WASHINGTON— Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2024 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies bill. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson voted in favor of this legislation. This bill fully funds veterans’ health care programs and benefits, supports national security, and exceeds the Department of Defense’s Military Construction… Read more »
WASHINGTON— Today, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) voted in favor of H.R. 2670 – the 2024 Fiscal Year National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation authorizes $886.3 billion for national defense discretionary programs, which is $28 billion over the 2023 Fiscal Year enacted level. The bill will improve military readiness, equips our troops with the resources they… Read more »
Simpson Supports Fiscal Responsibility Act
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted in favor of H.R. 3746, the Fiscal Responsibility Act. This legislation builds on House Republicans’ efforts in the Limit, Save, Grow Act by raising the debt ceiling through January 1, 2025, and including nondefense spending cuts, permitting reforms for domestic energy… Read more »
Simpson Recognizes National Police Week
Washington, D.C. – In honor of National Police week, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today highlighted his support of recent legislation for law enforcement officers.
“Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe. I thank them for their important, irreplaceable work, and want them to know they… Read more »
Simpson Announces Jessica Hammond as Veteran and Military Outreach Coordinator in Twin Falls District Office
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced the recent hiring of Jessica Hammond through the Green and Gold Congressional Aide Program, a two-year fellowship opportunity for veterans to work in congressional offices. Hammond will work in Simpson’s Twin… Read more »
Simpson Announces 2023 Idaho Service Academy Days
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced the upcoming Service Academy Days happening in Idaho’s Second Congressional District.
Service Academy Days provide high school students, parents, and educators the opportunity to listen to Academy Liaisons, Cadets, and Midshipmen talk about their experience at U.S.… Read more »
Simpson Announces 2023 Service Academy Nominations
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced the candidates nominated for potential appointment to one of our nation’s service academies. Nominees show excellence in academics, volunteering in their communities, and participation in extra-curricular activities. In addition to these accomplishments, candidates… Read more »
Simpson Votes to Drop COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate in Defense Bill
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023. After final negotiations with the Senate, the bill includes a critical provision revoking the COVID-19 vaccinate mandate for active and reserve component servicemembers and ends… Read more »
Simpson’s Longstanding Support for Veterans
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voiced his support for veterans in this and other congresses.
“Our veterans deserve the best treatment available on behalf of their sacrifice and service to our country,” said Simpson. “The responsibility to meet the needs of our veterans and support their physical, mental, and financial… Read more »
Simpson Supports National Defense Authorization Act
Bill provides pay raises for troops and modernized capabilities to counter foreign aggression
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted in favor of H.R. 7900, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023. This annual legislation authorizes important programs in the Department of Defense (DoD)… Read more »