NEWS

October
7, 2020

Simpson, Swisher to debate next week

The candidates running to represent Idaho’s Second Congressional District will face off next week in what is, so far, the only in-person debate for federal office of this year’s election cycle. U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, the incumbent Republican who represents eastern and central Idaho, will face his Democratic opponent Aaron Swisher in a debate organized…

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October
2, 2020

Clean energy group backs Simpson re-election bid A Republican pro-clean energy group has endorsed U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson’s re-election bid.

A Republican pro-clean energy group has endorsed U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson’s re-election bid. “Congressman Mike Simpson has played a key role in advancing clean energy technologies and building a stronger American energy sector for his constituents,” said Heather Reams, executive director of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions. “During his time in the U.S. House, Congressman Simpson…

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October
1, 2020

Simpson, Fulcher Back Petition to Extend PPP

Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher have signed a discharge petition aimed at helping small businesses. The discharge petition calls for a vote on H.R. 8265, which is a bill that would extend the federal Paycheck Protection Program through the end of 2020. It would allow an additional $135 billion in unspent funds to…

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September
30, 2020

Western politicians from both parties back wildfire bill

While Idaho has been spared the worst of this year’s wildfires, the states to the west haven’t been so lucky. Fires in Oregon, Washington and California burned through millions of acres, destroying homes, communities and natural attractions and causing several deaths. Earlier in September, parts of Idaho were enveloped in a haze of smoke from…

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