Crapo, Simpson Say Spending Cuts Are Likely


0  Updated at 8:53 am, February 20th, 2013 By: Managing Editor
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(BOISE, ID)  —  U.S.  congressmen Mike Crapo and Mike Simpson were in Boise Tuesday to discuss the looming fiscal deadline known as the sequester. Neither lawmaker was confident that Congress could work in a bipartisan way to avoid the $85 billion cut to federal programs and agencies. Both men are supporting the Simpson-Bowles plan, which they say would reduce the deficit by $2.4 trillion over the next decade. Crapo says the fiscal decisions Congress will make over the next 100 days will be very difficult.