U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Finance and Budget Committees, issued the following statement regarding inflation after consumer prices jumped 5% in May, the fastest pace since the summer of 2008.

"Washington's record-smashing deficit spending is going to hurt a lot of families. Paycheck don't stretch as far when family budgets are slammed by higher prices. We're racing 90mph down a dead-end street and President Biden's got a lead foot on the accelerator with his $6 trillion budget."