U.S. Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement after House Democrats postponed consideration of a pay raise for Members of Congress. Sasse loudly condemned the idea last week when it was originally reported.

“Democrats got caught with their hands in the cookie jar. Politicians scheming for pay increases when they haven’t even done the work of passing a budget is insulting to taxpayers. Speaker Pelosi realized she couldn’t spin this and fortunately decided to walk away.”