Congress Considers Delaying Spending Bills

Congress Considers Delaying Spending Bills

A Boston Globe article reports with the fall elections quickly approaching, Congress has been considering delaying spending bills until next year.  That would mean no annual budget would be passed again this year.  Instead, Congress will rely on a stopgap measure which would keep the government funded for the next six months.

Congressman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) said, “I don’t know that that’s been decided yet.  But to me it makes sense. Because then you’ve got some certainty out there at least on that piece. We’re going to have so many big issues that have been pushed off.’’

Congressman Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio who also chairs the conservative Republican Study Conference, said, “I’d much rather have this come due on March 31st with a President Romney and a Republican Senate than I would in a lame duck still dealing with President Obama and Harry Reid.”

Read the full article here.

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