U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-Dallas), a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement regarding the failure of the Senate to offer a budget plan in 1,000 days:
"With our national debt over $15 trillion and rising, it is simply unacceptable and reckless that the Democrat-controlled Senate has failed to produce a budget in 1,000 days. The Senate's abandonment of a budget plan is a missed opportunity to finally rein in government spending and put our nation on a path towards economic recovery. As a result of no proper framework to manage our nation's spending, American taxpayers have witnessed the largest budget deficits in U.S. history over the past three years.
"The American people deserve better than for Senate Democrats to neglect one of their most basic duties, especially when the unemployment rate has been stuck above eight percent for nearly three years. Unfortunately for the unemployed, no budget means more of the Administration's tax, borrow, and spend policies which have impeded job creation and left our economy stagnant.
"The Senate's inaction sharply contrasts with the House Republicans' work this year to pass a responsible budget plan. Our "Path to Prosperity' budget directly tackles our nation's fiscal crisis and transforms Washington's out-of-control spending culture. I urge the Senate leadership to do their job and produce a budget so we can work together to ensure a brighter future for the next generation."