Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced her budget on Wednesday. That budget included nearly $1 trillion of new tax revenue and nearly the same amount in spending cuts over 10 years. Murray says that’s a balanced plan that the American people support, unlike Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.).
“They will see a bold reformist Republican budget … and an extreme Democrats’ budget that appeals to Washington bureaucrats,” McConnell said. “We need to grow the economy not the budget.”
Murray’s budget is expected to pass out of her committee Thursday on a party-line vote. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said he wants the Senate to take up the budget next week so that it is completed before the Easter recess.