Dem Senators On Budget Committee Unanimously Oppose Balancing The Federal Budget

By | March 15, 2013

During the mark-up of what would be the first Senate budget in four years, Senate Republicans offered two separate amendments to balance the budget in 10 years. Democrat members on Committee voted against both of these amendments. Sessions’ amendment would reduce revenues in the Chairman’s Mark to the level of revenues in CBO’s February baseline and reduce total outlays such that the Democrats’ budget would balance in FY 2023. Johnson’s amendment would create a new 60-vote point of order against any budget resolution that does not produce a surplus in any year after FY 2022.

SESSIONS AMDT.

JOHNSON AMDT.

This amendment would reduce revenues in the Chairman’s Mark to the level of revenues in CBO’s February baseline and reduce total outlays such that the Democrats’ budget would balance in FY 2023.

YEAS: Sessions, Grassley, Enzi, Crapo, Graham, Portman, Toomey, R. Johnson, Ayotte, Wicker

 

NAYS: Murray, Wyden, Nelson, Stabenow, Sanders, Whitehouse, Warner, Merkley, Coons, Baldwin, Kaine, King

This amendment would create a new 60-vote point of order against any budget resolution that does not produce a surplus in any year after FY 2022.

YEAS: Sessions, Grassley, Enzi, Crapo, Graham, Portman, Toomey, R. Johnson, Ayotte, Wicker

 

NAYS: Murray, Wyden, Nelson, Stabenow, Sanders, Whitehouse, Warner, Merkley, Coons, Baldwin, Kaine, King

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One thought on “Dem Senators On Budget Committee Unanimously Oppose Balancing The Federal Budget

  1. Jan Brown

    It certainly seems some of our illustrious lawmakers need a heavy dose of remedial math along with the studies of their sworn oath of office & Constitution!! For good measure, a sprinkling of Pope Francis’s humility wouldn’t hurt either. I woul throw in common sense, but seems that vault is empty as well. I’d bet a review of their own finances would be revealing…I mean if your can’t pay something as simple as your income tax, how in the heck can you justify spending MY tax money?….I’m just sayin’..2+2 still equals 4 & if ya ain’t got it, you can’t spend it!!…..I’d bet that most have NO idea what is even included & “think” party line votes are safe.

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