"Senator Harry ReidHarry ReidShutdown risk grows over Flint Overnight Finance: Four days left to avert shutdown | Conservative group bucks spending bill | Lawmakers play catch-up on smartphone banking Reid blasts GOP senator over Flint 'hostage' comments MORE is paid by the American people to follow the law and pass a budget," she said. "If he can't do that, he should give those resources back to the people and stop wasting their money."
Buerkle's bill is titled the "Just Do Your Job Act," which she said is needed to pressure the Senate into action.
"It is a way to ensure that we are in compliance with the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, and in our responsibility to the American people," she said. "Even the Libyan government, in the middle of a civil war, passed a budget on June 15, 2011."