BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two U.S. senators from Idaho say the deal that would avert much of the impact of the so-called fiscal cliff is a victory for working Idaho residents. Republican Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch released a joint statement Tuesday, shortly after they both voted on the bipartisan compromise legislation. Crapo and Risch said the compromise protects 99 percent of Idaho residents and most farm families from a tax increase, but they cautioned that lawmakers must now work aggressively to find appropriate spending cuts.

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