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Sen. Toomey statement on budget deal

Sen. Pat Toomey
In this file photo, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., center, joined by, from left, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks about the Senate Finance Committee's work on overhauling the nation's tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, released the following statement regarding the budget deal:

“The budget agreement proposes a badly needed spending increase to strengthen national security, rebuild our neglected military, and honor our commitment to veterans. Unfortunately, it also adds $131 billion in non-security spending, without any real, meaningful offsetting spending reductions. Our federal government is on an unsustainable fiscal path. This spending spree makes it worse.”

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