Mike (Mike) Simpson (R-USH02)
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Capitol: 202.225.5531
FAX: 202.225.8216
District: 208.334.1953
Room 2084 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-1202

Residence: Idaho Falls, ID
Elected: 1998    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Kathy Johnson   DOB: 9/8/1950
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Co-ChairTennessee Valley Authority Congressional Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Global Health Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberKenya Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Oral Health Caucus
ChairmanNuclear Issues Working Group
Co-ChairDairy Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional TRIO Caucus
ChairmanPotato Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Sugar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional WTO Caucus for Farmers and Ranchers
Co-ChairHouse Outdoor Recreation Caucus (HORC)
FC MemberNorthwest Energy Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Public Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Lumber
FC MemberCongressional HUBZone Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wounded to Work Caucus
FC MemberSemiconductor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mining Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberZero Capital Gains Tax Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biotechnology Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nuclear Cleanup Caucus
FC MemberHouse Lumber Trade Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydropower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Private Property Rights Caucus
FC MemberHouse Specialty Crops Caucus
FC MemberVision Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberHouse Beef Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Immigration Reform Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberGOP Doctors Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fertilizer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus


Michael (Mike) K. Simpson is serving his twelfth 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 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.