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Cotton Statement on the Budget Agreement

February 9, 2018

Contact: Caroline Tabler (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on Senate passage of the budget.

"This budget agreement will give our military a desperately needed spending increase as well as the certainty it needs to plan ahead for the coming years. But the very fact that we need to pass this agreement four months into the fourth year demonstrates the folly of keeping the Budget Control Act on the books. It hasn't controlled spending, and the defense-spending caps are far too low to meet our defense needs, so it's long past time that we repeal that law before we face this situation again next fall."