"I reject more Washington false choices and empty gestures. Nebraskans know this city isn't serious."

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement after voting against cloture on a continuing resolution:

"I reject more Washington false choices and empty gestures. Nebraskans know this city isn't serious. They did not send me here to participate in kabuki theater. They sent me here to bring conservative values and common sense to a broken city. Washington's false choice between 'fund it all' or 'shut the government down' is nonsense. This city stumbles from crisis to crisis by short-term budgeting. And that's no way to run a bait shop—let alone the federal government. I am committed to defunding Planned Parenthood and restoring Congress' constitutional power of the purse through a real debate about how we prioritize the federal government's most important duties. It's way past time we consider individual appropriations bills and have a serious conversation with the American people."