By Peter Schroeder - 02/05/13 04:36 PM EST
"Solving America's problems starts with doing what every American family does every month. We've got to do a budget," said Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
The "Require a PLAN Act," sponsored by Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), would require the president to submit a budget that balances in 10 years, or at least identifies what point in the future, under the president's plan, the budget would come into balance. In his first term, the president never put forward a budget that would balance.
"This president, it's time for him to step up," said Price.
GOP officials continued to blast the president for missing his statutory budget deadline, which came and went on Monday. The White House has not provided a time frame for when they do plan to produce a budget, and the administration has missed the deadline four times out of five opportunities.
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) used a baseball analogy to attack those missed deadlines, pointing out that the president's "batting average" on timely budgets now stands at .200, the infamous "Mendoza Line."
"It's the line that you watch for a Major League baseball player to become incompetent," he said. "I think the American public expects more."
For more on the GOP's push for a White House budget, click here.