White House tells Paul Ryan it won’t meet budget deadline
By Erik Wasson - 01/14/13 12:06 PM ET
The White House has informed House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that it will miss the legal deadline for sending a budget to Congress.
Acting Budget Director Jeff Zients told Ryan (R-Wis.) in a letter late Friday that the budget will not be delivered by Feb. 4, as required by law.
In the letter, Zients says the administration is "working diligently on our budget request."
The letter blames the late passage of the “fiscal cliff” deal for the delay, saying that because tax and spending issues were not resolved until Jan. 2, "the administration was forced to delay some of its FY 2014 budget preparations, which in turn will delay the budget's submission to Congress."
"We will submit it to Congress as soon as possible," Zients writes.
Ryan last Wednesday had asked the White House in a letter if it would miss the deadline.
They are breaking the law, can we press charges against them? let me see, first they would say we have no standing and then who would be the law enforcement officer.
I'm not overly impressed with our sytem any longer, there is no provision for what to do with willful lawbreakers.