Labrador gets anti-gang bill through House; Simpson secures $$ for Idaho

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Both of Idaho’s U.S. House members are announcing legislative victories today, with 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador lauding a House vote today that passed his bill to make it easier to deport members of alien criminal gangs; and 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson securing funding for Idaho programs including the Idaho National Laboratory; Payment In Lieu of Taxes, or PILT; wildfire suppression funding at $3.4 billion, the 10-year average, plus additional funding for hazardous fuels management; potato and wheat research; preventing closure of the U.S. Sheep Experimental Station in Dubois; and more. The 2018 funding bill that Simpson shepherded through the House also includes language targeting the “waters of the United States” rule and preventing listing...

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