[Ed. – A 2014 budget and a 2015 debt “ceiling” are plenty. No, seriously.]
Senate Democrats will not write a budget for the next fiscal year.
One year after writing and passing the first Senate Democratic budget resolution in four years, Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said her conference will not make an effort in the 2014 midterm election year.
A senior Democratic aide said the GOP is not interested in debating the long-term solution to budget deficits and just wants to play politics.
“Republicans are sorely lacking in credibility when it comes to our budget process. Last year, after spending years calling on the Senate to pass a budget, Republicans spent seven months blocking a budget conference and finally pushed the country into a completely unnecessary government shutdown before begrudgingly agreeing to a two-year budget,” the aide said.
The aide added that Republicans “just want to reopen the FY15 budget so they can hijack the process to play politics and use a vote-a-rama for partisan and campaign-related show-votes.”