Rounds says budget is best deal Congress could agree on

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The U.S. Senate will vote next week on the budget deal approved in the House this week.

The budget increases spending for military and domestic programs and extends the debt ceiling for two years.

Many conservatives are critical of the $320 billion in extra spending.

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says it is an overall modest increase in spending.

Rounds says any cuts would have to come out of the defense budget.

Rounds says this is the best deal that Members of Congress could agree on.

The House will adjourn for the August recess, while the Senate will work several days next week before leaving Washington.