Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad has said his committee will mark up a budget proposal, but more recently he noted the Budget Control Act has already set the budget.
“The law requires us to pass a budget,” McConnell said. “And it’s stunning ... that we’re now a thousand days since we last passed a budget. I don’t think the law says, ‘Pass a budget unless it’s hard.’ So I think there’s no question that we would take up our responsibility.”
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.