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Wed., Oct. 16, 2013, 5:51 p.m.

Parting Shot — 10.16.13

President Barack Obama makes a statement to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington today, after lawmakers reached a bipartisan deal to avoid default and reopen the government. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Crapo, Risch oppose deal, which passes Senate 81-18: Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch voted against legislation to delay the nation’s borrowing limit until February 7, 2014, and temporarily fund government operations until January 15, 2013.  Included in the agreement is a requirement for both chambers of Congress to go to conference on a budget with a reporting deadline of December 13, 2013, as well as new safeguards to ensure people who receive federal subsidies to purchase health insurance under Obamacare are eligible to receive them/U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo news release. More here.

Question: Do you agree with votes by Crapo & Risch against the debt ceiling and government funding deal that overwhelmingly passed the U.S. Senate?

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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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