Public Lands and Natural Resources

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…

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. …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 and Kilmer Introduce LAND Act to Enhance Federal Investment in Public Lands

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Simpson and Kilmer Introduce LAND Act to Enhance Federal Investment in Public Lands Conservation bill would permanently reauthorize LWCF and create new dedicated funding to address the maintenance backlog at National Parks and other public lands   Today, Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA) introduced the Land and National Park Deferred Maintenance…

Simpson Applauds Increased Flexibility for Sage-Grouse Plans

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Washington, D.C. - The Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement and proposed plan amendments addressing Greater Sage-Grouse conservation on public land in Idaho last week. The proposal seeks to align the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) resource management plans with Idaho’s state management plan. “I am pleased to see the…