‘The Public Deserves Better’: Sessions Appeals For Honest Budgeting In Voting Against Spending Bill

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued a statement today following the passage of H.R. 2112, the appropriations “minibus”  in the Democrat-led Senate that would see spending increase rather than decrease over last year’s level:

“This bill represents much of what is wrong with Washington. It promises spending cuts but delivers spending increases. It uses accounting gimmicks to conceal its true cost. And it puts us on a path to spend more than the $1.043 trillion discretionary spending cap by failing to pay for disaster funding.  Overall, both discretionary and mandatory spending go up—for an increase of $10 billion.

The president and his Democrat-led Senate have done everything in their power to resist spending control. In order to create long-term job growth, we must restore confidence and stability—and we can’t do that if Washington continues to sink this nation deeper and deeper into debt.

The public deserves better. It’s time for Washington to make a commitment to honest budgeting, sound accounting, and responsible spending.”