Rep. Michael “Mike” Simpson

Representative from Idaho’s 2nd District, Republican

Simpson, a Republican, has been the representative for Idaho's 2nd congressional district since Jan 6, 1999 (next election in 2016) (map).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Simpson for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Michael “Mike” Simpson sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Simpson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (34%) Economics and Public Finance (23%) Native Americans (17%) Law (11%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Health (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Simpson’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Simpson’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 4901: Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act
Apr 29, 2016. Passed.
Nay H.R. 10: Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act
Oct 21, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Sep 2016, Simpson missed 354 of 12,263 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% 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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Primary Sources

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