Public Lands and Natural Resources

Simpson Cosponsors No Timber From Tyrants Act

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Simpson Cosponsors No Timber From Tyrants Act Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has supported several recent measures to help inflict damage on Russia’s war chest for their malicious invasion of Ukraine. Among these efforts include supporting H.R. 6968, the Ending Importation of Russian Oil Act, signed into law April 8, and cosponsoring H.R. 7437, the No Timber From Tyrants Act. “R...

Simpson Receives Recognition for Reforestation Efforts

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Simpson Receives Recognition for Reforestation Efforts Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today received recognition from American Forests conservation organization for his efforts to advance and champion the REPLANT Act, which safeguards the critical role that healthy forests play in providing clean air and water, reinvigorating ecosystems, protecting wildlife habitat, and creating...

Idaho Delegation Encourages Secure Supply Chains for Critical Minerals

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Idaho Delegation Encourages Secure Supply Chains for Critical Minerals By Senator Risch, Senator Crapo, Representative Simpson, and Representative Fulcher Washington, D.C. – “Together, as Idaho’s Congressional delegation, we express our grave concern with the vulnerability of supply chains and the long-term implications if we do not act now to develop a secure supply chain of critical minerals. In...

Simpson Joins Western Caucus Members to Secure Long-Standing Sage-Grouse Provision

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Simpson Joins Western Caucus Members to Secure Long-Standing Sage-Grouse Provision Policy empowers state & local conservation efforts to protect species populations WASHINGTON, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined fellow Congressional Western Caucus Members applauding the inclusion of a long-standing greater sage-grouse provision in the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus package. Simpson has long c...

Simpson Led Efforts to Rebuke Biden Administration’s Misguided Efforts on Sage-Grouse Recovery

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Simpson Led Efforts to Rebuke Biden Administration’s Misguided Efforts on Sage-Grouse Recovery Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson continues to push back against the Biden Administration’s misguided attempts to unilaterally lock up Idaho’s public lands under the guise of protecting greater sage grouse habitat. In November 2021, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that they ...

Congressmen Simpson, Schrier, Schrader Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Mitigate Wildfires & Protect Forests

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Congressmen Simpson, Schrier, Schrader Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Mitigate Wildfires & Protect Forests WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representatives Mike Simpson (ID-02), Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), and Kurt Schrader (OR-05) introduced the National Prescribed Fire Act of 2021 to protect our communities from the catastrophic effects of wildfires. This bipartisan bill would invest in hazardous fuels man...

Simpson Applauds Announcement of Great American Outdoors Act Projects in Idaho

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Simpson Applauds Announcement of Great American Outdoors Act Projects in Idaho Washington, D.C. – The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) that was sponsored by Congressman Mike Simpson and signed into law by former President Trump is now being implemented. The Great American Outdoors Act provides funding that will improve conditions, update and repair aging infrastructure and enhance visitor experi...

Simpson Warns EPA not to return to Obama-era WOTUS definition

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Simpson Warns EPA not to return to Obama-era WOTUS definition Washington, D.C. - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regen today assured Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson that he does not intend to return to the controversial Obama-era definition of Waters of the U.S. During the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Simpson expressed the concerns that he has hear...

Simpson: We need to mine for our critical minerals in America

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Simpson: We need to mine for our critical minerals in America Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson discussed the importance of mining on federal lands with Interior Secretary Deb Haaland today during a hearing before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. Simpson discussed the importance of having access to critical and rare earth minerals, which are essential in a number of ...

IDAHO DELEGATION URGES USDA TO DISTRIBUTE TIMBER HAULING RELIEF

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IDAHO DELEGATION URGES USDA TO DISTRIBUTE TIMBER HAULING RELIEF Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, and U.S. Representatives Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson (all R-Idaho) want quick action on assistance to the timber industry. The Idaho congressional delegation sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Vilsack urging him to quickly distribute $...