Friday, 01 March 2013 13:16

Senator Collins Joins Effort To Soften Spending Cuts

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Senator Collins Joins Effort To Soften Spending Cuts
Augusta - Senator Susan Collins is joining a bipartisan effor to soften the spending cuts due to hit today. 
The Maine Republican and Colorado Democratic Senator Mark Udall introduced a bill yesterday that wouldn't stop the 85-billion dollars in cuts.  It would allow federal agencies to come up with plans to cut spending strategically, instead of across-the-board.  The House and Senate Appropriations Committees would have to approve alternate spending plans.

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