Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsBiden fact checks Trump on 545 families separated at border, calls policy 'criminal' Harris walks fine line on Barrett as election nears The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump's erratic tweets upend stimulus talks; COVID-19 spreads in White House MORE (R-Ala.) said Thursday that plans by Senate Democrats to divide Republicans by voting on the House budget plan for fiscal 2012 will backfire, and will instead remind voters that Senate Democrats have yet to develop their own spending proposals for the coming fiscal year.

"Sen. Reid has made a serious miscalculation if he believes bringing the House Republican budget to the Senate will disadvantage Senate Republicans," said Sessions, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee.

"Instead, he will only draw more attention to the fact that House Republicans have presented an honest, principled budget while the Democrat-led Senate has failed to pass a budget in more than 700 days," he added. "Senate Democrats have not even presented a resolution in the Budget Committee this year or shown any intent to do so."


Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidHarry Reid: Biden should give GOP three weeks to see if they will work with him Democrats to boycott committee vote on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority MORE (D-Nev.) said this week that he would allow a vote on the House budget plan, which spends $6.2 trillion less than President Obama's plan, in order to expose a split among Republicans. In return, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump expressed doubt to donors GOP can hold Senate: report Senators battle over Supreme Court nominee in rare Saturday session Sunday shows preview: Trump, Biden gear up for final sprint to Election Day MORE (R-Ky.) said he would insist on a vote on the Obama budget to show a division among Democrats.

McConnell pointed out, for example, that Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) has criticized Obama's proposal for not reducing the deficit enough.

Sessions this week stressed that a vote for Obama's budget would be a vote that "grows our deficits and our taxes" and makes the U.S. less competitive.

"In fact, the White House has so far refused to even put their 'framework' on paper," Sessions added. "This is not the honest budgeting the American people deserve."