Senator Schumer: Dems Will Do A Budget With Tax Reform
Schumer: Dems Will Do A Budget With Tax Reform
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday that Democrats in the Senate intend to draft a budget this year that will include revenues, regardless of House Republicans use of the debt ceiling to force the Senate to come up with a budget.
"We're going to do a budget this year, and it's going to have revenues in it," he said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "And our Republican colleagues better get used to that fact."
Schumer: Senate will pass a budget this year (VIDEO)
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday the Senate would pass a budget this year but it would include tax reform to add revenue.
“First, it’s not true that we haven’t had budget control in effect the last several years. The budget control act of 2011 put in rigid spending cuts,” he said on NBC's "Meet the Press," pushing back on criticism that the Senate has not passed a budget in years .
Schumer said he’s spoken with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and the Senate will pass a budget to deal with sequestration and work on tax reform.