BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho's Republican senators supported the plan to raise the debt ceiling and cut government spending, a day after the state's U.S. House members split on the issue.
U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo's and Jim Risch's backed the plan that includes eventually cutting $2.4 trillion from spending. It passed 74-26 Tuesday.
A day earlier, U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson supported the plan, while Rep. Raul Labrador opposed the proposal that passed 269-161.
The wide margin gave Labrador cover to appease his conservative Idaho constituents who demanded more, without endangering a measure that helps the government avert default.
Risch and Crapo, along with Simpson, decided the compromise -- crafted between President Obama and GOP and Democratic lawmakers -- was a flawed but adequate start to reining in spending while keeping the nation's finances afloat.