Republican Senator John Thune expected the two-year federal budget deal to pass Wednesday, but that did not mean he would be voting for it.
Thune says the proposed budget has nearly $63 billion more in spending than Congress agreed to two years ago when they passed the Budget Control Act.
Democrats, and some Republicans supported the measure. The final vote was 64-36.
But Senator Thune calls it the same old "spend-now-pay-later" game.
"We need to honor the promise we made to the American people two years ago when we passed the Budget Control Act and adhere to the budget discipline that was put in place with the Budget Control Act," Thune said.
The Senate was also expected to vote on the Defense Authorization Bill Wednesday, including an amendment that would show, on the record, the Senate's support of Ellsworth's B-1 bombers and the next generation bomber.