For the fourth time in five years the president has missed the legal deadline to submit his budget request for the upcoming fiscal year. The Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 requires the president to submit his budget request to Congress for the upcoming fiscal year no later than the first Monday of February. In addition to the president missing the deadline to submit a budget, it has been almost four years since the Senate has passed a budget. Hardworking taxpayers across Ohio and the nation have budgets and Congress should have one too.
The House has put forth solutions and passed two legislative measures this year: H.R. 325, the No Budget, No Pay Act and H.R. 444, the Require a Plan Act.
Photo courtesy of the House Republican Conference.