House Speaker John Boehner expressed frustration over the budget process in Congress Thursday, saying the Democratic-controlled Senate has “done nothing” in three years by failing to “move” a budget.
“We’re over here in the House actually working on a budget; going through the real work that it takes to come to grips with our fiscal problems,” Boehner said at his weekly press briefing at the Capitol.
“The Senate’s done nothing. There have been no markups over in the Senate. There ain’t even been any effort in the Senate – 3 years, 3 years and they’ve failed to move a budget.”
The House Budget Committee approved Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal Wednesday night and it heads to the floor for a vote.
“When people get critical about, ‘oh, well you only passed a budget out of committee by one vote and boy, are you going to get 218 votes when you bring it to the floor?’ We’re actually doing the real work that’s required to address our long-term problems,” Boehner said.
He added, “I believe that we’ll be successful in getting it done.”