Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse and Rep. Adrian Smith voted against the massive spending bill signed by President Trump early Friday. Sen. Sasse issued this statement today about the bill.
- “This bill is too expensive and too unwilling to prioritize. Yes, we need more spending on defense. But no, we do not need more across-the-board spending on every single government program every single bureaucrat ever imagined.”
Sen. Deb Fischer tweeted in response to senate passage of the measure stating, in part, “Nebraskans support funding our military. By passing a bipartisan, two-year budget agreement our troops will have the resources necessary to do their job.”
Additionally she stated, “This budget deal delivers in other areas like improving care for our veterans and providing relief for seniors. Protecting Medicare is a priority for me. This deal would help seniors facing elevated prescription drug costs due to the current ‘doughnut hole’ in coverage. Furthermore, this measure ensures support for the Children’s Health Insurance Program and community health centers, which are of great importance to families in Nebraska.”
Representative Don Bacon also voted in favor of the plan.