WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) released the following statement following his decision to vote against the $19.1 billion emergency supplemental.

“In the private sector we budget for rainy days and offset unexpected expenditures with spending cuts, and the same principles should apply to Congress because the current disaster assistance process is just another path for runaway spending on unrelated projects,” said U.S. Senator Mike Braun. “If legislators in Washington actually read this $19.1 billion spending bill, maybe they would share my concern with spending taxpayer funds on pet projects – like provisions for cherry farmers who make over $900,000 a year – instead of dealing with real problems like relief for victims of natural disasters or the humanitarian crisis on our southern border.”

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