Risch Votes Against Plan to Add $247 Billion to Deficit

Washington, DC- U.S. Senator Jim Risch joined with a bipartisan group of senators today in voting against legislation that would have added $247 billion to the national debt in order to delay Medicare reimbursement rate cuts. The measure, which failed by a 53-47 margin to proceed with the measure, is the first major vote on health care reform in the 111th Congress.