Senator Marshall Discusses Spending Abuse With Minibus Looming and the Border Crisis

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. joined a press conference led by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) to discuss Washington D.C.’s broken budget process that is resulting in another massive spending package on top of our $34 trillion historic national debt. 

You may click HERE or on the image above to watch Senator Marshall’s full remarks.

Highlights from Senator Marshall’s remarks include:

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”

“It was in September, where most of us standing here predicted that we would end up where we are today with omnibuses, minibuses. And then the problem with these minibuses, [as] we said then… you’re gonna see bridges to nowhere that have never seen the light of day, that when these bills don’t come to the floor one at a time, there’s not an opportunity to expose these earmarks for what they are.”

“To go through them [earmarks] one at a time in front of the American public has shed the light on them, and let members of the Senate defend exactly what’s in it and what’s not in it.”

“I think if there was that opportunity, a lot of these [earmarks] would be taken off the Senate floor. So this system is indeed so very broken.” 

“We’re $34 trillion in debt, but that seems to not be a concern up here, that they operate on this cost plus system. And there are solutions out there, there are solutions that go into zero-based budgeting.”

“So I think what you’re going to see from us in the future is legislation that would define a new budget process with teeth in it, so we wouldn’t end up here. Every one of us has ran businesses, we run our own Senate offices with a budget, we need a budget up here. And then follow that budget and get towards that and work towards a balanced budget process. It can be done. I guarantee it can be done. It’s going to be painful. But meanwhile, the American taxpayers, our grandchildren are going to be stuck with this budget that we’re living on now.”