Ensign: Dem spending bill ignores the deficit

Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerSchumer touts policy victories over Obama administration Puerto Rico debt relief faces serious challenges in Senate Overnight Healthcare: House, Senate on collision course over Zika funding MORE (D-N.Y.) spoke after Ensign, and called Republicans' proposal a “scorched earth strategy” and a “Trojan horse.”

“We will not be fooled by it,” Schumer said.

Sen. Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsSenate fight brews over Afghan visas Sessions: Ryan 'needs to' endorse Trump soon GOP senator: 'I would consider’ being Trump’s VP MORE (R-Ala.) followed Schumer, and predicted that if spending is not cut immediately, the U.S. would face a credit crisis within one year.

“We are living in a fantasy world if we don’t think we can find $61 billion to reduce from the Obama budget,” Sessions said.

But Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) said Republicans’ plan would “mindlessly cut funding.”

The votes on both proposals are scheduled for around 4 p.m.

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