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Simpson Secures Funding for Nuclear Energy Priorities and Little Wood River Project in FY23 Energy and Water Legislation

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Simpson Secures Funding for Nuclear Energy Priorities and Little Wood River Project in FY23 Energy and Water Legislation Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced that he has secured funding for the Idaho National Laboratory, Office of Nuclear Energy, and nuclear cleanup activities in Idaho as well as $2.6 million in funding for a flood control project in Gooding, Idaho, in...

Simpson Secures Flood Control Project Fix for Gooding

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Simpson Secures Flood Control Project Fix for Gooding Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson announced today that he secured a cost limit adjustment for a flood control project that he has long sought for the City of Gooding, Idaho in H.R. 7776, the Water Resources Development Act of 2022. “This is an important step forward for the Little Wood River project, which is something I’ve been...

Simpson Joins Amicus Brief to Fight Expansive WOTUS Authority in Idaho

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Simpson Joins Amicus Brief to Fight Expansive WOTUS Authority in Idaho Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson recently joined 154 House colleagues in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court Case Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, an Idaho case that could set forth the proper test for determining the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean ...

Simpson Tells Biden Administration to Leave WOTUS Alone

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Simpson Tells Biden Administration to Leave WOTUS Alone Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined 200 of his colleagues in sending a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor urging that efforts to redefine the definition of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA), specifically “Waters of the United States” ...

Simpson’s Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Funding Bill Heads to President’s Desk with Big Wins for Idaho

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Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson praised the passage of H.R. 5895, which includes the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the legislation, which also includes legislation to fund the Veterans Administration, Military Construction projects and the Legislative branch, by a vote count of 377-20. H.R. 5895 provi...

Simpson Stands Up for Critical Idaho Provisions

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported passage of the fiscal year 2018 House Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which contains many important provisions to Idaho. Congressman Simpson has continually advocated for essential funding for Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and wildfire suppression and prevention, which are included in this year’s bill. “The Interior Appropriations bill is ar...

Simpson Applauds Administration’s WOTUS Repeal

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Idaho Congressman Simpson praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers proposed rule to repeal the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) definition that was submitted by the previous Administration. Today’s proposed rule withdraws WOTUS and allows for a rewrite of the definition, which will provide regulatory certainty for farmers, ranchers, local municipalities, a...

Important Idaho Provisions Advanced in House Interior Bill

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today supported the House Interior and Environment Appropriations bill for FY17 during the House Appropriations Committee consideration. Included in the legislation are policies important to western states and critical funding for Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), a vital program in the west that ensures communities are adequately compensated for the lack of tax reven...

Simpson Slams EPA Use of Taxpayer Funds

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) top official expressing extreme concerns with the use of federal funding for advocacy and lobbying efforts. EPA funds were recently linked to an advocacy project in Washington State. “As an Idahoan I fully expect to have differences with the EPA regardi...

Simpson Protects INL in Energy Bill

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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 ...