U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement today after voting against H.R. 2, the House-passed “Doc-Fix” legislation:

“Everyone should be relieved that Washington’s SGR is no longer holding Nebraska doctors hostage—an important goal that all my colleagues share—but I’m disappointed that Congress replaced one budget gimmick with another. The math is clear: Medicare is racing toward bankruptcy. Washington cannot avoid tough decisions forever and Nebraskans deserve a serious conversation about reforming our broken entitlement programs and protecting the next generation from a European-style decline.”

The Senate passed the legislation by a vote of 92-8.