NEWS

June
15, 2020

Defunding the police is not the answer

Like many Americans, I watched in horror the cell-phone video of the murder of George Floyd. His death is a heart-wrenching tragedy, and Mr. Floyd’s killers must be brought to justice. This horrific act of cruelty has rightly cracked wide open a debate in America over social and criminal justice reform. Our public institutions must…

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June
14, 2020

Idaho lawmakers back some reforms but oppose police defunding

Eastern Idaho’s congressman and the state’s two senators said Friday they oppose defunding police departments, as some activists have called for in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and others at the hands of police, but they do support some federal-level efforts to address police violence. “Up-front, he thinks defunding the police is…

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June
11, 2020

Simpson Introduces the Great American Outdoors Act – Public Lands

Simpson Introduces the Great American Outdoors Act Legislation has broad bipartisan support, including President Trump and hunting and conservation organizations Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress to introduce the Great American Outdoors Act. The legislation is an investment in our public lands. First, the bill permanently funds the existing…

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June
6, 2020

Simpson co-sponsors bill to permanently fund Land and Water Conversation Fund

BOISE — With the backing of President Donald Trump, Congress is getting close to fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a decision that would affect Idaho public lands. The U.S. Senate will vote next week on the Great American Outdoors Act, which would redirect more offshore oil and gas lease profits to the…

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