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A Growing Number Of Senate Democrats Are Anxious About The Lack Of A Democratic Budget

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‘A growing number of Senate Democrats are anxious about the lack of a Democratic budget and the unusually slow legislative agenda’

 

‘Uncertainty In The Budget Process Has Caused The Most Angst Among Democratic Senators’

 

POLITICO: “A growing number of Senate Democrats are anxious about the lack of a Democratic budget and the unusually slow legislative agenda…” (“Dems Grumble Over Reid Agenda,” Politico, 6/7/11)

 

 

SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA): “On the budget front, I’m not a happy camper around here… I think we need to have a budget that we stand by.” (“Dems Grumble Over Reid Agenda,” Politico, 6/7/11)

 

SEN. MARK UDALL (D-CO): “We do need to first and foremost deal with the ’12 budget, the deficit ceiling increase and the Simpson-Bowles or a Simpson-Bowles-like proposal… My frustration is tied to the fact that let’s get to work now on those policy debates, not wait until Aug. 1.” (“Senate’s Slow Pace Frustrates Newer Members,” Roll Call, 5/31/11)

 

 

SEN. JOE LIBERMAN (ID-CT): “Of course I’m concerned about [the lack of a budget], because the law does set out a process, an orderly process, but the politics and the partisanship [have] made that existing statutory framework unworkable… The longer you wait to deal with the debt, the harder it is politically.” (“Dems Grumble Over Reid Agenda,” Politico, 6/7/11)

 

SEN. MARK PRYOR (D-AR): “Not having a budget, Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor said, ‘makes it harder to do things that we just need to do — there are people talking about an education bill, a highway bill — a lot of other things you just don’t know how much you have to spend.’” (“Dems Grumble Over Reid Agenda,” Politico, 6/7/11)

 

SEN. JACK REED (D-RI): “Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) said if there’s no budget blueprint to base spending levels on, ‘you get out of regular order and into a discussion between the leadership and the White House on what they want to do.’” (“Dems Grumble Over Reid Agenda,” Politico, 6/7/11)

 

SEN. BEN NELSON (D-NE): “The process back here always concerns me.” (“Dems Grumble Over Reid Agenda,” Politico, 6/7/11)

 

SEN. JOE MANCHIN (D-WV): “In the states, you can’t do this in the states — you’ve got to move.” (“Dems Grumble Over Reid Agenda,” Politico, 6/7/11)

 

SEN. KENT CONRAD (D-ND): “Members of the Budget Committee — they’d like to be on the front end of the process.” (“Dems Grumble Over Reid Agenda,” Politico, 6/7/11)

 

POLITICO: “…the uncertainty in the budget process has caused the most angst among Democratic senators.” (“Dems Grumble Over Reid Agenda,” Politico, 6/7/11)

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About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

2 Responses to “A Growing Number Of Senate Democrats Are Anxious About The Lack Of A Democratic Budget”

  1. Let them indeed be worried over the budget matters, they have so far done all they can to block any budgets from the Right, and through the ’10 and ’11 budgetary years as well. The blame rightfully is upon their own shoulders and now is coming home to roost fully.

  2. Tremendously challenging thank you, It is my opinion your current followers may perhaps want more well written articles like this maintain the excellent work.

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