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Milestones: Today Marks Exactly 3 1/2 Years Since the Senate Passed a Budget, $5T in New Debt

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" ... in a time of record deficits, weak economic growth, and an historic surge in federal welfare, the Senate Majority has declined to offer up any financial plan for nearly 1,300 days."

It has been more than 1,200 days since the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a budget. Since then, we’ve added $5 trillion in new debt and the total amount has increased from $11.2 trillion to $16.2 trillion.

To commemorate this momentous occasion, the Senate Budget Committee Republican staff under Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Monday released the following chart illustrating the senate’s inaction:

“Federal law annually requires the Senate to present a budget in the Budget Committee for and to then bring that budget to the Senate floor for open and public amendment and debate, followed by the adoption of a budget plan (requiring 51 votes to pass),” the senator’s office explains.

“Yet, in a time of record deficits, weak economic growth, and an historic surge in federal welfare, the Senate Majority has declined to offer up any financial plan for nearly 1,300 days,” his office adds.

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