To mark the 1,200th day since the Democratic-controlled Senate last adopted a proper budget, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions of Alabama issued a joint statement slamming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for his actions in preventing a budget from being adopted.
“Senate Majority Leader Reid and his Democrat conference will have gone an unprecedented 1,200 days without adopting a budget plan as required by law,” the statement reads. “Not only have they failed to adopt a budget, but with America under threat of financial calamity, they have refused to even present a plan for public scrutiny.”
Ryan, incidentally, is set to be named the running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Senate Democrats last passed a budget on April 9, 2009. Reid and Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer have both said, however, that it’s unnecessary to pass a budget because of the Budget and Control Act (BCA), the debt ceiling and spending deal passed by Congress last August.
“We do not need to bring a budget to the floor this year — it’s done, we don’t need to do it,” Reid told reporters in February.
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