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Simpson Announces Appropriations Subcommittee Assignments

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Simpson Announces Appropriations Subcommittee Assignments Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced his committee assignments for the 118th Congress. Congressman Simpson will continue to serve on the House Appropriations Committee.  He will serve as Chairman of the House Interior and Environment Subcommittee and serve as a member of the House Energy and…

The Domestic Production of Critical Minerals for National Security

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The Domestic Production of Critical Minerals for National Security   By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “As the new year and a new Congress begin, we have an opportunity to set our nation on a course toward energy independence and future prosperity.  During my time in Congress, I have grown deeply concerned about the fact that the United States is far too reliant…

We Must Stop Democrats’ Attempts to Take Over Federal Elections and Focus on Real Solutions

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We Must Stop Democrats’ Attempts to Take Over Federal Elections and Focus on Real Solutions By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. − “The right to vote, free from discrimination, is fundamental to what makes America great.  But Congressional Democrats have introduced several bills in the 117th Congress, along with a litany of actions at the state level prior to the 2020…

Simpson Cosponsors Critical Minerals Bills

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Simpson Cosponsors Critical Minerals Bills Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson recently cosponsored two bills to encourage domestic mining of critical minerals. “Current events have shown that the United States is far too reliant on unfriendly foreign nations for important resources.  Whether it be oil and gas or the critical minerals we need to power modern…

Idaho Delegation Encourages Secure Supply Chains for Critical Minerals

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Idaho Delegation Encourages Secure Supply Chains for Critical Minerals By Senator Risch, Senator Crapo, Representative Simpson, and Representative Fulcher Washington, D.C. – “Together, as Idaho’s Congressional delegation, we express our grave concern with the vulnerability of supply chains and the long-term implications if we do not act now to develop a secure supply chain of critical…

Simpson Cosponsors Bill to Boost American Energy Independence and Cut Off Russia

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Simpson Cosponsors Bill to Boost American Energy Independence and Cut Off Russia Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today cosponsored H.R. 6858, the American Energy Independence from Russia Act.  “This is an important bill that I hope receives immediate consideration on the House floor,” said Simpson.  “The United States has vast domestic energy resources that…

Simpson: Biden Missed Energy Independence in his SOTU

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Simpson: Biden Missed Energy Independence in his SOTU  Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement after President Biden delivered his State of the Union address this evening.   “President Biden attempted to defend some of his Administration’s failures over the last year. At the end of the day, the American economy is suffering from…

Cybersecurity: The Existential Threat Facing Our Nation

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Cybersecurity: The Existential Threat Facing Our Nation By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “The recent ransomware attacks on Colonial Pipeline and JBS are just the latest salvos in an ongoing digital war that is putting innocent citizens in its crossfire. Just as the U.S. Intelligence Community once warned about al-Qaeda, they are now publicly sounding the alarm over the…

IDAHO DELEGATION URGES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY TO TAKE ADDITIONAL STEPS TO REMOVE SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL FROM INL

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IDAHO DELEGATION URGES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY TO TAKE ADDITIONAL STEPS TO REMOVE SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL FROM INL Encourages further action consistent with 1995 Settlement Agreement   WASHINGTON -- Idaho’s congressional delegation today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Dan Brouillette encouraging further…

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…