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Published May 04, 2012, 11:33 AM

Heitkamp: I'll suggest federal spending reductions

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Heidi Heitkamp says she'll be offering suggestions for cutting federal spending and reducing the national debt during her U.S. Senate campaign.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Heidi Heitkamp says she'll be offering suggestions for cutting federal spending and reducing the national debt during her U.S. Senate campaign.

Heitkamp has been detailing her objections to a budget-cutting plan offered by House Republican Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.

At a town-hall meeting in Minot Thursday night, a questioner challenged Heitkamp's statements.

Jeremiah Glosenger (GLAHZ'-en-jur) says Senate Democrats want to take shots at Republican budget proposals, but they haven't produced their own spending plan.

Heitkamp says she'll be offering proposals during the campaign for cutting federal spending.

She says the federal government could save billions by negotiating prescription drug price discounts with drug companies. Heitkamp says federal spending on employee travel should be cut.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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