Budget Background

“This Sunday, April 29, we will have gone 3 full years since the last time the Senate Democrats have brought a budget to the floor of the Senate… They are unable to unite behind a financial vision for this country that they are willing to go to the American people and advocate for and publicly defend.” – Ranking Member Sessions, floor speech, April 26, 2012 

1096 .................... Days since the Senate majority last passed a budget

$10.4 trillion .......... Total federal spending since a budget was last adopted

$4.5 trillion ............ New gross debt accumulated over that time

$15,000 ................ Additional debt per person over that time

$39,000 ................ Additional debt per family over that time

$626 billion ........... Net interest payments on the debt since a budget was last adopted

1 .......................... Budget mark-ups scheduled and then suddenly cancelled at the last minute by the Senate majority this year

0 .......................... Number of Democrat Senators who voted for any budget in the last two years

0 .......................... Number of votes in the House and Senate in support of President Obama’s budgets this year and last

511 ...................... Number of combined votes against

51 ........................ Number of votes needed to pass a budget in the Senate

0 .......................... Number of Democrat budget plans brought to the Senate floor in 2010

0 .......................... Number brought to the floor in 2011

0 .......................... Number brought to the floor in 2012

2 U.S.C. 631 .......... Title and Section of the U.S. Code that requires a budget be passed