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Boehner on budget: The Senate has ‘done nothing’ for 3 years [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

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.”

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