Amash says budget deal represents "a failure to compromise"

Dec 18, 2013
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Grand Rapids Republican says two sides need to work on biggest budget items - Social Security, military spending and Medicare

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash came to Springfield with the same attitude he has become well-known for: a commitment to what he called his "constitutionally principled, consistent voting record." "Even if that gets me in trouble with my own party at times," he said, "I'm ready to stand up and represent the entire district on every vote."

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