Washington, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement today after the Democrat-led Senate reached the ignoble milestone of reaching 1,000 straight days without passing a budget.
“As a wife and mother, I could not imagine going 1,000 straight days without doing a family budget, and yet here we have the Senate going 1,000 days and counting without passing a budget for our government. Without the ability to establish priorities, the Senate has found it impossible to join us in reducing wasteful spending and put our fiscal house in order. Their behavior is irresponsible and unacceptable. The House, on the other hand, has met its constitutional responsibilities, passing a budget that cuts $6 trillion in projected spending over the next decade – an amount that S&P said would have prevented their recent downgrade of America’s credit rating. I call on the Senate to stop making excuses and do its job. The American people are waiting.”
Last night, the Obama Administration announced that it would not meet the statutory deadline of February 6, 2012, to submit the Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal to Congress.
“With tonight being the State of the Union, you would think the Senate and Administration would try harder to get things off to a better start. Instead, it looks like we’ll be getting ‘more of the same.’”
The House Republican Conference marked today’s milestone by releasing a new video, 1,000 Days. To watch it, click here.