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Labrador, Simpson split on $$$ bill

Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, issued the following statement on the end-of-year omnibus spending bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016:

The U.S. House has overwhelmingly passed an omnibus year-end spending bill on a vote of 316-113; Idaho 2nd District GOP Rep. Mike Simpson applauded it as including “many critical wins for Idaho and western states,” while Idaho 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador, who voted no, decried it as “an abject failure for Idaho.” The bill, a bipartisan spending bill, is up for a vote in the Senate today and President Obama has said he’ll sign it; it keeps the government running through September 2016 and avoids a threatened government shutdown/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

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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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