Public Lands and Natural Resources

President Trump Signs Simpson Led Outdoors Bill into Law

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President Trump Signs Simpson Led Outdoors Bill into Law Great American Outdoors Act takes care of public lands, parks, and more Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, in the East Room of the White House, President Donald J. Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson was the lead Republican sponsor of the bill in the House when the bill passed with over 300 votes... Read more »

Simpson Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Major Legislation to Expand Funding to Restore America’s National Forests

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Simpson Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Major Legislation to Expand Funding to Restore America’s National Forests The REPLANT Act increases funding and helps the U.S. Forest Service prioritize and reduce the backlog of 1.3 million forestland acres in need of replanting within ten years WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio.), and Debbie... Read more »

Simpson Led Outdoors Bill Heads to Trump’s Desk

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Simpson Led Outdoors Bill Heads to Trump’s Desk The Great American Outdoors Act fixes public lands and funds LWCF Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, legislation authored by Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson passed the House of Representatives by a large bipartisan vote of 310-107. The bill permanently funds the existing Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) which increases access to public lands. Th... Read more »

Simpson Introduces the Great American Outdoors Act

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Simpson Introduces the Great American Outdoors Act Legislation has broad bipartisan support, including President Trump and hunting and conservation organizations Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress to introduce the Great American Outdoors Act. The legislation is an investment in our public lands. First, the bill perman... Read more »

Simpson and Fulcher Advocate for Long Term PILT and SRS Solution

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Simpson and Fulcher Advocate for Long Term PILT and SRS Solution Idaho congressmen sign letter to House Leadership asking for long term solution for counties Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher signed a letter with 61 of their colleagues to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy asking for sending a letter to House leadership urging them to in... Read more »

Simpson Secures Idaho Provisions in Year-End Legislation

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today applauded the House passage of H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865, which will fund the federal government for fiscal year 2020 and include numerous critical benefits for Idaho and Western States. “I’m very pleased to see this package come to fruition today,” said Simpson. “This is Congress doing its job and fulfilling its Constitutional duty to keep the government funded.... Read more »

Idaho Delegation Cheer DOI Sage-Grouse Plans

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Idaho Delegation Cheer DOI Sage-Grouse Plans Collaborative effort receives bipartisan praise from governors Washington, D.C. – Idaho’s congressional delegation applauded the collaborative effort of Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt on the Record of Decision (ROD) for the amended land use plans that better align the Bureau of Land Management plans with the State of Idaho aimed at Gre... Read more »

Simpson and Fulcher Applaud USFWS Decision to Delist Wolves

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Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher lauded Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt’s announcement that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will propose a rule to delist the gray wolf in the lower 48 states. This decision would build on the successful recovery of the species and the successful implementation of delisting in the State of Idaho which has... Read more »

Simpson Supports Public Lands Package

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On Tuesday, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported final passage of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act. The legislation includes over 100 individual bills which deliver local solutions to public lands issues, primarily in the west. The bill includes two bills authored by Congressman Simpson that resolve boundary adjustments and management of recreation facilities. S. 47 also permanently... Read more »

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 Environment; Financi... Read more »