Mike Simpson’s Record

Mike Simpson’s Record


Political Experience

Current Legislative Committees

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 4, 2017 HR 1628 American Health Care Act of 2017 Bill Passed – House
(217 – 213)
Yea
May 4, 2017 HR 2192 McSally Amendment Amendment Adopted – House
(429 – 0)
Yea
May 3, 2017 HR 244 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 Concurrence Vote Passed – House
(309 – 118)
Yea
May 2, 2017 HR 1180 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 Bill Passed – House
(229 – 197)
Yea
March 30, 2017 HR 1431 EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017 Bill Passed – House
(229 – 193)
Yea
March 29, 2017 HR 1430 Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 Bill Passed – House
(228 – 194)
Yea
March 28, 2017 S J Res 34 Providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and other Telecommunications Services Joint Resolution Passed – House
(215 – 205)
Did Not Vote
March 16, 2017 HR 1181 Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act Bill Passed – House
(240 – 175)
Yea
March 16, 2017 HR 1259 VA Accountability First Act of 2017 Bill Passed – House
(237 – 178)
Yea
March 10, 2017 HR 720 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017 Bill Passed – House
(230 – 188)
Yea
March 9, 2017 HR 985 Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 Bill Passed – House
(220 – 201)
Yea
March 1, 2017 HR 998 Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act Bill Passed – House
(240 – 185)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2017 H J Res 43 Providing for Congressional Disapproval of the Rule Submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services Relating to Compliance with Title X Requirements by Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients Joint Resolution Passed – House
(230 – 188)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2017 H J Res 69 Providing for congressional disapproval of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska Joint Resolution Passed – House
(225 – 193)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2017 H J Res 40 Providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 Joint Resolution Passed – House
(235 – 180)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2017 H J Res 38 Disapproving the Rule Submitted by the Department of the Interior Known as the Stream Protection Rule Joint Resolution Passed – House
(228 – 194)
Yea
Jan. 24, 2017 HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017 Bill Passed – House
(238 – 183)
Yea
Jan. 5, 2017 HR 26 Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 Bill Passed – House
(237 – 187)
Yea
Jan. 4, 2017 HR 21 Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 Bill Passed – House
(238 – 184)
Yea
Jan. 3, 2017 HR 26 Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 House Co-sponsor
Pro-lifeCandidate Answer Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles
Yes In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
NoCandidate Answer In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Other or expanded principles
I support reform of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid to slow the unsustainable growth of spending in the programs and put them on a sustainable path for the future. If we don’t undertake significant reform of these programs, they’ll continue to drive our national debt up and won’t be available for future generations of Americans.
No Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles
Yes Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Yes Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
NoCandidate Answer Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate Answer Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesCandidate Answer Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
Other or expanded principles
You have to address tax incentives through comprehensive reform of the tax code. I have been working over the last several years to advocate for a solution that “goes big” and finds at lest $4-6 trillion in deficit reduction over ten years through a combination of spending cuts, tax reform, and reform to entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. If our nation continues on the unsustainable path we’re on now, it will be impossible to maintain our standard of living, create economic opportunity across America, and develop good paying jobs for families.

Education

NoInferred Answer Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations
Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate Answer Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?
YesCandidate Answer Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
No Do you support increased regulations on the hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) industry?
Other or expanded principles
Do you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
NoCandidate Answer Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Other or expanded principles
I don’t know the extent to which human activity may or may not impact climate change nor do I know how much human activity could influence efforts to combat climate change. I support efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through voluntary, incentive-based and free market actions and oppose punitive measures like the Kyoto Protocol or the President’s Cap & Trade proposal.
YesCandidate Answer Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)?
Other or expanded principles
YesInferred Answer Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations
Other or expanded principles
I believe we need to pass comprehensive immigration reform for both economic and national security reasons. A comprehensive immigration reform package should secure our border and make it much more difficult to enter our country illegally. It should reform and stabilize our legal immigration programs so that farmers, ranchers, the hospitality industry, construction, high-tech, and many other vital sectors of our economy have the workforce they need to grow jobs and create economic opportunity. Finally, it should address the millions of immigrants who are now here illegally in a way that avoids amnesty, but is both compassionate and realistic.
NoCandidate Answer Do you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate Answer Do you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles
Spending
Indicate what federal spending levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.
Slightly Decrease a) Agriculture
Slightly Decrease b) Arts
Slightly Decrease c) Defense
Slightly Decrease d) Education
Greatly Decrease e) Environment
Maintain Status f) Homeland Security
Greatly Decrease g) International aid
Maintain Status h) Medical Research
Slightly Decrease i) Scientific Research
Slightly Decrease j) Space exploration
Greatly Decrease k) United Nations
Greatly Decrease l) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories
Taxes
Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.
Greatly Decrease a) Capital gains taxes
Slightly Decrease b) Corporate taxes
Slightly Decrease c) Small business taxes
Slightly Decrease d) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Maintain Status e) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Maintain Status f) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Maintain Status g) Income taxes (low-income families)
Slightly Decrease h) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Slightly Decrease i) Income taxes (high-income families)
Slightly Decrease j) Inheritance taxes
Maintain Status k) Payroll taxes
l) Other or expanded categories
Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.
1. Deficit Reduction, including Entitlement reform
2. Combating unnecessary regulations
3. My work as Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development

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