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Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Jim Risch issued the following statement in response to the release of the president's budget for FY 2013.

"The president has once again failed to acknowledge the seriousness of our more than $15 trillion debt. Instead of presenting a responsible budget that cuts spending, pays down the debt and enacts serious reforms, he has put forward a plan for more spending, more taxes and more debt. The fact that this budget once again spends $1 trillion more than the federal government takes in demonstrates the president does not care about the fiscal burden he is placing on our children and grandchildren by kicking the can down the road."