I opposed the so-called “omnibus,” which is another word for “massive spending bill.” Here’s why:
Clearly, Washington his hit a new low. We are six months into the fiscal year and Congress just now voted to fund the remainder of it. To say nothing of the fact that this is after two shutdowns and five continuing resolutions.
Frankly, it’s beyond pathetic.
This spending bill is the product of a few politicians getting in a room and deciding how to spend a trillion dollars. The result is a massive spending package on track to add another trillion dollars to the national debt.
Washington’s broken budget process has failed yet again. It is critical that this budget process be changed to deal with the structural problems that always lead to this unacceptable outcome.
I came to the United States Senate to do all I can to change Washington, and I am not giving up. As I’ve said many times before, changing the budget process alone will not solve our $21 trillion national debt crisis, but we will not solve the debt crisis unless and until we change this broken budget process.