Paul Ryan Challenges Senate Democrats' "Abdication of Leadership"
Washington – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement in response to the Senate Democrats’ refusal to put forward any plan to meet our nation’s greatest fiscal and economic challenges:
Note: The President’s FY2012 budget was rejected with 97 votes in opposition and not a single vote of support from the Democrat-controlled Senate. The House-passed budget faced insurmountable opposition from Democrats unwilling to offer solutions of their own, but it nevertheless received more support than the President’s budget in a chamber controlled by the President’s own party. Today’s votes underscore the fact that Republicans remain committed to tackle America’s greatest fiscal and economic challenges, while the President’s party remains divided over whether to stand behind the President and his budget that taxes, borrows, and spends at dangerously unsustainable levels -- or simply refuse to stand behind any budget as our nation accelerates toward a debt-fueled economic crisis.
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