INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The two Republican Indiana congressmen running for the
Senate say they voted against a $15 billion disaster aid package supported
by President Donald Trump because it allows too much deficit spending.
Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita were in the minority of Friday's 316-90
House vote. Republicans cast all the "no" votes against the plan, which also
increases the federal debt limit.
Indiana's House delegation voted 5-4 against the measure, while both
Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly and Republican Sen. Todd Young supported it
during Thursday's Senate vote.
Messer says the package "piles on" spending with no effort toward balancing
the budget. Rokita called the spending reckless and says Trump was forced
into the deal out of frustration with congressional Republicans.
are seeking to challenge Donnelly in next year's election.