Education

Simpson Scores Funding for College of Eastern Idaho

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Simpson Scores Funding for College of Eastern Idaho Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has secured $100,000 in a recent government funding bill to strengthen workforce development programming at the College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) in Idaho Falls, Idaho. “As Idaho’s population continues to grow, the construction industry is growing with it,” said Simpson. “There are many good paying j...

Simpson Secures Funding for Idaho National Guard, Boise Airport, Habitat for Humanity, CEI, U of I, Shoshone Bannock Fire Station and Several Ag Projects including Dubois Sheep Station and Idaho Grain Center

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Simpson Secures Funding for Idaho National Guard, Boise Airport, Habitat for Humanity, CEI, U of I, Shoshone Bannock Fire Station and Several Ag Projects including Dubois Sheep Station and Idaho Grain Center Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson announced today that he has secured nearly $24 million in funding for 8 projects in Idaho’s Second Congressional District in the FY22 Omnibus ...

Simpson-supported Initiative to fix Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Payment Allocations Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

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Simpson-supported Initiative to fix Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Payment Allocations Heads to President’s Desk for Signature Washington, D.C. – On Monday, the House of Representatives passed a Simpson-supported effort to fix an error in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and preserve counties’ Secure Rural Schools (SRS) payment allocations. “The SRS program provides a vital source of funding...

Representatives Mike Simpson and Gwen Moore and Senators Raphael Warnock and Roger Marshall M.D., Announce Nov. 8th as National First-Generation College Celebration Day

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Representatives Mike Simpson and Gwen Moore and Senators Raphael Warnock and Roger Marshall M.D., Announce Nov. 8th as National First-Generation College Celebration Day Today, Representative Mike Simpson, co-chair of the bipartisan TRIO Caucus, along with TRIO Caucus co-chair, Representative Gwen Moore, and Senators Raphael Warnock and Roger Marshall, M.D introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolut...

Simpson and Fulcher Advocate for Long Term PILT and SRS Solution

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Simpson and Fulcher Advocate for Long Term PILT and SRS Solution Idaho congressmen sign letter to House Leadership asking for long term solution for counties Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher signed a letter with 61 of their colleagues to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy asking for sending a letter to House leadership urging them to in...

IDAHO STATE TREASURER, CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION ANNOUNCE SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS PAYMENTS

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BOISE -- Members of Idaho’s congressional delegation and State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth say Idaho counties will receive a total of $23.9 million in payments this year under the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. The funds are administered through the U.S. Forest Service and based on a formula that takes into account economic activity, timber harvest levels and other considerations that vary fro...

Simpson Votes to Support Military, Idaho Schools, and Regular Order in Congress

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Washington, D.C. - Significant progress was made Wednesday in Congressional Republicans’ efforts to return the annual federal appropriations process to regular order. Nearly one week before the end of the fiscal year, the House of Representatives approved the Conference Report for H.R. 6157, which includes the Department of Defense (DOD) and Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropria...

The Truth about the Omnibus

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The Truth about the Omnibus By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “You may have seen an article authored by a DC lobbyist recently that criticized my vote on the FY18 Omnibus bill. I’d like to respond to Mr. Riggs’ claims. “First, the FY18 Omnibus bill was good for Idaho. It will directly benefit Idahoans through reauthorization of Secure Rural Schools, full funding for PILT, reining in t...

Secure Rural Schools Funding for Idaho Announced

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On Monday, the U.S. Forest Service announced Secure Rural Schools (SRS) payment distributions, which is critically important for Idaho’s rural counties. SRS funding fulfills the federal government’s responsibility to counties with tax-exempt federal lands, specifically counties with high percentages of national forests. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, which passed in March and was sig...

Simpson Delivers Historic Wins for Idaho – Including Renaming the White Clouds Wilderness after former Governor Cecil Andrus

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today applauded the House passage of H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, which included monumental benefits for Idaho and Western States. “This is a comprehensive and responsible package that contains so many important provisions for Idaho and Western States,” said Simpson. “It is the product of this past year’s worth of thoughtful deliberation and ...