NEWS

March
30, 2021

‘It changed me’ – Mini-Cassia veterans gather to share stories on National Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 29, 1973, was the day the last U.S. combat troops departed Vietnam at the war’s end. On or around the same day Hanoi released the last of its acknowledged prisoners of war. The gathering was kept small this year due to the coronavirus, said Mini-Cassia Veterans Service Officer Chuck Driscoll. The veterans shared stories…

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March
23, 2021

Farm Workforce Modernization Act moves through Congress, could mean relief for Idaho farmers

A bill aimed at addressing the worker shortage in agriculture and the uncertainty of the farm labor workforce, which has high rates of undocumented workers, passed the House of Representatives Thursday with bipartisan support. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, coauthored and sponsored by Congressman Mike Simpson, would create a program that allows agricultural workers and…

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March
17, 2021

Reader Comment: When Mike Simpson Talks – Idaho AG Should Hear Him Out

For those who know me, there are few things in this world which I feel more passionate about than Idaho agriculture and water. Both have been cornerstones of my life since I first drew breath and the political career that has largely defined the second half of my life. Those who know me also know…

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March
17, 2021

Rep. Simpson: Energy Matters

Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, issued the following statement: “I have been a proponent of hydroelectric power since I first came to Congress.  It is one of the best energy sources we have—clean, reliable, renewable baseload generation that is more valuable than ever as we seek to reduce carbon emissions in the electricity sector.  For years,…

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