Economy

The Ides of March - Budgets, Debt, and Health Care

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“This week the Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care bill, and the decision will have consequences far beyond just the future direction of our health care system. If the individual mandate is struck down, it would be a major blow to the power of the federal government to use the Commerce Clause or the Necessary and Proper Clause to require Americans to... Read more »

House Budget Committee Passes 2013 Budget

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, a senior member of the House Budget Committee, today supported the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolution offered by Chairman Paul Ryan, which passed in the Committee 19–18. The Budget Resolution must be passed every year by the House and the Senate to set top-level spending limits that Congress then adheres to when crafting its appropriations bills that year. While the... Read more »

Simpson Questions White House Budget Director Over President’s FY13 Budget Proposal

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Congressman Mike Simpson, a senior member of the House Budget Committee, today questioned Acting White House Budget Director Jeffrey Zients regarding President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget blue print, which was released on Monday. President Obama’s budget, which was widely panned as a campaign document rather than a serious reform proposal, adds $1.3 trillion to our $15.4 trillion national defi... Read more »

Simpson Responds to President’s Budget

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement in response to the release of the president’s budget for FY 2013. “I will look over the President’s budget request over the next several weeks, and look forward to hearing from Administration officials on the specifics of their proposals. However, looking over it today I am discouraged that it does not appear to make a serious effort t... Read more »

Simpson Supports Balanced Budget Amendment

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, a senior member on the House Budget Committee, voted for H.J.Res. 2, proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. While it was supported by a majority of members, it failed in the House when Democrats largely opposed the bill, which required two-thirds support for passage because it is a constitutional amendment. The final tally wa... Read more »