Veterans

Simpson’s Longstanding Support for Veterans

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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…

Simpson Announces Veteran Fellowship Opportunity

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Simpson Announces Veteran Fellowship Opportunity Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced a two-year paid fellowship opportunity in his Twin Falls district office, available to Idaho veterans through the Wounded Warrior Program. The person chosen for the fellowship will work with military and veteran constituents to handle veterans-related casework and…

Idaho’s Congressional Delegation Comments On Delayed Boise VA Electronic Health Record Transition

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Idaho’s Congressional Delegation Comments On Delayed Boise VA Electronic Health Record Transition   Boise, Idaho -- U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), U.S. Representative Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and U.S. Representative Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) remain concerned about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) rollout of the new…

Upholding Congress’ Commitment to Veterans

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Upholding Congress’ Commitment to Veterans By Congressman Mike Simpson "It’s no secret that there is a lot of disfunction in Washington, D.C.  Even the most casual observer can tell that relationships in Congress are frayed, bipartisanship is in short supply, and political rhetoric has become increasingly divisive.  Despite this worrying trend, I believe that most Americans…

Marching Together

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Washington, D.C. - “75 years ago, on the beaches of Normandy, more than 160,000 Allied soldiers landed across a 50 mile stretch of French coastline. Allied forces battled rough and frigid water only to be met at the shore by German machine guns and coastal batteries that spewed deadly artillery fire. This would be the largest amphibious military operation in history.  “Just before…

Simpson Votes to Support Military, Idaho Schools, and Regular Order in Congress

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Washington, D.C. - Significant progress was made Wednesday in Congressional Republicans’ efforts to return the annual federal appropriations process to regular order.  Nearly one week before the end of the fiscal year, the House of Representatives approved the Conference Report for H.R. 6157, which includes the Department of Defense (DOD) and Labor, Health and Human Services and…

Simpson’s Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Funding Bill Heads to President’s Desk with Big Wins for Idaho

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Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson praised the passage of H.R. 5895, which includes the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the legislation, which also includes legislation to fund the Veterans Administration, Military Construction projects and the Legislative branch, by a vote count of 377-20. …

Simpson Reflects on Congress’ Duty to Veterans

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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,…

Simpson Secures Idaho Wins in Security Package

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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…

Simpson Supports Bill to Improve VA and Protects 2nd Amendment for Veterans

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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…