Friday, July 15, 2011

Senate Republicans: No more spending without a budget

Credit where credit is due. Our hats are off to Senate Republicans who are taking a principled stand against Federal fiscal irresponsibility:

According to Politico:
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).
In order of appearance, Republicans who speak in the clip above are Senate Republican Budget Committee ranking member Jeff Sessions (AL), Bob Corker (TN), John Thune (SD), Marco Rubio (FL), Mike Lee (UT), Rand Paul (KY), John Cornyn (TX), Patrick Toomey (PA), Ron Johnson (WI), and John Barrasso (WY); Sessions repeats as the final speaker. In addition to Sessions, Thune, Cornyn, Toomey, and Johnson are aslo committee members.

Let them know what you think about their courageous stand against the Democrat leadership's flagrant violation of the law.


  1. Now there's some spine.

  2. Agreed, kingshamus! We hope those who view this clip take a moment to commend these Republicans.