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. However, the CHIPS Plus bill that the House voted on today was a far cry from a clean bill to support U.S. competitiveness.
Rather than engage in good faith negotiations with Republicans on this legislation relating to semiconductors this session, Democrats chose to craft yet another bill that sends billions of taxpayer dollars to Democratic wish list items that have nothing to do with countering China’s stranglehold over critical resources. I support funding for U.S. semiconductor production – but at a time when inflation is at record levels and Americans are already suffering under the crushing weight of rising prices, it is irresponsible to approve even more reckless spending that will almost certainly send our economy into recession.
H.R. 4346 passed the U.S. Senate on July 27, 2022, by a vote of 64-33 and the House of Representatives today by a vote of 243-187. The bill will now be presented to the President to be signed into law.
"Promoting Species Recovery Through Transparency, Flexibility, and Scientific Credibility"
I was glad to join Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Governor Brad Little, and the Congressional Western Caucus during 'Species Week' to discuss the importance of state and local sage-grouse conservation in Idaho.
Saving the Greater Sage-Grouse means saving their habitat. Each of the Western States, with a unique habitat and environment, are in a better position to manage that than the federal government. That is why I have fought so hard to prevent an ESA listing of the Greater Sage-Grouse, in addition to funds I secured to support the collaborative work between local stakeholders and federal partners, and protect the livelihoods of those who live, work, and recreate on Idaho’s lands.
While there is some doubt coming from the White House about this reality, it is clear that our economy is struggling and headed in the wrong direction. We simply can’t continue with the same tax-and-spend spree that created this situation in the first place.
That is why Republicans plan to fight inflation and recession by cutting back on excessive Democrat spending. I am committed to fiscal responsibility and taking a more judicious approach to how we spend your tax dollars.
Internships with Congressman Simpson
On Thursday, we celebrated National Internship Day. Interns provide a valuable service to my office, staff, and constituents, and take on a wide range of responsibilities. In turn, internships offer unsurpassed opportunities to gain experience through the application of academic skills in a highly professional work environment.
Regardless of your educational background, I encourage all interested students to apply. I am accepting internship applications for my Washington, D.C. office and Idaho Falls District Office.