WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today on President Obama missing the legally-mandated deadline to submit his budget to Congress for the fourth time in five years.
“For the fourth time in five years this White House has proven it does not take trillion-dollar deficits seriously enough to submit a budget on time. In contrast, Republicans will meet our obligations and pass another budget in the coming weeks that addresses our spending problem, promotes robust job creation, and expands opportunity for all Americans. The president’s Senate now must pass a budget this year for the first time in nearly four years, or lose its pay. It’s long past time for the president to do his job. This week, the House will act on a measure requiring the president to submit a balanced budget, and we hope he uses this opportunity to offer the American people his plan to do that.”
NOTE: The Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 requires the president to submit his budget request for the upcoming fiscal year by the first Monday of February – that’s today. In his first term, President Obama missed the budget deadline more than any other president. Today marks the fourth time in five years that the Obama administration will not adhere to this legal deadline. See how the President stacks up against past administrations, here, courtesy of the House Budget Committee.