Senator Blackburn’s Statement on Budget Vote

August 1, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after her vote against the proposed Bipartisan Budget Agreement: 
“Governance requires tough choices, and if everything is a priority then nothing is a priority. Our priority should be ensuring our men and women in uniform have the resources they need to defend U.S. interests, our allies, and freedom. Holding those resources hostage to bloated, inefficient and wasteful federal spending is shameful and inappropriate.  
“In 2010, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, said, ‘the most significant threat to our national security is our debt.’  It is time Congress takes this threat seriously.  
“We have a responsibility to our children and grandchildren to clean up this fiscal mess. I cannot in good conscience support legislation that funds the government at the expense of adding to our national debt.”