ICYMI: Simpson Language Keeps Sheep Station Open

Posted in Uncategorized on 07/19/15 No Comments

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson recently praised the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee’s decision to preserve ARS research programs including those at the U.S. Sheep Experimental Station (USSES) in Dubois, Idaho.  Simpson, who requested the language in the FY16 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, is working with other western representatives to support the USSES. Congressman Mike Simpson“I was disappointed [...]

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ICYMI: Protecting Idaho water from EPA

Posted in Uncategorized on 07/15/15 No Comments

WASHINGTON – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson June 18 protected Idaho priorities in the House Interior and Environment Appropriations bill for FY16. The bill, which sets out the budget for the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was marked up by the full House Appropriations Committee. Simpson, who sits [...]

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Simpson Applauds Supreme Court’s Ruling Against EPA for Ignoring Onerous Costs

Posted in Uncategorized on 06/30/15 No Comments

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for straying well be­yond the bounds of reasonable interpretation of the Clean Air Act. Congressman Simpson has long voiced opposition to the EPA’s aggressive rules and regulatory agenda. He believes the agency [...]

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Simpson Votes to Roll Back Flawed Obamacare Provisions

Posted in Uncategorized on 06/25/15 No Comments

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson recently supported final passage of two bills that would repeal two of the most unpopular and onerous provisions in Obamacare. H.R. 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015, and H.R. 1190, the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2015 were both passed by the House of [...]

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Simpson’s Idaho Truck Weight Language Advances

Posted in Uncategorized on 06/13/15 No Comments

Bill provides common sense reform allowing Idaho to be on equal footing with its neighbors. Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported final passage of the Fiscal Year 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill, which passed the House 216 -210 late last night.  The bill includes Simpson’s language increasing truck weights on [...]

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Idaho’s Simpson fights new EPA water rule

Posted in Uncategorized on 06/02/15 No Comments

Idaho Statesman By Bryan Clark (Idaho Falls) Post Register In October, U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson warned that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy had “fired the first shot across the bow in what could potentially become a water war.” The war is here. The Idaho Republican was talking about a seemingly minute redefinition of the [...]

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More Water War

Posted in Uncategorized on 05/20/15 No Comments

AgInfo.net By David Sparks Ph.d Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has iust supported passage of legislation to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempts to take control of state waters.  H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015, would require the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the controversial proposed rule [...]

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Simpson Supports Legislation to Limit EPA’s Reach on Water

Posted in Uncategorized on 05/15/15 No Comments

Bill would require the EPA and Army Corp of Engineers to withdraw the controversial proposed rule expanding the definition of “waters of the United States” Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported passage of legislation to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempts to take control of state waters last night.  H.R. 1732, [...]

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House Passes Simpson’s Energy and Water Bill

Posted in Uncategorized on 05/03/15 No Comments

House Energy and Water Chairman reverses Obama Administration’s nuclear cuts, increases INL funding Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson praised the House passage of the Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, which reverses proposed cuts to Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, and cleanup activities [...]

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Chairman Mike Simpson Protects States’ Water Rights

Posted in Uncategorized on 05/01/15 No Comments

Defeats amendment that would allow expansion of federal jurisdiction over water Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman, has led a successful effort to defeat an amendment that would have stripped a section of the Energy and Water Appropriations bill prohibiting any changes to federal jurisdiction under the Obama [...]

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