Simpson Votes to Nix Biden Administration’s ATF Pistol Brace Rule
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted in favor of H.J. Res. 44, a resolution to provide Congressional disapproval of President Biden’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) recent rule that would severely and wrongfully limit millions of law-abiding citizens’ use of stabilizing… 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 Scores A+ from Firearm Association
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced his A+ rating from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a trade association for the firearms industry.
A+ is the highest rating a member of Congress can achieve and is based on seven roll call votes, cosponsorship of several bills NSSF supports and non-cosponsorship of… Read more »
Simpson Statement on Senate Gun Control Legislation
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement on his opposition to S. 2938, the Senate gun control package:
“Like most Americans, I am shocked and devastated by recent horrific acts of senseless violence. This is not an acceptable status quo, and we must do better for our children. Our… Read more »
We Must Always Protect the Second Amendment
By Congressman Mike Simpson
Washington, D.C. – “Throughout my time in Congress, I have considered it one of my most serious responsibilities to protect Second Amendment rights for Idahoans. Anti-gun movements have come and gone, but the need to preserve the right to own firearms is as evergreen as the day I took office. That is why… Read more »
Simpson Questions ATF’s New Silencer Regulations
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined 141 House Republicans in calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to explain an apparent, unexplained department policy shift towards firearms suppressors.
Under current law, it is legal for law-abiding citizens to build and own a… Read more »
How Congress Funds Defense and our Servicemembers
By Congressman Mike Simpson
Washington, D.C. – “Last week, the House of Representatives passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). I supported this bill, along with 134 of my fellow Republicans, which fulfills Congress’ annual responsibility to “provide for the common defense”… Read more »
Simpson Backs RIFLE Act
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today joined as an original cosponsor to H.R. 3101, the Repealing Illegal Freedom and Liberty Excises (RIFLE) Act.
Authored by Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (R-IA), H.R. 3101 would repeal a section of the National Firearms Act which mandates a $200 tax on the transfer and purchase of firearms. This legislation… Read more »
Idaho Congressman Simpson praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers proposed rule to repeal the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) definition that was submitted by the previous Administration. Today’s proposed rule withdraws WOTUS and allows for a rewrite of the definition, which will provide regulatory certainty for farmers, ranchers, local… Read more »
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… Read more »