Wednesday, May 16, 2012

FLASH - Obama's FY2013 Crashes and Burns in Senate - UPDATED

In March, the House of Representatives unanimously rejected the President's Fiscal Year 2013 budget by a vote of 0-414.

Earlier today, in the US Senate, the President's FY 2013 budget was unanimously rejected by a vote of 0-99.

This is a clean sweep rejection of the President's fiscal plan - as it failed to garner a single vote in either the House or Senate.

It is also the second year in a row where the Senate has unanimously rejected the President's budget - as it voted down the President's FY2012 budget by a vote of 0-97.

The Senate, which has not passed a budget in over 1,115 days, will be holding votes on 4 GOP budget proposals - the result of the GOP Senate leadership forcing the Harry Reid Senate to hold votes on a budget.  None of these plans are expected to get the 51 votes needed to pass. 

The Senate is comprised of 51 Democrats, 2 Independents who caucus with the Democrats, and 47 Republicans.

Majority Leader Reid is on record as saying that he has no intent to offer a Democrat budget from the Senate before this November's election - continuing the unprecedented case of the Senate not passing a budget for over 3 years.


The House passed budget bill authored by Representative Paul Ryan was defeated in its Senate vote by a margin of 41 - 58.  Five Republicans joined the Democrats in voting against this budget - at least one of whom voted against it because it did not go far enough to address the current fiscal challenges.

Republican Senator Pat Toomey's budget proposal was defeated 42-57, as were 2 other Republican proposed budgets - each gaining unanimous Democrat votes to reject.

No comments:

Post a Comment