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President Barack Obama's newly unveiled budget for the federal government is not getting favorable reviews from Idaho's congressional delegation. All four members of Congress sent out news releases with their own critique of the president's plan for spending and taxing that would start in October. “One thing is clear: House Republicans will be offering a very different budget this spring,"…

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that his Republican message helped him win his election last November and that conservatives need to stick to that message now that they've gained seats in Congress. “We weren't elected because the American people love Republicans,” Labrador said toward the end of his 28-minute speech at the yearly conference.…

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador was one of 26 Republicans to vote against extending some provisions in the Patriot Act, which extends the surveillance power of the national government. An effort Tuesday to extend some portions of the act failed because it didn't garner two-thirds support in the U.S. House of Representatives. Labrador has been in Congress just over a month,…

Idaho's newest member of Congress, Rep. Raul Labrador, started his re-election effort by raising $68,755 in the last five and a half weeks of 2010. Two-thirds of that money – $46,308 – came from out-of-state supporters. Labrador's campaign said it was happy with the fundraising total. “We’re very pleased that so many are supporting Congressman Labrador’s re-election campaign this early…

Earlier this week, Reps. Vito Barbieri, R-Hayden Lake, and Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, received a formal opinion from the attorney general’s office saying the concept of nullification – essentially making null and void certain federal laws within the boundaries of Idaho – is unconstitutional. Barbieri and Boyle are seeking to nullify 2010’s federal health care reforms, which they contend are illegal…

Idaho’s four Republican members of Congress heard things they liked in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, but now want to see policy changes and results. Obama spoke for more than an hour Tuesday evening, outlining broad principles he said would help “win the future,” including creating jobs, freezing spending, and reforming immigration. “Let’s see if his actions…

An effort to ban texting while driving failed in the final hours of the 2010 Idaho legislative session, but that plan is back before lawmakers.  However, some lawmakers are working on a revised version of the ban that could get enough votes this year. Sen. Les Bock, D-Boise, who backed the texting ban last year, brought back last year’s version…

Congressman Raul Labrador’s town hall in Meridian on Jan. 22 won’t have added security guards.  The town hall is Labrador’s first publicized event in Idaho since the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. “He feels totally safe in Idaho,” Labrador’s spokesman Phil Hardy said.  “He's always been treated warmly.” Labrador’s town hall will be at Meridian City Hall from 1…