Economy

Simpson Supports Keystone XL Pipeline

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Idaho Congressman Simpson today supported H.R. 5682, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would put an end to years of bureaucratic delays and allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project. The Keystone XL pipeline would transport crude oil from the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada, to refineries in the United States. Because the pipeline would connect the United States wi... Read more »

House Takes Action to Allow Americans to Keep Current Health Insurance Plans

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today supported passage of H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act. This bill would allow employees to keep their work sponsored health plans by ensuring that existing group health plans can continue to be sold through 2019. It passed the House 247 to 167. Last year, millions of plans in the individual insurance market were cancelled due to Obamacare manda... Read more »

Tort Reform Will Reduce Heath Care Costs

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“We need real reform of our healthcare system, and Obamacare doesn’t do it. As Congress continues to look for ways to delay, defund, alter, and repeal provisions of this misguided law, we must not stop exploring ways to improve both the quality and cost-effectiveness of our health care system." - Congressman Simpson Read more »

House Passes Bill to Keep Government Open, Block Obamacare Subsidies for Congress

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson this evening voted in favor of legislation that would extend government funding at post-sequestration levels through December 15th, delay the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate for one-year, and require Members of Congress, congressional staff, and political appointees (including White House staff) to enroll in the Obamacare exchanges without an employer subsid... Read more »

House Passes Bill to Keep Government Open, Delays Obamacare

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted in favor of legislation that would extend government funding at post-sequestration levels through December 15th and delay the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, for one year. “Congress must do everything we can to avoid a government shutdown,” Simpson said. “This bill meets our obligation to keep the government func... Read more »

House Votes to Halt National Labor Relations Board Amid Constitutional Uncertainty

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Idaho Congressman Simpson today supported H.R. 1120, legislation that would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from taking any actions that would require a panel quorum vote until the constitutional question surrounding the legitimacy of the board members is decided. In January of 2012, President Obama made two recess appointments to the NLRB, but that move was ruled as unconstitut... Read more »

Simpson Supports Bill to Require President to Offer Plan to Avoid Sequester

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Congressman Simpson today supported H.R. 6365, the National Security and Job Protection Act, offered by Representative Allen West. The bill would require the President to submit a legislative plan to reduce the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion to avoid the mandatory budget sequester scheduled to take effect on January 2, 2013. After the failure of the “super committee” to agree on $1.2 trillion i... Read more »