Toomey: ‘Decency’ Calls On Reid To Bring Budget To Senate Floor

The Hill

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) on Tuesday slammed Senate Democrats for refusing to tackle a new budget.

“[Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said so far this will be another year where they will ignore their statutory obligation, and an obligation based on decency, to do a budget,” he told MSNBC.

“We do not need to bring a budget to the floor this year — it’s done, we don’t need to do it,” Reid said Friday, citing the deb- ceiling deal which set up spending levels for 2013 and calling another budget unnecessary.

But Toomey promised that the Senate GOP “would be voting” on a budget this year.

“Republicans will be voting on a budget that Republicans support,” he said. “It may be the House Republican budget; it may be our own budget; we may have several budgets like we did last year.”

Toomey appeared on MSNBC to criticize President Obama’s proposed budget as a “failure of leadership” that did not address the deficit or entitlement reform.

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