Mike Simpson

Mike Simpson

IDAHO's 2nd DISTRICT

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Congressman Simpson Fluorine and dental health

2019-07-11 20:14:58


Congressman Simpson Speaks on FY19 Interior Appropriations

2019-01-11 18:47:15


Idaho Falls Veterans Day 2018

2018-11-09 20:23:01


A Doctor In The House....What is a dentist?

2018-11-02 22:15:18


Simpson Discusses Idaho Priorities with USDA/Forest Service

2017-05-26 16:31:00


Simpson Opposes Expansion of Clean Water Act

2015-04-30 16:29:33


Congressman Mike Simpson speaks in favor of DHS funding bill

2015-03-03 22:53:38


Simpson Discusses Delaying Sage-Grouse Listing

2014-07-18 16:44:07


Simpson Discusses Appropriations Committee Commitment to Fiscal Responsibility

2014-07-14 18:24:37


Chairman Simpson Opening Statement for FY15 Energy & Water Appropriations Bill

2014-06-18 18:42:53


Congressman Simpson Advocates for Potatoes in WIC

2014-05-29 19:11:27


Congressman Mike Simpson Defends U.S. Sugar Farmers

2014-05-29 18:33:14


Simpson Opposes Democrat Amendment to Create Duplicate Inventory Law for Gun Dealers

2014-05-09 12:51:15


Simpson Defends Wolf Delisting

2014-04-04 17:39:22


Congressman Simpson Questions EPA on Overreaching Water Rule

2014-03-27 18:50:16


Congressman Simpson Questions EPA on Overreaching Water Rule

2014-03-27 18:47:54


Congressman Simpson Objects to Jihad Comments on House Floor

2013-10-03 17:45:34


Congressman Simpson Speaks in Favor of the Open Our National Parks and Museums Act

2013-10-02 22:29:44


Congressman Simpson introduces Open Our National Parks

2013-10-02 00:39:27


Congressman Simpson Responds to Criticism of Cuts to the FY14 Interior Bill

2013-07-23 20:22:39


Contact Information

2084 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-5531
Fax 202-225-8216
simpson.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Appropriations

Michael (Mike) K. Simpson is serving his eleventh term in the House of Representatives for Idaho’s Second Congressional District.

Mike serves on the House Appropriations Committee. He is the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. He also serves on the Interior and Environment Subcommittee. These committees have jurisdiction over funding for a number of programs critical to Idaho, including the Department of Energy, the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, our National Parks, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Smithsonian Institute.

Simpson is one of the House’s leading advocates for a new energy policy and a renewed commitment to research and development of improved nuclear energy technologies. Mike has also gained national attention for his bill to split the massive, overburdened 9th Circuit Court of Appeals as well as his Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act which addresses the concerns of economic growth and stability for rural Idaho and resolves long time wilderness debate over the Boulder-White Clouds and was signed into law in August of 2015. Simpson has long championed a fix to fire borrowing, having authored the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act. Simpson’s leadership led to the passage of the FY18 Omnibus Spending Bill that provided historic forest management reforms, most notably treating wildfires like other natural disasters.

His political career began in 1980, when he was elected to the Blackfoot City Council. In 1984, he was elected to the Idaho Legislature where he served until 1998, the last six years serving as Speaker.  Simpson was born in Burley, Idaho and raised in Blackfoot. He graduated from Utah State University and earned his DMD from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduation, he joined his father and uncle at the Simpson Family Dental Practice in Blackfoot.

Simpson married his high school sweetheart, Kathy, and they have been married for almost 50 years. He is an avid golfer and reader who also enjoys painting and experiencing the exceptional scenery Idaho has to offer, with Kathy and their dog Charley.


Serving With

Russ Fulcher

IDAHO's 1st DISTRICT

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