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April 14, 2016 6:20 am

Congressional Republicans Fail to Fulfill Promise to Produce Budget

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The US Congress. Photo: Wikipedia.

The US Congress. Photo: Wikipedia.

Politico – Not long ago, congressional Republicans said authoring and passing a budget were the basics of governing. They flew into open rage when Harry Reid’s Senate Democrats took a pass on advancing a fiscal blueprint, and threatened to withhold lawmakers’ pay as a punishment. And they persuaded voters to return them to power because they would make Capitol Hill work again.

But here we are, in mid-April, with Republicans holding both chambers of Congress, and there isn’t a budget in sight.

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