House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday raised objections to the Senate spending bill aimed at providing Hurricane Sandy relief.

The Republican lawmaker, who was GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s running mate this year, said the $60.4-billion Senate bill is loaded with unnecessary spending.

“Hurricane Sandy was an extraordinary disaster, and Congress has a responsibility to help the recovery effort. We all are committed to quickly meeting the needs of the communities affected by the storm,” he said in a statement provided to The Hill.