Economy

Simpson Secures Funds for Pocatello Infrastructure Project in Omnibus

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Simpson Secures Funds for Pocatello Infrastructure Project in Omnibus Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today highlighted the inclusion of the Pocatello Center Street Railroad Bridge Underpass Project in the FY 23 Omnibus package that was signed into law on December 29, 2022. The project was included in the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations…

Simpson Statement on the FY23 Omnibus Package

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Simpson Statement on the FY23 Omnibus Package Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today made the following statement on his opposition to Senate Amendment to H.R. 2617, FY23 Omnibus Appropriations. The bill, which will fund the government through Fiscal Year 2023, totaled $1.7 trillion and passed the House by a heavily partisan vote.  “While there are plenty of…

Farm Workforce Modernization Act to Lower Food Inflation

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Farm Workforce Modernization Act to Lower Food Inflation Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today offered a statement on The Cato Institute’s finding that the Farm Workforce Modernization Act would reduce food inflation by “increasing the number of legal foreign workers available to farms, increasing food production, and lowering prices for all consumers.” “This is one…

Simpson Statement on CHIPS Plus Act

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Simpson Statement on CHIPS Plus Act Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today made the following statement regarding the CHIPS Plus Act: “Bringing semiconductor fabrication back to the U.S. is a pressing matter for both commercial and defense needs. I was proud to support CHIPS for America when passed as part FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act,” said Simpson.…

Simpson Tells SEC to Revoke Proposed Climate Rule

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Simpson Tells SEC to Revoke Proposed Climate Rule Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today joined over 130 of his Republican colleagues in urging the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair, Gary Gensler to rescind a recently proposed rule requiring publicly traded companies to disclose extensive climate-related data.  The proposed rule would impose…

Simpson Cosponsors Supply Chain Disruptions Relief Act

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Simpson Cosponsors Supply Chain Disruptions Relief Act Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today cosponsored H.R. 7382, the Supply Chain Disruptions Relief Act, legislation to provide needed short-term relief to help auto dealers recover from severe inventory shortages due to global supply chain issues. “The auto industry, like many other industries, has felt the sting of…

We Must Stop Democrats’ Attempts to Take Over Federal Elections and Focus on Real Solutions

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We Must Stop Democrats’ Attempts to Take Over Federal Elections and Focus on Real Solutions By Congressman Mike Simpson Washington, D.C. − “The right to vote, free from discrimination, is fundamental to what makes America great.  But Congressional Democrats have introduced several bills in the 117th Congress, along with a litany of actions at the state level prior to the 2020…

Simpson Joins Colleagues Rejecting Ministry of Truth

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Simpson Joins Colleagues Rejecting Ministry of Truth Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson this week signed a letter and cosponsored a bill to shut down President Biden’s ‘Disinformation Governance Board,’ sometimes referred to as the ‘Ministry of Truth.’  “The Department of Homeland Security’s mismanagement has enflamed the crisis at our Southern Border, as…

Simpson Secures Funding for Rangeland Research in Wood River Valley

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Simpson Secures Funding for Rangeland Research in Wood River Valley  Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has secured $1.325 million in a recent government funding bill for the University of Idaho to develop education and research training at the Rinker Rock Creek Ranch field station near Hailey, Idaho by expanding curricula in rangeland management and animal…

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…