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Proxmire's voice needed in current budget battle

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It's too bad the late Bill Proxmire isn't alive to join the coming battle over the federal budget.

Proxmire, a Democrat, served 32 years in the U.S. Senate from 1957 to 1989. He is best-remembered as a critic of federal spending and how Congress and the special interests interact. His criticisms angered many and often made him seem an outsider.

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