NEWS

August
5, 2020

UPDATED: Simpson Lauds Trump for Signing New Act to Preserve Public Lands and Parks

  President Donald Trump signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act the morning of Aug. 4. In a statement issued by Rep. Mike Simpson, the Idaho congressman who helped lead the bill to clearing the House of Representatives by more than 300 votes, the signing was described as “a historic day for public lands…

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August
5, 2020

Trump signs Simpson-backed conservation bill

A bill to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a longtime priority of U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, is now law. President Donald Trump held a signing ceremony at the White House on Tuesday to sign the Great American Outdoors Act, which will guarantee real funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund of…

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July
23, 2020

Great American Outdoors Act, co-sponsored by Simpson, heads to Trump’s desk

The bipartisan bill, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, dedicates billions of dollars toward conservation projects and maintenance of public lands. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill Wednesday 310-107. The Senate passed the bill last month. The act would double current funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund to roughly $900…

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June
18, 2020

Senate passes bill to permanently fund Land and Water Conservation Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday morning, the U.S. Senate voted 73-25 to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a vote with major implications for Idaho public lands. The Great American Outdoors Act, which would redirect more offshore oil and gas lease profits to the conservation fund and allow up to $9.5 billion in…

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