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  • Simpson Reflects on Congress’ Duty to Veterans
    Posted in Blog on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    As Veterans Day approaches, Congressman Simpson reflects on the exceptional commitment to service demonstrated by veterans and active members of the military every day. “This Veterans Day, we honor and thank our nation’s veterans and their families for the sacrifices they have made to keep us safe. These heroes have dedicated their lives to protecting our American way of life, and it is because they serve that we may live freely and without fear,” said Simpson. “I consider it one of my greatest ... Read more

  • Simpson Secures Idaho Wins in Security Package
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Immigration, Veterans, Energy, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today praised the passage of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018. The Make America Secure Appropriations Act includes four individual appropriations bills - Defense, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction/Veterans Affairs, as well as fully funding the President’s request for the border wall – for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. H.R. 3218 is a national security appropriations bill which prioritizes funds for our troops, vetera... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Bill to Improve VA and Protects 2nd Amendment for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Second Amendment, Veterans

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson this week supported legislation to improve hiring practices at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and to protect the Second Amendment Rights of veterans. H.R. 1259, the VA Accountability First Act, gives the VA Secretary increased flexibility to remove, demote, or suspend VA employees for performance or misconduct. This bill was introduced to streamline administrative action against underperforming employees at VA facilities. The bill also ensures protections ... Read more

  • Simpson Supports House Continuing Resolution with Full Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Fiscal Responsibility, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Simpson praised the strong passage of legislation to provide funding for veterans this week by a vote of 342-85. H.R. 5325 also continues funding for all federal government operations at current levels through December 9, 2016. H.R. 5325 includes the full year Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (VA) Appropriations bill that passed the House of Representatives on May 19, 2016 with bipartisan support. “Funding provided by this legislation is necessary to keep the governme... Read more

  • Celebrating Independence with Thankful Hearts
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Veterans

    “Each year we have an opportunity to celebrate the 4th of July and remind ourselves of the sacrifices made on our behalf to secure our freedom and independence. American history is filled with heroic and selfless acts made by men and women who have fought to defend our values and way of life. Today we continue to witness bravery from those who selflessly serve and protect our country. Giving them the proper tools and resources to fulfill their mission has always been a top priority of mine. Equa... Read more

  • Congressman Simpson Supports Funding for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Veterans

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today supported passage of the fiscal year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill. This bill provides funding to maintain military base infrastructure and to house, train, and equip military personnel, as well as other services for military families. It also funds the medical care and benefits administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). “This legislation provides an increase in funding for medical care and benefits adm... Read more

  • Simpson Votes to Boost Veterans Programs, Increase Efficiency at VA and DOD
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted in favor of H.R. 4486, the Fiscal Year 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill. The annual funding bill, which funds the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), included an increase of $1.5 billion for veterans programs in FY15. “This bill includes the necessary funding that our veterans have earned through their service and commitment to protecting our freedoms,” said Congressman Simpson. “The bill fulfills our moral and legal ... Read more

  • House Passes H.R. 258, the Stolen Valor Act of 2013
    Posted in Blog on May 20, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Veterans

    Simpson is a cosponsor of the legislation Read more

  • House Overwhelmingly Approves Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Veterans

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson praises legislation that supports veterans Read more

  • Celebrating 25 Years of the GI Bill
    Posted in Blog on June 1, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    “June 1, 2012, marks the 25th anniversary of the first permanent Department of Veterans Affairs-administered Montgomery GI Bill. Enacted in 1987, the landmark New GI Bill Continuation Act offered a life changing incentive for veterans returning from active duty to the workforce. By offering veterans access to higher education, it both strengthened our national defense and helped revitalize our economy. “The GI Bill has proved over the years to be a boon for many of our veterans. Veterans are abl... Read more

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