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Senate Dems to Pass First Budget in Four Years

Posted By Ashton Ellis On January 23, 2013 @ 8:01 pm In posts | Comments Disabled

The Hill [1] posted a jaw-dropping lead to describe just how broken is the federal budget process:

Senate Democrats on Wednesday said they will move a budget resolution through the Budget Committee and onto the Senate floor for the first time in four years.

Despite protests to the contrary, the move is in response to a House-approved measure to move the nation’s debt ceiling back from late February to early May.

It’s hard to applaud a group of adults for finally getting the regular budget process going in the Senate.  Still, it’s a sign of progress that a budget may actually be produced in accordance with federal law.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/278751-murray-will-move-budget-through-committee

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