Republicans have said that, given growing deficit problems and the current fiscal situation, it's irresponsible for Democrats not to put a proposal forward.
To further push that point, a fair number of Republicans in both the House and the Senate made statements on Twitter, and criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidDraft House bill ignites new Yucca Mountain fight Week ahead: House to revive Yucca Mountain fight Warren builds her brand with 2020 down the road MORE (D-Nev.) for shirking his leadership duty. (Among those who took to Twitter: The office of Rep. Eric CantorEric CantorTrump nominates two new DOD officials Brat: New ObamaCare repeal bill has 'significant' changes Overnight Energy: Flint lawmaker pushes EPA for new lead rule MORE of Virginia, the House majority leader; Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanRepublicans won't vote on ObamaCare repeal bill this week Overnight Finance: Dems explore lawsuit against Trump | Full-court press for Trump tax plan | Clock ticks down to spending deadline Senate's No. 2 Republican: Border tax 'probably dead' MORE of Wisconsin, the House Budget Committee chairman; Sen. John CornynJohn CornynSenate's No. 2 Republican: Border tax 'probably dead' McConnell: Senate will pass short-term funding bill to avoid shutdown The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE of Texas; and the conservative Republican Study Committee.)
Sen. Tom CoburnTom CoburnFreedom Caucus saved Paul Ryan's job: GOP has promises to keep Don't be fooled: Carper and Norton don't fight for DC Coburn: Trump's tweets aren't presidential MORE (R-Okla.), who recently took a break from the Gang of Six talks, also knocked Reid over his approach to deficits in a Thursday op-ed.
Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Senate Budget Committee chairman, has yet to release a budget resolution this year, and there is talk that, due to disputes over taxes, he might not move one at all.