Economy

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 election and since, cl...

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 demonstrated by the 1.5 mill...

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 science. “Idaho has long b...

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 States. “While this proce...

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 FY22 Omnibus ...

Simpson-supported Initiative to fix Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Payment Allocations Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

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Simpson-supported Initiative to fix Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Payment Allocations Heads to President’s Desk for Signature Washington, D.C. – On Monday, the House of Representatives passed a Simpson-supported effort to fix an error in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and preserve counties’ Secure Rural Schools (SRS) payment allocations. “The SRS program provides a vital source of funding...

Simpson: Biden Missed Energy Independence in his SOTU

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Simpson: Biden Missed Energy Independence in his SOTU Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement after President Biden delivered his State of the Union address this evening. “President Biden attempted to defend some of his Administration’s failures over the last year. At the end of the day, the American economy is suffering from the highest inflation levels ...

Simpson Discusses Supply Chain With McCain Foods USA

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Simpson Discusses Supply Chain With McCain Foods USA Washington, D.C. – Today, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson visited McCain Foods USA processing plant in Burley, Idaho. McCain Foods USA is the nation’s leading supplier of frozen potato and snack food products across the country. Simpson toured McCain’s plant operations and met with company leadership to discuss ongoing issues related to supply ch...

Simpson Demands Plan from Biden Administration to Return to Normal Life

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Simpson Demands Plan from Biden Administration to Return to Normal Life Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined more than 70 House of Representatives Republicans in sending a letter to President Biden and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra asking the Administration to take immediate action to present the American people with a plan for returning...

Simpson Urges Administration to Halt Spending Spree and Fix Supply Chain

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Simpson Urges Administration to Halt Spending Spree and Fix Supply Chain Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, along with 159 other Members of Congress, sent a letter this week to President Biden urging the Administration to immediately address the global supply chain crisis before Congress considers additional social spending and taxation legislation. “Global supply chain issues have...