Public Lands and Natural Resources

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 $...

Simpson Joins Western Caucus Members Affirm Commitment to Conservation, Demand Answers on Biden Initiative

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Simpson Joins Western Caucus Members Affirm Commitment to Conservation, Demand Answers on Biden Initiative Washington, D.C.- Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined Chairmen Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Steven Daines (R-MT) and other members of the Congressional and Senate Western Caucuses in sending a letter to President Biden asking important clarifying questions about the Biden Administration’s Execut...

Idaho Delegation Applauds Boise River Basin Feasibility Report

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Idaho Delegation Applauds Boise River Basin Feasibility Report WASHINGTON –Today, the Idaho Delegation praised the Bureau of Reclamation’s final Boise River Basin Feasibility Report, which addresses potential increases to water storage capacity in the Boise River System needed to accommodate the Treasure Valley’s rapid growth. The Secretary of the Interior determined the proposed plan to raise th...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...