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  • Maintaining a Vibrant INL
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    “In the world of politics, some of the toughest moments are when you find yourself disagreeing with those you consider friends. “That has never been truer for me than in my current difference of opinion with former Governors Phil Batt and Cecil Andrus. They are opposing two INL shipments containing just 200 pounds of commercial nuclear fuel because of a delay related to the 1995 Settlement Agreement. The shipments represent the beginning of a research project slated to bring tens of millions of ... Read more

  • Simpson Examines Budget for Energy Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, Chairman of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, today held two hearings to discuss budget issues with officials from the Department of Energy. The first hearing was focused on the Department of Energy’s Applied Energy Programs, with Assistant Secretaries from the Offices of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy, Fossil Energy, and Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability testifying. The second hearing was focused... Read more

  • KEYSTONE PIPELINE MOVES TO THE PRESIDENT FOR APPROVAL
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today supported S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. The bill approves the Keystone XL Pipeline putting an end to years of bureaucratic delays and allowing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project. The Keystone XL pipeline would transport crude oil from the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada, to refineries in the United States. Canadian pipeline company TransCanada has estimated that it will invest $7 billion in the United States to build the pipeline, and t... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Keystone XL Pipeline
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy

    Idaho Congressman Simpson today supported H.R. 5682, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would put an end to years of bureaucratic delays and allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project. The Keystone XL pipeline would transport crude oil from the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada, to refineries in the United States. Because the pipeline would connect the United States with a foreign country, it requires a Presidential Permit issued by the State Department. The State De... Read more

  • Simpson Defends Western Priorities to Appropriations Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, Energy, EPA and Environmental Policies, Endangered Species Act

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today defended western priorities in the House Interior and Environment Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2015. Simpson, a member of the subcommittee, authored a number of provisions that were included in the bill, including language delaying the decision to list the sage-grouse as an endangered species by one year. Simpson successfully fought off efforts to strike this language during full committee consideration today. “What we’re trying to say [with this langu... Read more

  • House Passes Energy & Water Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Energy

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson announced that the Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Development Appropriations which passed the House of Representatives this evening, increases funding for critical programs at the Idaho National Laboratory. Simpson is Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and had the lead role in deciding funding for all Department of Energy programs. “I am pleased to report that the Energy and Water bill increases funding for many of... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Bills to Create Jobs, Increase Energy Independence
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson this week supported legislation that will lower energy costs and promote U.S. energy independence. H.R. 3301, the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, eliminates the requirement that oil and gas pipelines and electric transmission lines that cross U.S. borders with Mexico or Canada obtain a Presidential Permit in order to begin such projects. H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, would set a timeframe for the Energy Department to review appli... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Energy, Water

    The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation provides annual funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy, and other related agencies. The bill totals $34 billion – a $50 million reduction from the fiscal year 2014 enacted level and an increase o... Read more

  • Simpson Applauds Idaho Students’ Success in Science Bowl Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Energy

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson praised the accomplishments of four Idaho schools that are advancing to the 2014 National Science Bowl Finals after winning their respective regional competitions. Idaho’s Second Congressional District is the only district to send four schools to the National Finals. The Idaho teams that won their regional qualifying competitions are: Mackay Junior-Senior High School (Middle School) Idaho Falls High School Boise High School Treasure Valley Math and Science Center (... Read more

  • Simpson Examines Budget for Energy Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today held his first two hearings as Chairman of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee to discuss budget issues with officials from the Department of Energy. The first hearing was focused on the Department of Energy’s Applied Energy Programs, with Assistant Secretaries from the Offices of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy, Fossil Energy, and Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability testifying. The second hearing was fo... Read more

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