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Mary Bono Mack, Raul Ruiz differ on federal government’s role
The Desert Dispatch

Two competing visions of the federal government’s role in American life mark the 36th Congressional District race between incumbent Rep. Mary Bono Mack and challenger Dr. Raul Ruiz.

For the second year in a row, Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, has voted for the federal budget plan offered by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the chairman of the House Budget Committee. This year’s version proposes a $5.3 trillion cut in federal spending over the next 10 years, making deep reductions in most domestic programs while protecting defense.