Murray seeks public input on budget

The Washington senator launched the online tool less than a week after she confirmed that Democrats would move a budget through her committee. Senate Democrats last passed a budget in April 2009. 

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Senate Democrats have also said that their framework would provide a stark contrast to the budget produced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Republicans. 

In launching MyBudget, Murray talked about raising further revenues, a topic that Republicans say they have no interest in, and strengthening programs like Medicare. 

House Republicans have said they will produce a budget that balances in a decade, which is quicker than the last two efforts from Ryan and will likely require deeper cuts. 

The House also passed a measure last week that tied a short-term measure to push back the fight over the debt ceiling with a proposal to withhold lawmaker pay if the House or Senate fail to pass a budget.