The Biden administration plans to submit the presidential price range request to Congress on March 9, over a month late.
In keeping with a memo being circulated within the White Home written by Nationwide Financial Council Director Brian Deese and Workplace of Administration and Finances Director Shalanda Younger forward of President Joe Biden’s assembly with Speaker Kevin McCarthy, “Biden will launch a price range on March 9” for the fiscal yr 2024.
This implies the presidential price range request to Congress might be a few month late because the Congressional Finances Act requires the president by regulation to submit his price range request to Congress by the primary Monday in February — which lands this yr on February 6.
Punchbowl Information famous that there had been greater than 20 cases over the past century the place presidents have blown previous the legally required deadline, and sources advised the publication that Biden intends to proceed that.
This is able to be the third consecutive yr that the Biden administration did not submit its price range request to Congress on time.
Presidents’ proposed budgets are usually seen as messaging paperwork for what the administration’s priorities are and most of the time are disregarded by lawmakers when passing funding payments by Congress.
The memo that Deese and Younger wrote additionally acknowledged, “It’s important that Speaker McCarthy likewise decide to releasing a price range in order that the American folks can see how Home Republicans plan to scale back the deficit … in addition to how a lot their Finances will add to the deficit with tax cuts for the wealthiest People and enormous companies, as of their first invoice this yr.”
McCarthy responded to the memo in a statement on Tuesday, forward of his assembly with Biden, writing: “Mr. President: I acquired your workers’s memo. I’m not curious about political video games. I’m coming to barter for the American folks.”
Home Republicans have stated up to now that they wish to see deep cuts within the price range in trade for elevating the debt ceiling.
This all comes after Republican Examine Committee (RSC) members despatched a letter to Biden on Monday, urgent for answering on why he plans to overlook the price range deadline for the third consecutive yr, because the nation is predicted to hit its present debt restrict quickly.
“We write to specific our issues concerning reviews that your administration could miss the statutory deadline for submitting a Presidential Finances to Congress for the third yr in a row and has no intent to supply a balanced price range,” the group of Republicans wrote.
“Because the deadline quickly approaches so that you can submit your Presidential Finances, we ask that you just do your job in order that we in Congress can start ours,” the group added.
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