NEWS

May
30, 2020

Eye on Potatoes Podcast: In discussion with Congressman Mike Simpson and NPC CEO Kam Quarles about COVID-19

The Eye on Potatoes Podcast is brought to you by the National Potato Council. In this most recent episode: As potato growers continue to reel from the COVID-19 pandemic fallout, Congressman Mike Simpson and the entire Idaho Congressional delegation are championing policy solutions to support the nation’s struggling potato industry. Congressman Simpson joins the podcast…

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May
28, 2020

Simpson co-sponsors bill to give loans to minor league teams

U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson is backing a bill to give some relief to minor league baseball teams, including the imperiled Idaho Falls Chukars. Simpson, a Republican who represents eastern and south-central Idaho, is one of the co-chairmen of the congressional Save Minor League Baseball Task Force along with Reps. Lori Trahan, D-Massachusetts, David McKinley, R-West…

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May
12, 2020

If you can read this, thank a teacher

By CONGRESSMAN MIKE SIMPSON I often get asked how a dentist ends up in Congress. As much as I’d like to say that it’s because “I like getting to the root of a problem,” the truth is, it all started with a certain teacher who made an indelible mark on my life at a young…

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May
7, 2020

Voter info: Here’s who’s on the primary election ballot and when it’s due

Ada County elections envelope Idaho is holding an all-absentee ballot election for the May 19 primary. Shown is the return envelope included with an Ada County ballot. Early voting is underway for Idaho’s all-absentee ballot primary election on May 19. Though May 19 is the deadline to register to vote and request a ballot, voters…

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