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Mon., Sept. 24, 2012, 1:19 p.m.

Farris Counters Labrador Comments

Democrat Jimmy Farris, a 1st Congressional District congressman candidate expressed concern in a news release re: Congressman Raul Labrador’s opinion that Congress should take the rest of the year off. In an interview with The Hill earlier this month, Labrador said that he did not think Congress should reconvene for the lame-duck session, saying, “I think the decisions we make in the lame-duck session are not wise decisions for America.” Due to the dire consequences of not convening for the lame-duck session, Labrador and the few who agree with him are in the minority, even amongst other conservatives. “Congressman Labrador doesn’t seem to care that there would be major consequences for not showing up for the lame-duck session,” said Farris. “If Congress doesn’t deal with the fiscal crisis before the end of the year, we will be pushed off the fiscal cliff. Sequestration will go into effect, resulting in cuts to military spending. The nation would be plunged back into a recession. But apparently Congressman Labrador doesn’t think it’s important to show up and prevent these things from happening."

Question: Any thoughts re: lame-duck sessions?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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