WASHINGTON— Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2024 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies bill. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson voted in favor of this legislation. This bill fully funds veterans’ health care programs and benefits, supports national security, and exceeds the Department of Defense’s Military Construction… Read more »
WASHINGTON— Today, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) voted in favor of H.R. 2670 – the 2024 Fiscal Year National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation authorizes $886.3 billion for national defense discretionary programs, which is $28 billion over the 2023 Fiscal Year enacted level. The bill will improve military readiness, equips our troops with the resources they… Read more »
Simpson Supports Fiscal Responsibility Act
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted in favor of H.R. 3746, the Fiscal Responsibility Act. This legislation builds on House Republicans’ efforts in the Limit, Save, Grow Act by raising the debt ceiling through January 1, 2025, and including nondefense spending cuts, permitting reforms for domestic energy… Read more »
Government Must Do What American Families Do Every Day – Prioritize Responsible Spending
By Congressman Mike Simpson
Washington, D.C. – “There is a lot of concern and speculation about the possibility of exceeding the federal debt limit as early as next month, but I find it helpful to face these challenges by starting with the facts. Looking at the facts will allow us to address… Read more »
Simpson Announces Mobile Office Hours in Hansen and Kimberly, Idaho
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced his upcoming mobile office hours happening May 10, 2023, in Hansen and Kimberly, Idaho. The event will start with discussion at the City of Hansen Community Room and be followed by lunch at the Ageless Senior Center in Kimberly.
City of Hansen… Read more »
Simpson Announces Jessica Hammond as Veteran and Military Outreach Coordinator in Twin Falls District Office
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced the recent hiring of Jessica Hammond through the Green and Gold Congressional Aide Program, a two-year fellowship opportunity for veterans to work in congressional offices. Hammond will work in Simpson’s Twin… Read more »
Simpson, Boise VAMC Applaud VA Announcement to Reset Electronic Health Record Program
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today applauded the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) announcement to halt future rollouts of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Program, a system that was deployed at various VA Medical Centers (VAMC) despite reported deficiencies that… Read more »
Our Veterans Deserve the Best Healthcare We Can Offer
By Congressman Mike Simpson
Washington, D.C. – “We all know what it is like when we have an idea that looks good on the surface but turns out not to work the way we’d hoped. When our good ideas go sour, we face a choice: either we can admit the mistake and turn back to find a better solution, or we can refuse to change… Read more »
Simpson Joins Bill to Improve Veteran Healthcare
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson last week joined Veterans Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-IL) in introducing H.R. 592, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization Improvement Act, to further protect veterans’ access to quality healthcare.
Congressman Simpson has repeatedly raised concerns… Read more »
Simpson’s Longstanding Support for Veterans
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voiced his support for veterans in this and other congresses.
“Our veterans deserve the best treatment available on behalf of their sacrifice and service to our country,” said Simpson. “The responsibility to meet the needs of our veterans and support their physical, mental, and financial… Read more »