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  •  Because the law requires it? (1+ / 0-)
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    Specifically, the 1974 Congressional Budget Act requires it.  

    And the country should demand an open and transparent process on the Budget in compliance with that act.  We don't know whether the Republicans would have filibustered a budget resolution that came to the floor of the Senate because we don't know what it would contain. The House passed the Ryan Budget, and if the Senate had brought up the House bill, the Senate Republicans would not have filibustered that.  I don't think the Senate can say, you'll filibuster any Budget Resolution no matter what it says, so we won't even put one out for consideration.

    And if the Democrats in the Senate have a Budget Resolution that can get 51 votes and the Republicans filibuster it, the country deserves to know that.  

    And the country deserves the open and transparent process set out in the 1974 Budget Act, not the negotiation in some back room of a short term continuing resolution.  

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