On Thursday morning, House Speaker John Boehner accused Democrats of rejecting a bill they haven't seen yet, and said the Senate is not considering the full FY 2011 spending bill the House approved last week.
"Ironically, Democrats rammed the failed 'stimulus' spending bill into law two years ago without giving lawmakers or the public any time to read it," a statement from Boehner's office said. "Now they’re rejecting a proposal that would keep the government running while cutting spending — without bothering to read it themselves?"
In a statement earlier Thursday from House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Democrats gave Republicans failing grades on fiscal responsibility. He said Republicans "have not offered a serious plan to address the deficit."