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White House, Senate Dem Leaders Fear Open And Honest Budget Debate

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Published on Feb 15, 2012

WASHINGTON, February 15—On the Senate floor yesterday, Sen. Sessions expressed grave concern with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's announced decision not to put forward a budget for the third year in a row, as well as the misleading answers from Obama budget chief Jeff Zients at a committee hearing yesterday. Under direct questioning from Sessions, Zients refused to answer whether spending under the Obama budget would increase or decrease from the levels currently set in law. In fact, spending is set to increase over the levels agreed to in current law, for a total rate of increase of 62 percent over the next 10 years.

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