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Congressional Dems: We Don’t Need a Budget


Byron York notes that at least one element of the Democrat response to Paul Ryan’s budget is obvious: We don’t like your budget, so we’ll just go without one. Steny Hoyer, House Minority Whip, has argued the following:

The fact is, you don’t need a budget. We can adopt appropriations bills. We can adopt authorization policies without a budget. We already have an agreed-upon cap on spending.  

In February, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was even more explicit: “We do not need to bring a budget to the floor this year — it’s done, we don’t need to do it.”


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