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GOP Senators Object: No Spending Bill Without Budget

Senate Republican Budget Committee: According to the Congressional Budget Act, Congress may not appropriate money for any fiscal year without first passing a budget, which serves as a concrete plan for spending, borrowing, and taxing. Despite this prohibition, Senate Democrats—who have refused to pass a budget for 807 days or make one public at all this year—attempted to move a spending bill on the floor yesterday. In response, Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions led his Republican colleagues in a period of extended debate, calling for Congress to fulfill its legal duty to present an adopt a budget (by April 15th of each year).

The Republican Senators in this video, in order of appearance, are Sen. Sessions, Sen. Bob Corker, Sen. John Thune, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. John Cornyn, Sen. Pat Toomey, Sen. Ron Johnson, and Sen. John Barrasso.

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