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Missouri senator could've sworn Dems passed a budget...

Missouri senator could've sworn Dems passed a budget...


Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, was asked by a reporter why the Democrat majority hasn't passed a budget since 2009. Her response: We totally have!  Er, sorry Senator, but no you haven't.


via Reason:

McCaskill is referring to the Budget Control Act, passed to raise the debt ceiling last summer. In April, the Senate’s parliamentarian, appointed by Harry Reid, ruled that the law could not stop a Senator from introducing a budget resolution. Patrick Knudsen at the Heritage Foundation explained how the ruling confirms what the sober should know, that passing the Budget Control Act is not the same as passing a budget.

The Democrats in the Senate have passed resolution after resolution, but none of them has any legal authority of a budget.  The last actual budget to pass the Senate was in April of 2009.

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