Budget Committee Republicans want new budget from Obama
Following Pres. Barack Obama’s budget address Wednesday, Republicans on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee are calling on the president to submit a revised plan by May 15.
The 11 Republican members, Pat Toomey included, want Obama to submit a revised FY2012 budget for mid-session review, “that can be reviewed and analyzed by Members of Congress and estimated by the Congressional Budget Office.”
In their written request, the Republicans pushed the mid-session due date up from July 15, citing the chance that the debt ceiling could be reached in mid-May, and noting a precedent former Pres. Bill Clinton set by submitting revised budgets early three years in a row
“The President is not exempt from the requirement to submit a formal budget request,” the letter to Obama reads, “and, in light of your April 13th speech, the budget we have in hand today does not comport with your public statements about Administration policy.”
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