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  • 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 Praises FY17 Omnibus Wins for Idaho
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Public Lands and Natural Resources, Energy, Economy , Agriculture, Fiscal Responsibility, EPA and Environmental Policies, HOT TOPICS, Gateway West

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today applauded the House passage of H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, which included many important provisions for Idaho and Western States. “This is a comprehensive and responsible package that contains many significant wins for Idaho and Western States, and will avoid a government shut down,” said Simpson. “It is the product of this past year’s worth of thoughtful deliberation and line-by-line analysis of every program in the federal budget. F... Read more

  • Simpson Secures Gateway West Transmission Line Agreement in Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: HOT TOPICS, Gateway West

    On Wednesday, the House passed the Fiscal Year 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act by a vote of 309-118. The legislation includes Congressman Mike Simpson and Congressman Raul Labrador’s Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Boundary Modification Act, which addresses the routing of the Gateway West Transmission Line, through the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA). Idaho Senator Jim Risch, who sits on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee... Read more

  • Simpson Releases Statement on Military Strikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement regarding the U.S. military strikes in Syria: “I support the President’s action against the Assad regime. The United States of America took a strong stand tonight against the unfathomable act Bashar al-Assad conducted this week by murdering innocent men, women and children with a chemical attack.” Read more

  • Simpson Issues Statement on Budget Blueprint
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Energy, Economy , Fiscal Responsibility, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement concerning the release of President Trump’s Budget Blueprint. “The Administration’s budget blueprint has given us a sense of what President Trump’s priorities will be in the coming fiscal year. I look forward to receiving the full budget soon so that Congress can get to work and get back to regular order in our budget and appropriations process. Once we receive the full budget, our subcommittee will do what it does every year; it will... Read more

  • Simpson Votes to Reform the Federal Regulatory Process
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy , Fiscal Responsibility, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson voted for two pieces of regulatory reform legislation to prevent regulatory overreach by the Obama administration during its final days and to return accountability and transparency to the federal regulatory process. The total cost of regulations imposed by federal agencies is estimated at $1.88 trillion annually. “Each year, federal agencies issue regulations without considering both their cost and benefits,” said Simpson. “Congress needs to reestablish its author... Read more

  • Simpson Supports House Continuing Resolution with Full Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Fiscal Responsibility, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Simpson praised the strong passage of legislation to provide funding for veterans this week by a vote of 342-85. H.R. 5325 also continues funding for all federal government operations at current levels through December 9, 2016. H.R. 5325 includes the full year Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (VA) Appropriations bill that passed the House of Representatives on May 19, 2016 with bipartisan support. “Funding provided by this legislation is necessary to keep the governme... 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

  • Idaho STEP Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: HOT TOPICS

    Idaho STEP Challenge In 2014, Congressman Mike Simpson started tracking his steps to achieve a series of personal weight loss goals. Since then, he has lost 68 pounds. Now, in an effort to advocate healthy lifestyles through his work in the House of Representatives, Congressman Simpson is challenging Idaho residents to a STEP Challenge. Beginning on June 1, 2016, Congressman Simpson will measure and record the number of miles he walks each week using his activity tracker. During the next calenda... 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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