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 ReidRepublican failure Senate about to enter 'nuclear option' death spiral Top GOP senator: 'Tragic mistake' if Democrats try to block Gorsuch MORE (D-Nev.) for shirking his leadership duty. (Among those who took to Twitter: The office of Rep. Eric CantorEric CantorPaul Ryan sells out conservatives with healthcare surrender A path forward on infrastructure Democrats step up calls that Russian hack was act of war MORE of Virginia, the House majority leader; Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanPoll: Republicans blame Congress, not Trump or Ryan, for ObamaCare failure Paul Ryan sells out conservatives with healthcare surrender GOP lawmaker calls for select committee on Russia MORE of Wisconsin, the House Budget Committee chairman; Sen. John CornynJohn CornynSenate Dems: Border wall is a budget 'poison pill' Senate braces for fallout over Supreme Court fight Former congressman indicted on conspiracy charges MORE of Texas; and the conservative Republican Study Committee.)
Sen. Tom CoburnTom CoburnDon't be fooled: Carper and Norton don't fight for DC Coburn: Trump's tweets aren't presidential The road ahead for America’s highways 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.