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Times News-Our View: Simpson Again Proved Himself

Posted on 10/18/13 in Uncategorized, No Comments

20 hours ago  •  Times-News Editorial Board U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson broke ranks and voted late Wednesday to approve a deal to reopen the federal government. It was a risky move and he deserves a round of applause for doing the right thing. We’ve been especially tough on Simpson over the past two weeks. Of Idaho’s four federal [...]

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Idaho State Journal:Idaho likes Mike for his reasoning

Posted on 10/17/13 in Uncategorized, No Comments

“If some Idahoans really think Simpson isn’t tea party enough, perhaps they should listen to Smith’s cries about Simpson being a liberal. The rest of us can say, “We like Mike.” He’s a conservative who exhibits common sense.” “Let’s look at Simpson’s record in Congress for the past 15 years. He came into office when [...]

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Simpson to Report Record Breaking Amount Raised

Posted on 10/08/13 in Uncategorized, No Comments

October 8th, 2013 Contact: Brody Aston 208-367-1927 or brodyaston@simpsonforcongress.com Simpson to Report Record Breaking Amount Raised Idaho Congressman sets new fundraising records, has $600,000 cash-on-hand BOISE, ID: Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced another record breaking quarter for fundraising in his race for re-election. Simpson is set to report over $437,000 raised in the quarter [...]

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

Posted on 10/02/13 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Washington, D.C. – 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 [...]

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ICYMI: House Passes Bill to Keep Government Open, Delays Obamacare

Posted on 09/30/13 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Washington, D.C. – 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 [...]

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ICYMI: Simpson: No Special Deal for Congress on Obamacare

Posted on 09/26/13 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson is a cosponsor of legislation to prevent Members of Congress from receiving special treatment under Obamacare by receiving a subsidy for their health insurance plan. Congress is required to be moved to the health insurance exchange once the law comes into effect, and recently the Obama Administration ruled [...]

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ICYMI: Simpson Supports House Short-Term Funding Bill

Posted on 09/23/13 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Simpson Supports House Short-Term Funding Bill Idaho Congressman wins the inclusion of money to replenish depleted wildfire accounts Washington, DC – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted in favor of legislation that would extend government funding at post-sequestration levels through December 15th and defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.  [...]

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Bruce Newcomb: Smith’s struggle with the facts

Posted on 09/20/13 in Uncategorized, No Comments

I read with interest Bryan Smith’s recent column in the Post Register about my friend, Rep. Mike Simpson. Bryan’s fledgling campaign for Congress is already becoming known as one of half-truths and distortions. That’s too bad because there are real issues of substance that should be discussed in this race. The Smith campaign’s first half-truth [...]

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ICYMI:Times News-Our View: Divided Republican Party Destroying Itself, Now in Idaho

Posted on 09/14/13 in Uncategorized, No Comments

The war for the national Republican Party’s soul has come to Idaho, and it threatens the career of eight-term U.S. Rep Mike Simpson. The tea party right has been on the warpath since President Barack Obama’s 2008 election to the White House. The GOP, mired in an internal philosophical battle between Reagan-type neoconservatives and the [...]

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Idaho’s Simpson, Labrador, ask Obama to seek congressional approval on Syria

Posted on 09/06/13 in Uncategorized, 1 Comment

by Dan Popkey Idaho Republican Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador both signed a letter with colleagues — including House Speaker John Boehner — to President Obama on Wednesday saying they “strongly urge” the commander-in-chief ”to consult and receive authorization from Congress before ordering the use of U.S. military force in Syria. Your responsibility to do [...]

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