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My Fight in Congress to “Back the Blue”

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My Fight in Congress to “Back the Blue” By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. – “Like many Americans, I am concerned about the recent increases in violent crime across the country.  I support reforms within law enforcement, but efforts from liberals to defund the police have hindered their ability to protect our communities.  The fact is, most police officers are…

Simpson Responds to President Biden’s FY23 Budget Proposal

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Simpson Responds to President Biden’s FY23 Budget Proposal Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement after President Biden announced his FY23 Budget Proposal: “The President’s FY23 Budget Proposal does not reflect the reality of life for most Americans.  This budget just shows how out of touch the Biden Administration is and it doubles down…

Simpson Scores Funding for College of Eastern Idaho

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Simpson Scores Funding for College of Eastern Idaho   Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has secured $100,000 in a recent government funding bill to strengthen workforce development programming at the College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) in Idaho Falls, Idaho.    “As Idaho’s population continues to grow, the construction industry is growing with it,” said…

Simpson Tells Biden Administration to Ditch the Public Transportation Mask Mandate

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Simpson Tells Biden Administration to Ditch the Public Transportation Mask Mandate Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today sent a letter with several other colleagues to the Department of Transportation requesting the Biden Administration reverse their decision to extend the mask mandate on public transportation.  On March 10, the Transportation Security…

Simpson Secures Idaho Provisions in Omnibus Legislation

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Simpson Secures Idaho Provisions in Omnibus Legislation INL, PILT, and sage grouse listing prohibition included along with $23.6 million to Idaho projects Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today applauded the House passage of H.R. 2471, which will fund the federal government for fiscal year 2022 and includes numerous critical benefits for Idaho and Western…

Simpson Secures Funding for Idaho National Guard, Boise Airport, Habitat for Humanity, CEI, U of I, Shoshone Bannock Fire Station and Several Ag Projects including Dubois Sheep Station and Idaho Grain Center

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Simpson Secures Funding for Idaho National Guard, Boise Airport, Habitat for Humanity, CEI, U of I, Shoshone Bannock Fire Station and Several Ag Projects including Dubois Sheep Station and Idaho Grain Center Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson announced today that he has secured nearly $24 million in funding for 8 projects in Idaho’s Second Congressional District in the…

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…

Setting the Record Straight on Fairness for All

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Setting the Record Straight on Fairness for All By Congressman Mike Simpson “In recent weeks, I have heard some questions from Idahoans about a bill in Congress that I am cosponsoring: H.R. 1440, the Fairness for All Act.  It has come to my attention that certain misconceptions about this bill have spread via social media and even the press, and I would like to take the time to…

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…