Sessions Issues Statement On Three-Year Anniversary Of Senate Last Passing A Budget For three years, in the midst of fiscal crisis, the party running the Senate refused to even attempt to produce their financial plan in willful and knowing defiance of the law.
BigNews.Biz - Apr 30,2012 - Sessions Issues Statement On Three-Year Anniversary Of Senate Last Passing A Budget
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement about April 29th, the three-year anniversary of the last time the Democrat-led Senate passed a budget resolution:
“This Sunday marked exactly three years since the last time the Senate’s Democrat majority adopted a budget. For three years, in the midst of fiscal crisis, the party running the Senate refused to even attempt to produce their financial plan in willful and knowing defiance of the law. They have proven themselves unworthy to lead.
President Obama must finally exercise managerial discipline and demand that his own party’s Senate leaders produce their plan for the country. Until then, neither he nor his Senate majority has any business asking the American people to send one more dime in new taxes to this dysfunctional government.”
As a United States Senator, Sessions has focused his energies on maintaining a strong military, upholding the rule of law, limiting the role of government, and providing tax relief to stimulate economic growth and empowering Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money.
Dubbed a “budget hawk” by the Alabama press, Sen. Sessions was selected to serve as the Ranking Member on the Senate Budget Committee to restrain the growth of federal spending and make permanent tax cuts that benefit American families. As a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sessions is a leading advocate of confirming federal judges who follow the law and do not legislate from the bench. He serves as Ranking Member of the Judiciary Administrative Oversight and the Courts Subcommittee. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sessions is a strong advocate for America’s military, including the four major defense installations in Alabama – Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville; Fort Rucker, near Ozark; Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery; and the Anniston Army Depot. Sessions was recently appointed to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. His membership on the EPW Committee will give him the opportunity to develop policies that promote reliable and affordable energy sources and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.