Stories tagged: Mike Simpson
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Washington, Idaho lawmakers waiting for details of DACA ‘deal’
Word that President Donald Trump may have reached an agreement with Democratic leaders in Congress on DACA legislation has some lawmakers from Washington and Idaho offering qualified support and others …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
Eye on Boise: Idaho delegation splits on hurricane relief, government funding bill
When Congress quickly and overwhelmingly passed a Hurricane Harvey relief and government funding bill late last week, it did so with the backing of only half of Idaho’s congressional delegation.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Crapo, Simpson, Risch condemn racist violence; Labrador stays mum
Three of the four members of Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation have spoken out strongly against the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend, condemning racism and white supremacy as counter to …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Prayers for victims, thanks for police in reactions to shooting
Northwest members of Congress react to the shooting in Alexandria, Va.
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Idaho’s Simpson wants to reform wildfire funding, Labrador targets refugee resettlement
Both of Idaho’s congressmen introduced legislation late last week, 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson on reforming funding for fighting the nation’s wildfires, and 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador on limiting …
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:40 p.m.
Crapo: Trump budget calls for ‘dramatic cuts’ affecting Idahoans, communities
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo said while there’s “significant agreement” that the nation needs to bring the federal budget into balance, the budget proposal released Tuesday by President Trump calls for …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson speaks out on health care bill
While vigorously defending the GOP House-passed health care bill, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson told the Idaho Healthcare Summit today that he wouldn’t have voted for it if that was what …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 10 p.m.
Idaho’s Risch, Simpson support strikes on Syria
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had high praise for the
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016
Eye on Boise: Legislators in Congress split on budget vote
Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation split down the middle late last week as the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a continuing resolution to fund the government – avoiding a government shutdown …
Sun., June 12, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Idaho’s growing Hispanic population a factor in education, economy
Hispanics accounted for 42 percent of the enrollment growth in Idaho’s public schools in the last five years, according to a new report from the University of Idaho’s McClure Center …
Sun., Dec. 6, 2015, 6 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Eye on Boise: Idaho reps split votes on transportation, education
Eye on Boise column for Sunday
Sun., Oct. 25, 2015
Ex-Im Bank faces crucial vote
House expected to vote Monday on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, which critics call the “Bank of Boeing.”
Sat., Sept. 26, 2015
Region’s Republicans express respect for Boehner
Resigning House Speaker John Boehner “was the right man at the right time,” the Spokane Republican who served on his leadership team said Friday. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who was …
Sun., Aug. 30, 2015
Eye on Boise: Idaho board looks to rule out outlandish park names
After promising that new corporate sponsorship programs for Idaho’s state parks wouldn’t lead to renaming state parks for Coca-Cola or Doritos, state parks board members were faced with new administrative …
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015
Western senators push bill to fix how forest firefighting is funded
BOISE – With wildfires raging along with the costs to fight them, a group of Western senators on Wednesday touted a solution for paying firefighting bills. The U.S. Forest Service …
Sat., Aug. 8, 2015
Obama signs into law Sawtooth wilderness protection
With the stroke of a pen, President Barack Obama added wilderness protection Friday to more than a quarter-million acres in Idaho. He signed the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 7, 2015, 10:33 a.m.
Obama signs Sawtooth legislation
President Obama signed the Sawtooth and Jerry Peak Wilderness act this morning.
Sun., April 19, 2015
Eye on Boise: Lawmakers want no credit for representative’s editorial
A brouhaha over the child support enforcement bill killed on the final day of this year’s Idaho legislative session is dividing the House GOP. First, Former Rep. Cindy Agidius, communications …
Sat., March 28, 2015
Rural schools, roads funding passes House sans Labrador support
Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador cast one of just 37 “no” votes in the House this week on a program that provides millions of dollars to rural, timber-dependent Idaho counties for …
Sun., Dec. 15, 2013
Eye on Boise: Crapo’s injuries draw attention in Washington, D.C.
BOISE – Idaho U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo drew some second looks in Washington, D.C., last week, but not necessarily because of his comments in the Senate. Instead, it was the …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2013
Eye on Boise: Tom Luna’s school fund push stalls
BOISE – Political fireworks flew at the Idaho state Land Board last week, as, for the second time in five years, state schools Superintendent Tom Luna sought to boost the …
Sun., July 14, 2013
National group recruited Simpson challenger via website
BOISE – The Club for Growth, a national group that funneled money to bankroll one-term 1st District Idaho Rep. Bill Sali’s run for Congress in 2006, announced last week that …
Sun., July 7, 2013
Eye on Boise: Total Idaho crime down, but violence up
BOISE – Idaho’s crime rate dropped 1.5 percent in 2012, according to the new Crime in Idaho report, continuing a five-year decline, but the number of violent crimes – murder, …
Sun., June 30, 2013
Eye on Boise: Crapo, Risch oppose immigration bill
BOISE – Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch both voted against the landmark immigration reform bill that passed the U.S. Senate last week. “The triggers in this bill with …
Sun., June 16, 2013
Pollsters find broad support for immigration bill
BOISE – A new statewide poll shows Idaho voters strongly in support of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration bill now being debated in the U.S. Senate, with 67 percent …
Sun., May 5, 2013
Eye on Boise: Pretty quiet on fundraising front, but Crapo’s war chest deep
BOISE – Idaho’s four-member congressional delegation didn’t do a ton of fundraising during the first quarter of this year, what with it not being an election year and all. But …
Wed., May 30, 2012
Mussel infestation threatens NW waters
BOISE – North Idaho Rep. Eric Anderson’s nightmare involves invasive quagga and zebra mussels slipping into Idaho’s waterways and altering the very nature of the state. “It scares me, it …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2011
Post your thoughts on education reform
BOISE – Public comments on the State Board of Education’s proposed new online class graduation requirement – requiring every Idaho high school student to take two online courses to graduate …
Sun., July 3, 2011
Editorial: Protect ESA from peril of legislative assaults
Fish and Wildlife authorities in Idaho and Montana are again managing gray wolves. Can they manage a can of worms?
Sun., June 19, 2011
Eye on Boise: Simpson relishes sticking fork in rule curbing potatoes
Idaho congressman Mike Simpson is hailing the demise of what he called a “biased anti-potato rule,” saying a proposed USDA rule to limit potatoes, corn, green peas and lima beans …