National Defense and Military

Simpson Supports Troops

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Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Simpson today applauded the passage of H.R. 5515, the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. Simpson supported the legislation which fulfills the constitutional responsibility of Congress to provide for the common defense by funding the Department of Defense. “The annual NDAA bill is one of the most important votes I take each year, and FY 2019 is...

Simpson’s Statement on Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

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“I’ve always been opposed to the Iran deal that the Obama Administration put forward,” said Congressman Simpson. “I voted against it when it came before the House because of its deficiencies, and Iran’s behavior since the deal’s signing in 2013 has continued to cause great concern. Now that President Trump has announced the United States’ withdrawal from the deal, I believe we need to work hand in...

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 ...

Idaho Delegation Announces 2018 Military Service Academy Days

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The Idaho Congressional Delegation today announced its 2018 Service Academy Days across Idaho. Each Service Academy Day session offers students, parents, and counselors the opportunity to meet with liaisons, cadets, and midshipmen from each of the nation’s respective service academies and provides an opportunity for questions. Staff from Idaho’s four Congressional delegation offices will be on ha...

Simpson Praises Defense Bill Supporting our Troops and Big Wins for Idaho

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The House of Representatives today passed the conference report to H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported this legislation which fulfills Congress’ constitutional responsibility to provide for the common defense in addition to authorizing many important programs that support our military, including a pay increase and ...

Simpson Secures Idaho Wins in Security Package

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today praised the passage of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018. The Make America Secure Appropriations Act includes four individual appropriations bills - Defense, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction/Veterans Affairs, as well as fully funding the President’s request for the border wall – for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018....

Simpson Votes for Defense Bill that Supports our Troops and Includes Big Wins for Idaho

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson praised passage of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. This bill fulfills the constitutional responsibility of Congress to provide for the common defense by funding the Department of Defense, and authorizes many important programs that support our military, including a pay increase and benefits to military members and their ...

Simpson Praises FY17 Omnibus Wins for Idaho

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today applauded the House passage of H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, which included many important provisions for Idaho and Western States. “This is a comprehensive and responsible package that contains many significant wins for Idaho and Western States, and will avoid a government shut down,” said Simpson. “It is the product of this past year’s ...

Simpson Releases Statement on Military Strikes in Syria

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement regarding the U.S. military strikes in Syria: “I support the President’s action against the Assad regime. The United States of America took a strong stand tonight against the unfathomable act Bashar al-Assad conducted this week by murdering innocent men, women and children with a chemical attack.”

Simpson Supports Bill to Improve VA and Protects 2nd Amendment for Veterans

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson this week supported legislation to improve hiring practices at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and to protect the Second Amendment Rights of veterans. H.R. 1259, the VA Accountability First Act, gives the VA Secretary increased flexibility to remove, demote, or suspend VA employees for performance or misconduct. This bill was introduced to streamline administ...