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Crapo: Farm Bill Still Busts the Budget

Washington, D.C.  - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo voted against the final version of the 2012 Farm Bill today, calling it inadequate in terms of reducing the federal debt and deficits that must be brought under control.   

"It is a positive step to bring market-oriented reforms in this bill; unfortunately those reforms do not extend to the bottom-line spending that must be reduced," Crapo said.  The cost of the bill is estimated to be $100 billion annually.

"We have to reduce spending and budget deficits.  Hopefully, we can reduce spending when this bill is in conference with one approved by the House of Representatives."

The Senate approved the final version of the bill on a vote of 64 to 35.