Congressional Republicans to Wear Red “1,000 Days” Buttons at SOTU Address Tonight
(Some) Congressional Republicans will wear red “1000 Days” buttons tonight at the State of the Union Address to represent the thousand days since the Democratic-led Senate last passed a budget.
The Hill reported, via Lucianne:
Some congressional Republicans today will wear red buttons Tuesday that read “1000 days” in white lettering as a reminder that today marks 1,000 days since the Senate last passed a budget.
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) said on the House floor Tuesday morning that the button is meant to remind people that the Senate has been “acting irresponsibly” by not passing a budget resolution since April 2009.
House Republicans approved a budget resolution last year, and this year are considering ways to formalize a process they say is critical at a time of fiscal crisis.
The House Budget Committee today is considering a bill that gives what should be an annual budget resolution the force of law.
More… Here’s the 1,000 Day video.