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  • 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

  • Simpson Protects INL in Energy Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure, National Defense and Military, Energy, Water, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced that the Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill reverses proposed cuts to Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, and cleanup activities in Idaho. Simpson is Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, which passed the bill through the full House Appropriations Committee today, and had the lead role in deciding funding for all Department o... Read more

  • SIMPSON RESPONDS TO SOTU
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy , Fiscal Responsibility, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement after the President’s State of the Union Address. “I am not surprised that the President missed another opportunity to unite our country with his last State of the Union address,” said Simpson. “Instead of engaging Congress with a list of policy proposals we can work on together, the President chose to use the speech to lecture the nation on his agenda and his tired executive actions that continue to be blocked by our judicial branch.... Read more

  • Simpson Opposes Obama Administration’s Cap and Trade Rules
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, Energy, EPA and Environmental Policies, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson strongly supports efforts to put the brakes on the Obama Administration’s new cap and trade regulations. Simpson has long opposed efforts to impose unworkable regulations on the energy sector that would do little to improve climate conditions but would impose prohibitive costs to consumers. Most recently he has cosponsored resolutions to disapprove of two rules recently finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from... Read more

  • Simpson Casts Responsible Vote on Bipartisan Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy , Banking and Finance, Fiscal Responsibility, Social Security and Medicare, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted to support H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015. In addition to preventing a catastrophic national default, this agreement achieves long-term savings through entitlement reform, delivers predictability and certainty to the appropriations process and the funding of our national defense, and repeals an onerous mandate put in place by Obamacare. H.R. 1314 is fully offset and does not increase taxes. “It is imperative that we act in the best i... Read more

  • Simpson Votes to End Harmful Obamacare Policies
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy , HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act today. The legislation repeals the most onerous Obamacare provisions through a mechanism known as reconciliation, which is a budgeting process that allows Congress to align the priorities outlined in the current year’s budget resolution with existing law. “Even though Obamacare was signed into law five years ago, I still hear from Idahoans every single day about the law’s negative i... Read more

  • Ex-Im Bank levels the playing field, supports job growth, and helps reduce the national debt
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation and Infrastructure, Economy , Agriculture, Banking and Finance, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho’s economy, both urban and rural, is inextricably tied to our ability to export the products and commodities we produce. Whether it be by our high tech industry, which is the largest Idaho export to the world, or our agricultural products, which help support thousands of jobs. I strongly believe that Idaho’s farmers and businesses can compete and win on a level playing field and this is where the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank plays an important role. The Ex-Im Bank is the official export credi... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Legislation to Curb Obama’s Executive Overreach and Restore Constitutional Balance of Powers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, HOT TOPICS

    Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4138, the “Executive Needs to Faithfully Oversee and Respect Congressional Enactments,” known as the ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014. This legislation authorizes the House or Senate to sue the administration for failing to enforce federal law. Idaho Congressman Simpson supported this legislation, which passed the House by a vote of 233-181. “The Obama Administration has a habit of ignoring the will of Congress, defying the Constitution, and unilaterally... Read more

  • Simpson Secures Wildfire Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson ensured that critical wildfire suppression funding was included in must-pass legislation to avert a potential debt default and end the federal government shutdown. H.R. 2775 included vital funding—$600 million for the Forest Service and $36 million for the Department of the Interior—to restore wildfire suppression accounts that were emptied during the devastating 2013 fire season. Simpson oversees the budget for these agencies in his role as Chairman of the House I... Read more

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