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Simpson Secures Idaho Truck Weight Language

Posted on 04/30/15 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Idaho Congressman’s language creates a level playing field with neighboring states which will result in a boost to Idaho’s economic activity Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has once again secured language in the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill to allow trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds on Idaho Interstates. [...]

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Simpson Boosts INL Funding in Energy Bill

Posted on 04/24/15 in Uncategorized, No Comments

House Energy and Water Chairman reverses Administration’s nuclear cuts, increases INL funding Washington, DC – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced that the Fiscal Year 2016 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 [...]

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ICYMI: Blaine, Custer Counties Back Simpson’s Wilderness Bill

Posted on 04/21/15 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Times-News April 20, 2015 BOISE (AP) | Commissioners in two central Idaho counties are backing a new wilderness plan put forward by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho. The Idaho Statesman reports that Blaine County Commissioner Larry Schoen and Custer County Commissioner Wayne Butts in an April 13 letter say they prefer Simpson’s wilderness [...]

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Simpson Cosponsors Legislation to Protect Local Water from EPA

Posted on 04/16/15 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson cosponsored legislation to require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw their rule changing the definition of “waters of the United States.”  H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015, would pull back the flawed rule and ensure that any new rule reflects [...]

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ICYMI: House approves bipartisan Medicare doctor bill

Posted on 04/02/15 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Idaho Statesman By William Douglas The 392-37 vote Thursday represented victories for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who negotiated the $214 billion Medicare package and successfully muted concerns about some of its provisions within their respective caucuses. Idaho’s congressmen split their votes with Raul Labrador casting no and Mike [...]

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To Govern or Obstruct

Posted on 03/16/15 in Uncategorized, No Comments

By Congressman Mike Simpson “The American people used their votes last year to demonstrate a strong objection to gridlock while giving a modest endorsement to the direction Congressional Republicans offered as an alternative to Democrat policies in Washington.  Their confidence, however, was conditional on an expectation that Republicans would work aggressively to move our country [...]

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ICYMI: Simpson Praises Institute of Medicine’s Report on White Potatotes

Posted on 02/11/15 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson commends the recent report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggesting that fresh, white potatoes should not be excluded from the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program.  Simpson has been raising this concern with the USDA for years and successfully included fresh, white potatoes in the WIC program in the [...]

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ICYMI: Simpson Reaffirms Commitment to Stopping EPA Water Grab

Posted on 02/01/15 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has signed on as an original cosponsor of H.R. 594, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, which would support the existing partnership between states and the federal government by preventing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers from redefining “waters of the United [...]

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Simpson Responds to SOTU

Posted on 01/23/15 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement after the President State of the Union Address. The President has put forward his vision for our nation, now it’s time for a Republican Congress to do the same. The President wants to increase taxes on investments and earnings, while Republicans want to empower the middle class [...]

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ICYMI: Simpson’s Newborn Screening Bill Passes Congress and Heads to President’s Desk Reauthorizes Landmark 2008 Newborn Screening Bill

Posted on 01/05/15 in Uncategorized, No Comments

The House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, co-authored by Congressman Mike Simpson and Congresswoman Lucile Roybal-Allard (CA).  The bill will reauthorize newborn screening programs for five years while updating and building upon the landmark 2008 Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act first offered by Simpson and Roybal-Allard. “I am [...]

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