Today, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey's (R-Pa.) 10-year budget proposal received broad support from his Senate Republican colleagues, garnering 42 votes, the most votes received by any budget today.
"I am grateful to have the support of my Senate Republican colleagues for my budget proposal," Sen. Toomey said. "Their support for balancing the budget in eight years and solving our debt crisis now is heartening, and I will continue fighting for fiscal responsibility here in Washington.
"At the same time, I am disappointed that my colleagues on the other side refuse even to debate our fiscal crisis, let alone introduce a fiscal blueprint for solving our country's problems. Instead of lobbing political attacks at the ideas I and my Republican colleagues have put forward, it is incumbent upon the majority party to put forward ideas of its own. Anything less is a flagrant abdication of its governing responsibility."