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  • Simpson Votes to Reduce Deficit, Protect INL and PILT
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Fiscal Responsibility, Taxes

    Idaho Congressman supports budget agreement that avoids another government shutdown, reduces the federal deficit, and limits Presidential authority over spending Read more

  • Simpson Announces Idaho Academy Appointments
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, National Defense and Military

    Applications for 2014/15 US Service Academy Nominations are now available Read more

  • Simpson Supports Bill to Protect Students from Loan Cliff
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. House Passes Smarter Solutions for Students Act Read more

  • National Teacher Appreciation Day
    Posted in Blog on May 7, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    “Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, so take the time to thank a teacher for their hard work, dedication and ability to change lives. I would personally like to thank Mr. Hager for first making me interested in politics!” Read more

  • Teacher Appreciation Week
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    “Teachers play a critical role in shaping our future. They touch the lives of children every day. They inspire, encourage, motivate, and educate the next generation. I applaud their efforts and thank them for their dedication.” Read more

  • Congress Needs to Act on Education
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    “As the recession continues and unemployment stubbornly holds near the double digits, we must not forget about the vital contribution school teachers make to our nation. There are two pieces of legislation that I hope will come before the House of Representatives this session that will make targeted and effective changes to current law in support of teachers. I am urging my colleagues to take-up and pass them without delay. “The first is H.R. 3943, the Post 9/11 Troops to Teachers (TTT) Enhancem... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Tax Breaks for Teachers
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    “We all know teachers who buy extra supplies to use in their classroom, supplies that enhance learning and aid in the development of our youth,” Simpson said. “Allowing teachers to write off this additional expense makes sense and it is simply the right thing to do.” Read more

  • Simpson Opposes One-Payer Student Loan Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today opposed H.R. 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009. This bill does away with the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program, which has been providing subsidized loans to students for more than 40 years and has over 2,000 lenders participating. Instead, it shifts all student loans to the taxpayer financed, government-run Direct Loan program, resulting in the loss of an estimated 35,000 to 50,000 jobs in the student lending industry. “Th... Read more

  • Simpson Recognizes National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The first full week of May is National Teacher Appreciation Week and Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson cosponsored H.Res. 374 that ‘recognizes the roles and contributions of America’s teachers to building and enhancing our Nation’s civic, cultural, and economic well-being.’ "Teachers play a critical role in shaping our future as they touch the lives of children everyday. They inspire, encourage, motivate, and educate the next generation," said Simpson. "I applaud their efforts and thank them for th... Read more

  • Simpson Urges Funding for Rural Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2008 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today urged House negotiators on the tax extenders legislation to include a four-year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act in any final bill. Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig have secured inclusion of the reauthorization in the Senate version of the bill. Simpson’s letter stressed the importance of this funding to rural schools and communities. "As you may know, the decline in timber harvesting in the Pacific Nor... Read more

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