NEWS

October
4, 2019

Crapo, Risch join call for PILT renewal

BY NATHAN BROWN Idaho’s two Republican senators joined a bipartisan group of 31 mostly western senators Wednesday in urging Senate leadership to renew some crucial payments to rural western counties. U.S. Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo signed onto a letter to Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, urging…

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September
25, 2019

Simpson criticizes impeachment push

By Nathan Brown Eastern Idaho’s congressman on Wednesday criticized the House Democrats’ decision to move forward with an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. “Democrats have been threatening to impeach President Trump before he was sworn into office,” U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, who represents Idaho’s Second Congressional District, said in an email. “To date, I…

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September
24, 2019

Simpson Cosponsors Bills to make PILT Permanent and to Extend SRS

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson cosponsored two bills that would provide payments to counties with significant percentages of federal land. The Permanently Authorizing PILT Act would eliminate the uncertainty of annual PILT payments by permanently funding the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program which provides more than $30 million a year to Idaho…

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September
24, 2019

Idaho congressional delegation responds to Trump impeachment inquiry

Susan Walsh, Associated Press Idaho’s congressional delegation responded Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcement that the House will launch a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Sen. Mike Crapo “I always prefer Congress remain a legislative body that advances legislation to benefit the American people,” Crapo wrote in a statement. “As to the…

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