Memo to media: Republicans have also failed to pass budgets

››› ››› ERIC SCHROECK

The Drudge Report is hyping a report stating that "Democratic leaders called off votes and even debates on all controversial matters" and that "Congress is bolting for the campaign trail without finishing its most basic job -- approving a budget." But Republican congressional majorities have also previously failed to a pass budget resolution.

Drudge hypes AP article: "They couldn't even pass a budget!"

AP states that "Congress is bolting for the campaign trail without finishing its most basic job -- approving a budget." In a September 30 article, the AP reported that "[a] deeply unpopular Congress is bolting for the campaign trail without finishing its most basic job -- approving a budget for the government year that begins on Friday." The AP further stated: "With their House and Senate majorities on the line, Democratic leaders called off votes and even debates on all controversial matters."

Drudge hypes AP article: "They couldn't even pass a budget!" On September 30, the Drudge Report linked to the AP article with the headline, "They couldn't even pass a budget!":

But Republicans have also failed to pass budgets

Republicans failed to pass budgets in 1998, 2004, and 2006. The Congressional Research Service noted in a January document that "Congress has adopted 39 budget resolutions during the 35 years that the congressional budget process has been in effect. At least one budget resolution has been adopted every year except 1998 (for FY1999), 2002 (for FY2003), 2004 (for FY2005), and 2006 (for FY2007)." Republicans held House and Senate majorities in 1998, 2004, and 2006.

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Economy, Budget
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The Drudge Report, Associated Press
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