"This backroom deal grows government."

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement after voting against a budget deal negotiated between the White House and GOP Congressional leadership.

"This backroom deal grows government. Congress has missed another opportunity for major reforms to our broken entitlement programs. I’m disappointed that again and again Washington does nothing to prevent the pain that will come when Nebraskans are forced to pay for this city's debts and phony math."