Simpson Sides With Establishment, Labrador Dissents
(WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson voted in favor of yesterday’s House budget proposal. The budget, which passed 332-94, drew broad bipartisan support with mostly Republicans dissenting, including Rep. Raul Labrador. Simpson says he wanted to make sure the Idaho National Laboratory and rural school districts still had access to federal funds. The measure, which cut the deficit by $23 billion without raising taxes, wasn’t fiscally conservative enough for Labrador, who described the move as an “empty promise” to reduce spending in the long term.