NEWS

April
1, 2022

Fixing Idaho’s farm labor shortage will require fixing immigration. The Senate should act

BY REP. MIKE SIMPSON AND BRYAN SEARLE MARCH 30, 2022 The number one issue for farmers today is the labor shortage. Wherever you go, there are help wanted signs. Common sense immigration solutions would go a long way to helping farmers find the workers they need to keep food on America’s tables. Those solutions must…

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March
22, 2022

Simpson secures Idaho provisions in omnibus legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today applauded the House passage of H.R. 2471, which will fund the federal government for fiscal year 2022 and includes numerous critical benefits for Idaho and Western States. “While this process was far from perfect, I voted yes on this legislation because the final package contains huge wins…

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March
20, 2022

Congressman Simpson announces $7 million for new Shoshone-Bannock fire station

FORT HALL — Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson is pleased to announce $7 million in federal funding for the construction of a new Fire Station on the Fort Hall Reservation, home of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. The funding is designated to address the inadequate facility needs of the Fort Hall Fire Department and EMS operations. Current facilities…

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March
19, 2022

Reader Comment: Setting the record straight on fairness for all

In recent weeks, I have heard some questions from Idahoans about a bill in Congress that I am cosponsoring: H.R. 1440, the Fairness for All Act. It has come to my attention that certain misconceptions about this bill have spread via social media and even the press, and I would like to take the time…

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