Senator Looking Alaskan Input for Budget Trim

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

Senator Mark Begich wants Alaskans to propose ideas for trimming the federal budget. The Democrat is asking Alaskans to submit comments to his Congressional website,

House Republicans and Senate Democrats are in a stand-off over whether the federal government will shut down on March 4. The House passed a continuing resolution that will keep the government running, but it includes deep spending cuts Senate Democrats don’t agree with. Begich says some House Republicans are prepared to shut down the government, no matter what.

Begich favors a five-year spending freeze on discretionary federal spending, cutting farm subsidies and selling federal properties the government no longer uses.

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