National Defense and Military

House Overwhelmingly Passes FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations – Big Wins for Idaho

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today applauded the passage of H.R. 2029, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations bill that included many important provisions for Idaho and Western States. The House passed H.R. 2029 by a vote of 316-113, and it will be considered by the U.S. Senate today. Links to the bill text and reports can be found here: https://rules.house.... Read more »

What the FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Means To Idaho

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson applauded the release of H.R. 2029, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations bill that included many important provisions for Idaho and Western States. “I applaud Chairman Rogers and Speaker Ryan for their hard work in assembling this comprehensive and responsible package that will keep the government open through the rest of this ... Read more »

Chairman Mike Simpson Praises Release of FY16 Omnibus Appropriations Act

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The House Appropriations Committee released FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill last night. This legislation includes funding for the 12 annual Appropriations bills through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2016. Many provisions that are critical to Idaho are included in the legislation. Chairman Simpson secured increased funding for operations and research at the INL, funding for the A-10 ... Read more »

Simpson Supports Legislation to Fund A-10s and Troops

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The House of Representatives today passed the conference report to H.R. 1735, - the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported the legislation which authorizes many important programs that support our military, including a pay increase and benefits to military members and their families. The conference report includes important Idaho priorities such as a pr... Read more »

Simpson Supports Legislation Funding A-10s and Troops

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson applauded passage of H.R. 2685, the FY16 Defense Appropriations bill, which funds the Department of Defense and fulfills the constitutional responsibility of Congress to provide for the common defense. Crucially, the bill provides funding for the A-10 Thunderbolt II, which is based at the headquarters for the Idaho National Guard at Gowen Field in Boise, and is essen... Read more »

House Passes Simpson’s Energy and Water Bill

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson praised the House passage of the Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, which reverses proposed cuts to Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, and cleanup activities in Idaho. Simpson is Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and had the lead role in ... Read more »

ACADEMY DAYS 2015

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We are always impressed with the Idahoans who apply to attend United States military academies, and we are honored to nominate deserving young women and men to the academies. If you are interested in receiving an excellent education and an opportunity to develop strong character and leadership abilities, while serving our country, we encourage you to attend an annual Service Academy Day to learn a... Read more »

Idaho Delegation Announces Statewide Academy Day Series

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The Idaho Congressional Delegation is hosting a series of Academy Days to inform high school students about the opportunities at the U.S. Service Academies. A total of seven events will be held across the state. Students and their parents can attend an event in the following cities: Boise, McCall, Twin Falls, Coeur d’Alene, Soda Springs, Idaho Falls, and Lewiston. Service Academies offer high scho... Read more »

Simpson Supports DHS Funding Bill

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson voted today in favor of legislation that will fully fund the Department of Homeland Security through the remainder of the 2015 fiscal year. At the same time, Simpson is urging his colleagues to allow efforts opposing the President’s executive actions on immigration to continue in the courts. Simpson made clear that while he strongly opposes President Obama’s unilater... Read more »

Simpson Touts Vital Idaho Priorities Included in Cromnibus

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today applauded the release of H.R. 83, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations bill that included many important provisions for Idaho and Western States. “This bill represents an important step for Congress toward fulfilling its constitutional responsibility to fund government operations through the regular process,” said Simpson... Read more »

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