Sessions rejected an assertion by Committee Chairman Patty MurrayPatty MurrayInspector general reviewing HHS decision to halt ObamaCare ads Dems mock House GOP over lack of women in healthcare meeting The Hill’s Whip List: Where Dems stand on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee MORE (D-Wash.) on Wednesday that Republicans, through debt ceiling crises, have tried to move budget debates out of the committee.
“I was frankly stunned that our new chairman would say that Republicans ‘have time and again pulled budget negotiations out of the Budget Committees,’ when Senate Democrats alone control whether committee meetings occur. They alone decided to cancel them. The House, on the other hand, met its legal obligations,” he said.
Sessions said he looks forward to working with Murray to pass a resolution that balances in 10 years. House Budget Chairman Paul RyanPaul RyanFox News host promoted by Trump calls on Paul Ryan to step down Dan Rather: Failure to repeal ObamaCare most 'staggering loss' so early in a term Sunday shows preview: Aftermath of failed healthcare bill MORE (R-Wis.) has embraced that goal and says he will do it without revenue — something that will require drastic and quick spending cuts.
The balanced budget cannot include gimmicks and must balance including interest payments, Sessions said.