Immigration

Simpson Joins Colleagues Rejecting Ministry of Truth

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Simpson Joins Colleagues Rejecting Ministry of Truth Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson this week signed a letter and cosponsored a bill to shut down President Biden’s ‘Disinformation Governance Board,’ sometimes referred to as the ‘Ministry of Truth.’  “The Department of Homeland Security’s mismanagement has enflamed the crisis at our Southern Border, as…

Simpson Supports Bill to Halt Fentanyl Border Crossings

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Simpson Supports Bill to Halt Fentanyl Border Crossings Washington, D.C. – While the crisis at the southern border continues to run rampant, and the Biden Administration prepares to end Title 42, which allows for the expulsion of migrants on the basis of COVID-19 public health concerns, House Republicans look to H.R. 7359 as part of a solution. “Our nation is already hurting from…

Simpson Joins Colleagues in Investigating DHS Transportation of Illegal Immigrants

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Simpson Joins Colleagues in Investigating DHS Transportation of Illegal Immigrants   Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) sent a letter with his colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, demanding answers after reports surfaced of…

Simpson Seeks Answers on Border Crisis from Harris

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Simpson Seeks Answers on Border Crisis from Harris Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined Republican Members of the House Appropriations Committee requesting an update from Vice President Harris on the administration’s plans to address the staggering number of migrants illegally crossing the southwest border.  The letter, signed by all 26 Republican members of…

Simpson’s Farm Workforce Modernization Act Passes House

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Simpson’s Farm Workforce Modernization Act Passes House   Washington, D.C. - The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bill coauthored and sponsored by Congressman Mike Simpson, today passed in the House of Representatives with a strong bipartisan vote of 247 – 174.  The bill, which was first introduced in 2019, would provide agriculture workforce stability by allowing current…

Why Idaho Farmers Need Immigration Reform

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Washington, D.C. – “My childhood was spent working on the farms and ranches of Southeastern Idaho. When a challenge arose, we fixed it. Hay needed hauled, pipe needed moved, heifers needed calved, and potatoes needed picked. Many years have passed, and while my days of hauling hay are long behind me, I still believe when you see a problem you must try and solve it. Those who feed this…

Bipartisan House Members Introduce Farm Workforce Modernization Act

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Today, Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19), Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), Collin Peterson (D-MN-07), Mike Simpson (R-ID-02), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01), and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) introduced the Farm Workforce Modernization Act to provide a compromise solution for American agriculture. The bill was introduced with the strong bipartisan support of 24 Democrats and 20…

Simpson: Immigration needs a bipartisan solution, far too important for political games

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Washington, D.C. - The House of Representatives voted Wednesday on H.R. 6, the so-called American Dream and Promise Act.  Offered by Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), the bill does not secure the southern border or stem the flow of illegal immigration into the United States, but instead offers a partisan expansion of programs that are meant to assist a narrowly-tailored…

Idaho Delegation Votes to Avoid Government Shutdown

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the Idaho Congressional Delegation voted to pass H.J. Res. 31, which funds the rest of government through the end of fiscal year 2019. The legislation contains many important priorities that will directly benefit Idaho and provide funding for border security. Specifically, the legislation funds the Agriculture; Commerce, Justice, Science; Interior and…

Simpson Commending President’s Message to Compromise for the Common Good

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Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement following President Trump’s State of the Union address. “President Trump showed us tonight that the things that unite us are much greater than that which divides us. I’m pleased he began his remarks with a mission to work together, as Americans, not Republicans, not Democrats, but citizens of our great…