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Labrador, Simpson join GOP in rejecting raising the debt ceiling without cuts

Idaho Republicans Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador joined House Republicans in opposing a plan that would allow the federal government to borrow an additional $2.4 trillion. The vote is likely a prelude to further discussions on raising the government’s debt … Continue reading

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Labrador, Breitbart help IFF celebrate second birthday

Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador and conservative activist Andrew Breitbart helped the Idaho Freedom Foundation celebrate its second birthday, as the free market think tank honored Gov. Butch Otter and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna for their support for … Continue reading

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Health exchange issue puts Idaho’s governor, Idaho’s U.S. House reps at odds

U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador sided with Republicans last week in stopping funding for health insurance exchanges, which are state-level websites or portals that would help individuals and small businesses buy health insurance. Under the 2010 federal reform … Continue reading

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Simpson lone Idahoan in Congress to back budget cuts

Congress approved more than $38 billion in budget reductions for the next five and a half months, but only one member of Idaho’s all-Republican delegation, Rep. Mike Simpson, supported the plan. The majority of Republicans in Congress favored the spending … Continue reading

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Punishment likely for teachers who sent anti-reform protest notes home with students

A trio of first grade teachers at Ammon Elementary school near Idaho Falls, which is in the Bonneville School District, is likely to be in some hot water soon over a politically-charged letter the educators sent home with some of … Continue reading

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House committee approves measure calling for more state control for amendments

A House committee approved a resolution Monday calling for more state involvement in the process of amending the U.S. Constitution. The Madison Amendment, the focus of a resolution sponsored by Sen. Curt McKenzie, R-Nampa, would allow states to call for … Continue reading

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Idaho lawmakers tell to feds to back off ‘wild lands’ rules

The Idaho Legislature will send letters to Congress and federal officials saying that Idaho citizens should be involved in any efforts to designate more land in the state as wilderness. The action from lawmakers comes after an order from the … Continue reading

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Congressman Labrador tells former colleagues debt is ‘national problem’

Republican Congressman Raul Labrador returned to the Idaho Legislature Wednesday to talk to his former colleagues about spending, government waste, and federal deficits. Labrador, who served two terms in the Idaho House prior to being elected to Congress last fall, … Continue reading

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Idaho Republicans in Congress slam Obama’s budget

President Barack Obama’s newly unveiled budget for the federal government is not getting favorable reviews from Idaho’s congressional delegation. All four members of Congress sent out news releases with their own critique of the president’s plan for spending and taxing … Continue reading

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Labrador touts GOP message to conservative conference

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that his Republican message helped him win his election last November and that conservatives need to stick to that message now that they’ve gained seats in Congress. “We weren’t … Continue reading

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