Risch Calls for Debt Servicing Costs Estimates

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BOISE, Idaho – This week, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter to the House and Senate Budget Committees, asking them to require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to include debt servicing costs whenever they produce an official cost estimate. Doing so would ensure more accurate cost estimates of legislation in Congress and increase government transparency for the general public. 

Roasted Red Pepper and Sweet Potato Soup

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 jar (12oz) roasted red peppers, chopped, liquid reserved
  • 1 can (4oz) diced green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3-4 cups peeled, cubed sweet potatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 oz cream cheese, cubed

Bill to Bring Home Missing Servicemembers Introduced in House, Gains Veterans Organizations’ Support

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WASHINGTON – A companion bill to S. 2794, the Bring Our Heroes Home Act (BOHHA), introduced by U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire), was introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representatives Chris Pappas (D-New Hampshire) and Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho).  Crapo and Shaheen today also announced that S. 2794 has received endorsements by three Veterans Service Organizations, including Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Veterans (AMVETS) and the Coalition of Families of Korean and Cold War POW/MIAs.


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