A:My first priority is jobs and the economy. I would be an advocate for Idaho's economy and living wage jobs; there is a lot that a Senator working for Idaho can do. I would support and fight for funding for INL. I would be a staunch defender of Mountain Home Air Force Base and other federal facilities.
A: The message to the American people is we are fighting ObamaCare. That's what we told our folks at home we would do.
Q: What would congressional Republicans do, if ObamaCare were off the table, to get negotiations going about a budget?
A: Why don't we enact what we all agree on? We all agreed that the National Parks should be funded. The Veterans Administration should be; we agreed that the military should be funded.
Q: Let me ask you about this from a security standpoint; about a budget impasse posing a serious threat.
A: The national security items should come first. Republicans would love to take the National Security Agency and fund it in in its entirety. The other side is saying, "No, we aren't going to do this," what they call "piecemeal." I call that part of the appropriation process.
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