Budget Committee Finally Set To Budget

January 24, 2013

Budget Committee Finally Set To Budget
As seen on The Washington Free Beacon

After weeks of careful deliberation, Roll Call reports that incoming Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D., Wash.) has directed committee staff to craft a budget this year. …

According to its website, the Senate Budget Committee is “responsible for drafting Congress’ annual budget plan and monitoring action on the budget for the Federal Government.”…

Gretchen Hamel, executive director of the nonpartisan fiscal watchdog group Public Notice, slammed Murray in a statement to the Washington Free Beacon, criticizing her seeming lack of urgency in carrying out the committee’s primary responsibility.

“It’s stunning that the individual most responsible for passing a budget in the Senate is apparently unclear of why that job is important,” Hamel said. “It shouldn’t take three seconds, let alone three weeks, to understand that continuing to spend unchecked isn’t how any government should operate.” …

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