A bipartisan budget and debt deal passed the Senate, Thursday, and is heading to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature.
Nebraska Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse both opposed the passing of the bill.
Senator Sasse voted against the measure stating “our national debt is already $22 trillion, and this deal is going to bankrupt our kids with deficits of more than a trillion dollars every year for the foreseeable future. Both parties are ignoring basic math and the only thing Washington seems to agree on is spending money we don’t have.”
Senator Fischer voted no and added “I appreciate the efforts of our congressional negotiators to come to a good faith agreement, but this deal fails to make the necessary spending reductions or reforms and does not meet the requirements of the national defense strategy.”
The measure would permit the government to resume borrowing to pay all its bills and would set an overall $1.37 trillion limit on agency budgets approved by Congress annually. It also would remove the prospect of a government shutdown in October and automatic spending cuts.