Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06), responded to President Obama's repeated failure to comply with the legal deadline of an annual budget proposal, saying:
"By law, today is the deadline for the President to submit his budget to Congress. He has already said that he will not meet this requirement, again. President Obama has missed four out of five deadlines to submit his annual budget proposals, more than any other president in American history. Of those that he eventually has proposed, none have ever come to balance or have even earned a single vote in either chamber of Congress.
"Since he's going to miss yet another deadline, President Obama should have plenty of time to develop a budget that comes into balance. It would be a welcome change from the four straight years of trillion-dollar-plus budgetary deficits, as well as the addition of nearly $6 trillion to our national debt, both of which have been overseen by this administration.
"For our part, House Republicans will continue to propose meaningful reforms that get our nation's spending-driven debt crisis under control and the nation's budget balanced. We hope the White House will join us in this endeavor."
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the "Require a PLAN Act" (H.R. 444), sponsored by Congressman Price, this week. This legislation mandates that if President Obama does not originally submit a budget that balances, he provide a supplemental budget plan that demonstrates in what fiscal year his plan would achieve balance.
Congressman Tom Price, M.D., serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget. He is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, as well as the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.