Read our 2016 Report Card for Simpson.
Our unique analysis of the bills Simpson has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Simpson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Michael “Mike” Simpson sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
- Vice Chairman, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Simpson was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2028: Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017
- H.R. 812: Indian Trust Asset Reform Act
- H.R. 1138: Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act
- H.R. 5050 (113th): May 31, 1918 Act Repeal Act
- H.R. 876 (113th): Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act
- H.R. 2584 (112th): Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
- H.R. 3006 (110th): To improve the use of a grant of a parcel of land to the State of Idaho for use as an agricultural college, and for other purposes.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Simpson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Simpson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 197: To authorize an additional district judgeship for the district of Idaho.
- H.R. 196: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judgeship and Reorganization Act of 2017
- H.R. 5055: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
- H.R. 4151: To amend chapter 2003 of title 54, United States Code, to fund the ...
- H.Res. 416: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives recognizing community water fluoridation as ...
- H.R. 2816: To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land in Blaine ...
- H.R. 2312: To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to authorize the Secretary of ...
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H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act ("H.R. 2048". , Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.J.Res. 117 (112th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013
Sep 13, 2012. Passed 329/91.
H.R. 3523 (112th): Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Apr 26, 2012. Passed 248/168.
H.R. 3521 (112th): Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2012
Feb 8, 2012. Passed 254/173.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
From Jan 1999 to Jan 2017, Simpson missed 357 of 12,370 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 24 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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