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  • Simpson Applauds Committee Passage of Bill Renaming White Clouds after Andrus
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, HOT TOPICS, SNRA+

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement after the House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R. 4134 by unanimous consent. The bill would name the White Clouds Wilderness after former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior, Cecil D. Andrus. “I am very grateful to Chairman Bishop and the Committee for passing legislation to honor the late Governor Andrus,” said Simpson. “Governor Andrus meant so much, to so many in Idaho. So do the White Clouds. It is only fitting th... Read more

  • Simpson Responds to SOTU
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement after President Trump’s State of the Union. “In today’s divided political climate it may seem difficult to find consensus. However, it is undisputable that the American economy is strong and on the rise. President Trump signed into law the largest tax reform policy in more than three decades and the results have been overwhelming. Businesses all over the world are investing and reinvesting in America, and families are keeping more of ... Read more

  • DELEGATION SAYS BEA EXTENSION AT INL IS WELL-DESERVED
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, HOT TOPICS

    Members of Idaho’s Congressional Delegation praise the announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy to extend the operations contract of the Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) at the Idaho National Laboratory as well-deserved reflection of their outstanding work and contributions to U.S. energy security. “I appreciate the commitment shown by DOE in announcing the contract extension for management at the Idaho National Laboratory,” said Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. “As the nation’s lead nuclear laborat... Read more

  • Simpson Discusses Fire Borrowing with Forest Service Chief
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, HOT TOPICS, Wildfire Disaster Funding Act

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson discussed the issue of fire borrowing during a House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee hearing with Chief of the Forest Service, Tony Tooke this week. Specifically, Simpson emphasized the need to fund wildfires like other natural disasters. “Solving the issue of fire borrowing has been one of my top legislative priorities in Congress,” said Simpson. “In Idaho and other western states, fire-borrowing has decimated the budgets of... Read more

  • Simpson Votes for Lower Taxes
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Businesses, Economy , Taxes, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson praised the passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act today in the House of Representatives. H.R. 1 is the first comprehensive tax reform legislation to pass the House since 1986. “Since coming to Congress, I’ve talked to farmers, ranchers and businesses throughout Idaho and I consistently hear about the burden that our overly complex, outdated, and unfair tax code puts on families and small businesses,” said Simpson. “This bill will relieve much of that burden ... Read more

  • Simpson Praises Defense Bill Supporting our Troops and Big Wins for Idaho
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, HOT TOPICS

    The House of Representatives today passed the conference report to H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported this legislation which fulfills Congress’ constitutional responsibility to provide for the common defense in addition to authorizing many important programs that support our military, including a pay increase and benefits to military members and their families. “The overwhelmingly support of the conference repor... Read more

  • House Passes Bill to Improve Forest Health
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, HOT TOPICS, Wildfire Disaster Funding Act

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson voted in favor of legislation that would advance effective forest management and address the issue of fire-borrowing. H.R. 2936, the Resilient Federal Forests Act would promote collaborative forest management, reduce frivolous litigation, and modernize the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act. Included in the package is Congressman Simpson’s bipartisan H.R. 1483, the Litigation Relief for Forest Management Projects Act which would reverse a dis... Read more

  • Simpson Cheers DOI Move to Improve Sage Grouse Management Plans
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement in response to the Department of the Interior’s announcement that they will take public comments in an effort to improve the current Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land use plans. “Today’s announcement from the Department of the Interior regarding BLM’s sage-grouse management plans is welcome news in Idaho,” said Congressman Simpson. “Secretary Zinke and his team should be applauded for taking this important step which is needed to... 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

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