Yet Again – Senate Announces They Will Not Propose A Federal Budget For Fiscal Year 2015 – Sixth Consecutive Year

The last time the federal government had a budget in place and signed by the president was Sept of 2007 for fiscal year 2008, and it was signed by George Bush.  President Obama has NEVER had a day in office with a budget in place to restrict or guide spending proposals.  Not.One.Day.

Reid-SchumerWASHINGTON DC – 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.

In a statement, Murray said there was no reason to do a fiscal 2015 budget after  the two-year deal struck in December with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul  Ryan (R-Wis.).

That deal set budget ceilings for the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years. The 2015  fiscal year begins on Oct. 1.


“Fiscal Year 2015 is settled, the Appropriations Committees are already  working with their bipartisan spending levels, and now we should work together  to build on our two-year bipartisan budget, not create more uncertainty for  families and businesses by immediately relitigating it,” Murray said.

“I went into my negotiations with Chairman Ryan hoping we could give the  American people some much needed certainty after years of lurching to crisis to  crisis, and I was very glad that our two-year budget deal accomplished that,”  she added.

House Republicans are planning to do a budget, however. Speaker John Boehner  (R-Ohio) said Thursday he “expects” it to be done.

That will set up a contrast with the Senate, where Republicans for years  criticized Democrats for not doing a budget.

The decision by Murray was expected given the budget deal and the politically  delicate task of writing and passing a budget.

Democrats are trying to hold on to their Senate majority in a difficult year,  and the decision to abandon the budget means Democrats in difficult races will  avoid some tough votes.   (read more)



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7 Responses to Yet Again – Senate Announces They Will Not Propose A Federal Budget For Fiscal Year 2015 – Sixth Consecutive Year

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    I wonder if this stuff that the Senate isn’t interesting in doing is going to start backing up on them. Hopefully it will. I just hope the sheeple will notice it.


  2. Partyzant says:

    This means another “continuing resolution”. The last year budget will be re-implemented, and apportioned out a month at a time.
    By the time we look to end this nonsense, the corruption and obscurity of time and events will make it impossible to punish those responsible. That is the design of this.


    • sundance says:

      It also means another year with an extra $1 Trillion in spending (stimulus bill ARRA 09′) rolled into it. Once the first stimulus became part of the Fiscal 2010 spending it was embedded in the budget (the baseline that never declines) and repeated in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and now 2015.

      People wonder why the deficit is growing so rapidly. Well there’s $5 trillion of it right there.

      And besides, half of something you triple is not less. 😦


  3. Pingback: Déjà Vu All Over Again: Senate Democrats Decide Not to Write a Budget Again | pundit from another planet

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