Senate Unanimously Rejects Obama Budget Proposal for 2012

The Senate unanimously voted (97-0) against consideration of S. Con. Res. 18, setting forth the President’s budget request for the United States Government for fiscal year 2012, and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2013 through 2021.

The measure was introduced by Republican Senator Jeff Sessions (AL) as a test of the support for the President’s proposal which recommends the spending of $3.125 trillion in FY2012; with anticipated revenues of $1.877 trillion, this suggests a budget deficit of $1.248 trillion for FY2012. It also projects an average annual budget deficit of $1 trillion for the next ten years with the total Federal debt reaching $20.8 trillion by 2021.

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