McCaskill said Democrats have done their part in spurring economic growth but "we're going to continue to focus like a laser on the middle class and small businesses. But we've got to do a better job of communicating."
Earlier Tuesday, Republican Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnLow-income consumer broadband credits mean competitiveness, choice and compassion A guide to the committees: House Latino entrepreneurs need federal protection from pyramid schemes MORE (Tenn.) was asked on MSNBC what programs she would cut from the budget, and she targeted "discretionary" spending. She said discretionary spending doesn't include defense or homeland security. She didn't list any specific cuts from the budget.
Discretionary spending makes up about one-third of the entire federal budget. Non-defense discretionary spending accounts for about 13 percent of the budget.