more

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