Sessions Comments On Senate Sustaining Point Of Order On Tester Bill

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement today after the Senate voted to uphold a budget point of order he raised against the sportsmen’s bill, which violated budget levels agreed to by Congress and the President:

“I’m pleased my colleagues agreed that the Senate should abide by the allocations from the Budget Control Act, passed and signed into law just 15 months ago. I supported the good policy goals of the sportsmen’s bill, but Congress cannot continue undermining the solemn agreement we made with the American people—an immediate increase in the debt limit in exchange for real spending reductions over 10 years.

At a time when Washington is spending $9,700 million every day, certainly we can find areas of waste and duplication to offset the $14 million yearly cost of this legislation. That simple fix should ensure swift passage.”