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Simpson Opposes Unilateral Action By President

Posted on 12/07/14 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today opposed H.R. 3979, The National Defense Authorization Act because of the authority it extends to the Administration to train and equip the Syrian rebels. “There are many essential provisions included in H.R. 3979 that I support.  However, I opposed the bill because I cannot in good conscience vote to extend [...]

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Simpson Response to Obama’s Immigration Plan

Posted on 11/21/14 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Washington, D.C. – The following statement was issued by Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson following the President’s Address to the Nation on his plans for immigration: “Let me be clear, the President’s actions tonight are illegal, unconstitutional, and contrary to the way in which the American people expect the President and Congress to interact. They have [...]

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ICYMI: Simpson Supports Bills to Improve EPA’s Public Accountability

Posted on 11/21/14 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson this week supported a series of bills to bring greater transparency and accountability to actions by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  H.R. 1422, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013, H.R. 4012, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013, and H.R. 4795, the Promoting [...]

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Simpson Supports Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted on 11/16/14 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Calls on the White House to Stop Delaying Project Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Simpson today supported H.R. 5682, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would put an end to years of bureaucratic delays and allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project. The Keystone XL pipeline would transport crude oil from [...]

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ICYMI: Times-News Endorsement: Simpson Has Big Game Potential

Posted on 10/24/14 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Times-News Editorial Board October 24, 2014 U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson is like that scrappy NFL backup who has a habit of throwing a pick at exactly the wrong moment. But he also has a penchant for coming off the bench and leading a game-winning drive. We just can’t help but root for him. The eight-term [...]

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ICYMI: Simpson Continues Fight Against Obama Water Grab

Posted on 10/06/14 in Uncategorized, No Comments

“The more this rule is analyzed, the more ridiculous the EPA’s claims that it won’t negatively affect agriculture and other industries become.” – Congressman Mike Simpson Boise, ID – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today expressed continued opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to expand federal jurisdiction over water.  This week the Small [...]

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ICYMI: Our View: Renew Lease with Simpson in House

Posted on 09/26/14 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Idaho Statesman September 26, 2014 Rep. Mike Simpson’s footprints on federal policies that positively affect Idaho are huge and numerous. That is testament to a tenacious and pragmatic, yet patient, style that knows when to take the long view. When the Idaho Falls Republican, who is running for his 9th term as the 2nd District [...]

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Simpson Praises Passage of Water Protection Act

Posted on 09/10/14 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Legislation limits EPA from redefining ‘waters of the United States’ under Clean Water Act Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson cosponsored and supported final passage of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, that supports the existing partnership between states and the federal government by preventing EPA and the [...]

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ICYMI: Simpson Works to Stop EPA Water Grab

Posted on 08/04/14 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Lends support to new bills addressing controversial provisions in proposed rule Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has cosponsored two new bills to address widespread concerns with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new proposed rule expanding its jurisdiction over water throughout the U.S.  H.R. 5071, the Agriculture Conservation Flexibility Act, would address some of [...]

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ICYMI: Simpson Defends Western Priorities to Appropriations Committee

Posted on 07/17/14 in Uncategorized, No Comments

House committee marks up Interior bill that reflects Simpson’s influence on the committee, looks after western interests Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today defended western priorities in the House Interior and Environment Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2015.  Simpson, a member of the subcommittee, authored a number of provisions that were included in [...]

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