Congress Should Cut Its Own Budget To Have Credibility On Spending, Sessions Says

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following comment today after the passage of a non-binding resolution that expressed the “Sense of the Senate” that the Senate should cut 5 percent of its budget, but that will not actually do so.  Sessions opposed the measure, urging more significant and meaningful action:

“For Congress to have any credibility with the American people when it comes to spending cuts, it ought to lead to trim its own bloated budget. That is why I have said I will work to cut 15 percent from the money the Senate appropriates for itself. Symbolic measures are not enough—we need to set an example with real and substantial budget cuts.”