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Senate Budget


The 1974 Budget Act requires both houses to pass a budget every year. The senate is four years in arrears.

House Republicans hatched a plan on Friday to raise the debt ceiling, but only if each chamber passes a budget. If senators don’t pass a budget, they don’t get paid.

This sounds suspiciously similar to¬†Charles Krauthammer’s Friday pitch in his Washington Post column, though he didn’t mention the pay part.

Kimberley Strassel, in the WSJ, details how Harry Reid’s rope-a-dope tactics “hide the party’s spending ambitions” and “casts the Republicans as the cause of every legislative crises”.