Like Senator Mike Lee, I am a deficit hawk. I believe it is inexcusable to add $500 billion to $1 trillion annually to the debt, saddling us and our children with hundreds of billions of dollars of interest. I will work with like-minded senators who will oppose a budget process that prevents effective debate, amendments, and spending caps. I will look to eliminate ineffective and wasteful programs and to reform entitlements for people under 55 years of age.

The recent “take-it-or-shut-down-government” Continuing Resolution process with no debate, no amendments, no time for review, and no adherence to spending caps must be replaced. I will work with other like-minded senators to refuse to bend to such a tactic.