ICYMI: Idaho Delegation Blasts Obama Exec. Action on Guns

Posted in Uncategorized on 01/06/16 No Comments

Times News BOISE • Idaho’s Washington D.C. delegation joined many of their fellow Republicans on Tuesday in publicly condemning President Obama’s executive action to expand background checks to more smaller-scale sellers. “This Administration pushes constitutional boundaries by implementing policies that should be considered, debated, and voted on by Congress,” said U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson. “Limiting [...]

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ICYMI: Simpson praises spending bill, lists benefits to Idaho

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/18/15 No Comments

Idaho Statesman The $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package that will fund the federal government through September 2016 “contains many critical wins for Idaho and Western States,” Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson said in a statement praising the bill. The accord reached this week between Congress and the White House “avoids the inefficient and negligent practice of [...]

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Simpson Opposes Egregious EPA Water Takeover Plan

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/04/15 No Comments

Signs Amicus Brief supporting states’ authority over water Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson signed onto an amicus brief regarding the recent decision by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in the American Farm Bureau Federation v. United States Environmental Protection Agency. The brief outlines concerns about the EPA’s overreach in the Chesapeake Bay blueprint, [...]

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Simpson Votes to Block EPA Cap and Trade Rules

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/02/15 No Comments

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted for two resolutions intended to put the brakes on the Obama Administration’s new cap and trade regulations.  The votes on S.J Res. 23 and S.J. Res. 24 disapprove of two rules recently finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from new [...]

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ICYMI: Congressman Simpson receives award from United Dairymen of Idaho

Posted in Uncategorized on 11/24/15 No Comments

KMTV.com BOISE, Id (News Release) This week dairy farmers and industry partners gathered in Boise for the United Dairymen of Idaho’s annual meeting. The group gave out several awards at the event to honor dairy farmers who have achieved excellence in their industry. MILK QUALITY AWARD WINNER — Adrian Kroes and Mike Siegersma, SunRidge Dairy [...]

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ICYMI: Idaho lawmakers weigh in on passing refugee vetting law

Posted in Uncategorized on 11/23/15 No Comments

Idaho State Journal by Cydney McFarland Idaho Reps. Mike Simpson and Raúl Labrador voted in favor of the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act — or the American SAFE Act — during a vote on Thursday. The bill requires refugees from Syria and Iraq to undergo extra certifications and background investigations before being admitted to [...]

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ICYMI: Simpson working to stop EPA water rule

Posted in Uncategorized on 11/18/15 No Comments

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has cosponsored a resolution intended to stop the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the Obama Administration’s controversial Clean Water Rule.  In spite of widespread opposition in Congress and among the public, in June the Administration implemented a new rule broadly expanding its jurisdiction under [...]

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Simpson Opposes Obama Administration’s Cap and Trade Rules

Posted in Uncategorized on 11/18/15 No Comments

Cosponsors resolutions disapproving EPA’s rules for new and existing power plants Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson strongly supports efforts to put the brakes on the Obama Administration’s new cap and trade regulations.  Simpson has long opposed efforts to impose unworkable regulations on the energy sector that would do little to improve climate conditions [...]

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Idaho Delegation Wants Syrian Refugee Program Put On Hold

Posted in Uncategorized on 11/16/15 No Comments

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, and Idaho Representatives Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador, called for suspending bringing Syrian refugees to Idaho through the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program until better assurances of security can be obtained. “The attack on France demonstrates in stark horror the risks that not all who enter [...]

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Simpson Announces Legislative Steering Committee

Posted in Uncategorized on 10/28/15 No Comments

Boise, ID – Congressman Mike Simpson today announced his re-election campaign’s legislative steering committee members. “I am grateful to announce the support of so many strong legislative leaders from across the Second Congressional District.” said Congressman Simpson. “With their support, I am confident that our campaign will be able to communicate my strong conservative record [...]

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