Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) raised his criticism of President Obama on Monday for missing the statutory deadline to submit a budget proposal to Congress, and said the House will act on a bill this week requiring him to put forth a plan that eventually eliminates the deficit.
“For the fourth time in five years this White House has proven it does not take trillion-dollar deficits seriously enough to submit a budget on time. In contrast, Republicans will meet our obligations and pass another budget in the coming weeks that addresses our spending problem, promotes robust job creation, and expands opportunity for all Americans. The president’s Senate now must pass a budget this year for the first time in nearly four years, or lose its pay. It’s long past time for the president to do his job. This week, the House will act on a measure requiring the president to submit a balanced budget, and we hope he uses this opportunity to offer the American people his plan to do that.”
A House Republican aide said the legislation, introduced last week by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), would require the president's budget proposal to either balance within 10 years or specify the year that federal revenues match spending.