NEWS

January
9, 2020

Thank you, Gov. Little, and happy anniversary INL

By Rep. Mike Simpson Jan 9, 2020 This year, my wife Kathy and I will celebrate 50 years of marriage. Anniversaries are a great time to pause and reflect on how fortunate we are. While I tease Kathy about how lucky she is to be married to me, anyone who has met Kathy knows I…

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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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