U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi negotiate a massive government spending package.

“The swamp should stop pretending there’s some thoughtful negotiation happening here. We have two big government Democrats — Secretary Mnuchin on behalf of the Trump administration and Speaker Pelosi on behalf of binge-spending politicians everywhere —  playing gross games with your kids’ money. The White House is trying to solve bad polling by agreeing to indefensibly bad debt. This proposal is not targeted to fix precise problems — it’s about Democrats and Trumpers competing to outspend each other."