NEWS

January
6, 2020

The fix for ag’s labor woes? Farm bill would legalize workers, help producers

TWIN FALLS — Idaho dairies rely almost exclusively on foreign-born labor since few domestic workers are willing to take jobs in agriculture. But dairy farmers aren’t eligible to hire through one of the few available legal avenues, and, to stay in business, they must rely on workers with ambiguous legal status. The system creates high…

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January
6, 2020

Idaho’s Congressional Delegation reacts to US Airstrike that killed Iran military leader

President Trump said he ordered the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani because he was planning ‘imminent and sinister attacks.’ The Pentagon says the U.S. military has killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, at the direction of President Donald Trump. It was an airstrike that killed Soleimani, who was the…

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December
27, 2019

Why I Voted Against Articles of Impeachment

By Rep. Mike Simpson Dec 27, 2019 The resolution considered on the floor of the House of Representatives, H.Res. 755, has two articles: 1) abuse of power, and 2) obstruction of Congress. After careful consideration of the evidence, I voted no on H.Res. 755. • Abuse of power: Democrats have yet to present any evidence…

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December
24, 2019

Idaho reps say “no” to impeachment

Simpson, Fulcher oppose Congress’ articles On Dec. 18, President Donald Trump became the third U.S. president to face removal from office after the U.S. House of Representatives voted on two articles of impeachment—abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The article on abuse of power passed by a vote of 230-197 and the article on…

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