Democratic senator promises a budget this year

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Sen. Chuck Schumer promised the Senate would pass a budget that includes tax reforms this year on NBC's Meet the Press. "First, it’s not true that we haven’t had budget control in effect the last several years. The budget control act of 2011 put in rigid spending cuts," Schumer said, defending their track record. (Republicans like to claim Democrats haven't passed a budget in years.) "We're going to do a budget this year, and it's going to have revenues in it," Schumer promised. "And our Republican colleagues better get used to that fact." Schumer said he's spoken with the top Senate Democratic leaders, and he's promising their budget will take on sequestration and tax reform. "It’s going to be a great opportunity for us because in our budget that we will pass, we will have tax reform…It’s going to include revenues," Schumer said.

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