U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement after inflation rose to 6.8 percent in November, the largest increase in 39 years.

“Inflation is out of control and Washington’s mega-spending has real consequences for family budgets where every dollar counts. Americans have felt the pain of higher prices this year and now Washington can’t ignore reality. It is wildly irresponsible for President Biden to try to ram another record-smashing spending bill through Congress.“