It’s the fourth time in five years that Barack Obama will not have submitted a budget to Congress by the legal deadline indicating that following the law is not a priority for the White House.
Rep. Paul Ryan had written to the White House last week asking whether or not Obama will submit the budget on time. The Obama administration responded to Ryan on Friday night in the negative saying it will try to get a budget to Congress ASAP.
According to TheHill.com, “Under the law, Obama must submit a budget by the first Monday in February, but he has met the deadline only once. The annual budget submission is supposed to start a congressional budgeting process, but that has also broken down. The Senate last passed a budget resolution in 2009.”