National Defense and Military

Simpson Announces 2023 Service Academy Nominations

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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…

Simpson Votes to Drop COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate in Defense Bill

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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…

Simpson’s Longstanding Support for Veterans

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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…

Simpson Supports National Defense Authorization Act

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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)…

We Must Not Take Our Eye Off China

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We Must Not Take Our Eye Off China By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “Though media attention has understandably been focused on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in recent months, China’s global destabilizing efforts have continued in the shadows.  China’s goals of trade and military dominance are a threat to the United States, and we should not neglect our policies of…

Simpson Visits Gowen Field and Airport Projects to be Funded

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Simpson Visits Gowen Field and Airport Projects to be Funded Boise, ID – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today visited two Boise-based community projects for which he secured millions of dollars in federal funds.  The first project includes multi-million dollar funding for the Idaho Air National Guard Medical Training Facility at Gowen Field. The funding will be used for the…

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…

Simpson: Biden Missed Energy Independence in his SOTU

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Simpson: Biden Missed Energy Independence in his SOTU  Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement after President Biden delivered his State of the Union address this evening.   “President Biden attempted to defend some of his Administration’s failures over the last year. At the end of the day, the American economy is suffering from…

Simpson Joins Letter Demanding Congress Has Role in New Iran Deal

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Simpson Joins Letter Demanding Congress Has Role in New Iran Deal Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has joined more than 160 members in urging the Biden Administration to ensure that Congress has a role in any new nuclear agreement with Iran.  The letter highlights the flaws of the Obama-era Iran agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and states…

Simpson Voted for National Defense Authorization Act

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Simpson Voted for National Defense Authorization Act Bill provides pay raise for troops, holds Administration accountable for withdrawal from Afghanistan, and protects the rights of our servicemembers Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson voted on Tuesday to support the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 after negotiations with the Senate…