By Vicki Needham - 04/18/10 04:29 AM EDT
House leaders have said it is possible that the Senate could produce a budget if the House doesn't act. The House normally takes the lead in matters of budget and approrpriations. If the House doesn't adopt a budget resolution, it would be the first time since the 1974 enactment of the Budget Act that a budget resolution hasn't originated in the House.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have said they want to pass a budget resolution. But leaders are trying to determine how many members will defect over a budget that adheres to the president's proposed freeze non-defense discretionary spending, one that increases spending or one that calls for cuts in spending.
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