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Sen. Thune: Addressing Our Debt Starts With Passing a Budget

January 26, 2013

The last time Senate Democrats passed a budget, in April 2009, “the iPad didn’t even exist,” says Senator John Thune (R-SD) in the Weekly Republican Address. Read More

With Paychecks on the Line, Senate Dems Suddenly Open to a Budget

January 24, 2013

“There was no indication they were ever going to do a budget,” said Speaker John Boehner, “until we announced last week that we were going to move this bill that said pass a budget or no pay.” Read More

Speaker Boehner Talks “No Budget, No Pay,” Balanced Budget With Laura Ingraham

January 23, 2013

In an interview with Laura Ingraham today, Speaker John Boehner highlighted today’s vote on the No Budget, No Pay Act, said the House will outline a plan to balance the budget within 10 years, and discussed the importance of holding the Obama administration accountable for its response to the terrorist attack in Benghazi. Read More

Where Do You Stand on #NoBudgetNoPay?

January 23, 2013

The House is voting on legislation today that gives both the House and Senate time to pass a budget – and if they don’t, they don’t get paid. Where do you stand on the issue? We’d like to know -- Read More

179 Round Trips to the Moon & 7 Other Things You Could Do in the Time Since Senate Democrats Last Passed a Budget

January 22, 2013

Will Senate Democrats ever pass a budget? The last time they tackled “the most basic responsibility of governing” was on April 29, 2009. With the House set to vote on a “no budget, no pay” bill this week, the Speaker’s office has a new graphic showing just some of the things that could be done in a similar four-year span. For example: Read More

Speaker Boehner: No Budget, No Pay

January 18, 2013

“We are going to pursue strategies that will obligate the Senate to finally join the House in confronting the government’s spending problem. The principle is simple: no budget, no pay.” Read More

No Budgets, No Jobs Council Meetings: “What Would You Say You Do Here?”

January 18, 2013

If they can’t even offer a budget or arrange a meeting of their own hand-picked jobs council, what would the Democrats running Washington say they do here? Read More

Fitch: Cut Spending or Risk Credit Rating Downgrade

January 15, 2013

Fitch Ratings made it clear today that America’s national debt is undermining our economy, and that raising the debt limit without making serious spending cuts and reforms could result in another credit downgrade for the United States. Read More

“Above Normal” Government Spending is “Driving Force” Behind Debt Crisis

January 08, 2013

At $16 trillion and climbing (more than $50,000 for every American), our national debt is a drag on our economy and a threat to our future. Read More

Speaker Boehner: Too Many Are Still Out of Work, Government Has Too Much Debt

January 04, 2013

“Too many Americans are still out of work and Washington has too much debt.” Read More