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Idaho’s Simpson: Cut EPA budget 35%, block Obama climate change gambit

Idaho Republican Congressman Mike Simpson’s Appropriation’s subcommittee on Tuesday approved a budget cutting Environmental Protection Agency spending by $2.9 billion, trimming spending to fiscal 1978 levels. Simpson, who chairs the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, also included language

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Idaho’s Crapo, Risch in minority opposing EPA’s McCarthy

Idaho GOP Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch were among 40 Republicans who opposed President Obama’s nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Gina McCarthy was confirmed Thursday afternoon, on a 59-40 vote. Crapo and Obama both issued statements, which

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Idaho’s Simpson vows to use chairmanship to fight Obama power plant regs

Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, said Thursday he will employ his power as chairman of the subcommittee that writes budgets for environmental spending to fight what he calls President Obama’s “contempt for congressional processes” on efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

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