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Schumer: "Democrats Have Always Intended To Do A Budget This Year"

"We Democrats have always intended to do a budget this year, for two reasons. First, it is 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, that were in effect last year. It was a trillion dollars, we didn't like it. It was a much more Republican type of proposal that ours. In effect, it expires this year," Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on NBC's Meet the Press" this morning.

"We need a budget," Schumer said. "But second, it's going to be a great opportunity for us. Because in our budget, that we will pass, we will have tax reform, which many of my Republican colleagues will like, but it's going for revenues. It's a great opportunity to get us some more revenues to help, in part, deal with sequestration and deal with the debt issue."

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