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  • House Passes Bipartisan Action for Dental Health Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Healthcare

    Last night, the House overwhelmingly passed the bipartisan Action for Dental Health Act (H.R. 2422), co-authored by Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Chair, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), and Congressman and dentist Mike Simpson (R-ID). It received 387 yes votes. This legislation targets crucial federal dollars to organizations that provide oral health care to underserved populations, especially seniors, children and those living in rural and urban communities. Without spending ad... Read more

  • House Passes Vital Fiscal Year 2018 Funding for Idaho
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Public Lands and Natural Resources, Healthcare, Energy, Agriculture, EPA and Environmental Policies, Endangered Species Act, HOT TOPICS

    On Thursday, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported passage of full year fiscal year 2018 funding. While a continuing resolution funds the government until December 2017, full year appropriations must still be passed for the remainder of the fiscal year. The bill was passed by a vote of 211-198 and includes legislation previously passed by the House including Chairman Simpson’s Energy and Water bill which has critical funding for Idaho National Laboratory. “Today’s legislation is an important ... Read more

  • Simpson Tours Boise State Research with NIH Director Francis Collins
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Healthcare, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins, toured Boise State University and discussed the important research being conducted on campus. Dr. Collins had the chance to meet with BSU faculty and students to discuss the future of biomedical research and the role NIH plays in helping institutions like Boise State advance lifesaving research. “I am grateful that Dr. Collins took time out of his busy schedule to visit Boise,” said Congressman S... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Obamacare Repeal, Healthcare Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, HOT TOPICS

    On Thursday, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported the American Health Care Act which passed the House of Representatives by 217-213. The legislation is a repeal and replacement plan for Obamacare. “I voted against the passage of Obamacare and I have voted to repeal it over 60 times,” said Simpson. “Many members promised the American public that they would repeal and replace Obamacare and this vote is the first step to fulfilling that promise. I believe in keeping my promises.” Specifically, ... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Legislation that Protects Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Social Security and Medicare

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined 42 Members of Congress in cosponsoring H.R. 1121, the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017. The legislation was introduced on Thursday, by Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee Greg Walden (R-OR) and would ensure patients would not have benefits excluded from a plan due to a pre-existing condition and would not pay more based on health status. “It is clear that Idahoans want patient-centered reforms that put health care decisions into the h... Read more

  • Simpson Supports First Step to Repeal Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy , Taxes

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported passage of the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution which was approved by the House of Representatives on Friday. This is the most significant Obamacare repeal legislation to pass the House since the law was enacted six years ago. Passage of the resolution unlocks a legislative mechanism known as “reconciliation” which provides Congress with the ability to repeal and ultimately replace Obamacare. “It is no secret that Obamacare has not lived up to the promi... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Legislation to Advance Biomedical Research
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Social Security and Medicare

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson praised House passage of the 21st Century Cures Act which would fund vital biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as important funding and policy provisions related to drug approval, mental health, and opioid abuse prevention. The 21st Century Cures Act passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 392-26. “Having previously supported many of the provisions in the bill we passed today, I was thrilled to see all of them incorporated into ... Read more

  • Simpson Celebrates STEP Challenge Success, Plans Boise Walk
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    After two and a half months on the road, Congressman Mike Simpson will celebrate the success of the Idaho STEP Challenge by holding a team walk in Boise this evening. In partnership with the Saint Alphonsus Health System, Simpson will participate alongside dozens of Meet Me Monday athletes for a walk around downtown Boise. Beginning at 5:15 p.m., the free event will start at Bandanna Running and Walking, located at the intersection of 5th and Main Street. The event is open to the public. After l... Read more

  • Simpson Releases First Mile Tracker Board for Idaho STEP Challenge, People Can Still Join
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the first Mile Tracker Board for the Idaho STEP Challenge where he is virtually walking from Washington, D.C. Currently Simpson’s virtual location en route is 98 miles and is just outside of Westminster, MD. Westminster is home to the Bear Branch Nature Center and the Hashawha Environmental Center that feature several interactive exhibits on local plants and animals, a youth environmental education center, and more than five miles of multi-use hiking and r... Read more

  • Simpson launches STEP Challenge, Encourages Public to Participate
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has announced he will virtually walk from Washington D.C. to Boise during the next year as part of the Idaho STEP Challenge. Since 2014, Simpson has lost nearly 70 pounds using an activity tracker to monitor his daily steps. Simpson recently cosponsored H.R. 1218, the Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT Act) which aims to promote health and prevent obesity related diseases by allowing physical activity expenses to be reimbursed using pre-tax dollars. The Ida... Read more

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