The President is required to submit to Congress a proposed budget by the first Monday in February per the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, as codified in Title 31 of the United States Code.
But hey, this president thinks he is the law!
Written on April 18, 2012 by V2A
The Democrats’ decision was revealed in a series of surprise announcements by Sen. Kent Conrad, the chairman of the Democratic-controlled budget committee.
In several statements Tuesday afternoon, Conrad announced that he would not try to pass a budget, that he would introduce his own draft budget for the committee to consider, and finally, that he would not schedule any votes on his draft budget.
Conrad, who is not running for reelection, shrugged off the GOP criticism.
“I’m not interested in furthering the political divide… I am focused on getting a positive result for the American people,” he said Tuesday. “I believe the best way to do that is to start in the middle with a plan that already has strong bipartisan support both in Congress and across the nation.”
“We truly were surprised at what happened today,” said Sessions, who had expected Conrad to fulfill his earlier promise to have the budget committee debate and then pass a budget for debate by the full Senate.