Printed on: January 02, 2013

Idaho sens. issue statement

BOISE (AP) -- Two U.S. senators from Idaho say the deal that would avert much of the impact of the so-called fiscal cliff is a victory for working Idaho residents.

Republican Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch released a joint statement Tuesday, shortly after they both voted on the bipartisan compromise legislation.

Crapo and Risch said the compromise protects 99 percent of Idaho residents and most farm families from a tax increase, but they cautioned that lawmakers must now work aggressively to find appropriate spending cuts.