Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) issued the following statement regarding the proposed budget deal:

The latest budget deal is yet another example of why Congress is broken. I will be voting no.

This budget process, if we can even call it a process, put taxpayers at the mercy of a House Speaker who has no interest in prudent budgeting and who is more concerned with scoring political points than protecting taxpayers or helping working families.

Our system is not supposed to work this way. When the entire federal budget depends on four or five people striking a deal among themselves, something is not right. The budget process has collapsed, and that collapse is breaking Congress.

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