FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Senate’s Passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Senate’s passage today of the “Bipartisan Budget Act,” Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

“This is another dark day for fiscal conservatism and the future of our nation’s fiscal sustainability. With the passage of this outrageous budget deal, Republican congressional leadership has abandoned the central issue they campaigned on during the Obama administration; the national debt. Leader McConnell’s (R-Ky.) decision to move forward with this bill severely damages the GOP’s credibility as a whole.

“As we watch the ludicrously expensive proposals by 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates these days, whether it be free college, Medicare for All, or elements of the Green New Deal, it is clear that Congress agreeing to such spending levels only creates a fast track for the left to put these radical plans into effect. Can we even trust that the Republican establishment has the fortitude to hold the line on spending? Based on the events of the past two weeks, it would appear they do not have the will to do so, to the detriment of the American taxpayer and our national security.”

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