Sunday, July 31, 2011

Why in 823 Days have Dems not Passed a Budget?

Jeff Session, ranking member of the US Senate Budget committee sets the record straight and explains:

Durbin's claim is incorrect for three reasons. First, budget law states that budget resolutions are privileged, meaning they cannot be filibustered, only require a simple majority vote for passage, and can be brought up by the majority party (which controls the Senate floor schedule) at any time. Second, for a large portion of last year, Democrats controlled 60 seats in the Senate, and still chose not to pass a budget plan for the nation. Finally, Senate Democrats have not even written or introduced a budget plan this year, much less passed one out of the Senate.
This is an outrage! Pass a damn budget!

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