Idaho delegation splits on hurricane relief bill; my full Sun. column

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Here's my full column from Sunday's Spokesman-Review: By Betsy Z. Russell When Congress quickly and overwhelmingly passed a Hurricane Harvey relief and government funding bill late last week, it did so with the backing of only half of Idaho’s congressional delegation. Sen. Mike Crapo voted in favor of the measure, part of a deal struck by President Trump and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, which avoids a government shutdown and raises the debt ceiling until December. It also approves more than $15 billion in disaster relief funding largely related to Hurricane Harvey. “Today’s bill provides a short-term response to the immediate recovery needs in Texas and Louisiana,” Crapo said in a statement. “The longer term disaster response...

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