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23 June 2010

Kingston: Congressional Dems Show "Lack Of Leadership" By Not Passing A Budget

Tuesday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D - Maryland) announced that for the first time in a long time, Congress would not pass a budget.

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer made official Tuesday morning what most insiders have known for months: Congress won’t do a budget this year.

Instead, Democrats are pushing an alternative route that falls well short of the more rigorous annual budget resolution — a short-term resolution that will call for discretionary spending lower than in President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2011 budget. But he said Congress wouldn’t take longer-term budget action before hearing from Obama’s fiscal commission in December. Republicans have lambasted Democrats for not passing a budget resolution, saying that’s the first time it’s happened since 1976.

Aujla, Simmi (2010-6-22). Steny Hoyer: No budget this year. Politico. Retrieved on 2010-6-23.

The news didn't sit well with 1st district Congressman Jack Kingston who decried the move as a "lack of leadership."

“One of the most fundamental duties of governing is the good stewardship of taxpayer dollars,” said Kingston. “With working American families struggling to pay their bills, that task is important now more than ever. By failing to complete a budget this year, House Democrats have shown an utter lack of leadership and have provided another example of just how out-of-touch they really are with the American people.”

“We’ve got a national debt of more than $13 trillion and no end in sight to Washington’s addiction to spending,” Kingston said. “We cannot continue borrowing on the backs of our children to avoid making tough decisions today. This isn’t about partisan politics. This is about doing what we were elected to do – to represent the people, to lead and to make the same tough decisions working families face every day.”