- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Four members of Arkansas’ all-Republican congressional delegation voted against a federal budget bill that passed the House and Senate and heads to the president.

The measure passed both the House and Senate on Friday. It combines $1.14 trillion in new spending and $680 billion in tax cuts over the coming decade.

Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Reps. Rick Crawford and Bruce Westerman voted against it. Boozman said in a statement it’s “a setback to efforts to control federal spending” and offers little relief from regulations to Arkansas farmers, small businesses and banks.

Reps. French Hill and Steve Womack voted for the plan. Hill says good parts of the measure outweigh the bad.

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